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Amanda Capritto

Amanda Capritto, CPT, CF-L1

Amanda is a certified personal trainer, CrossFit Level One coach, and certified integrative nutrition health coach. She's experienced in one-on-one personal training, online personal training, small group training, and CrossFit coaching. Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from Louisiana State University with minors in sports studies and nutrition science.

Rachel MacPherson

Rachel MacPherson, BA, CPT

Rachel MacPherson, BA, CPT, is a freelance writer focusing on mental wellness, health and fitness. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree and is a Certified Personal Trainer. Her expertise has been featured in Livestrong, Popsugar, Bustle, Reader's Digest, Weight Watchers, How Stuff Works and more. She runs the website Radical Strength where she shares tasty meal prep recipes, workouts and mental health strategies. She is also pursuing a certification in nutrition.

Adam Perlman

Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

Adam Perlman, MD, MPH is a physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He specializes in the integration of lifestyle and other complementary modalities, such as acupuncture or massage, with more conventional medicine in a whole person approach to treating a wide variety of conditions, such as chronic pain, gastrointestinal issues, and autoimmune disease. Dr. Perlman is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in both integrative and functional medicine. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he also completed a residency and fellowship in general internal medicine, a preventative medicine residency, and a Master of Public Health. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Dr. Perlman was the Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness for the Duke University Health System and Executive Director for Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.

Divesh Goel

Divesh Goel, MD

Divesh Goel is a young physician that has served in multiple hospitals and communities throughout the United States of America. Having completed his Medical Doctorate, he worked on various research endeavors focused on a wide range of topics such as mental health, substance abuse, patient health literacy, physician cultural competency, and patient-physician ethnic disparities. Dr. Goel is passionate about individual and public health advocacy. Currently, he is writing and editing health and nutrition articles to foster the intent of raising public health awareness with easily accessible, straightforward, evidence-based topics.

Dr. Colleen Neumann, PsyD, MSW

Dr. Colleen Neumann, PsyD, MSW, PsyD, MSW

Dr. Colleen Neumann is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice outside of Washington, DC, in Northern Virginia. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, and also focuses on women's health, self-esteem, body positivity, stress management, anxiety, and depression.

Andra Picincu

Andra Picincu, CN, CPT

Andra Picincu is a certified nutritionist and personal trainer with more than 10 years of experience. She holds a BA in Psychology and a BA in Marketing and International Business. Her mission is to help people live healthier lives by making smarter food choices and staying active. In her daily life, Ms. Picincu provides digital marketing consulting and copywriting services as well as nutrition counseling. She owns ShapeYourEnergy, a popular health and fitness website. In 2014, she launched a local nutrition office and partnered up with local gyms to help their clients take the steps needed to better health. Current and former clients include The HOTH, Nutracelle, CLICK - The Coffee Lover's Protein Drink, InstaCuppa, GritWell, Old School Labs, and more. Mr. Picincu is a regular contributor to these platforms where she provides either health-related content or coaching to those who are interested in achieving a balanced lifestyle.

Katie McKinney

Katie McKinney, ACE CPT and GFI, FMS Level 1

Katie is an ACE-certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, as well as being certified in functional movement systems. She ran division 1 cross country and track in college and continues to run for fun as much as she can. She currently works as a corporate wellness and fitness educator and Orangetheory coach in Manhattan.

Claire Hsing

Claire Hsing, DPT, CSCS

Claire Hsing is a physical therapist with a passion for adventure sports including running and climbing. Claire graduated from Duke University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019 where she also worked with Duke Adaptive Climbing and Duke Outdoor Adventures programming. Claire is a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) with the NSCA. Claire is beginning her sports physical therapy residency with Howard Head Sports Medicine in Vail, CO in July 2019.

Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD

Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) counsels both competitive athletes and casual exercisers at her successful private practice in the Boston-area (Newton, MA). She has over 40 years of experience helping thousands of active clients—from “ordinary mortals” to Olympians—win with good nutrition. Her nutrition advice has even graced the back of the Wheaties’ box! Her best-selling Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook has sold over 750,000 copies and now is available in a new 6th edition (2019). Nancy also writes a monthly nutrition column, The Athlete's Kitchen, which appears regularly in 100+ sports and fitness publications and websites. In addition to inspiring sports-active people to win with good nutrition, Nancy educates dietitians, trainers, coaches, and other health professionals how to effectively teach the sports nutrition message. She co-leads a popular online workshop with exercise physiologist John Ivy PhD, available at

Aubrey Bailey

Aubrey Bailey, PT, DPT, CHT

Aubrey Bailey is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with an additional degree in psychology and board certification in hand therapy. Dr. Bailey is also an Anatomy and Physiology professor. She is a former American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and currently works as a Level 1 CrossFit coach.

Sylvie Tremblay

Sylvie Tremblay, MSc

Sylvie Tremblay holds a Master of Science in molecular and cellular biology, and has years of experience as a cancer researcher and geneticist.

Melinda Maryniuk

Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RDN, CDE, FADA

Melinda is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with over 40 years experience as a diabetes care and education specialist. Nearly 30 of those years have been in leadership roles with Joslin Diabetes Center. Melinda is recognized nationally and internationally for her hundreds of publications and has lectured extensively on topics related to nutrition and diabetes. She is the 2010 recipient of the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Educator of the Year award and currently serves on the American Association of Diabetes Educator Board of Directors.

