Hi, I’m Coach Tracy

I am on a mission to end the diet industry because those quick-fix restrictive diets just make us feel bad about ourselves and mess with our relationship to food. 

I grew up eating real whole foods and always had a healthy appetite. I became a teenager and young adult when the dieting and fitness world was just starting to take hold, and like many others, it has taken me decades to unravel what has been ingrained into my mind about what I should and should not eat, how I should look, what I should be doing for exercise…ugh! It’s insane!

Although we learned about nutrition a bit in school, we didn’t really learn about how to take care of ourselves with food and we certainly were not taught that because we are all unique, with different lives, values, and goals that there is no one way to eat.

The intersection of being an athlete, surviving food insecurity, experiencing multiple physical and emotional traumas, AND my love of eating has made it challenging to navigate the kitchen and stay healthy and energized. So many well-meaning but also uneducated coaches think their way of eating is the only way, and I was adversely impacted by decades of misinformation from them. As I got older, my energy levels, body composition, stress management and more all changed and what worked for me before, and what worked for others, no longer did!

I have found an approach to eating that is sustainable and healthy for my body AND my mental health.  My passion for fitness, health, and nutrition eventually led me away from my 25 year career in environmental consulting to become a personal trainer, outdoor cycling coach, and certified nutrition coach. My hope is that I can help the planet even more by helping humans discover how to optimize their health and wellbeing.

Early on

I am so fascinated by photography and it’s capability to bring your imagination to amazing places. Early on, I fell in love with the idea of filming my own productions, so I set out to learn everything I could.

Current

I have been teaching myself filmmaking for the past four and a half years and I’m still learning every day. I am building my business as a freelance filmmaker, as well as working on my own photo shoots.