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MAKING WEIGHT LOSS SIMPLE & ATTAINABLE

for hardworking women since 2006

MAKING WEIGHT LOSS SIMPLE & ATTAINABLE

for hardworking women since 2006

MAKING WEIGHT LOSS SIMPLE & ATTAINABLE

for hardworking women since 2006

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THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN WOMEN LIVING THEIR

healthiest, happiest, and most confident lives.

GET TO KNOW

Esther & the EA Coaching Team

I'm Esther-min

You might see me now and assume I’ve always been a “fit” person who has no idea what it’s like to struggle with weight, body image, or the emotional roller coaster of restricting all week, only to binge all weekend.

I’m a healthy, fit, happy person now but it hasn’t always been that way.

I grew up in a small town in Maine where I only played sports because nobody got cut from the teams (despite an obvious lack of athleticism or understanding of the rules on my part). When I found the weight room at the local Y, I realized I’d found my place: one where no one was depending on me and there weren’t many spectators.

Hello Esther-min

GET TO KNOW

Esther & the EA Coaching Team

I'm Esther-min
Hello Esther-min

You might see me now and assume I’ve always been a “fit” person who has no idea what it’s like to struggle with weight, body image, or the emotional roller coaster of restricting all week, only to binge all weekend.

I’m a healthy, fit, happy person now but it hasn’t always been that way.

I grew up in a small town in Maine where I only played sports because nobody got cut from the teams (despite an obvious lack of athleticism or understanding of the rules on my part). When I found the weight room at the local Y, I realized I’d found my place: one where no one was depending on me and there weren’t many spectators.

My current pictures don’t show you my college struggle of living on pizza & beer until I outgrew my fat pants, the post-college struggles with binging & restricting, or my desperate attempts to drop weight fast doing GNC detoxes, Master Cleanses, you-name-it.

Sound familiar?

My current life is proof that you can have the same success.

I don’t binge, anymore. I don’t restrict. My weight doesn’t fluctuate more than a couple pounds. I don’t feel like I’m desperately grasping at straws to try to figure out what works.

I just know.

And now that’s exactly what my coaches and I help our clients achieve, too:

Freedom happiness-min

KIND WORDS FROM PAST CLIENTS:

Adriane Scott

I knew when I signed up for EAWC Foundations I was going to get accurate information from trained professionals. The program gave me the tools to begin adjusting my lifestyle to be more healthy and productive. The weekly calls helped me to regain motivation and confidence that I CAN achieve my nutrition and fitness goals without extreme deprivation of foods that I enjoy. Esther and her team are super amazing and supportive. My biggest win is knowing that how I was before isn’t how I’m going to be. It is possible - even as I’m getting older - to accomplish what I feel would be an ideal healthy lifestyle. It doesn’t feel as overwhelming. Having that confirmation that losing weight or being healthier doesn't’ have to be so hard. It was kind of like a breath of fresh air.

Andrea Schork

I'm so glad I did this! I've always quit after a few days, but this program gave me the confidence in what I was doing with tracking and macro counting to want to keep doing it because I was more sure it would work! I lost almost 10 pounds, several inches off my waist and hips especially, and more importantly, gained the determination to keep going with this new way of eating. I'm so happy with this change in my lifestyle and can't wait to keep progressing toward my goals! Thank you!

Colleen F

This Foundations course has been tremendous in helping me learn my “whys” and “hows”. I am digging deep into why eating healthfully is important to me, why I have done self-sabotaging behaviors in the past, how to overcome patterns of emotional eating and how to incorporate all types of foods without an all or nothing mentality. In addition to learning how to actually incorporate quality of life foods and still be moving toward my goals, I really feel like my goal setting is so much improved. Small weekly goals make so much sense for me. Becoming aware of triggers to mindless eating, being able to pause and to create strategies to avoid them - huge for me! My biggest win: trusting the process. It was tough mentally for me to decrease my HIIT classes and swap it out for strength and rest days but I feel stronger in my workings, am sleeping better and have shed some inches. While 6 weeks is obviously not enough time to undo a lifetime of unhealthy food relationships, I feel like I am on the path to success thanks to this course!

Kari Ramsby

This experience has been eye opening! I had no idea how much I was really eating on a daily basis. I couldn't figure out why I wasn't losing weight but it completely makes sense now. This program has taught me so much. I still have a long way to go but I have made small changes that I think will eventually have a big pay off. The best part of the program is that I never feel judged and when I share how my week went, Esther and Meg make me really think about why it went that way.

Kristy Schutz

Mostly I am just so much more confident that I am the one who is in charge of what I eat and why I eat it!! The support is unbelievable!!! The patience in answering the same questions and reassuring that change is coming, the knowledge in what fuels our bodies, the excitement for all wins, there is way too much to pick a "most valuable"! I cannot begin to portray my thanks!

