AlexD

Before I began working with Gabrielle, I thought I had fitness ‘figured out’: I ate what I perceived to be a “balanced diet” (see: low carb, high protein), trained upwards of 2-3 hours daily doing CrossFit, and hoped that my dedication to both would lead me to success. Despite this approach, I never reached my goals: the scale bounced around without measurable changes in my physical appearance, and my body consistently felt wrecked by training. My goals – to feel energized by training while simultaneously obtaining a leaner physique – seemed unattainable.

Enlisting Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro as a coach changed everything. Her credentials as a researcher and educator preceded her: in an era of pseudoscience and social media “experts” touting diets or training that at best are unsubstantiated (and at worst, dangerous), she stood out as a proponent of evidence-based approaches to nutrition and exercise. From our first conversations, her remarkable knowledge base was matched by an amicable demeanor and genuine passion for the health and fitness goals of her clients. It was clear that she comprehensively assesses those she works with to establish measurable steps towards even the loftiest of aspirations (in my case, “to get as ripped as possible”) all while helping her clients modify behaviors that may impede their success.

In my case, we identified that a transition to physique training and bodybuilding would be the best way to obtain success along our 1:1 cut. The changes were measurable, even within the first month: my body no longer hurt, I “felt” the way my body responded to the macros she programmed throughout the day, and the scale began a consistent downward trend. Best of all, I noticed my physique changing in ways I thought were completely unattainable. All the while, Gabrielle was there, tracking my progress and making incremental adjustments when indicated.

At the close of 12 weeks, I found myself down 12 pounds and two pant sizes. Most shockingly of all was the seeming ‘ease’ with which this was achieved: there were no hours of extreme training or cardiovascular exercise, nor was there severe dietary restriction. Instead, these were replaced by an evidence-based, scientifically sound approach to nutrition balance and weight training… plus a hell of a coach who rooted me along the whole way. It is without hesitation and with complete enthusiasm that I recommend working with Dr. Fundaro: you and your fitness goals deserve the best, and she will bring the best to both each and every day.

Alex D.

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Gabrielle has taken the guesswork out of my nutrition. She provided me with a structured meal plan with guidelines that are easy to follow and adaptable to eating at home, at restaurants, and when I am traveling. When I had questions about the logic behind the plan, she provided an evidence-based answer that went in depth to the level of detail that I requested.

At the beginning of the cut, I had a back injury that limited my training, but I was still able to drop from about 205lbs to 190lbs in 10 weeks with minimal muscle and strength loss. I recommend her services to those looking to optimize their nutrition.

Vignesh N.

Before I started with Gabrielle, I had no idea what or how much I should be eating to fuel my body. I ate how I was raised, with only a handful of veggie options in sight, and even those were cooked in butter. In working with Gabrielle, I learned what and when to eat, but more than that, I learned how to eat. She helped me navigate family get-togethers and how to pick choices that align with my values, not just what was in front of me. Sometimes, a diet isn’t just about weight loss, it’s also about learning where your food relationship came from and how to change it. Originally, I only wanted to try this for the 3 month coaching plan, but I’m so thrilled with my results and thankful for Gabrielle’s kindness and coaching ability that I extended for 12 months. Here’s to the next year and seeing where this journey goes!

Jennifer C.

Testimonial

I had been suffering from chronic bloating and constipation continuously for about 14 months prior to starting my 1:1 nutritional coaching with Gabrielle. I’ve always been an energetic, happy kind of person but my symptoms quickly changed that. It was very uncomfortable which turned me in to a grumpy hermit, avoiding as many social activities as possible. I didn’t want people seeing me and thinking I was pregnant. Training was becoming very difficult. I have seen many professionals, including, multiple general practitioners, a gastroenterologist, a naturopath and a dietician. Costing me thousands of dollars. I would be holding back tears as each one would tell me the same thing… increase your fibre and water intake and follow a low FODMAP diet, all of which I had done with no success. Name a fibre supplement, stool softener or laxative and I’ve probably tried it. I had just about given up when I came across a podcast featuring Gabrielle and her knowledge on gut health. Once I found that Gabrielle does coaching with RP I instantly starting hunting down her website and haven’t turned back since. I am now four weeks in to my 1:1 with Gabrielle and my symptoms have eased tremendously. A bad day of bloating now is what would have been considered a ‘good’ day before. Sometimes it’s not just about cutting to a certain weight or getting stronger. Sometimes its just about being a happy, healthy you.

