“I sought out Gabbi because I was specifically looking for a dietitian who also specializes in fitness, and found her to be a perfect match! She’s so enthusiastic, kind, welcoming and understanding – I immediately felt comfortable sharing my concerns, asking questions, and discussing my dietary needs. One of my main goals was to lose weight so that I could fight in a lower weight class for boxing while maintaining a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Gabbi has created meal plans, snack options, a grocery list, and time-saving tips that makes everything easy and possible. She is highly knowledgeable and customizes the plans to meet my specific needs, and I don’t feel restricted by any means. Since meeting with her a little over a month ago, I’ve been able to steadily lose weight, and overall I feel happier, stronger and healthier. I really enjoy working with Gabbi and cannot recommend her enough!“
- Lisha, 27, Boxer
“Through her specific and personalized guidance, Gabbi has helped me lose weight for the first time in over a year without crash-dieting or feeling deprived. Her advice is tailored to suit my needs, and I am NEVER hungry! In fact, I eat more than I did previously - I just eat the right stuff now. Further, as someone who has gone through the diet cycle over and over for 17 years, and suffered from negative body image and disordered eating, I feel confident in the knowledge that Gabbi is providing me and comfortable with the idea that eating right can be manageable long-term and non-obsessive. I’m so lucky and thankful to have found you, Gabbi!”
- Jennifer, 33, Professional Singer
“I am so thankful and grateful to Gabbi Berkow for helping and teaching me how to not become a product of my ancestors in getting diabetes. I told Gabbi the foods I was eating and she came up with a personalized plan for me. Being on Gabbi’s nutrition plan has changed my life. I have lost over 20 lb and my numbers improved drastically. I highly recommend Gabbi if anyone wants to feel and look better about themselves. I am forever grateful to her."
- Kat, 62 , Nursing Assistant
“Gabbi has completely changed my life! She listened endlessly to how I view food and consume it, and then showed me a totally new way and easier path with strict application and discipline on my part. It was initially a big lifestyle change for a free spirited foodie, restaurant lover and general 'bon viveur’, however the payoff is more than worth it. I have more energy than ever, I wake up without an alarm clock at 6.45am on the dot (so have gained a good amount of extra hours in my week), and feel physically the best I ever felt. Even though I always thought I was being healthy and diligent about food, this is a totally new way of life and I will never go back. Or if I do break the rules, I know what the consequences will be and can make the choice accordingly for myself. Supermarket shopping is simple as the list is tight and straightforward, and eating in restaurants is a breeze as I know how to navigate the menu or order off-menu to meet my needs.
After my spending infinite hours experimenting with endless detox and healthy eating regimes from all the magazines and newspapers and online, this bespoke simple regime Gabbi devised is instead based on what the body actually needs from a biological perspective and given that is actually simple science - you cannot argue with it! It dispels all the confusing and conflicting information out there and is logical and common sense.
I also was told I had an incurable hereditary digestive condition that some of my family still suffer from. None of the specialists and doctors (including the leading names in their field in London and New York) were able to cure me of really boring symptoms such as constant indigestion etc, which really interfered with my enjoyment of life. But with my new strict nutritional regime, I have kicked all the meds I apparently was on forever, have said goodbye to symptoms, and have a new lease of life.”
- Mary, 36, Fashion Editor & Celebrity Stylist
“I was looking for a nutritionist and trainer and found Gabbi thanks to my friend’s referral. My goal was to have a better relationship with food and to lose weight/get in shape, and I wanted someone who would be supportive, motivating and was knowledgeable. I immediately knew that Gabbi was exactly the kind of person who I was looking for after exchanging a few emails. She believed in me and gave me the support that helped me know that I could reach my goals.
The support is what made the most difference. Gabbi was always available to provide advice and most importantly, I felt that she cared. Her emails and texts were informative and helpful. It was never just a one short paragraph or text so I felt like I wasn’t just a person who she was working with but someone who she really wanted to see reach her goals.
Given that it has only been 3 months, I’m still working to reach my goals but I’m well on my way. I have to thank Gabbi for starting me down this path - my unhealthy relationship with sugar no longer exists, I go to the gym more, and I feel better about myself. She clearly went above and beyond to help me work towards my goals, which obviously shows her dedication and passion. I loved working with Gabbi and I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
- Helen, 32, Financial Analyst
“Gabbi is brilliant. She is not only a good, life-long friend, but she has helped me get back on track with my eating. She really knows this stuff! She knows the science of the body, nutrition, and fitness, but also knows how to approach it on a personal level to make it all a little more accessible. She is always available to answer questions and give words of encouragement. I am feeling better and more confident in my food choices. She is the best!”
- Allegra, 26, Dancer & Yoga Instructor
"When I think of Gabbi it is hard to express her generosity, love and dedication to her craft in writing. Not only does Gabbi know overall wellness, she goes above and beyond to ensure you are able to meet goals and provide extra support. In the winter of 2014, I was preparing to undergo bariatric surgery. I was confused and lost by all the information the doctors provided. Gabbi was able to bring an explanation and meaning to all the information, which led to a successful procedure. I feel that this understanding of the nutritional background and fitness aspects of weight loss, beyond what the documents provided, really made me more successful in my journey of losing weight and making lifestyle changes. If you are looking for someone with passion that provides comfort with her encouragement, Gabbi is the one. I hated the gym attitudes and other trainers who were drill sergeants. Gabbi adds an element of human interaction that cannot be found elsewhere.”
- Danielle, 29, Human Resources Manager, Successful Bariatric Surgery Patient
"I like to be active, but I'm not a loyalist. I've never belonged to a gym, I can talk myself out of every cardio class 5 minutes before kickoff and the only workout I find centering is yoga (read: bring on the savasana). Until, I tried pilates. I had never tried pilates before because I knew enough to know that the technique, alignment, and skill required likely outpaced my ability. However, I grew up in ballet and love the art of control and grace in movement. After one session with Gabbi, I was hooked and so thankful for the one-on-one opportunity to learn the fundamentals. I was instantly far more in tune with my body than I had been in years - drawing in my abs, closing my ribcage and tucking my tailbone to improve my posture. My thighs burned from reformer sessions and my plank started to look less like a hammock and more, well, plank-like. I've become acutely aware of my lack of upper body strength and have been working hard to become more fit there. I absolutely love the measured, isotonic movement of pilates. I don't look for or expect results overnight, but I know I am getting stronger.
What I've also come to learn through my pilates experience is that the teacher/student relationship is critical. I lucked out in finding a nurturing, highly professional and extremely talented instructor in Gabbi.
I've enjoyed my growth so much, that I've decided to share it with others. I work at a fun, health conscious, innovative healthcare company called Oxeon Partners, and our mission is to make people healthier, ourselves included. Last week we hosted our first ever Oxeon sponsored pilates class. With 8 people in attendance (roughly 1/5 of our office), including three adventurous men, Gabbi guided us through a beginner's mat class. Her hands on and encouraging approach made a lasting impact on everyone, so much so that we've decided to host a bi-monthly evening pilates session!"
- Meredith, 29, Pilates Client, Former Ballerina & Recruiter