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Act of Nutrition


Act of Nutrition offers a complete wellness program designed to help you focus on healthful behaviors. The weight maintenance and wellness package helps you to set obtainable goals towards living a long, healthful and productive life. Our program is different than other group plans. We fit you for the right fitness program AND we end each month cooking a healthful meal together, practicing what we learned! Committing to this program will help you to feel more energetic, have better health, and be more comfortable in your daily activities. 


Individual assessments and sports nutrition counseling are also available, based on current scientific research, to help clients and athletes to meet their goals.

Denise is taking a break from wellness coaching while completing her doctoral studies (2022)

Use contact to make requests about availability.

Have a group that wants its own time? We can arrange that for you!

The minimum group size is 3.

Denise Russo, MS RD, CFI


Denise is a registered dietitian with both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Nutrition Science with an education focus. She is a college professor, teaching nutrition to undergraduate students. In addition, she is a Fitness Specialist, working as a Group Fitness Instructor since 1989. She has been educating patients and students about nutrition, fitness, and wellness for over 20 years.

Denise is the founder and owner of Act of Nutrition. She currently directs the group fitness program and offers her wellness program at Seascape Sports Club in Aptos. Group sessions or private wellness (fitness and nutrition) instruction may also be arranged. 

Wellness in the News

What if it ISN'T everything in moderation?

Narrowing your food choices may be an effective step in managing or losing weight. Of course, the types of foods you choose will matter, too.

2022 Best Overall "Diets"


The results are in! Did your favorite fad diet make the list? Are you making choices that promote your overall long-term wellness? A few of these diets may help. We are here to help you, too!


The mindfulness skills Denise taught me have been the key to my ongoing success with my eating plan and with monitoring my stress levels. 

Denise taught me how to create the life I desire through good habits — whether they be sleep, exercise, or stress reducing self care — mastering them one by one and snowballing my successes into more success. 

Thank you for helping me see that taking care of myself in the best ways possible leads to the outcomes I desire. 

VH, Seascape Sports Club Member & AON Client




Group Fitness at Seascape Sports Club

Seascape Sports Club offers a complete group fitness program with the consultation of Denise. Classes are available for all levels of fitness. We feature the following class formats:


Body Sculpt

Boot Camp 



Masters Swim





*Denise teaches cycle and boot camp.

Fitness Schedule

Have a class you want to see added to our schedule? Suggest a format and time that has a studio opening and let's make it happen!

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