Integrative/Biochemical Nutritionist in Colorado Springs, CO

About Kelly Calabrese

I am a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist at Optimal Wellness Solutions. Throughout my life, I have developed a passion for fitness and nutrition and a desire to help others achieve their health and wellness goals.

It is all about education and awareness. Our insurance-based healthcare system is going bust. We have more stress now than any previous generations. We need to keep healthy and strong to endure what is coming down the pike.

A little history of how I got started in the clinical nutrition world. I was a sick little girl going in and out of doctor’s offices for nearly 10 years. They kept telling me my symptoms were in my head. I could have strangled the next doctor to tell me the same thing. When I was finally diagnosed with a blood sugar disorder, hypoglycemia, at age 16, my life changed dramatically. I researched diabetes and understood exercise would help regulate blood insulin levels. I was able to feel healthy and well for 2 decades until the ski accident.

The ski accident broke me in more ways than one. I was in and out of doctors once again. I vowed to myself when I was age 16 that if I got sick again, I would take the bull by the horns and figure it out for myself. Well, I did. It only took me 4 months to figure out the root cause of my symptoms, but it took me several more years to become well.

I put myself in the position of a guinea pig. I tried many therapies and many support systems. I had numerous testing done. Once I got well, I went back to school to study Pre-Med, Nutrition and Post Graduate Studies in Functional Endocrinology, Immunology, and Neurology. I am grateful for my journey and my path has led me to help others.

It has been a privilege and honor to teach and educate individuals of all ages on nutrition, fitness, health, and wellness. I look forward to many more years of inspiring clients.

Kelly Calabrese, MS, CCN

  • Masters of Science Degree
  • Sports Medicine & Exercise Physiology
  • Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
  • Pre-Med Studies
  • CPR Certified
  • 28 Years Experience in Fitness
  • 11 Years Experience in Clinical Nutrition
  • Experience With Endocrine Disorders
  • Post-Op and Orthopeadic Rehabilitation
  • Amateur Competitive Bodybuilder
  • NASTAR and TeamSki Racer and USTA Tennis
  • Professor in Human Nutrition and Pilates
  • Certifying Teacher in Personal Training and Nutrition
  • Masters of Science Degree
  • Sports Medicine & Exercise Physiology
  • Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
  • Pre-Med Studies
  • CPR Certified
  • 28 Years Experience in Fitness
  • 13 Years Experience in Clinical Nutrition
  • Experience With Endocrine Disorders
  • Post-Op and Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Amateur Competitive Bodybuilder
  • NASTAR and TeamSki Racer and USTA Tennis
  • Professor in Human Nutrition and Pilates
  • Certifying Teacher in Personal Training and Nutrition