“Working with a weight loss coach was the best investment I ever made. Having Stephanie for a coach was just the icing on the cake. I thought I knew all I needed to know about weight loss, but boy was I wrong. Stephanie taught me that the only way to lose weight was to eat proper nutrition and exercise. I learned so much from her. If I “fell down” she was there to help me get up.
Stephanie was there to guide me through my journey and help me shed 50 pounds of excess fat and to become healthy. If you think that you can do it alone, you are only fooling yourself. Everyone needs someone to guide them through a journey, whether it’s weight loss, to get healthy or anything else. Stephanie is the one to help you through that journey. She has helped me to become a new and healthy person. I’m truly grateful for all she helped me accomplish. I wouldn’t have done it without her.”
“I was lucky to work with Stephanie, my own personal “cheerleader” and weight loss coach. My goal was to resurrect the healthy lifestyle I had lost. It really wasn’t about diet. It was and is about my life and how to look at it in a different light. That’s when Stephanie came into my life. She was a complete optimist and could always find a redemptive quality or two to motivate me again. Stephanie had a way of framing things in such an upbeat manner. She never made me feel shamed about a week on a feeding frenzy. Instead, she would point out how wonderful it was that I wanted to get back on track. She’d congratulate me on my desire and will to not give up and cheered me on when I lost weight and never lost faith when I gained weight. She is a master at what workouts to do to get the maximum results.
Every week we’d go over “the plan”. She always followed up on everything. At the end of my program, I was more fit, had a better attitude and did not feel shame-based when I had a bad week. Finally I felt the pride I had lost long ago. Stephanie taught me how valued I am and she even laughed at my jokes. If you are fortunate enough to work with her to help ignite your quest for a better life, go for it!! You won’t be sorry. You will feel beautiful, both inside and out.”
San Diego, CA
“Stephanie was my weight loss coach for about 2 years. She was a great inspiration to me during our many talks. When I think of Stephanie, I am reminded of a lesson she taught me that I will take with me the rest of my life. She pointed out the idea of focusing on the choices you make, to slow down and think of what you are doing and its consequences before you do it.
Stephanie also taught me to focus more on smaller goals and smaller successes that in time would lead to reaching the ultimate goal of healthy living, both mentally and physically. She is a great listener, is wonderful at answering any questions, and provides poised well-thought explanations when needed. Stephanie also has a great understanding of people. She knows when to push people to strive for more and knows when a person is having a difficult week and just needs support or a kind word. Anyone would be fortunate to have Stephanie as a weight loss coach.”
“Stephanie and I worked together for about two years. She was always prompt with her phone calls and very encouraging in her attitude. Although I would often feel discouraged with the poor decisions I had made during a week, Stephanie could always find a positive aspect that would encourage me to continue my efforts. She was creative in helping me find new ways to focus on increased physical activity and better food choices.
Stephanie is very knowledgeable in her field and very ready to consult with other specialists if she ever feels unqualified to give an answer. Stephanie is a very supportive and uplifting individual who can offer the positive and encouraging feedback to help someone focus on the goal and not on the setback. In addition to her professional capabilities, she is a remarkably friendly and cheerful individual and a joy to work with.”
Stephanie got me to change my behavior, and as a result I lost 22 pounds.
Before Stephanie’s guidance I would drink coffee, have a sweet roll, and then drink another coffee. I felt it was helping me cope with work. Stephanie got me to try walking three times each week instead of having the roll and another coffee. Before long I decided to walk five days per week. Suddenly I found myself being more careful of what I ate at meals, since I did not want to stop the momentum I was feeling.
At my annual physical I noticed that my blood pressure had gone down as well as my weight. I told my doctor that I was now walking five days per week. He responded, “Isn’t it interesting how that works!”
I feel healthier and younger and I owe it to Stephanie’s professional coaching.
About the Author
FitnessforWeightLoss.com was created by Stephanie Averkamp, a recognized health and fitness professional and sole-author of the content on this website. Stephanie's approach to weight loss emphasizes making small, realistic, and permanent lifestyle changes. Read more...
Our Approach: Short-term solutions (like dieting) are unrealistic and ineffective because at some point they end. As soon as a diet or program ends, so do the results. Permanent weight loss is a journey; it's not a race or competition and there is no finish line. Read more...