dt+n

dt+n is designed for the beginner to professional athlete who wants the full attention of a professional.  This is the choice for local or afar triathletes, runners, cyclists, swimmers and the like.  Endurance coached athletes will enjoy the option of choosing from four levels of service which include professionally customized plans, various levels of interaction; in-person, email, text and/or on-line, various testing/analysis, group training opportunities and much more to cater to your endurance addiction.

Christopher J. Draper, RD, LDN, CSCS

Christopher J. Draper is a registered/licensed dietitian,certified strength and conditioning specialist and mastermind behind dt+n. He received his undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from Marywood University in Scranton, PA and completed post baccalaureate pre-medical work at Temple University. Chris is a well recognized and respected professional in the Princeton, NJ area. He has been practicing since 2002.

Chris specializes in nutrition and training for sports and exercise, weight management, wellness, endurance coaching and consulting. He has developed thousands of training and nutrition programs for casual exercisers to competitive athletes including members of professional and semi-pro teams, collegiate athletes, Olympic hopefuls and successful age group triathletes.

As an athlete, Chris has captured various bodybuilding and power lifting titles highlighted by two Pennsylvania State Power lifting Championships and a USA Power lifting National Title where he lifted over 600lbs. in the squat exercise. Currently, in addition to training and nutrition Chris competes and coaches individuals for endurance events from 5k to Ultra distance. Chris has completed many marathons, ultra trail runs, including the Tahoe 200 and Barkley Marathons, and triathlons across the country with highlights of  taking multiple top-ten finishes and an Age Group World Championship at the Ultraman World Championships in Kona, HI.   His commitment to his own training gives him greater awareness of the support his clients need, both physically and mentally, to prepare them for the event they are training for. Chris offers his clients not only support as a coach, but also a friend which comes through from the genuine sense of caring which is demonstrated in his tired-less hours of work.

Chris has a great passion for the field of health and wellness. He is committed to keeping up to date with the changing trends and information in the fields of nutrition, strength training, weight management and endurance sports which is demonstrated by his diligent commitment to continuing education and scientific research. Because of the passion Chris has for his work, he considers working with his clients a privilege in that he has the opportunity to transform an accepting individual.

Keri Mandell

Keri is a USA Triathlon Certified Coach.  She specializes in strength training, flexibility evaluation & training, the mental approach to training & competition, yoga instruction, and injury prevention.  Keri graduated with a degree in Elementary and Special Education from Providence College. She has a Masters in Special Education from Wheelock College and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Administration from Emmanuel College.

As a former special education teacher, learning consultant, & school administrator, Keri has stepped out of a traditional education setting and immersed herself into the world of fitness education and public speaking. Now ultra runner, Ironman, CrossFit coach, triathlon coach, leadership expert, yoga instructor and yoga studio owner; emPower Yoga, Keri has spent her career caring for and teaching others.  Keri believes in the importance of helping, supporting, and being kind to all beings. She wakes each day with the mantra, it’s a great day to be alive and works hard to live up to that mantra by doing great things. She tries not to take anything for granted and appreciates the small gifts in life. Keri has a positive attitude, will, and desire to live a good, strong, healthy, and kind life. She believes that it is important to be grateful for the things we have, tell the people in our lives that we care about them, and do something each day that will challenge us (maybe even scare us a little).  We never know if this day will be our last, so live it up!

As an athlete Keri has competed in countless running races (from half marathons to Ultra marathons), several triathlons (from sprint to Ultramans) and in February, 2020 she completed the World Marathon Challenge (7 Marathons, 7 Continents, 7 Days). Keri gravitates towards ultra distance races where the mental approach to competition can be just as important as the physical approach.  Additionally, Keri loves to give back and supports many charities, including the American Cancer Society, Autism Speaks, Special Olympics, and Girls on the Run.  There is nothing that gets in Keri’s way, because when you believe in yourself you will be unstoppable!
Favorite quote:
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”- Neale Donald Walsh

Amy Mason

Amy is a certified USA Triathlon Coach. She graduated from The College of New Jersey with degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Women’s Studies and a Masters of Athletic Leadership/Sports Psychology from Rider University.

She has competed in a variety of events ranging from 5k & marathons to Ironman distance, repeatedly qualifying for USAT Nationals, Ironman 70.3 World Championships, and the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. She is a frequent race & animal shelter volunteer and former coach for Girls on the Run.

Amy is a fervent proponent of understanding and actively training the mental aspects of competition and/or performance. Her passion is the science of endurance and motivationconcepts like flow, grit, perseverance, & resilience— and how to use empirical data to optimize individual peak performances. Her focus is helping athletes bridge the gap between competence and confidence, effectively manage stress and anxiety, and achieve mental, physical, emotional balance. Training should fit into your life and be fun and rewarding— not a chore. And our minds and bodies are capable of extraordinary things when we promote synergy. Understand the processenjoy the journeyachieve your goals! 

When not racing or coaching, Amy loves traveling and motorcycling with her retired USAF husband. Excursions include the Italian Dolomites, the Swiss Alps, Colorado, and California and exploring as many National Parks as possible!  Youll often find her hitting the trails with her Border Collie Scout.

Faves:  “Most of us never reach our potential because we fail to take advantage of our brains’ capacity to respond when pushed”-Dr. Anders Ericsson.

and the wisdom of Coach John Wooden: Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” 

 

 

If, you’d like to get in contact with one of our coaches, you can use the contact info below or visit our contact page.

E-mail: info@drapertrainingnutrition.com
Phone: (609) 433-3934
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