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Dr. Bhavesh Patel, D.O.

Rx2BFIT Founder, Dr. Bhavesh Patel, D.O. is an internal medicine physician with life-long passion in medical fitness and wellness.  He graduated from Baylor University for undergraduate studies and subsequently received his master's degree in biomedical sciences from Barry University. Dr. Patel earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and later served active duty in the Army where he also completed his medical residency.

 

He has a strong interest in the science of exercise, nutrition, and weight-loss. Dr. Patel has been practicing internal medicine for over 18 years and has seen first-hand the devastation of chronic disease. As a physician and health coach he strongly believes that appropriate consistent medically driven exercise and nutrition programs like Rx2BFIT combined with behavior and lifestyle changes can cure and or manage many chronic diseases and prevent subsequent complications.  He is currently certified in exercise nutrition by Precision Nutrition.

 

Dr. Patel currently practices in San Diego, CA and was recently named one of San Diego’s 2017 ‘Top Docs’ by San Diego Magazine.  He has also been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for chronic disease cardiovascular and diabetes care. He resides in the San Diego area with his wife and 3 children, and is an active member of the community.

Vishal Shah

Vishal Shah began his training career at LA Fitness; where in three years, he helped over three hundred clients transform their lives. This intensive experience in training gave him the tools to start his own independent personal training business at World Gym Vista. Whatever a client’s goal, Vishal’s motto is to “Get Results.” He creates a customized nutrition and exercise plan for each client to maximize results. More important, Vishal Shah is dedicated to every person’s success.

Vishal Shah is undoubtedly one of the most reputable trainers in town. He has partnered with San Diego’s most trusted news station ABC 10 News to share his knowledge of fitness and nutrition. Vishal is also the official trainer, wellness consultant, and responsible for leading educational wellness seminars for Palomar Health Services’ three North County Hospitals and for more than 4,000 employees of Glanbia Nutritional.

Vishal was eager to join the Rx2BFIT team, as it is his mission to help treat and prevent medical issues and allow clients to have optimal living.  Vishal is available in person only in North San Diego at his training facility.

Chrissy Reilly

Health and fitness have always been passions of Chrissy’s, beginning when she was young being a was a dancer and athlete. Her passion really prospered after she began preparing for her first National Physique Committee (NPC) bikini competition.

 

After learning so much about herself, her body, and the importance of proper nutrition and exercise, she decided to take training to the next level. She received her personal training certification through the National Association of Sports Medicine, and during this time, finished her degree at UCSD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology.

Another factor influencing her passion for promoting a healthy lifestyle is her medical history of celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s inflammatory response attacks the small intestine after ingesting gluten. By living a healthy and fit lifestyle, focused on nutritious wholesome food and staying active, she has been able to control her disease while feeling great.

Chrissy began training women of all ages and backgrounds, and found the results her clients and she achieved rewarding and motivating.

Amy von Rummelhoff

 Hello my name is Amy and I would love to tell you a little about myself and what brought me to the path of becoming an integrative health coach.  I have always been a competitive athlete. As a child I competed nationally as a figure skater turned coach and when I turned in the skates for good in college due to too many injuries I fell in love with the gym.  In my early 20s I was a full time personal trainer and entered the world of competitive body building and fitness modeling however throughout my very active life I still struggled daily with feeling awful.

 

Even before I could walk I started having health issues. As a baby I had chronic ear infections and complications. By the age of 5 I was diagnosed with daily migraines and by the age of 11 I was hospitalized for asthma and allergies.  Living with pain became my new norm.  I was a functioning sick kid considering I did not have any other options but to keep pushing.  Throughout this period in my life my weight went up as I had to be on so many steroids just to survive.

 

By college I had gained a significant amount of weight and went through the motions each day to survive my chaotic UCSD quarter system schooling.  Due to my high pain tolerance I nearly almost killed myself.  My junior year, amidst midterm week I started having a stabbing pain that I ignored. I managed to ignore a burst appendix for 6 days before being carried into the hospital near death.  I spent two weeks in the hospital, dropped down to just above 100lbs and developed severe mono for about a year after.

 

It is crazy how life can flip upside down in just one second. After that battle my immune system became very compromised. I still struggled with asthma and daily migraines but now the common cold turned into bronchitis, walking pneumonia or thrush every time.  I felt helpless and unsure of what to do.

