Sandra Meister, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian who holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, and a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Sandra has over 15 years of experience specializing in diabetes prevention/management, digestive health, food allergies and intolerances and intuitive eating. In addition to her work as a registered dietitian, Sandra has experience as a group fitness instructor. Under the guidance of Robert Santana MS, RD, SSC she transitioned to the strength training world and currently works as a strength coaching apprentice at Weights & Plates Strength & Nutrition Center LLC. Since firsthand training experience is an essential aspect of coaching development, she immediately began the Starting Strength Novice Linear Progression. This decision was inspired by a long history of low back pain, which has since shown dramatic improvements. Despite her initial skepticism, she is staying the course and continues to see the rapid improvements in body composition, body image, physical function, and posture that many novice trainees have experienced. Her experiences as an apprentice and as a trainee sets the foundation necessary to earn her Starting Strength Coach credential and lead others down the road towards a stronger, leaner, and healthier lifestyle.