When making a lifestyle change, there are a lot of factors to consider. I took my time in considering if I wanted to commit both my time, energy, and money to this bootcamp. Based on past failures and bad information in other health programs, I felt that being mindful of nutrition and health was just confusing, expensive, and time consuming... It took one conversation with Steph for me to push my excuses aside and give myself the chance to change.
What I valued from Steph’s mentorship is her understanding that it isn’t easy, there will be barriers, you will make mistakes, you will have ups and downs, but regardless, she will be there every single step of the way. She never left. She allowed pace to reflect but also threw challenges to battle negativity. I appreciated her ability to use her experiences (good and bad) to shape the curriculum and she truly entered on the human level during this health journey. In addition, I firmly believe that knowledge is power. Whew! We had anatomy, physiology, exercise science, biology, chemistry, psychology, neuroscience integrated into tangible applied learning lessons was incredibly beneficial to not just learn—but to truly understand as well. You understand the body and you understand yourself. She listens, she empathizes, but she also empowers and encourages. It’s a reciprocal partnership that allows for perpetual growth and a change in perspective... Highly recommend.