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! Addie 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.
Rachel is an energetic dietitian with a passion for weight lifting, long distance running and acting. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and attended Virginia Tech for her Dietetic Internship. Rachel has been running half and full marathons since her senior year in high school after competing as a gymnast for twelve years. Nutrition and sports have always been a large part of her life and she is very excited to help members reach their dream exercise and nutrition goals. Nutrition counseling will focus on lifestyle habits for long-term results and health, as well as, a focus on whole foods and listening to your body’s needs! When Rachel is not at the gym, you can find her following her passion for acting and improv or relaxing in the sun.
Eloise was born and raised in Saratoga Springs, NY and received her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Vermont. She completed her RD internship through the Sage Colleges with a focus in health coaching, mental health, and content creation. With her Food-As-Medicine approach paired with a background in psychology, Eloise loves helping clients understand and harness the power of the diet to optimize not only their fitness but also their energy levels, mood and cognition, and sleep quality. In her spare time Eloise enjoys cooking and creating new recipes, seeking adventure with her beloved German shepherd, and practicing yoga.
Alex was born and raised in Fargo, ND. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from North Dakota State University and a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Tulsa. She spent the last three years working with college athletics, completing her dietetic internship and graduate assistantship focusing on performance nutrition at the University of Oregon and the University of Tulsa. Alex spent her adolescent/teens and part of college as a competitive dance team member, which sparked her interest in sports nutrition. Throughout personal and professional experiences, she has grown a passion for nutrition and performance fueling. Alex emphasizes a ‘food is fuel’ and ‘food first’ focus in her practice. She strives to help people utilize diet and lifestyle habits to achieve weight and body composition goals, enhance exercise/sport performance and improve overall quality of life and health from the inside-out. In her free time, she enjoys adventuring outdoors with her sweet rescue puppy, cooking, practicing yoga, running and spectating any and all sporting events!
Rachel believes in taking a long-term sustainable approach to change, and making sure you don’t have to sacrifice your favorite foods while reaching your goals. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech, and her Master’s in Nutrition from Appalachian State University. She joins us at VIDA after working with athletes at the University of Virginia. While sports have always been a part of her life (soccer and ping pong), Rachel has a passion for powerlifting and has competed in multiple USA Powerlifting competitions. Rachel believes that nutrition should be personalized and wants to help you understand what’s best for your body! She thinks having the right nutrition plan can be the missing piece to achieving your wellness, fitness, and lifestyle goals. If she’s not lifting in the gym, you can find her trying to perfect her baking skills.