Meet The Team

Emily Werner

Mike Proia

While employed as an engineer, he was constantly traveling for work. The long commutes and habitual need for traveler convenience took its toll. Mike noticed himself and his peers starting to gain weight. Worst of all, the general feeling of being unwell crept into everyday life, it’s grip tightening over time.

He had to make a decision, as we all do, to build a foundation for better living. That foundation resting on the principles of solid nutrition and exercise.

Moving forward, he researched health food stores, gyms, hotels with kitchenettes, and meal plans specific to each place he traveled. Mike spent more time researching nutrition during his trips than he actually did working, so his passion turned into a mission to help others achieve the same results.


With this newfound love for nutrition, he opened a fitness-themed restaurant aptly named, “The Barbell Grill” and a meal prep business for local Crossfit gyms.

He decided to go back to school studying nutrition at the University of Bridgeport. It was here where Mike met his colleague Emily, and they focused their energy on helping people as full-time nutritionists.

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