Real Athlete Diets (RAD) is a company run by Kelly and Morgan Newlon. Kelly and Morgan, married for five years, began this company in 2014. RAD delivers organic, fresh meals meant to fuel and sustain athletes in the Boulder area. Needless to say, they have the perfect audience in this town – cyclists, runners, climbers and triathletes abound. Morgan handles the business side, and Chef Kelly is responsible for the food creations. With Kelly and Morgan as the entire staff, there is never a dull moment as they receive orders 24/7, plan menus for different dietary preferences, restock on the freshest produce from the farmers market or scouring local farms, take care of their two Great Danes and two cats, prep and cook food in a shared commissary space, deliver their products, and educate their clients on the food and it’s nutritional benefits.
Both active athletes themselves, Kelly, a long distance runner, and Morgan, an avid cyclist, saw the need for a company like theirs. The business continues to grow as word spreads about their awesome food and “green” mentality, including bike deliveries when possible and completely compostable cutlery. Their flexibility of delivering to individuals as well as large groups has gained them many clients, including University Bikes and multiple camp programs, such as VIDA mountain biking and six-time Ironman champion Dave Scott’s Triathlon training.