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VIDA Fitness offers nutritional counseling services with our team of registered, licensed dietitians. Please email for a rate quote or if you’re interested in learning more about our nutritional counseling services.

We will evaluate your eating and exercise habits, fitness aspirations, body fat, diet history, and family health history to customize the perfect program to help you achieve your goals. VIDA focuses on you as an individual, utilizing periodic goal-setting to empower you to make your own decisions based on personal food preferences. Our RD’s will assist you in setting realistic and individualized goals, educate you on specific areas of nutrition, and provide the necessary guidance and support to help you overcome challenges along the way.

Our goal is to redirect your food choices to increase your understanding of what you eat and the impact it will have on your body. We provide practical, personalized advice to help you lose weight, build muscle, tone up, gain weight, increase athletic performance, or simply educate yourself on general nutrition.

Maggie McDaris

Maggie McDaris began her career in Charleston, SC, and recently relocated to DC from London, UK. Maggie is a Registered Dietitian and trained chef who has been helping her clients achieve their health and weight loss goals for over 7 years. Her career began in public health, where she learned how important culture, environment, and social support are to achieving health and wellness goals. In 2013, Maggie obtained a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu so that she could not only educate her clients on nutrition, but also help them master basic principles of food and cooking. Some of Maggie’s favorite things to cook are southern favorites (with a healthy twist) and anything from Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbooks. Maggie is also an avid tri athlete and a certified spin instructor.

Addie Claire (AC) Merletti, MS,RD,LDN

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.

  • Many VIDA members have used us to:
  • achieve a goal weight, either weight loss or weight gain
  • reach a goal Body Fat Percentage
  • reduce the risk or effectively manage a chronic disease
  • train for a competitive or recreational athletic event, race, or challenge