You know that lifting weights and getting stronger take effort, and you're not afraid of that.
You really want that confident, strong, 🦁 RAWR I can take on the world 🦁 feeling from lifting that everyone raves about.
And you're definitely down to focus on what your body can do instead of just focus on what it looks like.
You kinda know that what you eat makes an impact on building strength & muscle.
You're an ambitious, diligent woman who's trying hard and knows she has the potential to experience how life-changing getting stronger can be.
You want it.
But what happens when you're doing "all the things" to eat less that you see on Instagram–cutting out carbs, fasting, eating squeaky clean–and instead of feeling fierce, 🤷 you're struggling to finish workouts and not getting any stronger?
Or you've weighed, counted, measured, and logged every morsel that goes into your mouth...but now you're 😩 stressed out about food.
How about doing your best to "go hard every day" with your workouts, but suddenly your motivation is in the 🚽 toilet or you keep getting injured?
Or you're so rigid with your diet that by Friday, you "slip" and have a huge cheat day. You feel so yuck that you skip the gym and order takeout because you already messed the week up.
So what do you do? Give up on lifting and go back to slogging it out on the treadmill for 2 hours a day while you 💀 die of boredom? Go on a juice fast to "reset your system"?
FUCK TO THE NO.
You start working smarter, not harder. And you level your strength nutrition and lifting all the way up.
You get help from a strength nutrition strategist and coach who translates evidence-based info into real life fueling and lifting best practices.
You get support from a community of women on a similar path to get stronger and see what their bodies can do...so you don't have to do it alone. Finally, other people who get you.
And you learn the strategy for fueling, lifting, recovery, and more that will actually help you get stronger, build muscle, and feel freaking unstoppable.
Women I've worked with have used their strength (both outer and inner) to climb literal mountains, make big career moves, start a family, end toxic relationships, be seen in family vacation pics for the first time ever, wear the damn shorts for the first time in decades...and countless other things.
I have a vision that one day little girls will grow up into women who strong women who embrace their bodies, know their worth and take up space...
...without the pressure of diets, the scale, or exercise as punishment.
I'm a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and strength coach who's on a mission to help women around the world lift weights, get stronger, and experience the life-changing magic of focusing on what their bodies can do instead of only on what they look like.
Being active, working out, and competing in sports is something I've done my entire life. From soccer to mountain bike racing to Brazilian jiu jitsu, they've all helped me challenge myself. But it wasn't until I picked up free weights that my life radically shifted for the better.
I spent years hating my body, wishing I was smaller, and trying my hardest to shrink myself. I did diet after diet and spent every morning poking at my body, unhappy with what I saw.
After a grueling triathlon season in summer 2010, I was miserable: I was underfueling, losing my muscle, and kept getting hurt. I loathed my training, struggled to finish races, and was battling with my body image.
On a whim, the next month I walked into a gym and signed up to lift weights. Little did I know this would change my life forever.
Over the years, not only did I get stronger, I changed careers and devoted myself to learning the truth about fueling (like, I had it way wrong) and nutrition. I've invested in the best coaches, certifications, and expert guidance along the way. And now, I get to share that decade+ of experience with you.
Since then, I've guided thousands of people in my online strength & nutrition programs and private coaching; written three best-selling books; hosted a long-running podcast; and led a huge online community of badass women.
I'm here to guide you with my unique mix of nutrition strategy, strength training know-how, and food psychology experience that will help you see and feel the results from all your hard work, in less time, and without having to do it all alone.
Remove confusion about food and your body, eliminate the guilt and shame that follow around an all-or-nothing mindset, and stop feeling conflicted about your body.
Door close August 6, 2021!
Get crystal clear on how to fuel your lifting workouts and active lifestyle so you get stronger, have more energy, and perform better. You'll learn the why but I'll also guide you to put it into practice so you walk away with actionable strategies that work for your busy life.
Optimize your strength training for better results: get stronger and build muscle! Learn how to organize your reps, sets, intensity, and exercise selection so you work smarter, not harder, plus how to adjust for your cycle. Comes with two optional lifting plans based on either dumbbells or barbells.
Learn how to balance effort with recovery for more efficient workouts, better strength and muscle gains, and more energy. Discover your body's signals, and see how to sync your lifting with your cycle so you work with your body instead of against it.
Your body gets stronger when you challenge it, but too much stress is a gains killer. Learn how stress affects performance – especially for women as we age – and create a plan balancing the two parts of your autonomic nervous system & reducing your stress levels.
“I am much more aware of my hunger signals during the day, and I am able to fuel myself consistently throughout the day without getting to the evening and feeling like I need to eat all the things. I have rediscovered my love for cooking new recipes and trying new foods, and that is making eating much more enjoyable and fun. Also, in general, I’m just much more in tuned with my body signals about lots of things…and better at giving myself grace to take the time/rest/food that I need."
