Biography: Meridan Zerner, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, is a registered and licensed dietitian, board certified in sports nutrition and a board certified specialist in sports dietetics. She is one of the health experts at Cooper Aerobics, led by preventive health pioneer, Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., MPH, starting as a group exercise instructor in 2000 and then joining the Cooper Clinic Nutrition Department in 2007.
Zerner specializes in weight management, exercise and sports nutrition, cardiovascular health and nutrition through the life cycle. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of health and fitness, Zerner is a member of the American Dietetic Association and Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists, and was a continuing education provider for the American Council on Exercise.
A marathoner and a former national aerobic champion, Zerner is currently a group exercise instructor at Cooper Fitness Center, personal trainer and Pilates instructor. She is also a former broadcast journalist with a local NBC television affiliate. Zerner holds a Master of Science in Nutritional Science with an emphasis in Health Promotion from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University, and is a Wellcoach® Certified Health Coach.