Coach Linn Risvang, MSc

Linn is a Norwegian Sports & Exercise Nutritionist, PT and strength coach, and handball player located in London, UK. Her strong passion for passing on knowledge and help the individual in front of her is part of her personality. The road to becoming a trainer started out with handball injuries and hours in the gym trying to sort them out. Handball trainer at a young age and a 2-year teaching job gave her valuable experience in communication skills and how to reach people with different learning needs. From there she went on to complete the Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor certification in Oslo before embarking on a 5-year integrated MSc in Clinical Nutrition. After 3 years she is now on a leave to pursue her passion for Sport. In 2017 she obtained a Master of Science award in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Middlesex University, London. Read more about Linn’s experience below.

 

Working with overweight clients sparked the interest in nutrition and a 5 year master in Clinical Nutrition ended up on the list of university programs Linn applied to. It was probably faith, she wasn’t supposed to become a Dentist (yes, that’s was where she was headed)! Three years in, two-ish of them joint with the Medical school, Clinical Nutrition was put on hold. The previous year she worked with the Danish Men’s Lacrosse National Team guiding them on strength and conditioning as well as nutrition ahead of and during the European Championships. As a former team member herself, working with athletes, and team sport in particular, motivated her to take the leap Across the Pond to  London. After an interesting year of research into the ergogenic effects of caffeine on strength performance, Linn is now a Sports Nutritionist and Personal Trainer working with athletes as well as gym goers. No goal is too little or too big.


Resume

Higher education:

  • MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Middlesex University London (2017)
  • Ongoing: ISSN diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Guru Performance
  • MSc(c) Clinical Nutrition, University of Oslo (6 of 10 semesters completed spring 2016)
  • Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, Active Education and University College of Hedmark (2012)

Skills:

  • Venipuncture and capillary blood samples
  • Blood analyses (Hb, hematocrit, glucose, lactate cholesterol, LC-MS)
  • Hydrations status assessments
  • DEXA, BIA and skinfold measurements
  • Dietary data collection and analyses
  • Engery- and macronutrient requirement calculation
  • Mood state assessment
  • Force plate/mat testing
  • Dynamometer testing included ITT
  • Scientific research design, planning, execution, write up

Certifications:

  • Personal Trainer, Active Education Oslo
  • UKAD Accredited Advisor, UK Anti-Doping
  • Redcord Active Pro, Oslo
  • Trainer I handball, Norway’s Handball Federation

 Courses/workshops:

  • Plyometrics, Agility, and Speed 2-day Workshop, UKSCA
  • 3DFT, STT
  • Weightlifting 2-day Workshop, Academy for Personal Training (AFPT)
  • Body Composition Analysis, SATS
  • Kettlebell 2-day Workshop, SATS
  • SMR – Self Myofascial Release, SATS
  • Training and Pregnancy, SATS
  • Fight like a Champion, SATS
  • First Aid (included automatic heart starter), August 2014 Red Cross Oslo
  • Blood course including phlebotomy training, University of Oslo

Trainer experience:

  • Lacrosse athletes at National level (amateur sport)
    • Fitness testing
    • Body composition testing
    • S&C programming
    • Nutritionist
    • Team mobility and strength sessions at
    • Team agility sessions
    • Game warm up/cool down
    • Restitution sessions
  • Handball players girls age 13
    • Head coach
  • Long distance runners
  • Weight loss groups
  • Business trainer (SATS’ pilot project over 12 weeks with a private hospital in Oslo)
  • Pregnant and new mums
  • Chronic spinal prolapse clients
  • Bilateral club feet clients
  • High blood pressure clients
  • High performing/high-pressure jobs

Past workshops taught:

  • Compound lifts
  • Kettlebell training
  • Mobility

Leisure class experience:

  • Circuit/crosstraining/bootcamp in studio, outdoors and gym cages (PureMotion)
  • DodgeBall
  • Deadball
  • Mobility/Flexibility
  • Cycling

 

To book a FREE strategy call with Linn, please book an appointment here.

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