Meet The Team

Polina

Polina PETRUSEVICH

Certified Nutritionist. Precision Nutrition Level 1 and 2, NASM Nutrition and Sports Nutrition, NESTA Nutrition and Behavioral Coaching

Polina is the owner and founder of 7.7 Nutrition. She has over 12  years of experience working in the nutrition field as a Weight Management Consultant and a sports nutritionist. Polina is a former Bikini & Fitness Competitor and Champion. A gym owner in the past, Polina knows what it takes to help you reach your goals.

15 years ago she began her career as a personal trainer and a gym owner specializing in one on one coaching sessions. Realizing her true passion resided in the nutrition industry, she transitioned specialties and gained experience through National Academy of Sports Medicine and National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association with a specialty in nutrition. 

She focuses on comprehensive, results-oriented, and highly-customized nutrition protocols that promote optimal health. 

Polina enthusiastically continues to perfect her skills at advanced training programs in the evolving nutrition field. She has earned a reputation as a go-to professional in sports nutrition, which allowed 7.7 Nutrition to rapidly become a staple brand within multiple Powerhouse Gyms nationwide. 

Polina continues her education through nutrition and supplements associations and by attending conferences in the health and wellness field.

Polinas team’s commitment to staying informed on the latest advancements and innovative research makes 7.7 Nutrition name second to none. 

Upon her retirement, Polina aims to open a foundation to support homeless animals and all animals in need. Today, Polina is a proud US citizen and a very grateful immigrant, who is thankful for an opportunity to be able to move her parents and her 4 cats from a former USSR and provide them with a life they deserve. 

Stephanie Sall

Stacey Books

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist 

Stacey graduated from Michigan State University in 2005 with a BS in Dietetics and graduated from the Henry Ford Hospital Dietetic Internship Program in 2006 in order to obtain her RDN license. She has completed a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Level 1 and Level 2, through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Stacey has practiced as a Registered Dietitian since 2007 in the areas of clinical nutrition, wellness, and management.  She has had several years of experience treating patients with multiple medical problems through medical nutrition therapy.  Her passion is to educate and provide clients with preventative medicine approaches to improve overall health.

From a young age, along with nutrition she has held a strong interest in fitness and in the past has taught group fitness and ran competitively.  Stacey is a mom of three active boys, she enjoys time with family and friends.  She also likes to bake, craft and travel during her free time.

Stephanie Sall

Dr. Max Feinstein, DO

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine & Internal Medicine

Dr Max is a Medical Director for 7.7 Nutrition.
He is also an osteopathic medicine doctor and neuromusculoskeletal specialist that offers a comprehensive approach to patient care in his private practice in Southfield, MI.

He combines essential primary care with osteopathy to identify and treat underlying causes of patients’ health concerns. In addition to traditional medicine, he offers holistic medicine, joint injections, and dermatology.

Dr. Feinstein graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, and he completed his residency at Beaumont Health Systems.
He is fully trained and licensed to practice the entire range and scope of medicine, but he has additional training in the principles and practice of osteopathy and osteopathic manipulative medicine. This specialized training allows him to diagnose and treat disorders and diseases in ways that are unique to the osteopathic profession.
Named a Top Doc by his peers, Dr. Max Feinstein is an essential part of the 7.7 Nutrition team.

 

Jessica Grafft

Jessica Grafft

Director of Operations, Certified Nutritionist, B.S. Human Performance

Jessica is a graduate of the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Performance, Exercise Science & Sports Studies. Her scope of clients as a Nutrition Technician are; professional athletes, youth athletes, and general weight loss.

As a Certified Life Coach, she specializes in working with behavior modification and accountability. Her passions include Lightning hockey and a strong cup of coffee.

Julia Dammon

Julia Damman, RD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Julia graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics. She completed her dietetic internship at Henry Ford Hospital, a tertiary care hospital centered in Detroit, MI. In 2022 Julia received her RDN license and began practicing as a registered dietician. Julia has many years of experience in the healthcare and nutrition fields and is excited to continue to work with patients using medical nutrition therapy.

Her goal is to empower people from all ages and health backgrounds to make healthy lifestyle decisions. She believes success is rooted in individualized nutrition. She is excited to help all individuals reach their personal health goals utilizing a holistic nutrition approach.

