Gabbi Berkow, MA, RD, CSSD, CDN, CPT, is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, exercise physiologist, certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor, and dancer who has a unique capacity to blend nutrition and fitness services using academic expertise, extensive passion, and personal experience.
Gabbi holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Columbia University, completed her nutrition training through New York University's renowned graduate program in Clinical Nutrition, and is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) through the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics' sports nutrition specialty program. Gabbi attended Goucher College on a full tuition merit scholarship, where she created an individualized major that integrated exercise science, nutrition, physiology, anatomy, kinesiology, psychology, and dance. She has received a variety of honors and awards, including induction into , early induction into Phi Beta Kappa, the Les Dames d'Escoffier Women in Nutrition award, Phi Beta Kappa research awards, awards from the National Dance Association, and merit scholarships for every one of her academic programs.
Interviewed on the Donna Drake TV show!
Gabbi’s nutrition and exercise expertise have been featured in a variety of media publications, including The Donna Drake Television Show, Women’s Health Magazine, Pop Sugar, The Huffington Post, Fitness Magazine, Today’s Dietitian, DailyMail.com, Pilates Style Magazine, Spartan Race Magazine, ABM/FM Radio, and Exercisejobs.com. She has given presentations on nutrition and exercise at conferences and events throughout the country. Gabbi was named one of the top 10 holistic nutritionists in New York City by Well + Good, a leading curator for nutrition, wellness, and fitness services. She also received the New York Business Award for 5 consecutive years (2019-2023) for her practice and was inducted into the New York Business Hall of Fame.
Gabbi has helped an extremely diverse array of clients to achieve their goals, make lasting healthy lifestyle changes, and feel better through nutrition and exercise. Her clients have included working professionals, Broadway performers, dancers (professional and pre-professional), professional and recreational athletes, news anchors, students, teens, parents, nurses, doctors, therapists, and even politicians. Gabbi's nutrition and exercise interventions have helped women and men of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities to lose fat and keep it off, maintain a healthy body weight, develop visible muscle tone, increase muscle strength, stop the diet-weight gain cycle, overcome emotional/ disordered eating, develop a healthier relationship with food, increase energy, fuel the demands of a sport, eat healthfully while out and when travelling, improve bloodwork values, manage a health condition, decrease pain, eliminate negative symptoms, reduce inflammation, enhance immunity, improve metabolism, meet nutrient needs, overcome imbalances, and feel confident with food and exercise for life. Click HERE to read about Gabbi's clients' success stories.
Not only does Gabbi have 10+ years of academic training in the nutrition and exercise fields, but overcame a lifetime of personal struggles with food, weight, and body image. Gabbi’s challenges fueled her passion for and desire to study nutrition and exercise, and to use her knowledge – both academic and personal – to help others. Click HERE to read more about Gabbi’s struggles with food, weight, and exercise, and how she overcame them to find a healthy balance of body, mind, and spirit for herself and her clients.
Nutrition: As a Registered Dietitian & Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Gabbi specializes in weight loss/weight management, body recomposition (building muscle / losing fat), sports nutrition (nutrition for active individuals and athletes), and eating disorders. She also provides nutrition counseling for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, diabetes/ pre-diabetes, gastrointestinal conditions (IBS, Celiac disease, acid reflux, etc), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), vegans, vegetarians, pre- and post-natal clients, osteoporosis, anemia, autoimmune conditions, and more. She focuses on helping every individual reach his/her nutrition, health, and weight/ body composition goals in a holistic yet personalized way. Gabbi empowers each client with lifelong nutrition education that fits his/her unique preferences, needs, and lifestyle. She emphasizes sustainable, non-diet approaches that center on learning how to eat more of right foods and achieve lasting results. She does not believe in diets, quick fixes, deprivation, or one-size-fits-all methods; Gabbi works with you in a completely individualized way to develop personalized meal plans with plenty of options and providing nutrition knowledge that you can use for life. All of her nutrition recommendations are evidence-based, stemming from the latest research by leading experts in the field. Gabbi has helped clients lose weight, build muscle, increase energy, overcome emotional eating and cravings, recover from eating disorders/disordered eating, reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, feel better overall, and learn to finally ditch the diet mentality. Click HERE to read more about Gabbi’s nutrition services.
Personal Training: As an exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer, Gabbi has worked in a variety of settings with clients spanning a diverse array of ages, fitness levels, and body types. She has also trained individuals with many different injuries and special needs. Gabbi utilizes her extensive studies of the human body and exercise science to design sound, individualized exercise programs that help clients achieve their goals while correcting muscular imbalances to minimize injury risk. She also helps clients develop exercise habits that promote lifelong fitness so that they can move well and move often for optimal health and vitality. Every workout with Gabbi is smartly designed, personalized, challenging, and fun! Click HERE to read more about personal training with Gabbi.
Pilates: Gabbi has over a decade of experience in Pilates, a dynamic mind-body method of exercise that focuses on core strength, alignment, posture, and balance throughout the body. Pilates is excellent for strengthening the core (abdominals, lower back, and glutes), reducing lower back pain, improving posture and alignment, correcting imbalances, enhancing body awareness, and rehabilitating injuries. Gabbi used Pilates to overcome imbalances created by her scoliosis (curvature of the spine), and wanted to use her experience with Pilates to impart its benefits to others. Gabbi completed a 600+ hour classical Pilates apparatus and mat certification through Romana’s Pilates, studying at the flagship studio True Pilates NY with world-renowned instructors. Gabbi personalizes every Pilates session to every client’s goals, imbalances, and needs. Click HERE to read more about Pilates with Gabbi.
Dancer Wellness: A lifelong dancer, Gabbi also specializes in dancer wellness, or the application of nutrition and exercise science principles to help dancers optimize their health and performance. Gabbi has developed guidelines on nutrition and conditioning for dancers, strengthening exercises for dancers’ ankles and feet, and Pilates sequences for dancers, and has presented her research throughout the country at a variety of conferences. Click HERE to read about Gabbi’s dancer wellness services.
Workshops: In addition to her individual counseling services, Gabbi is available for group lectures, presentations, nutrition, exercise, and PIlates classes, supermarket tours, and media interviews. Workshops can be conducted in your home, office, or studio, and will be tailored to the needs and interests of your audience. Click HERE to read more about Gabbi's workshop services.
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With her expertise in both nutrition and exercise, Gabbi provides holistic health coaching through a uniquely comprehensive blend of nutrition counseling, personal training, and individualized exercise prescription. Work with Gabbi to get the nutrition and fitness services that will give you the education and tools you need to reach your goals, see results that last, feel better, and cultivate healthy habits for life.