Meet FN Superclient Meredith!

Meet FN Superclient Meredith!

A year ago, I was a very different person. I was never able to reach my personal nutrition goals, I had an overall negative mentality about pretty much everything, and just didn't feel good about myself. I was at my heaviest weight I had ever been, clothes didn't fit right, and I couldn't seem to dig myself out of the rut I was in. I saw that Coach Amy was taking on clients for a year long nutrition program, and I figured if this didn't work, then nothing would.


This program was vastly different than the mini 6 week challenges I had done at the gym before, where I would make great progress in 6 weeks then go back to the old ways and lose all the progress I had made. The program kept going, habits kept building on each other, and if I slipped up, I could dust myself off and start from the basics again (I'm really good at the basics now!)

My whole mentality changed regarding food, and myself really. I am much, much kinder to myself. If I make a mistake, it's not "well, guess you're never gonna get to your goals are you? Might as well just keep making those poor decisions." Now, it's "ok, you're human. It happens. What choice can you make to get back into it? And if you make another not so great choice, why did you make it? And how did you feel after you made it?"



Muscle-Ups for Days

Meredith set and smashed her goal to achieve ring muscle-ups this year!

There is a much more temporal process that goes on, not just related to food, but to every choice I make - going to bed late, going to the gym, studying. I am able to take a step back and process the decision instead of act on impulse. That has been my greatest accomplishment throughout this program. Sure, I've lost some weight. But where that used to be my main focus, now that's just a bonus. I am in control of myself and my emotions. And that's the best feeling in the world, to know that my toolbox is full of the resources I need to succeed and maintain that success.

I frequently go back to lessons that I've bookmarked that had a particular impact on me and remind myself of the basics. And of course, Amy continues to be there to celebrate the wins and reassure me through the losses. I am so grateful to her, and to myself, for giving this program a chance. 

- Meredith P.

Meet Coach Stephane

Meet Coach Stephane

I was always a skinny kid growing up.  As a senior in high school, I was 6’4” and weighed all of 140 pounds.  I was so skinny, my basketball coach looked at me one day at practice and exclaimed, “Rochet, you’re no thicker than a zipper!”  Fortunately, that nickname did not stick.

Early on, I idolized athletes who displayed physical strength.  I wanted desperately to be muscular and strong.  So, I did what adolescents with my dilemma have done for generations.  I spent all my spare time pouring through every bodybuilding magazine I could get my hands on.  I became fascinated with designing weight training routines and tinkering with my diet.  I convinced a friend to workout with me every morning at 6 am.  We tested my crazy programs in the dark weight room in the basement of our high school.  At home, my poor mother just shook her head at the meals I was concocting and the buckets of protein powder that crowded our kitchen counter.      

Despite these rather dubious training and diet practices, I managed to end my collegiate basketball career weighing in at almost 200 lbs. As I got bigger and stronger, my confidence soared.  Life was suddenly so much sweeter, so full of possibilities!  And it was during these college years that I discovered how much I enjoyed helping others achieve their fitness and performance goals.  As I experienced success in developing my size and strength in the weight room, my teammates started asking me what I was doing to get these results.  I gladly wrote lifting and nutrition programs for anyone who asked.  The summer before my senior year, my teammate, who also happened to be one of the top basketball players in the country, asked to be my training partner.  He was incredibly talented, but needed to add muscle and strength to take his game to the next level.  I remember spending hours tinkering with our weight training program and writing diet plans.  After pushing each other every day in the weight room, we would gobble down copious amounts of food.  It was so gratifying to see the work we did together transfer to even greater success for him on the court.  Through this experience, I had found my true calling.

Following graduate school, I was fortunate enough to pursue a career in collegiate strength and conditioning.  For the next decade or so, I was immersed in developing strength and conditioning programs and nutrition plans for hundreds of elite athletes.  I read thousands of books and attended dozens of seminars.  I enjoyed every minute of the learning and coaching and am proud of the personal growth I witness in the amazing athletes I mentor.

Today, I receive the greatest joy in helping others, whether athlete or not, maximize the quality of their lives through sound nutrition and fitness practices.  The habit-based coaching I’ve learned through Precision Nutrition has been so rewarding to implement and the results have been outstanding.  When my clients describe to me how their lives have improved because of the work we are doing together, I get goosebumps.  I can’t imagine a day where I’m not devoted to coaching others in nutrition, fitness and peak health.  I wouldn’t want to spend my time any other way.

 Coach Stephane leading warm-up drills

Coach Stephane leading warm-up drills

Meet FN Superclient Kristy!

