Do you keep trying different diets over and over again desperately expecting to see different results?
Are you constantly checking how many calories you burn during your workouts - or even your entire day?
Are you ready to make life-long changes to your fitness and nutrition but aren't sure where to start?
Do you want a community that won't pressure you but rather supports you and cheers you on?
I'm Cassandra: your body positive certified personal trainer who specializes in helping you slim down and feel lighter as the natural side effect of building lean muscle mass, normalizing your health numbers, and creating sustainable fitness and nutrition changes for life! I've learned how to enhance AND embrace my own body by incorporating HiiT workouts, a [mostly] whole foods plant-based diet, and a lot of self-love - and I've helped many clients achieve the same results.
I've lowered my LDL (bad) cholesterol, raised my HDL (good) cholesterol, maintained healthy blood sugar levels, and lowered my blood pressure - not to mention achieving the added bonus of the strong, slim bod I was looking for.
Now I help clients transform their bodies -inside and out - by giving them effective workouts and healthy meal plans customized for their unique needs.
CERTIFIED INTEGRATIVE NUTRITIONIST & NON-DIET NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST
Hey there, I’m Sam: a Certified Nutritionist who will never tell you to cut carbs, limit portion sizes,
or restrict your food intake in any way. Why? Because I’ve been there…
After years of struggling with weight anxiety, emotional eating, and over two decades of yo-yo dieting – not to mention a horribly negative relationship with food and my body – I know all too well the harmful effects of diet culture and all the misleading and downright incorrect messages that exist out there about nutrition, weight, and health. Like so many others, I diligently counted my calories, tracked my points, measured my portions, weighed in weekly (sometimes daily), and made more “good vs. bad” food lists than I could ever begin to count – but each and
every time I restricted myself, I ended up bingeing on the exact foods I was trying tirelessly to avoid.
Before I knew it, I was at my highest weight ever. I was physically uncomfortable, mentally exhausted, and emotionally drained. In other words: I was completely miserable! How the hell could THIS approach to eating be healthy? Spoiler alert: it wasn’t. Finally, I just couldn’t take it anymore. I vowed then and there to leave the diet mentality and my
life-long mission to lose weight behind me – and if that meant I stayed “fat forever,” then so be it!
But the craziest thing happened: without even trying, I started losing weight. After ditching all the unnecessary pressures of diet culture, food was no longer intimidating or controlling – it was just … food. My anxiety around
eating disappeared, my binges became nonexistent, and I was finally able to eat the foods I truly wanted … and
the surprising thing was: what I wanted – what I really wanted – were [mostly] nutritious, nourishing foods.
Not because some fad diet told me to eat them or because they fit into a pre-determined calorie range, but
because they made me feel incredible, lighter even: emotionally, mentally, and definitely physically.
As I began rediscovering the joy in eating and watched my weight and health stabilize, I knew what I wanted my new life-long mission to be: to help others achieve their best health and happiness through food – no dieting required!