Nutrition and Fitness for Your Way of Life…

Nicole Kerneen

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

I am a registered dietitian and certified dietitian, certified personal trainer and a certified specialist in sports dietetics. My approach to my practice is completely holistic. This is extremely vital to my work ethic and philosophy. The mind and body must work together to create any sort of change. When clients have a better idea of how food correlates to their beliefs, lifestyle habits, and health, they naturally feel empowered and inspired to create lasting behavior change.
I look forward to the opportunity to working with you and creating a healthy, fun, nourishing and balanced eating/fitness plan for a lifetime of success!

Let’s Get Started on a Road to a Healthy Lifestyle!

At Way of Life, you are not a number and not a “quota” we are interested in fulfilling. You are an individual with individual goals. We are dedicated to spending the time needed to provide you with quality services to help you achieve those goals.

Way of Life is a system that puts everything together to help you work with yourself to live the balanced life you are looking for. Let us help you be more fabulous than you already are!

Way of Life is a philosophy that empowers the individual to reach any goal. What makes Way Of Life cannot be compared to any other program out there. We create programs to fit the individual. We do not provide “cookie-cutter” plans.

Way of Life is a place to receive everything you need for a BALANCED lifestyle. We offer personal training, nutritional counseling with Registered Dietitians and an extensive variety of massage services. We offer an environment that is comfortable, warm and inviting. It is a place that you can truly let go of your day and be you. We encourage and will redirect your focus on how great it feels to spend time on you and your goals.

Way of Life has been helping people reach their highest potential since 1997. We have a sound track record of empowering individuals to work WITH themselves and stop working against themselves. Once you begin to work with your body, your energy and flow of life, results begin to take place.

My Services

Professionals dedicated to creating sound programs, counseling and training for YOUR Way Of Life.

Nutritional Coaching

We offer creative nutritional coaching to fit the way you think, learn and live! In-person, phone consults and e-mail consults also available.

Corporate Wellness Programs

We work with businesses assisting them to reach health and wellness goals for their employees.

In-home Personal Training, Nutritional Coaching or Classes

Call to see what in-home programs and group classes we have created for other satisfied customers.

Personal Training

Our personal training programs can be conducted in our office, your home or your worksite! Our training is great for anyone looking to train for a sporting event, learn a program to do at home or at the gym or achieve fat loss or muscle gain.

Group Training

They say 2 is better than 1 or how about 3 or 4….maybe make it a training “party”. We’ll work with you to create the kind of positive exercise, nutrition experience you are looking for.
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Client Testimonials

Nicole gives me so many tools and such useful information that help me succeed with my fitness and health goals. I've been working with Nicole since 2008, and she truly helped me to change my life!
-Jim L.

Nicole, a potential client emailed me and asked what its like working with you. I told her that she's a real toughy. She'll challenge you and gently take you where you didn't think was possible. I also told her, you may not always like her, but you'll always get what you need! I hope that was ok - love ya! Deb

 

I began working with Nicole when I was in my mid-40’s, active and pre-menopausal. My goals were twofold – to improve my daily physical and mental performance and to reduce the potential impact of menopause. Nicole helped me rework the type of food I ate and retool my daily intake to include more protein. She also helped me structure post-workout meals and snacks to maximize outcomes. Her recommendations were easy to implement. Now in my mid 50’s, I’ve been able to consistently maintain muscle mass and a healthy weight for many years and have never felt better.

-Jody L.

Nicole brings her passion for nutrition and
Fitness to every session. She listens and asks the right questions so she can tailor each session to meet her clients needs. Her ability to motivate and inspire people is what has kept me coming back for the past 17 years! She trains from her heart and is committed to my personal success.

-Bridget K.

Nicole is so skilled in working with the client to find a client-focused solution, informed by science and relevant to the person. Nicole has been an influential part of our efforts to have nutrition become a key component of an integrated approach to managing the health and fitness of our firefighter population.

- Kyle Ebersole, PhD, ATC, UW-Milwaukee

My Philosophy

I help empower my clients by teaching them how to help themselves. My goal is to help each individual achieve a better understanding of their body; a clear vision of their improved health and the tools to help them maintain their new behaviors and success.

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Food (and Water) for Thought – Interview

  Food (and Water) for Thought Compiled By Sarah Thomas Pagels For the Fall Focus on Wellness, we are providing some food for thought about food and water. The following is an excerpt of an interview with a Nicole Kerneen, RD, CD, CSSD, a registered dietician,...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

Do you work virtually with people?
Absolutely! We can decide how we work together. I can work with you however you wish, phone, skype, facetime, or zoom.
Do you accept insurance?
I currently do not accept insurance in my practice. However, I do consult in another location that does accept insurance that provides coverage for medical nutrition therapy. Please don’t hesitate to ask.
I have lots of injuries and limitations. Is Personal Training for me?
Absolutely. One of my passions is helping people be active in any current state they are in. Too often we focus on our limitations and ignore all the possibility that we actually have. This is my main philosophy as we are always working with our bodies and never against.
I hate exercise and I know I need to. What do I do?
Awesome! So glad you are here. We’ll spend some time looking at your exercises practices in the past, your beliefs about exercise, your ideals around exercise and find out what motivates you and what doesn’t motivate you. From there we’ll discover an exercise plan that more suitable to where you are at right now!
I prefer working out at home and I travel a lot for work, how can I maintain consistency with my exercise?
Perfect! One of my favorite things is creating easy to follow, home programs that require no equipment and can be done in small spaces if need be. I always take your entire lifestyle into consideration when planning any exercise or eating plan for my clients.
But I hate vegetables. Don’t make me eat them!
Great, I won’t. When it comes to nutrition, we can get creative as to how we receive certain nutrients we need. I’m not a fan of making anyone eat any particular thing no matter how nutritious it is. We have access to so much variety of food. There isn’t one way to eat nutritionally balanced. And that means including pizza and chocolate. Balance is always the goal and we can find that in countless places.
Will you help me follow a keto diet or any other number of short term fad diet that’s out there?
I don’t know. It depends if you really understand what that actually means for your body, your current lifestyle, the short-term and the long-term? Keto was designed for a specific function and for a particular amount of time. This doesn’t necessarily need to be a bad thing or anything, but there are so many considerations to think about. I think making a real informed decision after having the facts is always a smart way to go!
So many people get easily roped in to these very appealing concepts that come in easy to follow packages. These concepts are not always the most nutritionally based or founded on real evidence and sound studies. I’m not ever not going to help someone achieve the goal they have in mind. I’m just not an advocate in extremes to getting there. Extremes usually result in a bounce back from the restriction and suppression of what one really wants and that creates more mind confusion and disorder then its worth. Its also terribly hard on the body. Especially when extremes are repeated.
I feel shame around my food habits. I know I need a change, but its hard for me to talk about and admit.
All the more that I want to work with you! You’ll never receive judgment on what you eat or how you eat. This is all about exploring the why’s. Where are you at when you are eating? Where is your mind when you are eating? What is happening in your day that may or may not affect your food choices? Are you distracted? Are you present? Are you present and also in your body – most people live in their head and have a huge disconnect between their body and their mind. This disconnect usually is a cause for a lot of our choices. We’ll also discuss your beliefs around food as well or certain food practices. And most importantly, we’ll help shape a more balanced perspective and empowered self around food, your body and life in general through the process!

Get in Touch!

Call Me
(414) 940-6662

Email Address
nicrd@live.com
Location
7772 Harwood Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
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