Meet FN Superclient Kristy!

The road to being a physician is not an easy one.  Halfway through my second year of residency, I was really struggling.  I was unhappy with my weight, my performance in the gym, and struggling to find purpose in what I was doing.  The decision to start Forged Nutrition with Amy was the best thing I ever did.

Now almost a year down the road I have learned so much about myself and accomplished more than I ever thought possible.  I have learned how to incorporate healthy eating into my hectic schedule.  I finally got both a ring and a bar muscle up after 5 years of crossfitting and am as strong and faster than I have ever been.

I have lost over 15 pounds from when I started the program and people notice the hard work.  Even beyond nutrition and strength, FN has changed my outlook and the way I see life.  It is truly an all-encompassing program.

And if my crazy 80+ hour workweeks can incorporate these basic habits, there are no excuses!

 Kristy's incredible transformation!

Kristy's incredible transformation!


Kristy's First

One of my recent lessons was to give advice to a new client, and I wish I could have told myself these when I started (although I don't know if I would have believed them then).

1. Believe in yourself.  You have the power to make the changes and be the person you want to be.

2. Every journey has its bumps in the road.  Some days will be great and other days feel like you made a couple wrong turns and have gone back to where you started.  Keep working hard and remember why you started in the first place.

3. Baby steps.  Tackling a huge problem all at once can seem insurmountable but a little bit of change each day can add up to huge change over the course of a year.

-Kristy J.


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Meet FN Superclient Steph!

Meet FN Superclient Steph!

When I started Forged Nutrition in March I was in a tough place, lacking motivation and unhappy with where I was physically and mentally. Admitting I needed help was the best thing I have ever done for myself. I wanted to lose weight but mostly I wanted control over my diet. I wanted my everyday eating to be healthy and nutritious but not boring and restrictive. I wanted to be proud of myself and still be able to work hard in the gym.

I also wanted ABS #becauseABS.

Fast forward to October I have been putting in the work with Coach Amy! I am 20 lbs down, the lightest I have been since 2014, and only 5 more lbs to the lightest I have been in ten+ years (pre-kids)! I am proud of everything I have accomplished so far, but because it's not restrictive I am still pumped to keep going. 

My favorite part about Forged Nutrition’s program has to be that it is personal for what works for me. I get to decide what works for me and what doesn't. It has changed me as much mentally as it has physically. I get to check in daily to keep me focused, and I have habits to focus on to hold me accountable. We focus on being a little bit better, but not perfect. I don't have to feel guilty when I have a "baking" day, I just wipe the slate and start over. 

Eating nutritiously has become so much easier, I have fresh veggies or fruit at almost every meal without even thinking about it. I look better, feel better, sleep better, and can even handle more stress. I am more confident in myself at the gym, as a mom, and as a wife. 

If you are struggling and want my advice, put yourself first in this. Taking care of yourself has to come first, but your family will also benefit tremendously.

Cover photo credit @calebkerrphotography
Selfie photo credit Stephanie :)


Forged Nutrition Success Story: Ken

Forged Nutrition Success Story: Ken

Nearly one year ago I began my Forged Nutrition journey. My goal was to transform my body composition and live a healthy lifestyle. I thought my goal to reduce my body fat below 15% in 12 months was a bit aggressive; I hovered around 20% body fat despite frequent workouts and what I thought was "healthy eating". Thanks to Coach Amy and Forged Nutrition, I have completely changed how I think about food. Instead of eating on impulse, I nourish my mind, body, and soul based on my body's needs. In doing so, I fuel my body to meet my body's real demands and my desired body composition.

Over this year-long journey, these healthy habits have become second nature. I make healthy choices routinely and the results are more than I could ever have imagined. I achieved my goal of less than 15% body fat in 6 months. I can count my abs which I haven't seen in decades.

More importantly, I received incredible news from my Doctor. After 10 years using Statins to control cholesterol, my Doctor informed me I no longer need them. Forged Nutrition has taught me how to eat in a way that maintains my cholesterol in a healthy range without prescription medication. This is a truly amazing yet unexpected result of this life-changing program.

The best part of Forged Nutrition's program is that this lifestyle is sustainable and ENJOYABLE. I now easily maintain body fat at or below 14% with little effort. I eat wonderful, healthy, whole foods and see frequent gains at the gym. I've never received so many compliments about how I look.

Thanks Coach Amy and Forged Nutrition for leading me to a medicine-free, healthy, sustainable lifestyle!!

Ken Helgren

 Ken repping out pull-ups in the gym

Ken repping out pull-ups in the gym