MONTVALE, N.J. -- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), Elyssa Toomey, recently joined THE GYM in Montvale.
Toomey has dedicated her career to promoting a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle through an integrative approach combining evidence-based science with Eastern philosophies.
“Elyssa comes to us with great skill and knowledge about health and nutrition, but what makes her stand out is her understanding that every client is different and her ability to create unique programs that promote a positive change in their lives,” Jeff Rivers, Co-Founder and Owner at THE GYM said in a statement. “We’re excited to have her join the team at THE GYM of Montvale."
After graduating from Smith College in 1996 with a BA in Sociology and Biology, Toomey spent 15 years working in fundraising and development for non-profit organizations. During this time, she helped create opportunities for people living with HIV and AIDS to access health care, assisted in community building efforts and children’s education, among other achievements.
In 2013, Toomey obtained a degree in Nutrition from Montclair State University, and has been a part of several programs geared at helping young adolescents understand nutrition and healthy body image.
“I’ve spent my career creating change for individuals, families and communities. In the midst of a successful career in development, I began to realize that my passion to affect positive change in my community would only be satisfied by a more personal, hands-on approach,” Toomey said in a statement. “I understand my clients and have struggled with many of the same issues as they do, and it’s through that understanding that I can share my knowledge and improve their lives. I’m looking forward to applying that experience to my work at THE GYM.”
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