"Before the program I didn’t realize how much I was under-eating. Now that my calories have increased I realize that my estimate that I was eating about 1,400 calories a day was WAYYYY over what I was actually eating. I think tracking has really helped me to gauge how much I eat even when I do go out and am just guessing. With the increase in calories I have also finally gotten past some huge strength plateaus. I finally feel like I am making progress and it makes working out so much more exciting and rewarding! I feel much more comfortable going on trips now and knowing it is not going to totally hinder my progress. In the past I would get so anxious before a long trip but now I just eat what makes me feel good (with some extra fries thrown in Obvi)."
"I’m proud to be finally learning and understanding how macro counting works, and I definitely understand more now how beneficial it can be. That being said, I also am proud of how I’ve learned to intuitively eat based on what I know about macros in certain foods.I truthfully don’t have anything negative to say about this coaching program. You both were extremely accommodating and readily available to answer any questions I had, basically at any time of day. And the amount of resources you guys provide is worth GOLD, the effort you put into this program’s structure shows, and I thank you so so much for helping me out! I can’t wait to work with you guys again!"
“Before I started eating more and reverse dieting, I was scared to because I was told that a calorie deficit was the only way I was going to achieve the look I wanted. But after a reverse diet and gaining more energy and confidence in myself and my ability in the gym, I am very happy that I did! I am happy with my progress so far!”
"This coaching experience has been like night and day for me. When I initially reached out, I was extremely hesitant because of my past experiences with coaches. We spoke for quite a while on the phone, and by the end of our conversations, I decided to take a chance. I am SO glad I did! Alicia takes the time to explain things to me and educate me on anything that I am questioning. I have never had that in a coach. Knowing that she is just a text away puts my mind at so much ease. She doesn’t make me feel like a bother or that I am just a paycheck. I feel like she takes the time to listen and hears me."
"My biggest breakthrough has been eating more and having great digestion. For years I remember not eating certain foods or just always having to worry about my digestion daily. I feel like I’ve been living such a new life as I can go out and have foods I like and it does not mess with my digestion! Now that my digestion is on track I feel like I care for my body more. It really has given me the motivation to continue to fuel my body and keep it healthy. Balance. You’ve got to love it!!"
"It's almost hard to put into words but it’s night and day from how I felt 8 weeks ago. I haven’t had to kill myself to make progress and that has been the biggest eye opening thing for me. I'm eating enough food and not starving. I don’t feel guilty ever, and when I look in the mirror I don’t shy away, I have way more confidence and don’t hide under baggy clothes anymore either. I used to wait for the day I’d feel motivated enough to start working out again but even I knew it was going to take discipline and accountability to get me back in line with a healthy lifestyle and that’s what I needed from having a program and coach."
"I joined The Fit Breakthrough if not the greatest place mentally. I didn’t have a very good relationship with food or my body. The Fit Breakthrough completely changed that for me though. I was able to see changes and get to where I wanted to be physically without sacrificing my physical or mental health. The environment here has been nothing but amazing and supportive. I cannot recommend it enough. I 100% feel like I have learned so much. I’m starting my first year of college as a nutrition major and stuff I have learned over the coaching program is helping me in my nutrition classes. I also feel so much more confident in my every day food and exercise choices."
"I was so afraid of failure when I was deciding whether or not to sign up. I have not been able to successfully reach my goals before, so I thought I was a lost cause. But Alicia coached me through everything so beautifully and I was able to reach some goals and ultimately feel so much better about myself. I have learned so much through this coaching experience and I would recommend The Fit Breakthrough to literally anyone and everyone. You will not regret choosing to do 1:1 coaching with The Fit Breakthrough. Even if only the smallest changes are seen, you will learn far more from them than you will from any other coach out there. The investment is 100% worth it. It's up to you to make the changes and follow the protocols, but the coaches won't let you do it without their support!!"
"I’d say my biggest breakthrough with food would be knowing I can consume so much more than I was giving my body before. I was always scared to eat higher foods daily for the fear of gaining weight. So I roller coaster-ed with binging and restricting. I’d say for the last two months I’ve been more consistent hitting those bigger macros and giving myself the food freedom on the days I need more. I’m maintaining my physique and feeling less bloated and sluggish. Working with Alicia has been such a joy. She listened to my struggles. Understand I'm not like everyone else. And takes the time to respond and also has gotten to know me more than just a macro number. The time she takes with check-ins with the voice messages is personal and it makes me feel good and that she has my best interest at heart. My workout schedule is also really great. She takes into consideration what I like and what I don’t like. And when I need someone to tell me to relax and try something new out. Sometimes that gentle reminder is exactly what a girl needs. I recently injured myself. And I’m my past coach days I would be told to push myself and get back. But Alicia has taken the opposite approach and told me to heal, listen to my body and take the time I need or I’ll hurt myself long term. That taking time off isn’t a bad thing and sometimes we need a break not just physically but mentally also."
"This definitely helped me fix my relationship with food, as in not being scared of eating food. Literally I would under eat, then that would lead to overeating. So just building a healthy relationship with food was a huge win. This also has allowed me to have the opportunity to also build a healthy relationship with my body, and understand that all of this is a process."
"Something I'm most proud of is just being excited to workout and take care of my body. That is something I honestly never thought I'd say before a year ago, and genuinely didn't understand people who worked out so much. Now I can't stop talking about lifting, and it's a big part of sustaining my mental health. I've just really loved this experience and honestly think it's had a big and lasting impact on my life. I view working out and nutrition in such a different way now, and this process has created a life-long passion for taking care of my body."
