Sports Dietitian
Karla Wright, RD, CSSD - Sports Dietitian

“Every time you fuel is an opportunity to increase your energy, performance, focus and recovery. From simple to complex, let's work together and create strategies that optimize how you feel and perform!”

Sports Dietitian

Karla Wright, RD, CSSD

Karla is an active Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, with 20 years experience supporting individuals and teams to achieve their performance goals. From collegiate and professional athletes to recreational runners and triathletes, she is passionate about creating an optimal fueling plan for you.

Karla started her career at Arizona State University as the first Sports Dietitian for the athletic department supporting 500+ athletes. As a member of the sports medicine team, she collaborated with physicians, coaches, strength and conditioning and athletic training staff, to create individualized plans for her athletes to optimize recovery, support body composition goals, and improve performance. She has extensive experience working various teams including Football, men’s and women's basketball, softball, women’s gymnastics, women’s soccer, swimming and track and field. Part of her responsibilities included team education, organizing training table, away and pregame meals, pre and post training snacks, creating a hydration protocol, supporting recruiting visits and was a founding member of the disordered eating in athletics committee.

After ASU, Karla joined the EXOS human performance team working with corporate clients and executives of fortune 100 companies to optimize their health and performance. Later she became the director of performance nutrition creating programs integrating mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery into the daily lives of corporate executives, professional and retired athletes. She worked closely to support the performance dietetic and culinary teams, promoting the power of food and creating benefit driven recipes and menus for guests including customized meals supporting NFL combine athletes.

Currently Karla provides sports nutrition education for The University of Arizona College of Sports Medicine fellowship at Banner University Medical Center and is a consultant for the MLB Umpire medical team. In her spare time she is passionate about training and teaching as a black belt in Tang Soo Do Karate.


Professional Accomplishments

  • Certified Specialist Sports Nutritionist with over 15 years of experience.

  • Supported ASU Women’s softball team through 2 NCAA championships

  • Senior Director of Performance Nutrition for EXOS

  • Sports Nutrition Lecturer for University of Arizona Banner Sports Medicine Fellowship

  • Consultant for MLB umpires

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