Erica W.

 

“I did 4 months of nutrition coaching with Gabrielle and I could not have been happier with results.

As advised by Gabrielle I took a month of break from dieting prior the start of the coaching as I was getting into that pattern of eating well for some time and then just cheating/binging. This, of course, was getting me nowhere. It was not easy to take this break but it was the right thing to do because I had such a successful cut after the break. I did 11 weeks cut followed by maintenance. I went from 143 lbs to 128 lbs and the body comp changes are amazing. I lost 3 inches from my hips, 5 from my waist and 3 from my thighs. Not only Gabrielle coached me through the nutrition, she also helped me to be kind for myself as I tend to be quite demanding on myself, always looking for perfection and seeing flaws that aren’t really there! I could not recommend Gabrielle more as a coach.”

Anna D.

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This highly-trained female was able to increase her lean mass by nearly three pounds in just two months!
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This gentleman was able to increase his lean mass while losing fat mass at almost equal rates!

Body Recomposition

Thanks to Gabrielle, I have finally learnt how to fuel my body right after years of under-eating and avoiding carbs. It sounds too good to be true, but working with her has enabled me to eat more, get lean and perform better in CrossFit. Aside from her nutritional guidance, Gabrielle provided endless emotional support and was there through all my rants. When simply “trusting the process” got tough, Gabrielle was always there to help me understand the “why’s” and remind me to stay patient. It was an absolute pleasure working with Gabrielle and can’t wait to do it all over again!

Jamie E.

JasmineB

I’ve been frustrated by fat loss in the past but working with Gabrielle made it so simple. It took away all the guess work and allowed me to work hard in the gym and eat to fuel my body without stress, I knew that she was taking care of me. She was quick to respond to my messages, patient, and a huge source of encouragement throughout my cut. Thank you Gabrielle!

Jasmine B.

JerJar_LI

I was referred to Dr. Fundaro by my brother who is using her to prep for a men’s fitness competition. Dr. Fundaro provides sage, no nonsense nutritional coaching and guidance. Her eating plan is extremely detailed and modified as necessary to help me achieve my aesthetic and athletic goals. Since I’ve started working with Dr. Fundaro 3 months ago, I’ve lost a considerable amount of body fat while maintaining my muscle mass and feel like I’m finally on the road to achieving the physique I’ve always desired. Prior to working with Dr. Fundaro, I had tried a number of fad diets thinking I could shortcut my way to my ideal body. After working with her, I’ve come to realize these fad diets should really be called “bad” diets – a diet with a total absence of scientific programming with no methodical approach. With a combination of consistently following her meal plans and her serving also as an accountability partner, in a short 3 months I’ve achieved what I consider amazing and most importantly sustainable results.

Jeremiah J.

Mikitiuk

 

I decided to try 1:1 coaching with Gabrielle after doing coaching with someone else for a year. I learned some great things with the previous coach and learned to track macros and that I didn’t have to starve myself or completely stay away from certain food, however, I was no longer progressing. After hearing great things about RP I decided to try out 3 months. Gabrielle has been great because she has always answered every single question. I can email anytime and she also responds within a reasonable time. She listened to my goals and created a nutrition template customized for me, and changed it as needed. I was able to go from 156 lbs to 144 (with cheats in there like a all inclusive 8 day vacation lol). I know I could have done better if I stuck to the plan 100%, but I still got great results because I followed the nutrition and workouts 90%, and actually have not been this lean in a few years. Gabrielle helped me understand how the template worked since I was so used to counting macros, and honestly I love the template better than just counting macros because it’s easy and makes food prep easy.  Because I was so happy with my results, and the communication and coaching that I have with Gabrielle, I extended my 1:1 coaching to a year and can’t wait to see results of my year long journey 🙂 I’ve had online coaches over the years, but this is by far my best experience! I’m currently maintaining for over a month now and have stayed within 2 lbs which I’m pretty happy with.

Elina M.