Our Coaches

The better we can connect, the better we can grow together! Meet the CFL Coaching team of qualified and passionate women.

Courtney

FOUNDER, HEAD COACH   |   NUTRITION & FITNESS

Successfully coaching clients online since 2015, Courtney promotes a healthy lifestyle beyond just food and fitness. As a woman who has a history of mental health issues and mild eating disorders, she has turned these weaknesses into strengths, and uses them to teach others how to thrive in their own journeys.

 

Whether it’s the barbell or with nutrition, Courtney approaches her opportunities and challenges head-on and with purpose. Courtney educates her clients with science-backed research from formal education and certifications, workshops and seminars from industry leaders, and from her own personal experiences.

Courtney's unique coaching superpower is her ability to create analogies for any situation and to simplify information to match each clients' learning styles.

Courtney has created a community of athletes who have learned to fuel their body with quality nutrition and supplementation, and shape their physique through strength training. She focuses on teaching women the empowerment of strength training and the importance of fuelling the body with balanced nutrition. She meets their clients where they are in their lifestyle and works with them to achieve their own version of success.

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Certifications:

Pre & Post Natal Coaching Certification (GGS, 2022)

Strength System International Certification (CHFI, 2021)

Health Mindset Coaching Certification (KJO Coaching, 2020)

Neurolinguistic Programming (Udemy, 2020)

Genetic Wellness Accreditation (AGS, 2018)

Advanced Cert. in Sports & Exercise Nutrition (Shaw, diploma, 2017)

Advanced Cert. in Personal Nutrition (Shaw Academy, diploma, 2016)

Personal Nutrition (Shaw Academy, diploma, 2016)

Diet & Weight Loss Management (Shaw Academy, diploma, 2016)

Sports Nutrition (Shaw Academy, diploma, 2016)

Learn 2 Lift Workshop (Travis Mash, MashElite, 2015)

Olympic Weightlifting Workshop (Kevin & Grame Gentle, 2014)

Intro'n to Olympic Weightlifting (Bryan Marshall DTS, certificate, 2014)

Introduction to Kettlebells (Chris Lopez DTS, certificate, 2014)

Level 1 (Kevin Darby DTS, certificate, 2014)

FirstAid (Red Cross, 2014)

 

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Kayla

COACH   |   NUTRITION & FITNESS

Kayla started working with Courtney in 2018. She’s learned the power that comes with fueling her body for performance and the power that comes with being strong and lifting heavy. She’s proven to be one of the hardest working Athletes.

Kayla’s clients have a tendency to grow into much more than just a client, but also a friend through this journey. She knows when and how to give the client tough love while also when to provide compassion and support. Kayla believes that having a coach is much more than aesthetics. It’s also developing a lifestyle where nutrition and fitness adds benefit to a clients life. Where the client develops a new level of happiness and confidence within themselves. Finding what works for each individual by using techniques that she has been taught through past coaching and from her own experiences and challenges.

 

Kayla is very passionate about health, fitness and nutrition and she wants to change this industry for the better. She brings to this team the confidence and influence to make positive lifestyle changes, beyond just a physical appearance. She leads by example and wants to teach clients how to understand and overcome fad diets, food fears, how to make positive lifestyle changes and develop a healthy relationship with both food and exercise that will benefit them for years to come.

 

Kayla’s coaching superpower is her compassion but also her ability to relate to clients who are struggling to find confidence within themselves through her own past challenges.

 

Kayla sees herself as a coach for Courtney For Life for the long haul and she’s here to help clients become the best versions of themselves. While also continuing to become the best version of herself by improving her knowledge and experience.

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Certifications:

ISSA CPT

PN Level 1

Connected Coach Academy

Fun bit about Kayla:

Kayla's terrified of something touching her in the water (in a lake or ocean!)

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Michelle

COACH   |   NUTRITION

Michelle started as a client with Courtney back in 2016 to learn more about flexible dieting and incorporating resistance training to complement her passion for a healthy lifestyle.

Michelle has over 25 years of experience when it comes to nutrition, combined with educated qualifications and personal experience. She brings an element of confidence to the team and can relate to women who struggle with consistency.

Michelle's superpower is her relatable experiences. She is a mother of 3 athletic kids, a wife, and has overcome challenges like thyroid health. She brings relatable and sustainable experience and simple applicable tools to the team that can help anyone feel comfortable and successful.

Michelle wants to continue to help others through nutrition in the coming years. She is interested in debunking diet myths and educating clients on sustainable and healthy ways to reach goals through nutrition and mindset. Michelle is our Macros For Life coach, and has a client roster that includes elite athletes, lifestyle clients, and mature women needing support during hormonal changes. 

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Certifications:

Bachelor of Health Science

PN Level 1

NASM Plant Based Diets
NASM Making Sense of Supplements

Fun facts about Michelle:

She can recite the Greek alphabet, has a twin brother (they experience telepathy!) and she was a Division 1 NCAA swimmer. 

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Rachel

COACH   |   NUTRITION & FITNESS

Rachel became an Athlete with Courtney at the beginning of 2019. Having been in the industry for almost 2 decades, she decided to join Courtney For Life’s coaching team with her heart set on helping more women in a deeper, more meaningful way.  

 

Rachel spent the first half of her life as a ballerina, but really transformed her body and mind through personal experience and hardship in her adult life. Through eating disorder recovery and self-discovery and strength training, she found her passion in helping others transform their physical and mental fitness.

 

Rachel dedicates herself to helping women love themselves better in body and spirit. She’s incredibly involved in the mindset development aspect of personal growth and applies her knowledge to clients when it comes to their relationship with their bodies, through food and fitness. She brings an incredible amount of experience, mindset and genuine care to our team. Her coaching superpower (which we love!) is building confidence and helping people realize their strengths and self-love.

 

Rachel sees herself as a coach for the long term and through her continued learning she’s able to grow with clients as they evolve through their changing seasons of life.​

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Certifications:

NASM CPT

YES (Youth Exercise Specialist)

Physique and Bodybuilding Coach (to be completed November 2022)

PN Level 1

NASM OPTimal Living: Plant Based Diets 

NASM Mental toughness

NLP Practitioner

Hypnosis Certification (working on Board Certified Hypnotherapist - to be completed in 2022)

Time Techniques, EFT (emotional Freedom Techniques)

Certified Life & Success Coach

Fun bit about Rachel:

 

She spontaneously married her husband on a road trip! She is a thru-hiker who once hiked from Yosemite Valley in California to Southern Lake Tahoe in 8 days.

 

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