Wellness in Motion Boston is honored to be partnered with Lena Ani Rakijian, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC to offer Nutritional Counseling.
Lena Ani Rakijian, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC is a dynamic Registered Dietitian and Fitness Instructor with a strong background in clinical nutrition, nutritional science, and kinesiology. Lena holds a Masters of Science in Nutrition & Public Health from Columbia University of New York and a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Economics, Exercise & Sports Studies with an Emphasis in Fitness Instruction/Personal Training from University of California Santa Barbara. She completed her clinical dietetic internship at Harvard-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts. After completing her internship and Registered Dietitian board exam, Lena served as a Clinical Dietitian at BIDMC providing evidenced based nutritional care to acutely and critically ill patients. After 3 years in inpatient care, Lena founded Lena Ani Wellness, a private nutrition coaching practice to promote optimal lifestyle and athlete nutrition. She now focuses on coaching athletes through their training cycle to adequately fuel the body to move optimally. She is ecstatic to be here at Wellness in Motion to provide individual sports nutrition coaching and group nutrition workshops.
Outside of Wellness in Motion, Lena can be found teaching indoor cycling and yoga classes throughout the city. She is Master Instructor and Director of Instructor Programming at The Handle Bar Indoor Cycling Studios where she teaches hundreds of riders per week and also recruits and trains new talent to join the team. Lena also completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training through New School of Yogic Arts. She teaches private and group yoga classes in pop-up locations around Boston.
Lena specializes in sports nutrition for marathon training, sport specific performance, weight gain, weight loss, and overall health. She works individually with clients to create a customized nutrition plan throughout the training cycle. Using techniques in nutrition periodization, Lena will work with you to create an optimal plan to meet your physical training demands. You will learn how and when to adequately fuel the body to stay energized, strengthen movement, and improve athletic performance.
Does Lena Ani Wellness accept insurance?
Not at this time. We are in the progress of accepting Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Tufts, and Blue Cross in the future. Payments can be made with credit card or check. We also offer Superbill services for potential reimbursement by your insurance company.
What is Superbill?
A Superbill is essentially a receipt of the services provided. You submit receipts to your insurance company to potentially get reimbursed. Payment is collected either before or during the time of service and any reimbursement provided by an insurance company goes to you directly.
Lena will be offering Nutrition Counseling at WIMB on Wednesdays and Fridays. You can schedule an appointment with her via our on-line scheduling or through Sanya @ (857) 305-3392.