About Myrna Haag
Myrna Haag is a distinguished registered and licensed dietitian, holding a degree in nutrition and restaurant management. Her credentials include certifications from AFFA and the Kenneth Cooper Institute. In addition to specialization in the Bale and Doneen method for heart attack and stroke prevention. With over 35 years of experience as a dedicated trainer and certified group fitness instructor, Myrna’s commitment to evidence-based nutrition and exercise approaches has consistently yielded long-term results for her clients.
Her innovative spirit shines through the creation of the Myrna Method™, a groundbreaking approach to weight management. The method has empowered numerous individuals to achieve and sustain their ideal body weight. Informed by rigorous research and data analysis, Myrna’s pioneering work has unveiled the powerful correlation between precise food matching and achieving one’s leanest weight naturally.
Why Work With Myrna
Myrna has had a passion for nutrition since her early twenties when she struggled with a weight problem that resulted in disordered eating patterns, malnutrition, and low self-esteem. Also, Myrna learned that a great exercise plan will never outperform a bad diet. Myrna ate the typical Western diet with Yo-yo eating patterns that led to weight loss and weight gain. It was this frustration that led her into the field of nutrition, to find answers to today’s obesity epidemic.
Myrna’s research resulted in her current philosophy: that nutrition is not about a single food group or diet, but an individualized approach that takes into consideration a person’s individual chemical make-up. She developed and follows a nutrition balancing technique that turns off the metabolic triggers to over-eat, resulting in over 20 years of maintaining an ideal body weight and helping others reach a diet free approach to their leanest and healthiest weight.
Myrna’s enthusiasm for nutrition and helping others grew into a private clinical nutrition practice. As a registered and licensed dietitian, she provides nutrition therapies for treatment of chronic illnesses and is an active part of her patients’ medical team. The MyrnaMethod is her clinical practice philosophy that guides a patient through a system of nutrition that has been researched and proven to improve chronic illness symptoms and maintain an ideal body weight.
Over 45 Years in the Industry
Who said 60+ is too old to be fit? Certainly not Myrna! Even in her sixties Myrna continues to move like she did when she was in her twenties. Could it be just good genes? Myrna disagrees! She isn’t afraid to tell people her secret, which is proper nutrition and exercising every day.
Myrna has been a competitive athlete for over 45 years, starting in high school and college as a swimmer and then completing her first Hawaii Iron-man triathlon in 1988 (2.5 mile ocean swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile marathon). In 2004 Myrna was ranked 5th in the United States and 11th in the world for the age group USA Triathlon Championships. She has completed several marathons, and qualified for the Boston Marathon. She is also an avid cyclist averaging over 120 miles per week of training as well as competing in triathlons and open water distance swims. Myrna trains annually for the St. Croix 5 mile “island to island’ swim, in which she places top in her age group.
Myrna has been a wellness coach and group exercise trainer for over 35 years with certifications from the Kenneth Cooper Institute, YMCA and AFAA. She developed the Challenge exercise class which has over 30 years of proven outcomes from participants who have decreased body fat and increased athletic performance. Myrna’s exercise programs emphasize cardiovascular conditioning, isometrics, plyometrics, core strength and proper body alignment.
Committed to the Community
For more than forty years, Myrna has played a vibrant role in community service, leaving a lasting impact. Her dedication has been evident in her service on boards such as the YMCA, Salvation Army, Healthy Together, and Ophelia. Notably, Myrna has generously volunteered as a YMCA Trainer and Adult Achiever, offering her expertise as a health-conscious lifestyle coach and group exercise trainer.
She’s been an unwavering source of guidance and support, extending mentorship and academic scholarship opportunities to underserved youths through the Hillsborough Education Foundation. Furthermore, her partnership with The Junior League of Tampa in the Kids in the Kitchen program has fostered positive transformations. In addition to her numerous commitments, Myrna serves as a compassionate healthy lifestyle coach for residents at the Salvation Army and Metropolitan Ministries, embodying the spirit of giving back to the community.