Healing the Mind-Body Connection: Movement and Eating Disorder Recovery

Leah Huff ImageLeah Huff, RD, CEDRD, Director of Nutrition and Wellness at Montecatini received her Bachelors of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach in Nutrition and Dietetics and is credentialed by the commission on dietetic registration as a Registered Dietitian. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, Leah completed her dietetic internship program from Oakwood University.

She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the California Dietetic Association. Leah has been involved in the treatment of eating disorders since November of 2006 and joined Montecatini in October of 2011 as the Registered Dietician.

Leah is passionate in providing an individualized nutrition care plan that helps her clients to develop a healthy relationship with food through variety, moderation, and balance and to live healthier, happier lives.


Adrianne DeRosa ImageAdrianne DeRosa, CSCS, Exercise Physiologist at Montecatini earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Longwood University in 2008 and continued into masters coursework researching the integration of Pilates and yoga into eating disorder rehabilitation.

Incorporating exercise into eating disorder programs was uncommon at the time; therefore, she continued her career as an exercise specialist and Pilates instructor. Continuing her education, she became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Full certified STOTT Pilates instructor including injuries and special populations, 200-hour registered yoga teacher, CORE BARRE instructor, TRX and YOGABODY Trapeze instructor.

Adrianne’s professional experience includes serving as the Fitness Specialist at NASA Langley, Exercise Science Adjunct Professor at Longwood University, and teaching Pilates and tailored workouts in various boutique studios. She enjoys providing and participating in a sensible, safe, and intelligent approach to exercise while focusing on functional movement and addressing muscular imbalances.

Adrianne’s mission for the Wellness Center at Montecatini is to provide an atmosphere where participants can honor their body, discover joyful movement and develop a healthy relationship with exercise.

About Baxter Ekern

Baxter is the Vice President of Ekern Enterprises, Inc. He is responsible for the operations of Eating Disorder Hope and ensuring that the website is functioning smoothly.