CHASE CHESTERMAN BIO
Chase Chesterman is a Registered Dietitian and Strength and Conditioning Coach. He specializes in body weight and body composition management. Read below to find out more about Chase’s background, education, and professional experiences that equip him to teach and coach the foundational truths of nutrition and exercise.
With his father and grandfather being race horse jockeys, Chase grew up in the jockey’s room. Here he was surrounded by men and women who’s entire job was centered around making weight and performance. As an athlete, Chase was a wrestler, where the sport was once again centered around making weight and performance. Between the two environments Chase witnessed and personally experienced the good and bad of weight loss and performance, but most importantly the mental and emotional toll trying to maintain a certain weight while simultaneously performing. Chase became infatuated with how to utilize nutrition and exercise as tools to efficiently maintain weight and perform optimally (win). Through this process, also learning to establish a sustainable, healthy relationship with food and exercise to normalize the highs and lows of body weight and body composition. Thus, the drive to pursue an education in these very topics.
Chase graduated from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in May 2013 with a B.S. Sports & Exercise Science and a B.S. Dietetics. He completed his Dietetic Internship in 2014, and passed the Registered Dietitian exam in July, 2014. During his time at UNC, he also volunteered in the Strength and Conditioning Department for UNC athletics from 2010-2014. This experience allowed him to gain both the knowledge and experience needed to complete the prestigious Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) credential from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA).
In August 2014, Chase accepted a dual-role RD/Assistant Sports Performance Coach position with University of Wyoming Athletics. During his time at Wyoming, Chase’s primarily role was the body weight and body composition development for Wyoming football as it related to performance. From that time period, more than 10 athletes signed to active rosters in the NFL. While primarily being the only RD on staff, Chase also counseled higher risk Wyoming athletes and thus has experience counseling both male and females from a wide array of situations.
From 2018-2019 Chase worked for National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), otherwise known as Beefitswhatfordinner. He represented the beef industry from a communication’s standpoint as a Registered Dietitian. This experienced allowed Chase to work and learn from some of the world’s leading scientists in nutrition, exercise and health. In the efforts to communicate truthful, evidence-based nutrition information to the general public, he was first exposed to the negative and false information being being disseminated to the general public.
Chase’s last stint as a performance dietitian was at Cannon Air Force Base, working with the warfighters of the 27 Special Operations Wing of the United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Chase’s primary role was once again, weight management and body composition manipulation as it related to the warfighters performance. He was the first Performance Dietitian at Cannon Air Force base and many of the airmen's first exposure to a RD. Chase was once again, strongly convicted of the current state of nutrition knowledge and dissemination of wrongful information being presented to the general public.