About Cassandra Forsythe

Cassandra Forsythe

Cassandra Forsythe PhD, RD, is the author of two popular nationally publicized books for women, “The New Rules of Lifting for Women”, and “Women’s Health Perfect Body Diet”.

She has also been featured in major magazines such as Oxygen, Women’s Health, Men’s Health and Delta Sky Magazine.

 Her passion lies in encouraging women and men of all shapes, sizes and life stages to exercise seriously and with purpose. Most recently, she has become an advocate for super fit pregnancies following her own ultra-fit gestation.

 She holds her doctorate (PhD) in Exercise Science and Nutrition from the University of Connecticut and is a Registered Dietitian (RD). She’s also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN). She’s well-known for her expertise in low-carbohydrate diets, nutrition for fat loss, and all aspects of female health.

 From 2010 to 2015, she ran her own 4000 group fitness facility in Connecticut, whichtransformed the bodies of hundreds of women and men across the state.

Currently she is an assistant professor in the Physical Education and Exercise Science Department at Central Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses on Group Leadership, Theories in Strength & Conditioning, Introductory Exercise Science, Health Promotion and Exercise Testing and Prescription. 

You can reach her at CassandraForsythe AT gmail.com 

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Advisory Board Member

Personal Trainer Development Center, Advisor: http://www.theptdc.com/who-we-are/dr-cassandra-forsythe/

Livestrong.com, Health Expert,  http://www.livestrong.com/our-advisors/

Precision Nutrition, http://www.precisionnutrition.com/about

Women's Health Magazine, Fitness, Nutrition and Health Expert.


Registered Dietitian, through the American Dietetic Association.

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN), through the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Certified Professional Food Manager, through the Conference for Food Protection.


Volunteer Service Experience

Student Representative, International Society for Sports Nutrition.
March 2007 - March 2009

Graduate Student Senate Senator, Neag Graduate Student Association.
University of Connecticut. September 2006 - 2007

Graduate Student Representative, Public Relations Committee.
University of Alberta. September 2002 - 2004

Vice President Social Activities, Nutrition and Food Sciences Student Association.
University of Alberta. June 2001- January 2002

Vice President Communications, Delta Gamma Women's Fraternity.
University of Alberta. December 1999 - September 2002