“I’m now eating foods I avoided for years that didn’t even realize I was avoiding, and I’m finding new ways to cope with stress and overwhelm. I’m joyful and confident. I used to be stuck in the deprivation / binge cycle, obsessed with healthy eating, and not enjoying certain foods because I was anxious about what I perceived was my lack of self-control. Working with Steph, for the first time in my life, I believe I can be free from binge eating. I’ve stopped using food as a primary coping strategy. I have hope, I smile more, and I’m more present in life."
"I like feeling my body getting stronger every day. I’m not afraid of being hungry. I’m not afraid of food, and I’m no longer in food jail. I feel a tremendous amount of freedom, joy, peace with food and exercise; and love for myself and for my body that I’ve never felt before!"
"I now have better sleep, mood, strength, and confidence in my body and what it can do. And most importantly, now I have all the tools and skills to make this a long-term lifestyle change.”
Get support directly from Steph on 8 weekly strategy calls / Q&A sessions.
Watch or listen to core lessons on fueling, lifting, recovery and more in either video or audio, right from our mobile-friendly platform.
Need a lifting program? You're covered with two different optional programs: dumbbell and barbell. Already on a program? Great!
We're better together. Share wins, ask questions, and get support in our private community of badass women.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long is the program? When does it start?
8 weeks from start to finish. Every week, we'll have a live group strategy call, and you'll get access to new modules and lessons. You'll keep access to those lessons for as long as the program lives.
We start on August 9th with our first group strategy session. Onboarding begins the week of August 2nd. The program ends September 30.
What if I don't have time for a program?
Sometimes, we have to re-evaluate our commitments and schedule when there's something we really want to do. Here's the thing: if you're already lifting weights but feeling clueless about how to fuel properly so you get stronger and see results–instead of ending up exhausted, burned out, unmotivated, and potentially harming your health–then a couple hours a week for the next 2 months is an investment well worth your time.
Is this about intuitive eating?
No. Together, we'll dive into the basics of evidence-based fueling and training strategies for lifting and recovery. You'll learn how to think logically about your body's fueling needs and turn that into a strategy for daily life. We will touch on food psychology and your relationship with food however, this is not a "only eat when you're hungry" or "only listen to your body" thing.
How much do I have to participate?
You'll have more fun, learn more, and feel more supported if you participate in the community and on as many of the the strategy calls as you can. However, if you're not able to be there for every single call, it's okay as long as you're catching up on your own time.
What if I don't lift weights?
If you've lifted in the past or you're strength training now–even if you're a beginner–this program is a great fit. If you've never lifted weights before, this program will not be able to teach you how to begin. If you don't intend to ever lift weights, this program may give you some generally useful info but won't be tailored to your other workouts.
What if I don't have the money for a program?
I want you to think about all the forgotten big box gym memberships, overpriced supplements, books, and meal plans collecting dust you've ever bought. I know, it may make you cringe a little but it's important to be honest. With this program, you'll get the strategy, support, and education you need to not only see & feel results from all your hard work, but you'll actually spend LESS money over time on gimmicks that don't work. Win-win.
I want to let you in on a secret: whenever I invest more in something, I'm way more likely to show up and do the work. I treated it more seriously. It's like sticking a flag in the ground and saying "I'm doing this!"
Will this include calorie or macro counting?
No. However, you must be okay with a frank discussion about calories and macronutrients to establish a reasonable daily intake range, including the minimums that you may not be hitting and the importance of these nutrition elements. You'll be learning how to be aware of your intake without counting, weighing, measuring, or logging every bite of food. If you find calorie or macro discussion to be triggering for you, this is likely not the program for you. Not sure? Contact me and we can chat.
Do you offer refunds or cancellations?
Investing in any kind of coaching can be a big decision, so it's important to be committed to the process. You won't get results in your half in, half out. This is a beta group, where in exchange for a lower cost you'll be asked to provide feedback and testimonials . Because of these reasons, I don't offer refunds or cancellations.
Imagine truly living the life you want on your own terms because you're stronger, more capable, and more confident in yourself. Strength training is the vehicle that can make all that happen...when it's done well and supported by the right fueling and recovery strategies.
This journey is rewarding as fuck (literally life-changing), but it's also super challenging do by yourself. If you don't have a framework and a support system to help you navigate the speed bumps and pitfalls, you're going to get frustrated, overwhelmed, and quit.
But that's not you.
You're ready to take that next step to fueling and lifting with confidence so you get stronger and feel results from all your hard work.
Can't wait to welcome you to the program!
xo StephJOIN TUNE IN NO