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Recovery Team - Nutrition


Jamie Minucciani
Certified Nutritionist, Certified Personal Trainer

Jamie Minucciani is a highly recognized fitness expert in the Chicagoland area. She has numerous certifications and is an accomplished Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. Jamie has been mentored by and worked with national fitness experts, Andrea Metcalf and Jim Karas. As a result of her expertise, Jamie has been featured on both local and national television.

Jamie has effectuated change in many lives, and trains elite professional athletes as well as adolescents and older adults who want to improve their fitness levels. Jaime is a caring and compassionate person who understands the change process and how difficult it can be without the proper support and guidance. She is available for in-home training throughout the Chicagoland area as well at her training studio in Chicago.


Paragon Chef
Personal Chef Service

Paragon Chef is a personal chef service that allows LifeSkills Authorities clientele the convenience of having healthy, properly balanced food available at all times. Every client is pampered with the cuisine they enjoy and that is prepared for their individual needs. Paragon Chef uses the freshest ingredients and will customize meals for our clients to follow an individualized nutrition plan. Paragon Chef will deliver your cuisine fully prepared or provide preparation at your home for added convenience. Owner, Terry Riesterer and her staff work together with other LSA Recovery Team members to simplify the transition into a healthier lifestyle.

Robert Yang 
Certified Nutritionist, Corrective Exercise Expert, & CHEK Level IV, HLC II

Robert Yang specializes in nutrition, nutritional supplementation, strength and conditioning, corrective exercise, and lifestyle coaching. His integrative and individualized programs have built his name and reputation in working with a very diverse clientele, ranging from the elite and professional athlete to the person at the very beginning of improving their health and well-being. Robert is the founder of The Performance Lab in Encinitas, California, just outside of San Diego, where he maintains an active practice designing corrective exercise routines, performance enhancement, rehabilitative programs, and life-enhancing customized health programs. Robert specializes in making sure each client's program for nutrition, supplementation, and exercise is customized to their specific needs. He realizes that his role in working with individuals recovering from addiction battles may help to make the difference between life and death. His gentle and calm nature, along with his incredible clinical knowledge base make Robert a valuable member of LSA's Recovery Team.

 Robert is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara with a Biopsychology and Exercise Health Science degree. He is licensed by the American Health Science University as a Certified Nutritionist. He is a member of the faculty at the world- renowned CHEK Institute as well as a CHEK Level 4 and a HLC 2 practitioner. He is an advisory board member for both the Titleist Performance Institute and the National Pitching Association. Robert is a sought after presenter and lecturer. He has been featured in magazines such as Golf Digest and Natural Solutions Magazine (Formerly Alternative Medicine Magazine). Robert has developed an impressive international following of clientele and regularly receives referrals from clients, peers, and physicians who have been astounded by the results their patients' have received after working with him. 

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