About the Author

Claire Dorotik-Nana, M.S. LMFT

Claire is an avid marathon runner, equestrian, personal trainer, and licensed Psychotherapist specializing in weight loss. With a B.S. in Kinesiology from San Diego State University and an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego University of Integrative Studies, she has been a contributing writer on exercise and mood for Trail Runner and Her Sports magazines. She also teaches Continuing Education courses for International Sport Science Association, the only Continuing Education program for personal trainers accredited by the Department of Education and Continuing Training. She has worked as a biomechanics and wellness consultant creating programs for United States International University, Nokia Corporation, and Bally Total Fitness.

For the past four years, her secondary specialty has been the use of wellness programs for the addiction recovery population. She has created programs for Miracle House Recovery Center, Tender Life Maternity Home, and Prototypes Women’s Center, designed to help clients with histories of trauma, abuse, and eating disorders to develop balanced and healthy function. As a staff psychotherapist at Live In Fitness, the largest residential bootcamp in the United States, Claire has helped thousands of clients struggling with lifelong weight issues return to healthy weights and healthy lives.

Claire has also authored multiple books, including: Leverage: The Science of Turning Setbacks into Springboards and On The Back Of A Horse: Harnessing The Healing Power Of The Human-Equine Bond.