Leah Sonji

I went down a full pant size. And I feel so much more stronger than before. I have a good handle on food tracking now and it's become more of a habit and less of a chore. Having the daily accountability with food tracking was really helpful to get into the swing of things. I really appreciated how encouraging and responsive you both were. I could tell you really wanted us to succeed and learn! Thank you!

Lindsay Breakfield

In addition to losing pounds and inches, I feel a lot stronger and more energized. My clothes are loose, and I can cross my legs again:). The exercise piece has been invaluable, and I am losing weight eating 300-400 more calories on average per day. The first couple weeks were frustrating, but it pays to trust the process.

Lucinda T.

“I learned so much. I learned how much food prepping sets me up for the rest of the week and that way I’m not floundering and making bad decisions. I’m most proud of being All In on it. One or two bad decisions didn’t rerail the whole thing”

Margie W

“Foundations was the support I needed for a woman over 50. I have been trying for 2 years to decrease my weight. Adjusting my calories and providing me with macro targets, my weight is finally going down. I am now able to have both a weight decrease and build muscle. I am excited to continue with my new lifestyle!”

Michele Wood

I learned so much. I learned how much food prepping sets me up for the rest of the week and that way I’m not floundering and making bad decisions. I’m most proud of being All In on it. One or two bad decisions didn’t rerail the whole thing” - Lucinda T “Having a new plan laid out for me was perfect. I didn’t really change much of what I was eating, but HOW much. I learned through the tracking that beforehand, I probably had the tendency to undereat. I slow down during mealtime and focus on what I’m eating and not doing a hundred other things. You guys helped me look at why I was always exhausted when I woke up in the morning - adding in the sleep meditation at night has helped me sleep a lot better. As much as I came into this thinking I knew everything there was to know, I’ve learned a ton.

Nancy MacDonald

I lost 9 lbs. from the time I signed up until now. I was able to dig myself out of a terrible Covid-induced food/health rut. I needed to turn the page and this course helped me do it. I feel ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle and to do this for the rest of my life. The factual nutritional information, the encouragement, and the positive energy in general helped me to never get bored or give up.

Pat Gamble

I have learned so much about macros and how to plan in advance what I will be eating each day. I have not felt hungry. I am walking 8000 steps each day, and enjoying it! I am also doing the strength exercises 3 times a week. Esther and Meg are readily available to answer questions and giving individual informational advice throughout the program. The videos, recipes and the Nutritional bible make figuring out macros very easy. I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to loose weight, learn how to eat healthier, and feel great! Thank you!!

Tammie M

"I’m so glad I challenged myself to these 6 weeks! I learned so much about nutrition and how taking just 20-30 minutes the night before helps set me up for a successful day tomorrow. I’ve learned how to plan for special dinners or just how to fit in wine or a special desert without feeling guilty or derived. The support I received from Esther and Meg are exceptional and I highly recommend this group to anyone."

Wendy Kosmak

"I've lost 12 lbs but for me the changes are been more about my day to day. My biggest ah-ha is about MORE strength training, using heavier weights and actually taking REST days!! I feel like I'm focused on the right things for the first time ever. Foundations helped me better understand how to incorporate healthy eating and strength training into my routines and I feel like I can live my life while achieving my goals for weight loss. Tracking macros let me enjoy the same food that my family eats and understand how my portion size and what I eat affects how I feel. I have created great habits in just six week and feel very confident I can continue on this path!"

Kacie

"Those 12 weeks came and went and I realized I was a different person than the one who had started on this journey. It's the best decision I ever made. Esther is so much more than a trainer at this point. She is a confidant, a shoulder to lean on, and a friend. She goes above and beyond to keep me on track and she gives the best advice when I'm in a panic over all of life's worries. I am so thankful for this woman and her unwavering support.”

Jean S.

“Esther gives me great wisdom, she provides honest feedback, helps me to evaluate my thought patterns, and helps me create a food gameplan for what I'm going into each week. It's like having a friend who also keeps you accountable so you'll be successful and meet your goals. If you're looking at expenses, this is the best money you'll spend because you're investing in yourself and your own health. There's nothing better than looking back and knowing you've accomplished what you set out to do, and Esther will help you do that!”

Yvonne M.

"I have been quite impressed with the education of the program & how it has helped me to refocus on my food intake and exercising. Esther has been the most committed, motivational coach that one could have. I am loving the way my clothes are fitting me now and I love the compliments that I'm getting.Thanks to Esther, I'm where I want to be."

Donna S.

