OUR EXPERTS TEAM
President & Nutritionnist
Founder and president of VIVAÏ, Mélanie Olivier's expertise in sports nutrition is recognized throughout the country and among her peers as the first nutritionist to be appointed as a member of the performance improvement team for the Canadian Olympic Committee for the Games of Torino 2006, Beijing 2008 and Vancouver in 2010. With a bachelor's and a Master's degree in sports nutrition from the University of Montreal, Melanie worked for more then 15 years with professional and amateur athletes across the country.
Melanie is a registered dieititian with l'ordre professionnel des diététistes du Quebec and member of Dietitians of Canada, she is also recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada as a specialist in sports nutrition. She is also responsible for the Quebec members of the Sport Nutrition Network of Dietitians of Canada. Melanie has been involved with amateur athletes since the inception of the National Centre Multisports Montreal (CNMM ), now the National Institute of Sports in Quebec (INS). In particular, she has worked closely federations and national teams and federations such as the Canadian Short Track Speed Skating Team, Canadian Freestyle Ski and the Canadian Synchronized Swimming Team.
Her reputation extends beyond North America as Melanie has worked for over 18 years with internationally renowned athletes such as boxers Lucian Bute and Eric Lucas from Groupe Interbox. She is now working with the Montreal Canadien's players, their school-club Ice Caps and collaborate with Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
An excellent, bilingual communicator, Melanie has spoken and instructed for many organizations and conferences. She was also a national spokesperson for promotional campaigns and at various product launches.
Regularly in the media, Melanie has worked on several television shows including L'Épicerie on Radio-Canada, Cours Toujours on MaTv, Deux filles le matin on TVA, and in documentaries like La boxe en 5 rounds, La préparation des athlètes olympiques on Canal D and for radio program Culture physique on Radio-Canada.
Redactor of nutrition chronics for different magazines during many years, Melanie embarked on the adventure of writing a book on nutrition, exercise and maternity: Sport et Nutrition pendant et après la grossesse, published in 2012 by Les Éditions de l'Homme.
« Coming from a family of innkeepers in the Eastern Townships and as athlete in alpine skiing, sports nutrition was revealed to me during my athletic career end with the Quebec team. It was obvious that this was my path and one I still find many challenging and exciting. Nutrition is an evolving science and trial and error are part of our daily lives. Attention to the ordinary day-to-days, which is often overlooked in favour of trends or the latest product, which allows to achieve extraordinary performance. »
Director & Nutritionnist
Boisbriand - Terrebonne - Laval - Montréal
« From a very young age, I realized that eating improved my performance both on the field and in the classroom. This is what led me to a profession when I can show people the power of nutrition on physical, psychological and social well-being. »
Montréal - St-Sauveur
Ariane has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the University of Montreal and has been a nutritionist since 2008. Wanting to expand her knowledge of athletic performance, she obtained a diploma specialized in sports nutrition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Always in search of personal and professional advancement, she combines her profession with her greatest passion: alpine snowboarding. She understands the realities of elite sports, having been a member of the Canadian National Snowboard Team who participated in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.
Bursting with new ideas, Ariane will stop at nothing to seek out new professional opportunities. Passionate about sport, she works with sports enthusiasts, high performance athletes and sport federations, such as Tennis Canada and the Quebec snowboard and alpine skiing teams. On top of her private practice, she is involved as a spokesperson in sporting events, a key note speaker, a writer, she also develops menus and promotes nutritional kiosks. Her articles and columns can be found in various media platforms, such as blogs, editorial articles or editorial collaborations; La Presse+, Magazine Découvertes, iPlant, Tremblant and the maple products of Quebec, to name a few.
« Life brings us develop and reach our full potential; An adapted nutrition to our own reality is the secret ingredient in the recipe for success! »