Meet our Precision Nutrition coaches
On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014, we're accepting a small number of new clients, and putting up $100,000 in prize money for the best body transformations in the program. Read on, and if you're interested in joining, we strongly recommend you put your name on the presale list now while there's still time, because spots in the program typically sell out within hours.
I work with them every day; so I know how awesome Precision Nutrition’s coaches really are.
Today you get to meet them; so you can find out too.
Precision Nutrition Coaching for Women
A former cop turned personal trainer and coach, Krista Schaus is a hard-nosed, compassionate coach who’s seen her own share of ups and downs.
See-sawing between euphoric confidence and down-in-the-dumps depression throughout the years, Krista sometimes hid her true feelings behind a thick armor of muscle and a brilliant smile. She looked in charge, but rarely felt as if she were.
“I used to be afraid of disappointing people,” she says. “Then I realized my challenges help them.”
After a physically and emotionally draining 2010, she decided to strip away the protective armor piece by piece and re-build.
The new Krista now keeps it real.
“I dug into who I really was, and gave myself permission to be vulnerable,” she says. “I can let my clients see the real me: someone who’s passionate and professional.”
Honesty, self-love, support, and a little bit of weight lifting? Krista discovered those are the keys to a life well lived.
A former chain-smoking, whiskey-swilling Marine, Cynthia thrived on intense training, challenges, and stress. But when she left the military and started a “normal life”, she was surprised at how quickly she lost herself.
Her career stalled. Her marriage ended. She didn’t recognize herself in the mirror any longer.
70 pounds overweight but “starving in every way possible”, she signed up for PN Coaching in 2009 to change her eating habits and maybe her life. Both happened.
After losing the weight and winning the $10,000 grand prize, Cynthia invested the money into her own education. She wanted to help people like her lose weight and get healthy. Her investment paid off big time.
Now a full-fledged PN coach, Cynthia helps hundreds of women every year lose fat, gain confidence, and get healthy.
Veronica Porterfield is passionate about nutrition. And her interest is more than professional.
Having suffered from hyperthyroidism and gluten intolerance, she knows what it’s like to live with chronic health problems — and she also knows from experience that the right diet can often eliminate them.
A multilingual graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Veronica’s life took a different turn than she expected when she married young and had children.
But concern about her daughter’s case of eczema sparked curiosity about possible causes. Eventually, that curiosity drove her back to school for a Master’s degree in nutrition — which ultimately led her to her true calling.
Thoughtful, analytic, sensitive, and willing to take risks, Veronica has worked with people of all ages in a wide variety of settings – from homeschooling her kids, to lecturing grad students on nutrition at George Mason University, to developing corporate wellness programs.
And, as a PN coach, she brings this wealth of experience – and most of all, her empathy – to her work with every single client.
Facilitating other people’s growth is like an instinct for Eileen MacRae. But it’s also a practice; she’s been guiding people towards better health and wellness for over two decades.
Eileen began her career in Toronto at the Hospital for Sick Children, in pediatric intensive care and infant medicine. She also worked for the Easter Seals Society, helping families of physically challenged children get access to services and programs.
In addition to being a registered nurse, instructor of nursing students, and passionate volunteer, Eileen’s also a personal trainer, PN Certified coach, and a busy mom of two children.
Thoughtful and intuitive, she brings sound judgment, warm humour, and rock-solid maturity to her role as a PN Coach.
PN Coaching renovated Toni Bauer’s life – leaving her 46 pounds lighter, a whole lot stronger, and $10,000 richer. But the changes didn’t stop there. She went on to serve as valued mentor in a subsequent cohort of the program, to earn her Precision Nutrition Certification – and to join the PN team as one of our women’s coaches.
So committed to maintaining her family’s fitness that she turned her master bedroom into a gym, this busy mother of two understands the challenges of balancing work, family life, and workouts – and she’s keen to share her own strategic work-arounds.
Certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Toni ran her own successful personal training company for several years before joining PN, and has worked with a wide variety of clients to improve their fitness and health. A creative problem-solver, dynamic speaker, and skilled planner, she’s been there, she knows what it’s like – and she is fiercely dedicated to her clients’ success.