Jody Braverman

Jody Braverman, CPT, FNS, RYT

Jody Braverman received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Maryland and personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also a certified fitness nutrition specialist (NASM) and a certified yoga teacher (YogaWorks).

Monya De

Monya De, MD, MPH

Dr. Monya De is an internal medicine physician. She holds degrees from Stanford University (with honors), the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Irvine (with distinction). She is a professional journalist and editor and has served as a medical advisor to several films and television shows.

Lisa Maloney

Lisa Maloney, CPT

Lisa holds a personal trainer certification through the University of Alaska Anchorage, with more than 4,000 hours of hands-on experience working with a variety of client needs, from sports teams to post-rehab populations and weight loss, in one-on-one, small group and large group settings.

Ana Reisdorf

Ana Reisdorf, MS, RD


Mary D. Daley

Mary D. Daley, MD, MSc

Based in Houston, Texas, Dr. Mary D. Daley has been writing and editing health and medicine articles for more than 20 years. Daley holds an MD degree, as well as an MSc in biomedical writing. She is also a board-certified anesthesiologist in the United States and Canada.

Lindsey Elizabeth Pfau

Lindsey Elizabeth Pfau, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Lindsey Elizabeth MS RD CSSD is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She is the owner of Rise Up Nutrition (, virtual nutrition consulting services for runners of all ages seeking to optimize performance and prevent or reverse disordered eating. Lindsey also works full time fueling our nation's elite forces of Air Force Special Operations and part time fueling Division 1 collegiate athletes at a local university. She is a competitive runner from 5k to Marathon distances and is passionate about using food as fuel for the body, mind, and soul. Follow on Instagram @RiseUpNutritionRUN

Kirsten Nunez

Kirsten Nunez, M.S.

Kirsten Nunez, MS is a health and lifestyle journalist based in Beacon, New York. Since 2014, she has contributed to over 15 digital publications. Her work has appeared on nutrition and health websites such as SparkPeople, CureJoy, and Healthline. Kirsten has a Master of Science in Nutrition and Bachelor of Science in Dietetics.

Jill Corleone

Jill Corleone, RDN, LD

Jill Corleone is a registered dietitian with more than 20 years of experience. She graduated with honors from New York University and completed her clinical internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Emily Weber

Emily Weber, MD

Dr. Weber is an Emergency Medicine Physician who works in New York City. She obtained her MD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and is currently a fellow King’s County Medical Center.

Susanna Kalnes

Susanna Kalnes, Master Trainer

Susanna Kalnes Kirkpatrick is a freelancer writer, media consultant, fitness trainer, and health nut with a curious mind. As a master trainer, Kalnes has certified thousands of people to teach fitness over the years. For more information, visit

Janet Renee

Janet Renee, MS, RD

Janet Renee has over a decade of experience as a registered dietitian. Renee attended the University of California, Berkeley and holds an M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Kim Coppin

Kim Coppin, BSN, RN, CCRN

Kim graduated from Marquette University in 2009 with a dual degree in nursing and Spanish. Her experience includes behavioral health, oncology, telemetry, and ICU. She currently works in the Cardiothoracic ICU at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Kay Peck

Kay Peck, RD, MPH

Based in Northern California, Kay is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nutrition from Minnesota State University and an MPH in community health education from San Jose State University. She works in diabetes care, and is a medical reviewer for Livestrong.

Dr. Steven Atchley

Dr. Steven Atchley, MD,DO

Board certified cardiologist working in Denver,CO for the last 31 years. Former CEO of Mesquite Organic Beef and current organic farmer and rancher. Former science advisor for the American Grass-fed Association.

Bonnie Taub-Dix

Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN

Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RDN, CDN is the award-winning author of “Read It Before You Eat It – Taking You from Label to Table” and creator of She is Owner of BTD Nutrition Consultants, LLC, with offices on Long Island and in NYC. Bonnie is a media personality, media trainer, spokesperson, motivational speaker, journalist and brand consultant and her stories and thousands of quotes have appeared on a range of media platforms, including, Everyday Health, INSIDER, Huffington Post and Oprah. She is know for giving guidance without gimmicks. As a mom of three, Bonnie shares her knowledge in the kitchen by setting an example when setting her table to show nutritious and delicious can exist on the same plate. Follow her on Twitter: @eatsmartbd, FB:, Instagram: @Bonnietaubdix and @BTDmedia , LinkedIn:, Pinterest: Weekly News Digest:

Lauren Armstrong

Lauren Armstrong, RDN

Lauren is a Registered Dietitian with over 6 years of experience in the field. She has experience in food service management, nutrition counseling, and WIC. Lauren graduated from Western Michigan University and completed her dietetic internship at Michigan State University.

Michael J. Breus, PhD

Michael J. Breus, PhD, PhD, DABSM

Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, and is one of only 168 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus was recently named the Top Sleep Specialist in California by Reader’s Digest, and one of the 10 most influential people in sleep. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and is a regular contributor on the show (39 times).

Tina M. St. John

Tina M. St. John, MD

Dr. St. John is a medical writer and editor with more than 15 years experience in the field. She is a former medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jeanette Rybski

Jeanette Rybski, APRN

I am an APRN specializing in Pediatric Surgery.

Claudia Thompson

Claudia Thompson, PhD, RD

Claudia is an expert at intuitive eating, nutrition science, and removing diets from your life. Claudia has a PhD in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness and is a Registered Dietitian.