Alexia de Macar and Jodie Richardson
clinical psychologist and cofounder of Dare to Fuel Performance
Jodie Richardson is a clinical psychologist, member of the Order of Psychologists of Québec and co-founder of the psychotherapy clinic Connecte Montreal Psychology Group. She completed her PhD in clinical psychology at McGill University and her doctoral research at the Eating Disorders Program of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in 2010. Over her ten years of clinical practice working with circus artists, ballet dancers and Olympic athletes among others, Jodie has developed a unique expertise in the treatment of eating disorders and body dissatisfaction among athletes and performers.
PhD in Sports Nutrition and cofounder of Dare to Fuel Performance
Alexia de Macar
Alexia is one of the few performance dietitians who combines a PhD in Sports Nutrition with extensive experience in the field. She has been working in several high-level sports and artistic environments for over 15 years. The experience she has acquired in these areas of excellence has contributed to her unparalleled understanding of the many different challenges associated with performance (Olympic athletes, Cirque du Soleil, dance schools). She is one of the rare dietitians who has developed an expertise in working with elite athletes/performers with eating disorders.
By founding Dare to Fuel Performance, we’ve officially joined forces and our unique expertise on our quest to help out as many sports professionals and performing artists as possible.
Having worked together as a complementary dietitian-psychologist team for over ten years already, we’ve experienced first hand that educating, empowering and supporting each gameplayer involved in professional sports through training is the absolute key to a healthy body image and nipping eating disorders in the bud.
We’re proud to say that, through the years, we’ve helped numerous organizations and individuals, from circus artists and ballet dancers to Olympic athletes, recover from eating disorders while still performing at their very best.
And we aim to keep doing exactly that on an even bigger scale with Dare To Fuel Performance! Join us on our mission to champion a safe and healthy body culture in high performance environments.