Ultrarunner and nutritionist Jesse Rich was taught from a young age to live an active lifestyle and eat healthy food. This upbringing inspired Jesse’s passion for the medical field. Through his personal dietary experiments while running 50-mile races, and his pursuit of a medical assisting certificate, Jesse discovered the naturopathic medical field.
He left his home in Utah to move to Portland, Oregon, where he graduated with a masters in nutrition from the National College of Natural Medicine. His nutritional knowledge and training have allowed him to continue trail running, completing his first 100 miler in less than 25 hours.
Jesse founded Forward Progressions as a way to provide tailored nutritional advice and customized education to those hoping to improve athletic performance, find relief from chronic fatigue, or improve health and energy.
“As a trail runner, I have had such a hard time finding foods that sit well with me on the run. Skout Backcountry provides bars with ingredients that are easily digested, high in nutrients, and that pack a lot of energy in each bar. It’s hard to find products with so few ingredients that have such a great taste!”