Aimee Gallo CN
Aimee Gallo is a certified nutritionist, personal trainer and holistic health coach. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and exercise science from Bastyr University in 2004 and graduated with honors from University of Western States with a Master’s in human nutrition and functional medicine in 2018. Aimee has been a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise since 2000 and pursued an additional certificate in holistic health counseling from the Institute of Integrative nutrition in 2006.
Prior to coming to the Polyclinic, Aimee maintained a private practice offering fitness and nutrition coaching for 16 years.
Aimee’s love of animals led her to the study of nutrition as a means of justifying a vegetarian lifestyle to concerned family members. While no longer vegetarian, this exploration at the age of 13 opened a door of endless fascination for how food can impact health and wellbeing. She has eagerly been a student of nutrition and disease prevention for most of her life and considers herself quite lucky to have never lost the love for the career she decided upon at 15 years of age. The rapid decline of health she witnessed within her first decade in clinical practice sent her back to school to obtain a Master’s in Nutrition and Functional Medicine so she would more effectively serve those who came into her care.
The bulk of Aimee’s clinical career has been in the areas of endurance sports nutrition and weight loss. She also has experience in using food to manage and mitigate autoimmune disease and digestive illnesses. Having “been around the block” a few times, she has a side passion for debunking recycled pop culture myths about nutrition.
Aimee loves to tinker in the kitchen and try new recipes, much to the chagrin of her husband who never has a reliable, familiar meal to sit down to. While no longer a marathoner, Aimee still loves to go out for a run or hike through the forests of the Pacific Northwest. She is an eager traveler, lover of soft fabrics and funky footwear, and relaxes by Bullet Journaling.
“Human beings evolved and thrived in community. For most of us to make lasting, effective change, we need the support and encouragement of others. Success comes from finding sustainable, effective changes that can evolve and transform as we evolve and transform. The practice of nutrition is the art which marries science to the individual in front of us, and is something that cannot be provided by a book or blog post.”