Terri Hartman

Chicago Nutrition Coach and Culinary Ninja

Chicago nutrition coach and CrossFit athlete Terry Hartman“She believed she could, so she did.” – R.S. Grey. These are words Terri has lived by her entire life. When she wants something, she goes and gets it.

Terri believes in life you make your own road and she wants to be on a road that she believes in, that she’s passionate about, and that others will benefit from as well.

Terri dabbled in and out of various sports and exercise routines until she met her now-husband who challenged her to run a 5K with him. Hesitantly, she agreed and caught the running bug completing several marathons over the next few years. After having her two boys and still working full time, Terri’s running wained and she started looking for her next fitness passion. Then came CrossFit.

After 20 years in Marketing and Sales roles, Terri decided to take a break to focus on her family as well as her passion for people and fitness. Getting serious about CrossFit and learning about nutrition, she began a complete mind and body transformation that now is the center of her busy Mom+Wife life. Learning how to properly eat for health and to fuel fitness, Terri is now stronger, leaner, healthier, and happier than at any time in her life.  Her family agrees.

Terri loves delicious food. Using her formal training in Baking and Pastry at Kendall College, she’s able to take a recipe and make adjustments in ingredients that not only makes the meal more nutritious, but tastes like you’re in a restaurant. She’s always experimenting with culinary ideas and techniques to strike the balance of “good” and “good for you”. Terri even teaches her two young boys how to bake and cook all the while teaching them about “macros”. At the ages of six and nine, her two boys now can discuss the balance of protein and carbohydrates in their food and why too refined sugar can potentially lead to unhealthy consequences – pretty amazing.

Through her own experience with nutrition coaches, nutrition training and practice, Terri found a balanced relationship with food while still being able to enjoy dinner parties, vacations and date nights in the city with her husband. Being a Mom of two growing boys and a wife of a busy husband, focus and attention on your own well-being can be hard, but with practice and self-love it is absolutely attainable.

Terri never imagined herself being this happy with food and fitness, but it’s possible and she can help you find your own road.


Level 1 Certification (CF-L1)
Crossfit Scaling Certification

Nutritional Coaching Institute

Level 1 Certification

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