AC is originally from Charlotte, NC and got her Bachelor’s degree in both psychology and Spanish at UNC Chapel Hill. She worked in community mental health before going back for her Master’s in Nutrition at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. AC fell in love with sports nutrition while working with the dietitians at Notre Dame University during her intern year. She feels passionately about using balanced nutrition to support a balanced life, and enjoys helping people use food as a tool to bust through plateaus and hit their goals! On a personal note, she has been married for two years, is always down to try a new workout and absolutely loves to cook and try new foods. She can make lots of fancy dishes, but her favorite food is anything that resembles PB&J.
Michelle Poling is a Washington, DC area Registered Dietitian with a Masters degree from Stony Brook University (NY), and an undergraduate degree in Dietetics and Corporate Communication from James Madison University (VA). As the daughter of a fitness instructor mother and a father with a strong interest in exercise and body-building, Michelle grew up a DMV native with a strong influence from nutrition and fitness that evolved into a full-blown passion.
Michelle loves exploring various facets of this exciting field bridging from her love of most things fitness, nutrition, and food! Her 10 years of experience include medical nutrition therapy in a hospital setting, working with patients struggling to overcome severe eating disorders, consulting for the NBA Washington Wizard Girls dance team, cupcake baking, group fitness instructing, and various guest speaking appearances throughout the DMV area.
With each new experience, one thing remains consistent: Michelle’s true passion lies in helping others to overcome obstacles and generate realistic plans to achieve their nutrition goals, no matter how big or small. Michelle loves working with clients who are looking to make a change, especially those who may have been unsuccessful in the past. She finds it ultimately rewarding to work closely with each client, identifying individual goals and obstacles, and applying realistic, applicable modifications to achieve the results they have been looking for – and better yet – can maintain for life!
Michelle’s current clients continue to find success in a multitude of areas, ranging from management of health-compromising syndromes such as diabetes, and heart disease, to a focus on increasing muscle mass, athletic performance, or weight loss. Michelle prides herself on applying her experience, knowledge, and passion to help every client feel successful in leading a naturally healthy lifestyle. She truly believes one of the best investments anyone can make is in the constant maintenance and improvement of their health, and can’t wait to help you invest in yours soon.