Madeline Gryll is a fitness lover, recipe developer, and veggie enthusiast. She grew up on a third-generation family farm in northern California. Her dad farms Italian specialty vegetables; her mom’s a nurse and an outstanding home cook. From them she inherited a deep, abiding love of leafy greens and Italian cooking.
After a successful collegiate athletic career she moved to New York City. It was then that she began to experiment with what being “healthy” meant in the real world. (Turns out, you don’t need to carb-load for a desk job, and three-margarita happy hours aren’t the secret to a happy, balanced life.) She translated her passion for health into a career, running events and marketing for Well+Good, FOX Sports, and vitaminwater.
Maddie completed her first Whole30 challenge in 2016 and has been evangelist ever since, telling anyone who will listen about both the amazing physical results and profound impact it had on her complicated relationship with food. This year, she transitioned from an informal cheerleader for friends, family and one reluctant fiancé into a certified Whole30 coach, eager to work with anyone who wants to improve their health, well-being and peace of mind.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and their cavapoo Wally, Barre3, traveling, reading, and reality TV. (Want to talk Bachelor or Million Dollar Listing? Maddie’s your girl.) She’s rarely seen without a black coffee, LaCroix, or Kombucha in hand. A native of Salinas, CA (the “Salad Bowl of the World”) she currently resides in Washington, D.C.
“To the uninitiated, the Whole30 might look like an excessively restrictive fad diet. I assure you it’s not. Whether you’re wellness-obsessed or new to healthy living, the Whole30 will radically challenge the way you think about food, habits, and self-care.”