RJ Gibbs | PhD, MCHES
RJ Gibbs | PhD, MCHES
Dr. RJ Gibbs is an Academic Specialist at Michigan State University Extension in the Health and Nutrition Institute. His primary role is program evaluation for community health programs throughout the state of Michigan as well as serving as the Principal Investigator (PI) for a nutrition education program for adolescent athletes entitled "Peak Health and Performance", a program in which he helped develop and design. He also is an instructor for the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) in the Coaches Advancement Program, providing education and certification for middle and high school coaches in Michigan. RJ also holds a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) certification and has been a community health educator for over 10 years.
Dr. Gibbs has a wide breadth of experience in training and coaching. He was a 4-year varsity cheerleader at the University of Michigan and has played several sports growing up, including hockey and golf. He was also an amateur bodybuilder in the NPC for many years and has experience coaching competitors in diet, exercise prescription, and posing routines. He has also worked with many clients in establishing healthy eating and exercise routines for health, fitness, and physique improvement.
RJ graduated with his PhD in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. His areas of interest and research include coach and athlete education, long-term athlete development (LTAD), psycho-social aspects of sports and physical activity, adolescent nutrition, and physical activity behavior change through sport participation, sports performance, and reducing childhood obesity. RJ also holds a Master's Degree in Community Health Education from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor's in Sport Management and Communication from the University of Michigan.
What you'll get:
Choose from plans structured by an RP coach, each tailored to achieve your specific needs and backed by science. Whether you opt for a diet plan, a training plan, or a combination of both, you'll receive 1:1 expert guidance from your coach via email exchange with very little left to chance.
- Diet Plan: Focus on your nutritional goals with a customized diet plan. Your coach will help you dial in your macros, whether you aim to lose fat or gain muscle. Full meal plans/recipes will not be provided but you will receive guidance on the proper amount of protein, carbs, and fats to consume daily with a list of recommended foods!
- Training Plan: Focused solely on weight training with a plan designed to fit your fitness level and goals. Please check with our help desk if you have sport-specific training goals.
- Combo Plan: Get the best of both worlds with a plan that integrates diet and training for comprehensive progress.
With all plans, you are expected to proactively check in with your coach twice a week with updates and questions. It's important to note that the coach will respond to your updates rather than initiate contact on their end. Your coach will monitor your weekly progress through these check-ins and make any necessary adjustments for you based on your feedback.
You'll have unlimited email access to your coach, ensuring you get timely responses to your queries: within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends (May vary based on the coach's schedule). Your feedback and questions are necessary for your coach to make the most informed decisions on your behalf for your plan so do not be shy about contacting them for help!
Please contact our help desk or refer to our FAQ below if you have any further questions about our services!
RP Client Testimonials
I was able to eat within my prescribed plan and satisfy my hunger--all without an ounce of guilt.
I feel so much stronger than I ever have before and I feel like nothing is a challenge anymore...
Thank you RP!! You are changing me and a TON of other people!
I'm so happy with what RP has helped me accomplish, my goal was to have abs; and I did it with your help.
The RP community is so strong and growing exponentially and I strongly believe it has nothing to do with great marketing, but just good ole fashion results.
I am so grateful to have found RP! It has truly taught me how to fuel my body and I am so proud of myself for sticking with these 12 weeks! For the first time in my life, I have visible abs! Thanks RP!!!
It pushed me beyond what I thought I could do. The diet was laid out perfectly and easy to follow along.
I am turning 40 in a couple of months and I am so thankful that I have found RP. I am happier and healthier then I have ever been.
Absolutely LOVED [The Renaissance Diet]! Broke everything down and made it so easy to understand!
My coaching experience has been completely worth the time effort and money.
This process has been amazing and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings! Cheers to maintenance ❤️🥂
For the first time in my life I feel healthy, energetic, and not self-deprived.
RP has helped my performance exponentially.
This has been the hardest thing I've ever done. I am thrilled with the outcome (: Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. <3
I have learned that eating more doesn’t mean weight gain but strength and fat loss is a slow but successful process.
Thank you all so much for developing this! It has changed my life! ♥️