Nutrition and fitness studio opens

  • Mon Jan 6th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

To help Orcas residents restore health and improve their quality of life, nutritionist and personal trainer Gigi Carter announces My True Self will be opening a personal nutrition and fitness studio at 188 A Street in Eastsound on Jan. 2.

“I’m excited to have a space where I can work with islanders to help add more healthy years to spend with loved ones,” said Carter. “I have found with the right nutrition, physical activity and other lifestyle behaviors, many chronic conditions like early-stage type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, dementia and obesity can often be prevented, reversed or slowed.”

My True Self will offer one-on-one and duo personal training and nutrition counseling sessions. Clients can schedule a session for personal training, nutrition counseling or both through the website, call 360-726-3188 or email

Carter is the founder of My True Self, PLLC, a socially conscious nutrition and wellness practice. Carter has a master’s degree in nutrition sciences with a focus on lifestyle management and disease prevention from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a licensed nutritionist through Washington state’s Department of Health, and a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Carter works with clients to put a personalized wellness plan together to prevent or reverse common complex chronic diseases. She is also the author of “The Plant-Based Workplace” and co-author of the children’s book “The Spinach in My Teeth.”