Leslie Rusch-Bayer, RD, LDN, CPT earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology with Exercise Science from Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. She completed her didactic program in dietetics from Illinois State University and was honored to complete her dietetic internship with Iowa State University. Leslie earned her ACE Certified Personal Trainer certificate in 2007 and completed the Health Coach program through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition is 2011.
Leslie’s diverse background encompassing kinesiology, physiology, nutrition and dietetics equips her to fully understand how the body works both nutritionally and functionally. Because not every woman is the same, she is able to use this experience and training to create one-of-a-kind workouts and customized nutrition plans.
Leslie specializes in weight loss, food sensitivities, chronic disease, functional training and wellness. She enjoys working with women of all ages and truly understands many of the struggles women face on a day-to-day basis. Leslie works in conjunction with Dr. Couri and all the providers at the Couri Center to offer our TLC™: Total Lifestyle by Couri integrative wellness program. She knows that just making a few small changes each day can have a dramatic impact on one’s life. She will teach YOU how! Life is too short not to feel great.
Leslie lives in Eureka with her husband Jeff, children Mason and Dyllan and their 2 cats. She is an avid long distance runner, and still loves to play basketball and tennis. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your personal wellness goals.