I spent my undergraduate career at Cornell University, studying dietetics, exercise physiology, and psychology. While attending college, I was employed at a local fitness center (working both independently and commercially) as a personal trainer, nutrition consultant, and aerobics instructor. At the same time, my personal health and fitness efforts involved competing as power-lifter and tri-athlete, for which I hold many competitive records in New York State.
As a post-graduate, I went on to a dietetic internship at Keene State College in New Hampshire and pursued graduate studies in the education field. Upon completion of my post-graduate work, I moved to Virginia and began my clinical career at The University of Virginia Medical Center. Later, while I served as the nutritionist for the UVA athletes, I fulfilled my deep interest in sports nutrition and the female athlete triad. At the same time, my private practice in nutrition counseling and personal training grew; my specialty in eating disorders & weight management was in high demand in the local region.
My current practice, continues to be focused on eating disorders, personal training, sports nutrition, and weight management, however cardiac health, diabetes, pre/postpartum, and mid-life nutrition have also become a significant part of my work. I not only serve the local community, but also work nationwide & internationally with private clients and corporate facilities. In addition to private consults & training, I offer wellness and body image workshops, support groups, and corporate seminars. I also do much of my work via phone and email consults, even with patients I have never met in person. I’ve been featured in Charlottesville’s “Daily Progress” for my work in helping a client lose 100 pounds to surprise her soldier in Iraq. I have also been featured in “People” Magazine, “Alternative Medicine” Magazine, “The C-ville Weekly”, and on television/radio educating the public about eating disorders, and promoting health and wellness. I reside in Charlottesville, VA with my husband and daughter.
Kate Bruno – Registered Dietician, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified LEAP Therapist.