Julia Dammon

Michelle King, MS, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian/Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

Michelle graduated with a B.S in Dietetics from the University of Delaware in 2019 and then went on to pursue her Master’s in Nutrition and Health Promotion from Simmons University in Boston. She has always been passionate about nutrition and fitness, and always knew she wanted to become a Registered Dietitian. While completing her Master’s at Simmons, she also completed her dietetic internship to be able to sit for her RD exam, while also receiving a Certificate in Sports Nutrition and Certificate in Integrative and Functional Nutrition.

After living in Boston for a few years, she made the move to Tampa in the summer of ’21 and started her RD career as a clinical dietitian in an acute-care inpatient hospital. There she received a ton of amazing experiences and grew tremendously as a dietitian. But, her heart always rested more with the community and private practice setting to be able to help the general population reach their health goals in an attainable matter.

Michelle’s interests include reading cheesy romance and true crime novels, cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles (Go Birds!) with her family and friends, and trying all the new and fun foody things she can find!

Taylor

Taylor Forgione

Certified Nutritionist

Taylor received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from Oakland University.

Immediately upon graduation, she earned a position as a Dietitian Assistant at Beaumont Hospital where she helped patients in clinical settings for over 3 years. 

Today Taylor strives to help her clients to discover the root cause of their ailments so they can achieve their best self. She loves working with clients who are seeking a balanced, sustainable lifestyle with healthy food. She believes in real food and what it can do for the body.

Passion for a customizable nutrition approach has brought Taylor to a 7.7 Nutrition team. What she loves most about nutrition is that it is unique to each person. It’s not one-size-fits-all. While there are basic concepts that apply to everyone (eat your veggies!), nutrition can be personalized to help you achieve your unique health goals and live your healthiest life.

In her free time, Taylor enjoys trying new workout classes, traveling and visiting new restaurants and coffee shops. 

Stephanie Sall

Joanna Dabish

Nutrition Assistant

Administrative Coordinator and everyone’s favorite go-to girl. She is the “behind the scenes hero”, helping our team to stay organized and ready to provide exceptional care to our Michigan clients.

She is completing her B.S. in Health Science with a concentration in Nutrition, and her passion for health has led her to the 7.7 team. Joanna truly believes that the foundation of our health and happiness comes from a proper diet.

Joanna loves coffee, yoga, and meal prepping. She is a proud owner of 3 pet chickens and her goal is to become a Registered Dietitian and to be able to save the world, one patient, at a time.

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Paige Helming

Nutrition Assistant

Paige is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree at Michigan State University for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences with a concentration in Global Nutrition and Health. She also has a minor in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. Upon finishing her degree, Paige is hoping to become a Registered Dietitian.

This is Paige’s first position in Nutrition and Dietetics, but she is learning fast along the way.

Paige is extremely passionate about working with people and helping others in any way, especially on their journey to a healthier life. She believes that we are all individuals in our own way and therefore reaching our health goals needs to be designed for your specific needs!

Paige loves staying active especially outdoors and is passionate about physical health as much as I am mental health. Paige loves running, yoga and cooking, She is a big vegan foodie and a coffee-aholic.

She also loves traveling and hopes one day to incorporate that into her career and eventually address nutrition and health on a global scale.

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7.7 nutrition has the most knowledgeable and genuine team of nutritionists. They are very thorough and take the time to get to know you personally and adjust to your needs. They don’t provide “cookie-cutter” diets, they are customized for you personally. I love the accountability their programs provide. Not only that I’ve had FANTASTIC results. I’m sleeping better at night and my energy has substantially increased which is where I was lacking the most. Highly recommended!!

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The personalized service Polina offers is unlike any other. Her customized nutrition programs are made to fit even the toughest schedules. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient and caring of all her clients. Great experience.”

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Gabby + Jessica changed my life!! I seriously cannot recommend 7.7 Nutrition more highly – they are the absolute best and really go above and beyond to get to know you, help you, listen to you, and make you feel like you are making great progress no matter how much or how little it really is. I was so afraid to start the journey with them because I felt ashamed that I needed to get help for my weight, but they always made me feel welcomed, important, and encouraged me to keep going and making progress. Gabby and Jessica helped me lose almost 40 pounds in about 4 months with very little exercise and I cannot thank them enough for helping me get my confidence and life back!!!

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