"If you’re on the fence - DO IT!!!! I was also on the fence because I have been working out for years, and I knew how to track macros. But to have someone assess more than just your weight every week is amazing because you get the full picture. You get to have someone to ask the questions that you always had but didn’t know who to ask. You get out of coaching what you put into it. The coach will be there through every step but you have to apply the things they teach!"
"My biggest breakthrough is seeing for myself how eating more food allowed me to build muscle, not just gain fat. I've also progressed more in the gym than I thought possible, all while accommodating a really serious long-term injury. I'm also so motivated to work out and gain strength, because I'm seeing progress like I've never seen before. I was hesitant to join the program because in my rational mind I knew I needed to eat more food but I was incredibly scared of gaining weight and letting go of my disordered habits."
"I used to try and be in a calorie deficit all the time, and it was working to some point but then it started working against me. I was afraid of eating more because I thought to myself if I'm gaining weight eating this little, how much weight will I gain eating more?
With you by my side I was able to increase my caloric intake to an enjoyable level, even have some free days eating foods I don't even know their macros and calories, and I only gained 1-2 kg that came down as soon as we started cutting. I am excited to continue doing this this year as well - enjoying more food and social events :)"
“Out of any coaching program I have worked with or just in general I think you all care the most and put in the most effort daily when it comes to education! Keep on doing that because that’s how you will see the most success with clients and your growth. I feel like I am always learning even if I know the subject, seeing a different point of view is eye opening!”
"I am proud of actually sticking to my goal. This was to enjoy going to the gym more and it has for sure been achieved. It has been so great switch my mentality of wanting immediate change. I used to want results by a specific time but now I now I am working towards a bigger and better goal. Who knows what looks like, but I am excited to see what my body can do. I am also grateful for a great team of coaches that has never pressured me to do anything, this has also been a game-changer. Past coaches wanted me to reach a certain weight by a certain date and that never worked for me. I kept failing at that bc I was asking my body too much in such short periods of time. I am happy I have become way more open minded towards fitness and everything is has to offer."
"This is the most I’ve felt heard and celebrated ever! All my questions and concerns are addressed."
"In the past it has been really hard to keep myself accountable to my macros and pushing my hardest In the gym and just knowing Rachel is there to support me and keep me accountable has made a world of difference!"
"I just feel so supported! I finally feel like I will actually achieve my goals if I am consistent and patient"
"I came into this process with so much fear around increasing food and also around certain foods (dairy, animal products, gluten). Today I have re-introduced foods and realized that these foods aren't bad and that my body can adapt to more food without gaining tons of weight. Also proud to say that I now LOVE weights and walking! My desire to run, do cardio and HITT is so minimal and weights make me feel confident and strong. I used to care so much about how many calories I would burn in a workout (hence lots of cardio)...but now I focus on how the workouts make me feel. Weights make me feel strong and my body is not so run down all the time. I am someone that is very focused, independent, driven and knowledgeable. However when I came to my fear of gaining weight and fixing my metabolism, no matter how much I knew that I needed to eat more and do more weights....I couldn't push past the fear."
"Balancing my hormones and healing my gut has literally changed my entire wellbeing. I can happily say that I can’t remember the last time I had an inconsistent period of time where I could not go to the restroom without being uncomfortable, in pain or being crazy bloated. The education behind macro tracking and nutrition has given me the knowledge and awareness of seeing what I put into my body but also the importance behind it. Which has helped me recognize what and how much I need to put into my body to make it function properly. I have felt the most normal I ever have this entire year because of all of that. So if I would have to sum it all up, I would simply say: healing my body from inside out."
"This program allowed me to focus on me to be stronger mentally and physically. I feel strong AF and even have the benefits of having CURVES that I’ve never had before like a booty and arms/shoulder/back full of muscle I’ve never felt before. This is the first workout/lifestyle blueprint that has worked for me & been sustainable. I am a new person and I am just so thankful for everything you’ve given me.I eat all my favorite foods all the time and still make progress. It sounds impossible but it happened for me and I’m living my best life!!!"
“I have really loved the sense of community and the support I have been given. It makes the gym a little less intimidating and makes working out so much more enjoyable than before. I am developing a healthier relationship with food and feel like I can still live my life and make progress towards my fitness goals, which is something I have struggled with in the past.”
“I have improved SO much in the gym in just a short few weeks— trying new machines, exercises, failing and trying again to only realize I can do that certain exercise now which has helped me with upping weight, progressive overload and just doing certain exercises again that I had not in a while so to shoulder injury”
“I was under-eating and had very disordered eating for the past year. To finally feel like I’m fueling my body is so rewarding and feels so good. With that, I’ve been seeing so many gains in the gym too, which just reiterates the need to eat more and eat better. It was not an easy thing to do at first and it is still hard to see my body change sometimes, but I’ve learned this is all about the long game! And I can't wait to see how things turn out.“
"My relationship with food and exercising has been the biggest breakthrough. I used to force myself to exercise and walk so much and then eat the bare minimum. Now I eat as much as I want (while tracking obviously) and truly listen to my body while hitting my goals."
"I also think that working with a coach, even as a coach, really helps expand your knowledge. I am not a food girly at all so working with Rachel has really helped in that aspect. You guys make it SO EASY to learn and make it make sense."