Need support when it comes to choosing the right foods? Let our team of registered dietitians work with you to create a plan to achieve better health! Read through the biographies below to see who feels like your best match, you can then schedule online using our online scheduling system.
Owner and Nutrition Therapist
Balance Fitness and Nutrition is a limited liability corporation owned by Jenny Askew. Jenny is a registered and licensed dietitian. She holds a Masters of Science in Nutrition from Georgia State University, and a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology (the study of movement) from James Madison University. Additionally, Jenny is an American College of Sports Medicine credentialed Health/Fitness Specialist.
Jenny is an active member of many professional organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine. Additionally, Jenny serves as Vice President on the board of the Georgia Dietetic Foundation.
Jenny has worked in the health and wellness industry for over ten years. During this time, she has helped hundreds of clients improve their well-being through diet and exercise. Jenny is passionate about improving the health of others by helping them get to the root of their health issues. This passion has led her to pursue further training in the area of Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Jenny has lived in the Atlanta area since 2008. When she is not working, you can find her in her garden, doing yoga, running, or spending time with her friends, husband, and beloved Dalmatian.
Carrie Claiborne is a mother of two and recent graduate of Life University’s Dietetic Internship program. Carrie’s role at Balance Fitness and Nutrition includes handling contract and consulting work outside of the office. Carrie’s responsibilities include nutritional assessments in group homes and educational lunch and learns in various settings.
Her hobbies include family and food photography and cooking foods with Asian or Latin influences. She loves listening to podcasts such as Gastropod, which gives the history and science behind foods.
Kari is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian and holds a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Public Health from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Kennesaw State University. She has over ten years of experience in the fitness and nutrition field, working with several corporate clients and many community sites delivering wellness programs and providing nutrition guidance.
Kari sees clients in our nutrition counseling office. Her specialty is family nutrition. She works with both children and adults in weight management, diabetes, food allergies, and sports nutrition. She is also increasingly working with pre- and postnatal mothers, counseling women with gestational diabetes or educating mothers on healthy nutrition for their families. Aside from nutrition, she also has taught Mom and Baby fitness classes, yoga, and Pilates.
Kari’s passion is empowering people to take steps toward improving their lifestyle for themselves and their family! Her approach to wellness and nutrition is practical, yet holistic.
Some of Kari’s favorite things to do are hanging out with her husband and little girl, purchasing locally grown foods at her local Farmers Market, cooking, hiking, yoga, and traveling
Taylor is a registered and licensed dietitian who uses a holistic approach when it comes to helping clients improve their health. Taylor’s holistic dietetic approach developed from her own struggle to become healthy. In her early twenties, she found herself trying and failing to follow the “move more, eat less approach.” She felt defeated and that something was wrong with her when she didn’t feel or look better following the low fat and low calorie diets.
Only after discovering undiagnosed food sensitivities and Candida overgrowth was she able to finally heal her gut and in turn settle at a healthy weight by eating REAL foods. Taylor knows that being healthy is not just about food! Her approach includes diving into your sleep habits, movement patterns, and social support. Taylor’s goal is to make it easier for you to overcome barriers to reach your goals and become happy, healthy and strong in your body!
Taylor’s favorite part of counseling clients at Balance Fitness and Nutrition is being an investigator, helping you to identify the root cause of your disease, imbalance or weight gain. Taylor’s authentic and enthusiastic approach coupled with a focus on sustainability will help you build lifestyle transitions and experience long-term results. You don’t have to go through this journey alone, Taylor has been in your shoes and is ready to help you get to your best self!