Meet Our

Registered Dietitians

Our Registered Dietitians are food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living and provide help with:

• Weight loss plateaus

• Healthy weight loss or gain

• Improving body composition

• Diet analysis

• Medical nutrition therapy such as helping managing food intolerances, cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and more.

• Nutrition recommendations based on evidence-based research.

Our Registered Dietitians also partner with our Personal Trainers throughout your training period.

All nutrition services offered at American Family Fitness are provided by our team of expert Registered Dietitians, and we proudly offer nutrition services to our members at the best, most affordable prices in the area! 

Pamela Speich

Director of Nutrition Services 

& Registered Dietitian:

• American Family Fitness Short Pump

• American Family Fitness VA Center Commons

Pam Speich is the Director of Nutrition Services at American Family Fitness and the Registered Dietitian at the Short Pump American Family Fitness location. She graduated from Carson Newman College with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Foods and Nutrition with an Emphasis in Dietetics. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and earned the credentials Registered Dietitian in 2000. In March 2018, Pam became a certified personal trainer.  

 

Pam’s experience includes nutrition counseling, wellness program development, public speaking, wellness research and writing, sales and marketing, and food labeling. Her areas of nutrition specialty include weight loss, heart healthy diets, diabetes, celiac disease, food allergies and intolerances, and low thyroid conditions.  What Pam loves most about being a dietitian is the opportunity to witness lives changed for the better through the power of food.

 

When Pam is not at the club, you are likely to find her at a sporting event with one or more of her three boys, traveling with her husband, or working on a home improvement project.

Murray Wood

Registered Dietitian at:

• American Family Fitness Chester

• American Family Fitness Colonial Heights

 

Murray Wood is the Registered Dietitian at the Chester and Colonial Heights American Family Fitness locations. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health, Physical Education & Recreation from Virginia State University. Murray completed his Dietetic Internship with the Virginia Department of Health in 2014 and earned the credentials Registered Dietitian in 2015.

What Murray enjoys most about being a dietitian is the opportunity to help people from all walks of life reach their personal health and wellness goals. Murray’s areas of specialty include weight loss, heart healthy diets, diabetes, gastrointestinal conditions, infant and pediatric nutrition, and women’s health especially during pregnancy, lactation and postpartum. Murray also loves working with athletes and those with fitness goals to maximize their athletic performance through better nutrition. 

Murray was born and raised in central Virginia and participated in sports and athletics from youth to the collegiate level. When he is not immersed in the nutrition world, Murray enjoys spending time with his family, participating and watching sports, fishing and working out. 

Nutrition appointments with Murray are available at Colonial Heights on Monday evenings and Chester on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. 

Haley Bishop

Registered Dietitian at:

• American Family Fitness Midlothian

• American Family Fitness Swift Creek

 

Haley Bishop is the Registered Dietitian at the Midlothian and Swift Creek American Family Fitness locations.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with a Sports Administration concentration and a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition Science from Samford University.  She completed her Dietetic Internship from Samford University in 2017.

Since earning the credentials Registered Dietitian, Haley has pursued a nutrition career in sports. She currently works as a Sports RD in the Athletic Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her focus is to work with athletes on nutrition strategies that maximize performance. Her background and experience as a collegiate rower help her connect and relate to athletes of all ages.  At American Family Fitness, Haley enjoys helping people across the lifespan achieve their personal health and wellness goals through better nutrition.

Haley enjoys anything outdoors, especially lake activities and hiking with her pup, Charlie.  New to Richmond in August 2018, she is currently exploring Richmond with her fiancé one local brewery at a time.  

Nutrition appointments with Haley are available at Swift Creek on Monday evenings, and at Midlothian on Tuesday mornings, Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings.

Samantha Fauler

Registered Dietitian at:

American Family Fitness Fredericksburg

 

Samantha Fauler is the Registered Dietitian at the Fredericksburg American Family Fitness location. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the District of Columbia and completed her Dietetic Internship at Iowa State University.   

Since earning the credentials Registered Dietitian in 2014, Sam has provided nutrition counseling to women, children, and infants through the federally funded program WIC (Women, Infants, and Children). In 2016, she became a Certified Lactation Counseling (CLC). Sam’s areas of specialty include weight loss, heart-healthy diets, diabetes, and sports nutrition. Her personal experience as a Division I Rower has given her valuable insight on the importance of nutrition in maximizing athletic performance. Sam also has experience providing nutritional care at several skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities. 

When Sam is not working, you’re likely to find her working out at the gym or exploring the outdoors.  

Nutrition appointments with Sam are available on select evenings and weekends as requested. 

Callie Yakubisin

Registered Dietitian at:

American Family Fitness Mechanicsville

Callie Yakubisin is the Registered Dietitian at the Mechanicsville American Family Fitness location. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics from the University of Pittsburgh and completed her Dietetic Internship at Iowa State University.   

She earned the credentials of Registered Dietitian in 2013. Callie’s experience includes nutrition counseling and medical nutrition therapy in the clinical setting, public speaking, and nutrition promotion. Callie’s areas of specialty include weight management, performance nutrition, and chronic disease management. Her personal experience as a marathon runner has molded her insight of proper fueling techniques for endurance athletes. Callie is dedicated to meeting your personal health goals and loves her job because she loves helping people.

Outside of work, Callie is probably either running or cooking up a new dish to share with her husband and friends.

Nutrition appointments with Callie are available on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings along with select Thursday evenings and Saturdays.  

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