"I started working with Esther because I needed help with my nutrition. She is an excellent listener, responds to all my messages, and she always offers excellent suggestions. She is also ALWAYS positive, even when I'm not! I eat a much more healthy diet, and I feel better about myself now. You will love working with Esther!”

Maureen W.

“Esther provided the tools to make real change in my life. She provided the workouts, nutrition info, and ways to incorporate positive change in my life. All of that along with the knowledge and encouragement to make it happen.”

Levina S.

“If you're worried about this just being another thing that won't work for you, you can stop there. I came into this hoping for noticeable physical changes (weight loss, toned, etc) but have gotten more than that. I believe inner change is what helps so much more and I am getting that. I'm definitely more encouraged with being with Esther than I have been with any program.”

Arla S.

"You are an amazing young woman who has a heart for healing people find themselves and get healthier… and confident. You have touched my life in a way that you will never know… I could hug you for being you and so wonderful to me."

    I’m passionate about helping you realize that you deserve to prioritize yourself and have the power to make positive changes in your life.

    I’ve been personal training & nutrition coaching since 2006 and have helped thousands of women find lasting success. Everything I produce is intended to help you master this equation:

    Committed Belief + Consistent Action

    Curious how I got from A to B?

    I know it seems like a pipe dream when you’re in the throes of struggling with your weight. It feels impossible and like overcoming it is a privilege reserved for other people, not you.

    The honest truth is it took me years and a lot of trial-and-error. 

    You’d think that being an Exercise Science major would have been a good start but once I started personal training in the real world, I realized what a tiny piece of the puzzle workouts actually are when it comes to losing weight.

    Enter my decades long pursuit to do internships, earn certifications & learn everything I can about nutrition, psychology, mindset, behavior modification, motivation, willpower, and lifestyle change. 

    My programs and courses are the byproduct of that endeavor and provide my clients with the ideal approach to losing weight and keeping it off.

    If you like the resume type stuff, you’ll love my laundry list of degrees and certifications:

    • B.S. Exercise Science, Boston University
    • Institute of Performance Nutrition honors grad
    • Certified Sports Nutritionist, International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN) 
    • Precision Nutrition Level 2 Nutrition Coach + former intern
    • ACE-certified Healthy Behaviors Coach
    • ACE-certified Personal Trainer
    • Cooper Institute certified Life Coach + former intern
    • Certified Pre- and Postnatal Coach
    • TRX Suspension Group Trainer

    I’m not just a talking head, though. I have lots of other interests like: 

    Board games-min

    Board games, particularly Scrabble and Boggle because I’m good at them. And Monopoly, despite having never won a game in my life.

    Brunch-min

    Brunch. So much so, Grey and I had a brunch wedding (in the aftermath of a hurricane!). I have a very low tolerance for people who order lunch items at brunch.

    Left handed-min

    I’m left-handed and an only child, facts which you might use to make assumptions about me, but probably wouldn’t be correct.

    Beef jerky-min

    I’ve driven cross-country 2.5 times and love a good road trip (primarily for the snacks. I think jerky should be its own food group).

    MEET THE TEAM

    The EA Coaching Team

    Esther has been working in the fitness industry since 2006 and worked in a variety of settings (commercial, corporate, boutique, municipal) before launching EAWC online in 2015. She has a B.S. Exercise Science from Boston University, Precision Nutrition Level 2 Nutrition Coach + former intern, ACE-certified Healthy Behaviors Coach, ACE-certified Personal Trainer, Cooper Institute certified Life Coach + former intern, GGS Certified Pre- and Postnatal Coach, IOPN diploma in Sports Nutrition, Certified Sports Nutritionist from the Institute of Sports Nutrition, and TRX Suspension Group Trainer. She is a mom of 1 and has moved all over the world (currently Germany) with her active duty Navy husband.

    Meg is a NCI certified nutrition coach, and NESTA certified personal trainer as well as an Army wife, mother of two teenage girls, and lover all things fitness-y as well as ice cream. She’s a macro tetris pro and has done a little bit of everything in the fitness world.  Marathons, CrossFit, bikini comps, bro lifting—she’s had fun doing most of it. It took lots of trial and error, and a couple of missteps, but has finally found a place of balance, and wants to be able to share that with others. She’s a firm believer in consistency over perfection, patience, and finding a way to live that is sustainable for YOU.

    Amber has a B.A. in Health Science and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Nutrition Coach as well as a DotFIT certified trainer and Institute of Integrative Nutrition Certified Holistic Health Coach. She has always been passionate about health and fitness and can relate to struggles with weight, infertility and finding a healthy balance. The ocean is her favorite place in the world, she love animals (especially horses!), and if peanut butter was a blood type-that's what hers would be.

