Energy Fitness & Wellness in St. James has brought in Barbara Ann Grova, a licensed nutritionist, to introduce a five-week body transformation nutrition program new to the gym.
"I've had a few clients that go to her and have had a lot of success and a lot of great things to say about her," said Dan Moreno, one of four owners of Energy Fitness. "We talked to her a bunch of times and she has great knowledge of holistic living ... She has a great way about getting people to change their habits and have you more in touch with the emotional side of things as well."
Grova, president of the wellness practice Nutritional Healing with locations in Ronkonkoma and Stony Brook, will instruct the program titled "Shrink Your Body the Holistic Way," starting April 2.
The program includes a guide on how to start the nutrition process, a cooking guide, weekly menu, food shopping list, a five-week membership for non-gym members and more. During the program, Grova will instruct attendees on how to lose up to 12 pounds, overcome emotional eating, and lead discussions on topics such as natural remedies for health issues, understanding food labels and carbohydrate and sugar addictions.
Registration for the program at the gym, located at 555 Route 25A, starts Monday and the deadline for signing up for the program is March 29. There is a $250 fee to sign up and leading up to the beginning of the program are two free seminars at the gym on March 19 and 20.