Nutrition Coaching for Athletes 2018-01-31T22:15:07+00:00

John Brooks, MS, CISSN

Are you tired of gimmicks and fad diets? Let’s work together so you don’t have to stress about what to eat anymore. Start feeling better while getting the body you want. 

 

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A little about me

Hi – I’m John Brooks and I’m the founder of Nutrition 361 (361 as in a degree beyond 360°, there’s a funny story beyond that I’ll share when we talk). While writing/talking about myself isn’t really my favorite thing to do, or is it?

I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you a little bit about me before we work together.

I have a B.S. in biology from DePaul University and a M.S. in Nutrition & Wellness from Benedictine University. I’m a Certified Sports Nutritionist with the International Society of Sports Nutrition.  

I love to cook, don’t worry I’m not one of those nutritionists who likes bland food and has a boring palate.

One of my favorite things to do is help people from all backgrounds achieve their health and nutrition goals.

I work with everyone from elite athletes to busy working adults looking to make long-term positive changes. If you’re interested in reading more about me, I guess I’ll share more here…

What are others saying about John?

Unbelievable coaching. John is so knowledgeable and professional. He helped me lose 67 pounds for my competitions and did an amazing job of keeping me focused and educated me on how and why I was able to accomplish my goals. What I learned with still with me forever. During my program I felt motivated and honestly felt like it was easy to hit my target simply by following the instructions in my program. John also helped my wife with her diet during her pregnancy. Our baby is now 8 months old and my wife weighs less than she did before she even got pregnant. The lessons learned have been invaluable. If you need help with your health, fitness and nutritional goal Nutrition 361 is the place to go!
Mark Turner
Mark Turner
21:34 10 Dec 17
I had my first child in January and gained over 80lbs during pregnancy. Prior to pregnancy, I always ate what I wanted without any weight gain-I realize now those days are over. I reached out to John Brooks for direction with regards to my health. I find his approach to be realistic as I am new to the world of macronutrients. He has allowed me to learn about food in a way I never had before with enough direction to set me on path to my goals. I find my energy is increased and I feel better overall. John makes nutrition easy to understand and highly recommend him as a trainer/teacher.
Samantha Wolf
Samantha Wolf
17:03 06 Sep 17
John has helped me reach my health and fitness goals with ease! I always thought that achieving these goals would be nearly impossible, but after having the pleasure of working with John I have changed my entire eating habits and fitness routines around. I will absolutely be working with John for my future goals and would recommend working with John to anyone that wants to change their eating habits or want to take their fitness goals to the next level!
Jesse Garcia
Jesse Garcia
23:58 13 Sep 17
In an industry that is saturated with people selling false nutrition information, contradictory ideologies and just plain old money making schemes, John is the complete opposite of all that. His knowledge of food, dieting, workouts, how the body works and the science behind it all is truly second to none. He has de-bunked numerous health and diet "truths" that I have always known to be gold standards and consistently backs them up with fact based scientific explanations. Anyone interested in finally cutting out all the BS and getting into serious shape and conditioning, look no further cause John is your man!!
Joseph Kozmin
Joseph Kozmin
01:57 17 Sep 17
Nutrition 361 has been wonderful! The individualized attention and nutrition planning and workout guidance have helped me lose 12 pounds! I am now living a healthier lifestyle I feel I can sustain. I have learned how to plan meals, eat mindfully, and save money all at the same time. Nutrition 361 has truly changed my life!
Carrie Stacy
Carrie Stacy
00:27 03 Sep 17
John Brooks is a amazing coach , mentor , nutritionist, and friend, I had such a great experience working with him , it was tough but so rewarding and John at your call every step of the way , if you wanna hit your goals and your true potential start working with him today.
Michael Hagl
Michael Hagl
01:32 31 Dec 17
Excellent advise that has helped benefit my work outs and dieting and allowed me to get to the next level. Have more energy through out the day. My workouts are stronger and general overall well-being has increased. Not a big numbers person but have dropped 20 pounds in 6 months while still adding lean muscle mass
Michael Protolipac
Michael Protolipac
01:04 16 Jan 18
John is an amazing support! He is motivating, patient and very knowledgeable. He established a nutrition program and realistic goals that helped me lose the weight I wanted. Additionally, he makes himself available for questions and guidance all along the way. If you are trying to make a lifstyle change and improve your dietary habits, John is the person to make that happen!
Enrin Vanegas
Enrin Vanegas
20:53 30 Jan 18
John is a wiz at what he does.His help has turned my unhealthy relationship with food so much better and changed my life.My weight cuts for matches have never been better. He is always there whenever I have any questions and is beyond knowledgeable!If you’re serious about changing your relationship with food or getting those pounds off John is the guy to have in your corner ! Thanks for everything John !
Dania Seaver
Dania Seaver
05:16 31 Jan 18
John has been my nutritionist for a few months now and the experience has been wonderful. I’ve learned how to eat smarter and healthier without starving myself or hating what I eat. He has helped me change my lifestyle but also teaching me that Its ok to have treats here and there so that I wouldn’t give up on my weight loss goal. Another thing I would like to add is that having John as my nutritionist has truly been a blessing, he genuinely cares about the well being of his clients and is very attentive to all of your needs when it comes to reaching your goals. I reccomend him as a nutritionist to anyone that’s looking to drop weight and change their lifestyle. He is very knowledgeable in his field and he gives all his clients 100%! Not only do you get really good nutritional guidance you also obtain a friend when working with John.
dania ghantous
dania ghantous
06:53 31 Jan 18
John is hands down the best nutritionalist around! From helping make your goals, meal plans, and even workout plans; John will be able to help you meet your nutrition and life goals! Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, or even both John is the man to help you. He helped me get into the best shape of my life in a controlled manner that didn't feel like a torture diet that I has become accustomed to.Cannot recommend John enough, besides being a great coach he also is one of the best people I know!
George Gruze
George Gruze
01:48 04 Feb 18

All services can be done in person for those in the Chicagoland area. I also work online with clients. I coach men and women, elite athletes, weekend warriors, and busy working adults trying to balance positive habits with work and raising a family.