    Anna has a BS in Exercise Science, is a Precision Nutrition coach, level 2 Crossfit, Weightlifting, and Gymnastics coach, and certified pre & postnatal coach as well as Air Force wife of 18 years and mom of two active teenage daughters. Throughout her youth, she struggled with body image, an eating disorder, unhealthy pregnancies, and 2 reconstructive foot surgeries. In addition to working out or talking about food, she enjoys baking, cooking, traveling, and being outside. She is dedicated to helping others find their rhythm & success the same way she's found hers.

    Jenny is a mindset mentor and life coach who helps her clients heal their relationships, emotions, energy, and mind so they can stop the behavior patterns that keep sabotaging their success. Utilizing specialized techniques like neurolinguistic programming and brain rewiring along with experience as a teacher and fitness and nutrition coach, she teaches her clients how to become strong and confident from the inside out and reconnect with their inner wisdom so they can process emotions, heal from past trauma, and live life without shame, fear, judgement, or confusion. Jenny and her husband Andy have been married for 14 years and have 2 children.

    Vanessa is a mom of 4 (including infant twins) and Physiotherapist with a Women's Health specialty. She knows the pain of struggling to find time for yourself and dealing with a distorted body image. After years of bouncing around fad diets and exercise programs, she finally figured this whole thing out and lives a happy balanced life with her big family. She is passionate about helping women find this same freedom and to make time for themselves again. She has the following credentials: MSc (Physiotherapy), Pre- & Post-Natal Exercise Expert, Pain Science, Injury Modification & Rehab, Core Training in CrossFit, Nutrition in Fitness

    Rachel is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with a BS and MS in Exercise Science and a PhD (abd) in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences. She has been a personal trainer for over 10 years with experience training a wide variety of clients. After overcoming body dysmorphia and coping with her emotions using food and alcohol, she found that an integrated health and wellness approach addressing all aspects of the mind, body, and spirit was the key to long-lasting happiness and success and is now passionate about helping her clients do the same. She loves taking her 2 mini schnauzers and one giant on a hike, tending her goats and chickens on her farm, and sitting on the couch!

    Kacie is a Navy wife, mom of two, veteran client of EAWC, and newly certified as an ACE-personal trainer & PN nutrition coach. She's an expert at doing things she said she never would (running a half marathon, competing in Crossfit) and keeps the trains on the tracks behind the scenes.

    Emilia is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the American Council on Exercise with more than 6 years of experience. She also holds an undergraduate degree in social work and psychology. She is a working mom of two little girls and understands the importance of efficiency and effectiveness in a fitness and nutrition program. She loves getting to connect with clients day and helping empower them to feel strong; both physically and mentally.

    Meg is a NCI certified nutrition coach, and NESTA certified personal trainer as well as an Army wife, mother of two teenage girls, and lover all things fitness-y as well as ice cream. She’s a macro tetris pro and has done a little bit of everything in the fitness world.  Marathons, CrossFit, bikini comps, bro lifting—she’s had fun doing most of it. It took lots of trial and error, and a couple of missteps, but has finally found a place of balance, and wants to be able to share that with others. She’s a firm believer in consistency over perfection, patience, and finding a way to live that is sustainable for YOU.

    Lauren has a BS in Nutrition and a MS in Kinesiology/Sports Nutrition. While working as a Registered Dietitian over the past 9 years, she has held many titles- Clinical Dietitian, Renal Dietitian, and Wellness Counselor. She currently lives in Eastern North Carolina with her son and senior pup. Throughout her childhood, Lauren struggled with being overweight while playing sports and being active. She got into this profession selfishly but has gained a passion in helping others reach their individual nutrition goals. On the weekends, you can find Lauren on the beach, spending time with family, and trying out the newest local craft beer.

    Lindsay has a MS in National Security and was the safety lead on two of the Marine Corps tactical vehicle programs prior to adopting her oldest. She is now a homeschooling mom with three boys (4, 9, 16), a wife of 17 years, a veteran client of EAWC, and a newly certified Precision Nutrition coach. After years of struggling with her weight and yo-yo dieting, she found the answer to living a healthy, balanced life through EAWC and has a passion to help women like herself achieve food freedom and happiness. She loves the beach, reading when time permits, fantasy football, and, of course, peanut butter.

    Anna has a BS in Exercise Science, is a Precision Nutrition coach, level 2 Crossfit, Weightlifting, and Gymnastics coach, and certified pre & postnatal coach as well as Air Force wife of 18 years and mom of two active teenage daughters. Throughout her youth, she struggled with body image, an eating disorder, unhealthy pregnancies, and 2 reconstructive foot surgeries. In addition to working out or talking about food, she enjoys baking, cooking, traveling and being outside. She is dedicated to helping others find their rhythm & success the same way she's found hers.