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Get to Know Malia

experienced + knowledgable + dedicated

Malia Frey

If you've read health or fitness content on the web, you've probably read Malia's work. She was the weight loss expert at Verywell Fit for over ten years and also contributed to other sites including,, Muscle & Fitness,, MyFitnessPal,, GetHealthyU, LoveToKnow Health, Psychology Today, Polar, and more. She was named a Top 10 Online Influencer in Weight Loss by ShareCare Now.  


Malia's book, Macro Diet for Dummies, was published in January 2024 and quickly became an Amazon #1 Top Release in the diet tracking category. In addition to the book, she provides guidance about the practice of balanced nutrition and the macro diet on her consumer site


In addition to her work in print and online, Malia writes and edits educational and marketing materials for medical centers, health organizations, and non-profits.  She enjoys working independently or collaborating on projects to write engaging publications that make readers want to live fit and healthy lives.

Education + Credentials + Affiliations

  • B.A. in Communications, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

  • M.A. Dance and Movement Education University of California, Los Angeles

  • National Institutes of Health Medicine in the Media, 2013, 2023,  graduate

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Health Coach

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer

  • TEDMED Delegate, Washington D.C., 2013

  • ACE-certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist

  • ACE-certified Weight Management Specialist

  • ACE-certified Behavior Change Specialist

  • ACE-certified Functional Aging Specialist

  • Association of Health Care Journalists, member

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