Annette O'Neill, MS, RD
61 East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Annette O'Neill, MS, RD, CPT, RYT-200
FIND YOUR HEALTHY BALANCE:
Annette is the owner of Vitality Fitness, which was established in 2002. She is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University and completed her dietetic internship at New York University Medical Center. Annette has a private nutrition practice, is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Pilates Mat instructor, creator of Vitality Barre, and is a Registered Yoga Teacher -200 hours through Exhale in NYC. She is registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), The Greater New York Dietetic Association (GNYDA), the New Jersey Dietetic Association (NJDA), and IDEA Health & Fitness Association. Annette has been consulted as an expert by NY Times, Elle, North Jersey Newspapers, and others as well as for group speaking. As a competitor in numerous road races and marathons, Annette’s passion for running led her to co-create The Abbington Track Club, a cross-country running program for children in Ridgewood, NJ. Her barre exercise training began in 1997 studying the Lotte Berk Method under Ligerie Burns and later practicing Core Fusion at Exhale. Annette’s path to become a wellness coach began in childhood with a passion for a deeper understanding of a healthy mind and body and the desire to help others. Blending the science with the spiritual, her journey continues and she is honored to enlighten her clients to the health benefits of Barre exercise, Yoga and wholesome nutrition to attain inner peace and balance.
Nutrition counseling sessions are a separate service available at Vitality and are scheduled by appointment in Ridgewood, N J and NYC. You do not have to exercise at the studio to schedule an appointment, although many nutrition clients find the atmosphere to be appealing, and have become regular faces in the exercise classes or opt for private exercise sessions.
Annette’s nutrition practice focuses on a personalized, mindful, holistic approach to learning the secrets to healthy living. Together we will create an individualized program based on your unique lifestyle and demanding schedule to achieve long-term, sustainable results. While it is a very exciting time for the science of nutrition, it is also very confusing for most people to keep up with the latest trends. As we understand more and more about the benefits of wholesome eating, we are still faced with daily challenges to achieving healthier eating habits and behaviors. The counseling sessions are tailored for the individual and focus on what you can eat as opposed to “dieting” or drastic self-deprivation to lose body fat. A healthy body is not produced through supplements and the elimination of a food group such as carbohydrates (if only it were that easy!). Discovering the balance of food intake and exercise that works for you is a primary focus in weight management. Through exercise and maintaining muscle, the body uses a great deal of energy (calories), which in turn helps us maintain a higher metabolic rate. Nutrition knowledge leads to healthier food choices that can offer protective benefits to fight disease, slow the signs of aging, strengthen the immune system, and manage weight.
Annette has worked with adults and children of all ages in conjunction with their doctors and other specialists with excellent results – helping them obtain healthy weights, as well as healthy cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. She has helped athletes, individuals with disordered eating, diabetics, and other populations to gain, lose, or maintain weight in a healthy, individualized manner.
Dietitian - Nutritionist