As part of the Swiss Preparatory Sports Academy, we extend our services to include a comprehensive Nutrition and Fitness Program. In collaboration with MotionLab and the expertise of Dr. Maria Giovanna De Leo, Specialist in Nutrition and Body Composition, we are dedicated to supporting your journey towards enhanced health and physical well-being.



Born and raised in Lecce, Italy, she obtained her master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from the University of Salento in 2008 with a dissertation titled “Static magnetic field and molecular effects: influence on the phagocytosis of normal and apoptotic human lymphocytes.” She also qualified as a Nutritionist. She worked for a year at the Clinical Pathology and Hematology Laboratory at Hospital “Vito Fazzi” in Lecce before pursuing her passion for research.

In late 2009, she joined the Open University Ph.D. program in Life and Biomolecular Science at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) in Naples. She conducted most of her research in Maria Antonietta De Matteis's lab and spent some months at the University of Sheffield under Elizabeth Smythe, as well as in Belgium at the University Hospitals Leuven in E. Levtchenko’s lab. Her Ph.D. research focused on defining a protein-protein interaction network for inherited kidney disorders.

In 2015, she moved to Switzerland for a postdoc in Andreas Mayer’s group at the University of Lausanne, studying membrane fission in the endo-lysosomal system. She also represented mid-level teaching staff in the Biochemistry Department council and taught dynamic cell biology. Currently a researcher at the University of Lausanne, she works on membrane trafficking and related disorders. She combines her research with a specialization in sports nutrition and body composition, speaking Italian, English, and French, and believes in "mens sana in corpore sano."


Philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach stated, "We are what we eat," emphasizing the profound impact of food on our physical, energetic, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Our diet influences not only our body but also our thoughts and emotions. The link between mood and food choices is evident—when feeling down, we tend toward heavier, disharmonious foods, whereas a positive mood guides us to lighter, more harmonious options.

The idea that there are no inherently "good" or "bad" foods underlines the importance of good diets versus bad diets. The term "diet" should not be associated with sacrifice but rather as a Greek concept for a correct lifestyle promoting well-being, health, and energy. Achieving a sound mind in a healthy body is a tangible goal through a balanced diet, a tool for self-love and well-being.

It's crucial to recognize individual differences, lifestyles, and emotional histories in our relationship with food. To navigate this, seeking guidance from a professional who can create a personalized diet tailored to specific needs and circumstances is essential. Your diet is a unique expression of self-care and balance, contributing to a healthier and more fulfilled life.


What does the first visit involve?

1. Client reception

2. The description of your symptoms in relation to family, physiological, remote, remote pathological, work and risk history linked to your psycho-physical situation

3. The acquisition of one's own nutritional lifestyle;

4. Anthropometric measurements (e.g. weight, height, body mass index, body circumferences, assessment of body BIOTYPE)

5. An objective examination that allows us to collect any signs of illness; an explanation, from me, of any problems related to your health;

6. If necessary, the advice to carry out in-depth diagnostic tests with specific tests, so as to be able to decide on your personalized diet.

After an initial consultation, I recommend an impedance test to assess body composition, including lean mass, fat mass, and water distribution. The formulation of a personalized diet is based on a comprehensive analysis, considering health, lifestyle, and preferences.

While prioritizing your tastes, the diet is meticulously calibrated to meet your specific needs, promoting well-being and long-term health. Regular monitoring sessions, aligned with your psychophysical state and goals, ensure ongoing support, allowing adjustments as needed. Our collaborative journey involves addressing difficulties and celebrating the achieved results together.


At SPSA, our specialized Nutritionist employs Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA) to offer clients and athletes a state-of-the-art, evidence-based tool for assessing baseline conditions before crafting personalized nutritional or supplementation programs. Utilizing the cutting-edge BIA 101 BIVA® PRO IPS edition from AKERN®, our center is equipped to evaluate nutritional, muscle, and hydroelectrolytic status through BIA techniques.

Bioimpedance has become the preferred method for assessing body composition in nutritional settings. BIA is a widely adopted technique for estimating body composition and relevant health parameters. Its simplicity, speed, precision, and non-invasiveness make it a preferred choice. BIA parameters, including resistance, reactance, phase angle, and impedance vector length, allow for the estimation of body composition such as fat, fat-free mass, and total-body water compartments. These raw measurements also serve as effective indicators for tracking hydration, malnutrition, and provide insights into disease prognosis, athletic performance, and overall health status.


A sports nutritionist caters to individuals across all age groups and skill levels with tailored programs.

For teenagers, crucial in their growth phase, a nutritionist helps instill healthy eating habits for optimal development and energy levels.

Amateurs benefit from optimizing the synergy between nutrition and physical activity for overall well-being.

Agonists receive guidance on appropriate food choices to enhance performance and sustain energy.

Professionals, especially those in high-intensity sports like basketball, require personalized diets considering individual characteristics and lifestyle. Training alone is insufficient; a holistic approach encompassing nutrition, hydration, and rest is essential for optimal results. Personalized discussions with a sports nutritionist are vital to address protein, energy, hydration, supplement, and micronutrient needs, ensuring the best choices for performance improvement and overall well-being.



A. First Consultations Personalized dietary assessment with micro-nutritional monitoring if necessary. Advice tailored to your needs and objectives in terms of food and food supplements. We will carry out a medical and dietary history complete. Before starting I advise a blood test and also a microbiota analysis.

  • 100 CHF / 60 min
  • 130 CHF with Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) a method for estimating body composition / 90 min
B. Nutritional Monitoring Monitoring progress according to set objectives Adaptation of the diet and micronutrient assessment with correction if necessary

  • 100CHF / 60 MIN
C. Online nutritional monitoring personalized nutritional paths, capable of supporting those who want to achieve a healthy weight and an active lifestyle. Careful assessment of your health, eating habits and physical activity. Through the first online consultation will allow to create a personalized diet plan by taking in account preferences and nutritional needs.

  • First session 70 CHF
  • 3x per month 180 CHF
  • 6x per month months 330 CHF
  • 12x per month 600 CHF
D. Online nutritional monitoring with personalized training plan
  • First session 100 CHF
  • 3x per month 270 CHF
  • 6x per month month 500 CHF
  • 12x per month 900 CHF
E. Personal training
  • 1 session 100 CHF
  • 3 sessions 290 CHF
  • 5 sessions 450 CHF
  • 10 sessions 850 CHF
  • 20 sessions 1600 CHF