 

Slowly I took control of my health and learned healthier habits which took me into the world of personal training and competing.  I thought competing was putting me in the best shape of my life, however the intensity of competing on the national stage of body building slowly destroyed my body from the inside out.  I may have looked the “healthiest” I have ever been but on the inside my metabolism was faltering and my thyroid and hormones stopped working. 

 

I blamed myself for my body starting to gain weight again and being so tired. I thought I must be doing something wrong, so I pushed harder.  It got so bad I finally gave in to go get some blood work done where I found out my body was a compete mess. My thyroid, hormones and metabolism stopped working. I started working with multiple doctors who all had a different opinion of the best path to take….take this supplement. Stop eating carbs, take this medication, up your activity etc.  Everyone had the “answer” to start but everyone gave up when they saw my body would not respond to the methods they believed in. I have seen hormone doctors, dieticians, coaches, naturopathic doctors etc and all I kept hearing was you are a medical mystery and maybe how you are feeling is all in your head.

 

Enough is enough! I truly felt if anybody could fix my body it would be me. I started researching what is out there and found the school of Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I enrolled in their degree program and have not looked back since. I finally found that I was right all along. It is time to stop masking the symptoms with more medication and instead look at the root cause of the foods you are eating, how they are affecting your body, and what other aspects of your life like your stress levels may be making you unhealthy.  Through my own education and self practice I have learned to help so many others who have felt helpless and lost on what to do next by looking at the body as a whole and teaching them to take small steps in the right direction with not just the food on their plates but in every area of their life that affects their happiness and wellbeing.

 

After years of research, self study and working with clients with all different types of concerns, I decided to go back to school to get licensed as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.  I received my training from the 

becoming an integrative health coach.  I have always been a competitive athlete. As a child I competed nationally as a figure skater turned coach and when I turned in the skates for good in college due to too many injuries I fell in love with the gym.  In my early  I was a full time personal trainer and entered the world of competitive body building and fitness modeling however throughout my very active life I still struggled daily with feeling awful.

 

Even before I could walk I started having health issues. As a baby I had chronic ear infections and complications. By the age of 5 I was diagnosed with daily migraines and by the age of 11 I was hospitalized for asthma and allergies.  Living with pain became my new norm.  I was a functioning sick kid considering I did not have any other options but to keep pushing.  Throughout this period in my life my weight went up as I had to be on so many steroids just to survive.

 

By college I had gained a significant amount of weight and went through the motions each day to survive my chaotic UCSD quarter system schooling.  Due to my high pain tolerance I nearly almost killed myself.  My junior year, amidst midterm week I started having a stabbing pain that I ignored. I managed to ignore a burst appendix for 6 days before being carried into the hospital near death.  I spent two weeks in the hospital, dropped down to just above 100lbs and developed severe mono for about a year after.

 

It is crazy how life can flip upside down in just one second. After that battle my immune system became very compromised. I still struggled with asthma and daily migraines but now the common cold turned into bronchitis, walking pneumonia or thrush every time.  I felt helpless and unsure of what to do.

 

Slowly I took control of my health and learned healthier habits which took me into the world of personal training and competing.  I thought competing was putting me in the best shape of my life, however the intensity of competing on the national stage of body building slowly destroyed my body from the inside out.  I may have looked the “healthiest” I have ever been but on the inside my metabolism was faltering and my thyroid and other hormones stopped working. 

 

  After years of research, self study and working with clients with all different types of concerns, I decided to go back to school to get licensed as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.  I received my training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. With my knowledge, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources. 
 

 

Erin Peisach

Erin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). She has a B.S. in dietetics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and completed the clinically-focused Dietetic Internship program through Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.

She found her own health solutions through addressing her own diet and lifestyle. I had to make those challenging shifts to achieve a better bill of health. Growing up she was a fitness/sports junkie and naturally fell into the world of Personal Training. Erin was an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer for 5 years and is passionate and dedicated to physical fitness. Activity is one of her favorite healing modalities.

She has extensive experience with community nutrition education, corporate wellness, outpatient nutrition counseling, group-based nutrition programs, and media outreach. She firmly believes in incorporating the following philosophies into her practice, curiosity, honesty & compassion.

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