Former provincial gymnast Dr. Mariane Héroux gained fifty pounds over the course of a few years – and then systematically rid herself of that extra weight by making intelligent changes to her diet and fitness routine.
Focused, resourceful, and curious, Mariane holds an MSc in Community Health and Epidemiology and a PhD in Kinesiology and Health Studies, where her research focused on child obesity and obesity prevention through nutrition and physical activity initiatives.
Certified by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and Precision Nutrition, Mariane has counselled clients ranging from soccer moms to National-level rowers. And while nutrition is her passion, she also loves food that tastes good. So when she’s not doing research or working directly with a client, you can often find her in the kitchen, cooking up one of her famous healthy sweets. As a PN coach, she’s delighted to share her recipes, along with all the fruits of her personal experience and education, with our lucky program participants.
Dr. Jennifer Koslo may look small, but don’t be fooled. This registered dietician and accomplished runner and cyclist has the physical and emotional strength of many people twice her size – and a sense of humour to match.
A former Peace Corps volunteer who holds a PhD in education along with a dual MS in human nutrition and exercise science, Jennifer is also Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), and an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer.
Determined, resourceful, and self-reliant, she’s a superb teacher and communicator who has worked with people in a wide variety of settings, from university classrooms to hospitals and rehab centres. In her spare time she can often be found in the kitchen, trying out her latest vegan muffin recipe, or in her garden, playing with her beloved Cockapoo, Kismet. Nutrition and exercise are her twin lifelong passions, and as a PN coach, she is one hundred percent invested in helping her clients lead healthier lives.
Making fitness fun is Jen Cooper’s mission. A former triathlete, who also holds a Ms. Natural Philadelphia bodybuilding title, there is nothing that makes her happier than lighting a spark of change in her clients’ eyes.
With a Master’s in physical therapy, personal training qualifications, and certifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Precision Nutrition, Jen brings a wealth of knowledge to her role.
A one-time pharmaceutical rep who traded corporate success for a life in greater alignment with her values, Jen has volunteered with her city’s homeless community, raised over $20,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and founded a successful coaching business promoting healthy living to women. And as a proud PN Coahcing graduate, she adds to her coach’s toolkit the deep and abiding benefit of personal experience.
Healthy energy is the essence of Denise Allen. At 50-plus, this mother of two and step-mom of one puts many women half her age to shame. Passionately engaged in swimming, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, and many other sports, there’s nothing she loves more than getting outside to play.
With years of experience in corporate training and business management, Denise brings exceptional organizational skills to her coaching role. And, as a once chubby child who now lives with a hypothyroid condition, she can easily identify with many of the challenges her clients face.
Certified as a personal trainer, Denise is also a proud graduate of PN Coaching, who credits the program with helping her develop the all-important skill of patience. But her greatest strength is the example she sets of living in alignment with her values – exercising outdoors, eating healthy foods, and keeping fitness and wellness at the very pinnacle of her priorities.
Coach Katey Caswell might be the most experienced client in Precision Nutrition’s history. She attempted PN’s coaching for women five times before losing more than 100 pounds and bringing home the grand prize. No wonder she holds a special place in her heart for clients who have a lot of weight to lose, or who don’t progress in a linear way. Meeting people where they are and taking them where they want to go is Katey’s mission.
With a BA in communications arts and a minor in drama, when she’s not coaching, this mother of two loves to volunteer at her daughters’ school, helping out with cheerleading and theatrical productions.
Certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and PN, Katey is extremely knowledgeable about the role of diet in healthy living, and has worked with clients whose food issues span the entire spectrum. And as a former substitute teacher and IT support specialist, she brings exceptional focus, a lively sense of humor, and plenty of flexibility to her role.
Precision Nutrition Coaching for Men
A meat-eating nationally-ranked bodybuilder in his late teens, Ryan Andrews was defined by the gym and the muscles he built.
But in 2001, after years of binging and dieting, he realized he didn’t actually know how to eat and be healthy.
