Welcome! My name is Michelle and this is Greens for Gains. I am an Exercise Physiologist & Health Educator living in the Ocean State.

I am a huge strength training advocate, especially as a woman. Yet I am also a firm believer that you should find activity or exercise that is most enjoyable to you!

It is amazing to look back on how my own body has healed and adapted after injury. Take it from someone who was a walking accident throughout an entire 20+ year sports career. I’m talking countless sprains, concussions, three foot surgeries and a hip repair later! I spent a lot of time in the emergency room, orthopedic clinics and physical therapy over the years. To the average person it may sound somewhat scary, but I loved it! I definitely learned what my body is capable of from these incidences. There was nothing more satisfying than working hard to get strong again to step back on to the field or into the gym. Regular exercise gives me this same satisfaction in feeling strong and accomplished.

You should also know I LOVE food as much as (if not more) than I love exercise. My eating habits have very much so changed over the years (more about this later!) and most of what I have applied to my life has been through my own research and experimentation. I am not a nutrition professional, but I love sharing my plant-based recipes. I can show you that eating vegetables doesn’t have to be boring! I am often asked how my eating habits – vegetarian, pescatarian or whatever you would like to call me – “work” for building muscle. In general when it comes to eating, I have no rules. I eat my veggies, eat my pizza and eat my chocolate (daily). Everyone is different!

There you have it. This is a small glimpse into my story. So here goes nothing; I’m diving head first into the blogging world! I want to share it all: exercise, health, wellness and my favorite eats. I don’t know exactly what I’m doing, but I’m hoping you’ll come along for the ride with me as I continue to learn and grow! I hope I have inspired you to try something different as I have done in creating my small sliver of internet space. Thank you for stopping by! Follow me on Instagram or you can e-mail me at michelle@greensforgains.com if you have questions or want to say hi!

Michelle Kuda, MS is a Rhode Island-based Exercise Physiologist. She has over 10 years of experience in the health and wellness field. She has worked in collegiate athletics, biomechanics research, education, outpatient rehabilitation & corporate wellness. Michelle graduated cum laude from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She completed her Master of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2014.