Stronghold Nutrition Coaching
What really makes Stronghold nutrition systems different (and so incredibly powerful) is that it’s built on a more holistic and personal approach, a method that whole-heartedly rejects the overly restrictive, “all or nothing” attitude that’s so pervasive in the health and fitness industry. Instead, we focus on helping build the skills that the individual needs to make consistent progress and achieve lasting change.
The 4 core pillars used are the structure to which we develop and apply our nutrition coaching methods.
So let’s take a look at what they involve.
There appears to be a strong belief in the industry that “coaching” equals giving someone a plan and telling them to find a way to stick with it. Although that may work for some, the reality is it is not providing the personalized approach, and hence is why we do things a little differently. Much differently.
Our client-centered coaching process is led by a collaborative relationship that helps our clients identify what they want to achieve, and why they (truly) want to achieve it. Then, we work to develop a plan to reach their deep health goals that are driven by their values, life circumstances, and context, and ultimately, what they feel ready, willing, and able to do.
This not only ensures each person is appropriately challenged, but also that they build success on success and consistent progress toward their goals—without ever feeling overwhelmed.
Progressive behavior change = sustainable results.
Giving people meal plans or telling them to “avoid bad foods” and “just eat less and move more!” may seem helpful… but it rarely addresses the real challenges that are holding them back from their goals.
Fact is, change is hard—and that’s OK. Instead of trying to smooth this over and make it all sound easy, we work with people’s natural resistance to change.
Using our revolutionary “Goal–>Skill–>Practice–>Action” model, we help people understand their why, and develop the nutrition, movement, sleep, stress, and specific change adaptation skills (such as mindset and outlook) they need for success.
Not only does this approach allow each person to find deep meaning in what they want to achieve, but it also breaks their BIG goals down into small, progressive steps that they feel totally confident sticking to.
Over time, all these progressive, strategic changes and focus on progress over perfection add up to sustainable skills which lead to life-changing health and body transformation, that last.
Truly Evidence-Based Practice.
We love science. But we also recognize that “what the research says” can often distract us from “what works in the real world, with real people” if we don’t take other relevant information into account.
True evidence-based practice only occurs through the integration of expertise, research, experience, and everyday life evidence. Here’s how this plays out:
- Expertise: Our coaching team is made up of qualified nutritionists, and specialists in the industry. We live and breathe this stuff every day, and have had over a decade of experience coaching clients.
- Research: We’re constantly gleaning insights from reputable, peer-reviewed scientific papers to ensure everything we write, create, or coach has been grounded in science.
- Experience: We’ve helped many people transform their health and lives through our personal coaching program. We meticulously collect and analyze data from experience with past clients, using what we’ve learned to form proven solutions to help people transform their bodies and health.
- Every day, reality-based life evidence: We use outcome-based decision-making to make decisions based on what is happening with our clients, not what should be happening. This means we encourage people to experiment and develop an understanding of what works for them, deciding what to do next based on what they’ve learned.
Deep Health – Transform lives, not just bodies.
We recognize that the physical dimension of health—how someone looks or how much weight they can lift—is only one small part of a truly healthy, meaningful, and satisfying life.
And by taking a more holistic approach, we can also help people change their mindset about who they are and what they can do. We can empower them to build the skills they need to make new choices and try new things—to fully experience the world around them.
We don’t want people to have big muscles but small lives, or to be folks who “look good” but feel awful inside. We want to help people feel and function well in all aspects of their lives.
People who can truly say “I’ve built the skills needed to benefit from everything a healthy lifestyle has to offer.”
That’s what deep health is all about.