Holy crap has my perspective on food completely shifted. I initially went in my 3 month coaching program very impatient and wanting Amanda to tell me what to exactly eat, but this journey has been much more rewarding than that.
With biweekly talks, we were able to go very in depth about various defeating thoughts I have with food and even other aspects of my life that directly correlate to my emotional eating/disordered eating patterns. I no longer dread “healthy foods” or see it as an “all or nothing approach.” In fact, I am able to identify what foods make me feel worse in terms of energy, mood, digestion and what foods are better for me and that is something that is much more sustainable than solely focusing on numbers as I intended to do in the beginning. I also struggle with PMDD/irregular and painful periods, and I feel much more regulated and equipped to deal with my PMS. Also, it helped knowing that I was held accountable by her and having regular check ins helped a ton, especially when you do face an inevitable challenge or setback.
I really think if you are wanting to make a real, lasting impactful change on your relationship with food, and are prepared to be vulnerable, you should seek out Amanda. I am sure we can all seek out well meaning advice from health professionals, but Amanda is someone who allowed me to be vulnerable and truly felt she understood my struggles and could sympathize with them. If this sounds kind of like therapy, it’s because it was in some respects and was definitely more than giving you a meal plan and telling you to “suck it up.” I am so excited about the new perspective and tools I have and am only beginning to see the real lasting changes I have made.
I had been following Amanda for a bit on Instagram and I really connected with her mindset, specifically her focus on whole foods and gut health without completely eliminating anything. When I reached out, I had just gotten engaged and was hoping to get back more in shape for the upcoming wedding.
There is so much information out there regarding weight loss and health and it is so nice to have a clear voice that cuts through all the conflicting ideas. Weekly check-ins with tailored macros and a workout plan sounds basic but it has been the perfect amount of structure without feeling like this is taking over my life. In the beginning, I was incredibly hard on myself and Amanda’s encouragement was exactly what I needed to reframe my mindset, which I think is what truly led to my success.
I continually look to her for guidance in helping me get in touch with my own body both in weight loss and building my strength!
Amanda has changed the way I think about how I treat my body. Severely self-conscious, and with a great desire to lose weight, I came to Amanda needing serious help. In just three months she morphed the way I look at food and my body for the better. I am more consistently making choices that feed my body what it needs, am honed in on how food makes me feel, and am definitely gentler with myself when I fall off track. While I only lost six pounds, I am so grateful to her. I know that my journey has just begun, and I hope to join her again soon for some training!!! THANK YOU AMANDAAAAAAAA!!!
Amanda is a life savior! Let me start with a little bit of background about myself. I’m a physician by profession and over the past few years- work stress, bad lifestyle choices, bad diet & poor sleep patterns, finally started to catch up. When I met Amanda about 8 months ago, my physical and mental health was in terrible shape.
As a personal trainer- Amanda knows what she is doing, training sessions are personalized to my individual goals, she is polite/supportive but she can also be strict! She knows how to keep me motivated, how to push me to my limits. I can actually do one legged squats, who knew!
As a health coach – Amanda has wealth of knowledge! Being a physician, I always thought I knew enough about healthy diet, healthier lifestyle & I couldn’t be more wrong! I have learnt so much from her; my diet is completely changed (in a good way), I love what I eat, I sleep better, I can think more clearly. Overall, I feel healthier & happier.
If you are serious about investing in your health, hire Amanda!!
Amanda is a freakin’ GODDESS! She definitely lives up to her name and is incredibly knowledgeable about fitness and nutrition. She offers the best tips in a sincere and approachable way which motivates me to workout more and eat healthier – something most of us want, right?! And while we have different diets, she is educated on the way I eat and understands how to help me. I truly value her and the information she shares and think she’s a wonderful trainer and coach no matter where you’re at on your journey!