“Bodybuilding was the best and the worst thing that ever happened to me,” he says reflectively.
Thus began his real education.
After years of grad school and a dietitian internship at John Hopkins Medical Center, Ryan emerged as a vegan, proponent of good nutrition, and world-class world-saver.
Now when he’s not giving out food in Africa or volunteering in the lunch room of his local elementary school, he coaches hundreds of men every year to help them get in the best shape of their lives.
A fit and muscular high school athlete with good grades, Jay Bonn seemed to be the kid that had it all. And to a point, he did.
But his shyness and inability to talk with other people clouded his on-field and scholastic achievements, robbing them of their luster.
He was a good guy and everyone knew it, a damn good elementary teacher and, later, a damn good PN coach.He just didn’t say much.
But in a job where talking with clients is not suggested but mandatory, Jay knew he had to tackle his shyness head-on.
After a few internships at high-level performance gyms and lots of practice with his PN Coaching clients, Coach Jay learned to come out from behind his soft smile and the relative safety of his computer screen and engage with people to help them change their bodies and lives.
He’s always held himself to a high-standard, as a coach and as a person. Conquering his shyness was just one more step to being the best coach he could be.
If ever there were an advertisement for the wisdom of following your bliss, Brian St. Pierre is it.
A former top athlete who left the path of engineering to pursue the path of wellness, Brian now juggles family, career and training — and helps others from elite athletes to average folks do the same
As a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutritionists as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association – not to mention PN Certified — he’s just wrapping up a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. And he brings all that wealth of knowledge to his work as a PN coach.
Colte Barnhill has always been interested in health. For a time, he even thought he’d like to practice medicine. But a nasty crack on the skull – incurred, ironically enough, in a doctor’s office – reoriented his life path toward preventative medicine, with a particular focus on nutritional counseling.
As a counselor, Colte has helped clients ranging from elite MMA athletes to sedentary chemical workers — and everyone in between.
A high school “skinny kid” who transformed himself into a college bodybuilder, Colte has also suffered from – and overcame – disordered eating patterns. In the process, he’s learned that good nutrition doesn’t just improve athletic performance. It also improves our overall quality of life.
Warm, witty, and self-reflective, this former farm boy still totes the hay now and again. In his off-hours Colte enjoys hiking, badminton, and hanging out with his cats. And, as a PN coach, he is dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of his clients – one small change at a time.
Helping people become better versions of themselves is Dominic Matteo’s dream. And, having rid himself of 110 unwanted pounds, he deeply understands how weight loss and fitness can contribute to a brighter future.
Thoughtful, determined, and focused, this former systems analyst brings a gently probing spirit to his coaching, always listening carefully and asking the right questions to move his clients toward their goals.
Certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, PN, and numerous strength and conditioning associations, in his free time, Dominic likes to play rugby, swing kettlebells, and spend time outdoors with his wife and son.
If there’s one quality that characterizes Jonathan Pope, it’s energetic persistence. With a BSc in exercise science and certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Precision Nutrition, there’s nothing Jon likes better than engaging in one of his favorite sports – including snowboarding, rock climbing, and surfing.
Having survived multiple surgeries for sports injuries, Jon intimately understands the challenges involved in regaining strength and performance and, more than most, he recognizes the importance of setting safe parameters for training.
Experienced with a wide variety of clients, Jon especially enjoys helping people overcome their mental barriers. And, as a graduate of PN coaching, he also brings the incalculable benefit of experience to his role as Team Coach.
Coaching from the world’s top nutritionists. $250,000 in cash prizes each year. Are you in?
Our next coaching program begins Wednesday, January 8th, 2014. If you want to get in the best shape of your life and take a shot at the $250,000 in prize money we give away each year, we strongly recommend you put your name on the presale list for our Lean Eating Coaching Program below.
We can only work with a limited number of clients. And spots sell out every time we open them up. So adding your name to this list gives you a huge advantage. First of all, you get the chance to sign up 24 hours before everyone else. Even better, you’ll receive a big discount at registration.
So put your name on the list below. Because, as always, spots are first come, first served, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.