Meet Coach Meg!
Lover of sushi, tacos, and homemade pizza
My happy place is a coffee shop with a good book
Has a crazy lab/husky named Shadow who loves to eats carrots and applesauce & is getting married next year!
Current goals: to get more creative with vegetables, and increase strength
I started at CrossFit Vic City as a member in 2016 and quickly fell in love with the sport of CrossFit. I loved anything with a barbell, the community, and the variety that CrossFit brought to training. I was definitely hooked after my first class! While going to school for my degree in Exercise and Wellness, I also completed an apprenticeship to become a part of the CFVC team as a Coach! In 2018, I started to compete in local competitions such as CanWest Games and Fraser Vally Throwdown. Nutrition was a huge part of taking my performance to the next stage in terms of fueling my body for workouts and optimizing recovery.
I distinctly remember the time where I had hit a ceiling in my progress with training, and I wasn't seeing the changes I wanted in my body composition. I was eating what I thought was healthy, not realising how stress was affecting me, and had zero balance in my life. I was also working multiple jobs, in school full-time, and training 6 days a week to prepare for competitions. It wasn't until I started working with a nutrition coach that I realized I needed to priortize what I ate to stay healthy and have enough energy to do be productive. I started using macro-tracking as a tool to gain some insight on my nutrition & started looking at my lifestyle. I could do it on my own, but I required some direction, support & accountability along the way. Once I started to implement healthy habits with sleep hygeine, keeping up on hydration and stress management, I started to see the positive changes in my training and health that I was working towards.. and have since been able to continue those habits.
My own experience with having a nutrition coach led me to want to be one for others. I completed the Working Against Gravity Nutrition Coach Certification as soon as I completed my degree, started working with athletes wanting to optimize their training, and individuals wanting to become empowered with knowledge on developing a wholesome diet; and I haven't looked back! As much as I enjoy coaching people on their movement patterns and exercise, I am also deeply fulfilled by helping improve clients relationship with nutrition, educate them on how they can eat to improve performance, and ultimately help reach the goals they want through long-term habits that will allow them to have the tools to live a balanced life.
What would our coaching relationship look like?
My coaching approach first and foremost is client-centered & team orientated. Our conversations will be open and judgement free, and you will be involved in the process. I invite conversations that provoke thoughts on self-awareness, and my goal is to create a space where you can be curious and reflect on your lifestyle, behaviours, and relationship with food.
Secondary to human-first, my nutrition coaching is macro-based & lifestyle focused.
Macros is not a diet. It's a tool that helps us get an accurate picture of the quality of food, portions of each macronutrient (fats, carbohydrates, protein) we are having, allows us flexibility in our diet, and creates awareness on our food choices to streamline our progress. The idea is not to restrict any food group, but to learn how to incorporate it to align with our goals.
When we look at your lifestyle, you will notice we review your SHREDS - stress, hunger, recovery, energy, digestion, and sleep. These are all lifestyle metrics that often are overlooked, & should be a focus for our progress.. NOT just the scale! Helping people see victories outside of just body composition, and focusing on the basics is essential to long-term success. There's no quick fix or magic pill!
In our weekly check-ins with me, we will review your targets, make adjustments only if necessary, celebrate the wins and focus on tackling the challenges. Whether your goals are improving your performance in the gym or sport, changing your body composition, or simply improving the habits that support a healthy lifestyle, I'm here for it! It starts with a conversation.
Whatever your goal is, I would love to work WITH you to help you reach it. If you have any questions for me, let's connect!