However, over the years, I have evolved my focus. While I continue to support athletes, my primary purpose is to help people—athletes and non-athletes—improve their relationship with food through intuitive eating.
I have seen how diet culture has upended people's perception of themselves and their health throughout my career. That's why today, I dedicate my career to introducing people to a weight-inclusive, anti-diet approach to nutrition.
This is a movement that many nutrition professionals are adopting. This approach focuses on making positive dietary behavior changes—not weight loss. With HAES® we determine what's right for you and your lifestyle. We evaluate aspects of your health beyond nutrition that directly or indirectly impact it. HAES™ sets the foundation for the work we do with all our clients.
We will work together to make nutritional goals that are attainable and maintainable. We will make peace with what you eat, how you eat, and who you are. No two clients will have the same plan or goals. Everything we develop is curated to your lifestyle.
We will work closely with you to achieve food freedom. That means ditching restrictions and focusing on creating a healthy, natural relationship between nutrition and your body. We strive to make lasting behavioral changes and mindset shifts by putting diets aside. It won't be easy, but we'll be with you at every step.
Leah listened with compassion and created a space to hold my anxiety and frustration while gently reminding me of my goals and progress. She knows not just nutrition, but people and the pain that many of us experience when finally confronting our eating disorder and really understanding what dismantling the self-imposed prison walls means. Throughout our sessions, Leah provided me with resources, exercises and thought-provoking questions coupled with a bit of tough-love when I needed it.
Melissa Klass is a therapist specializing in women's issues, trauma, relationships, disordered eating and body image. Through her work, and her own firsthand experience, Melissa knows just how painful a difficult relationship with food and your body can be. In conjunction with proper nutrition counseling, therapy can help to identify the roots of your relationship with food as well as the patterns that represent struggles in your daily life. Through radical self-acceptance, fat positivity, and the anti-diet framework she strives to create a safe space for you to process your experiences and begin to heal from the personal and cultural trauma related to your food choices and body size.
Ashley Shine is a phenomenal personal trainer who offers remote coaching. Born and raised in San Francisco, Ashley has always been a very physical person. She completed the firefighter one academy as a platoon leader, and then got into CrossFit for the past five years. Ashley became a coach and started her OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP). She also obtained her USAWL1 certification and CFL1 certification. Ashley is working on her Human Development and Family Studies degree to help people be the best versions of themselves.
Mia is an RRCA Certified Running Coach Level 1 and a Runacademy Running Coach. With over 5 years of experience in coaching, Mia specializes in professional gait analysis. She is also a team captain for Midnight Runners LA, a social running community.
Mia has run several marathons - including qualifying for the Boston Marathon and running the Los Angeles and Copenhagen marathons. She also loves competing in relay races like The Speed Project and NoShortcutsTT.