About Cindy

Women in Motion was developed by Cindy Dallow at Colorado State University as part of a research project funded by the American College of Sports Medicine Research Foundation and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


Cindy Dallow, PhD, RD, creator and leader of Women in Motion of Weld County in Greeley, Colorado.

Results of the study were profound. The women in the program experienced a 12% increase in cardiorespiratory fitness, a significant reduction in diastolic blood pressure, a significant reduction in BMI, and significant increase in self-efficacy for physical activity.  Am J Health Promotion, 17(6):373 – 381, 2003.wim4

Cindy has over 20 years of experience in the fields of nutrition and exercise. Her expertise lies in helping people change their eating habits to suit their individual goals, whether it’s to improve health or finish a marathon. She has worked with people of all sizes and shapes and uses a non-diet approach to healthy eating and active living.

Cindy has presented at several public and professional conferences, including those sponsored by:

  • The American Dietetic Association
  • Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists Dietetic Practice Group
  • The American College of Sports Medicine
  • Society for Nutrition Education
  • Boulder Center for Sports Medicine
  • Poudre Valley Health Systems
  • Colorado State University, Lillian Fountain Smith
  • Wyoming Public Health Association
  • U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention

Cindy has been quoted in the following books:

  • Zinn’s Cycling Primer: Maintenance Tips & Skill Building for Cyclists by Lennard Zinn; 2004 Velo Press.
  • Underage & Overweight: America’s Childhood Obesity Crisis – What Every Family Needs to Know by Francis Berg; 2004 Hatherleigh Press.
  • Moving Away From Diets: Healing Eating Problems and Exercise Resistance by Karin Kratina, Nancy King, and Dayle Hayes; 2003

….and the following magazines:

  •  “O” Magazine
  • Bicycling Magazine
  • Runner’s World
  • Florida Sports Magazine
  • Atlanta Sports and Fitness Magazine
  • Windy City Sports Magazine

Women in Motion is also in Utah!


Julie Hansen, MS, RD, Instructor, Women in Motion at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah.

Women in Motion is also being held at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, where it is directed by Julie Hansen, MS RD. Julie is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in exercise physiology. Julie designs fitness programs and provides the weekly education sessions for Women in Motion at Weber State.


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