Hi, I’m Michelle. I’m a competitive powerlifter and my goal is to share my years of experience and knowledge through helping others reach their athletic potential through nutrition.
I discovered my love of being an athlete 17 years ago when I decided to start running and training for my first marathon. Initially what was just a fun event to train for, turned into passion that had me running long distances, and eventually discovering my love of being an athlete and becoming a plant-based nutrition coach.
Over the years, my athletic pursuits would expand to include yoga, climbing, hiking, and mountaineering. It is safe to say that no matter what athletic endeavor I was pursuing, I always strove to perform my best and often pursued professional coaching in my chosen sport and nutrition coaching to take my performance to the next level. It was also during this time that I turned to a plant-based diet.
In 2015, while mountaineering in the backcountry of the Pacific Northwest, I was in an accident which would be the catalyst and driving force behind my love for strength sports and sports-based nutrition. During this time, I spent countless hours in physical therapy and in the gym under a barbell working to get stronger. I learned that eating was the key to fuel my recovery to heal and get strong again. In the process, I discovered how much I loved lifting heavy weights, loved the training process, and how eating plant-based would have me performing at the highest level.
I hold a NASM Nutrition Coach Certification with a focus on plant-based nutrition. I have been vegan for 14 years. I have a B.A. In Psychology and Philosophy, a Masters Degree in Teaching, Personal Training Certification, and hold a Pain Free Performance Certification.