by Rini Sampath
Ginny Erwin has built a brand that has become synonymous with good health. Her company, Ginetics, is more than just a catchy title. With hard work and dedication, her personal consultation services have helped many people change the way they eat, exercise, and live.
“My dream was to combine food and fitness in a way that everyone can practice. There is no perfect diet or perfect exercise program; it’s all about what am I willing to do today to care for my body, mind, and spirit,” said Erwin. “This simple philosophy of living goes a very long way in the personal plan that I teach my clients every day. I don’t teach a diet to follow – it really is an opening of core beliefs and how your personal beliefs are working for your health and wellness every day.”
As the youngest of five children, Erwin grew up in Marin County, California and even spent a few years on the other coast in Massachusetts. She recalls how her father’s poor eating habits led to his death at a young age. Erwin’s loss of another loved one, her sister, motivated her to assist others in their quest for healthy living.
“We are what we eat. I witnessed this fact every day growing up with my two family members that practiced poor eating and poor lifestyle habits,” said Erwin. “I know that what we eat and the food environment we surround ourselves will either kill us or keep us healthy. I choose the latter.”
Erwin uses some unconventional methods to get her clients on their feet and moving. She describes her “Movement Break” method, which she presented at the International Congress of Dietetics Professionals at Chicago’s navy pier.
She said, “I had over 500 attendees on their feet, swaying their hips and arms to U2’s It’s a Beautiful Day. I had so many dietitians and scientists come up to me after my ‘show’, and thank me. Many asked me to come and perform at their conferences. I ended up working with the city of Chicago and Mayor Daley’s office.”
These tactics are well-tested and researched, as Erwin holds prestigious degrees from University of Illinois at Chicago and Roosevelt University in Chicago in Nutrition Science and Dietetics and Nutrition Communications and Marketing, respectively. She is affiliated with the American Dietetic Association, American Council on Exercise, and many others.
When she’s not researching and developing programs to help others, Erwin enjoys cooking, hiking, golfing, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She also explains how she finds her daily Risespiration from God, the hope that she can make a difference in other people’s lives, and nature.
Rise Bar is thankful to have checked in with this nutritional maven. We’re also happy to have her as a fan — she touts our bars as a part of her daily diet.
“Rise Bar is more than just a bar to bridge the gap between meals, or to grab and go,” she said. “There is nothing that I need worry about, such as high fructose corn syrup, dyes, and GMOs. I trust Rise Bar to deliver good nutrition to my body every day.”