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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Bonniot

Stephanie Bonniot is one of the winning coaches of the ProCoach 2018 Body Transformation Contest!

My level 1 and 2 certifications with Precision Nutrition enables me to use the ProCoach platform within my 12 Months Nutrition and Behavior Change Program. Each year there is a ProCoach contest held. Each coach using the platform can choose to enter with one of their client. This year, Stephanie proposed to one of her patients doing her 12 month program to enter the contest.

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Here's what Precision Nutrition wrote on Stephanie and her client Chantal's win:

When Chantal started the ProCoach program with Coach Stephanie, she had just given birth to her second child.

During pregnancy, Chantal had struggled with gestational diabetes and put on 60 lbs. She was also recovering from a c-section and dealing with postpartum depression.

“To be honest, when I started, I just wanted to lose weight. I felt so bad about myself. It’s tough being a new mom — your body goes through such a big transformation.”

The daily accountability of ProCoach, plus Stephanie’s genuine care and support, helped Chantal get started and keep going.

“Every day, you have to check those boxes. You have to be honest with yourself if you’ve done the habits. And Stephanie checked in with me almost daily. I felt really supported.”

Stephanie loves how ProCoach bolsters the connection between coach and client. “ProCoach provides me with a base — lessons, exercise plans, habit reminders — so I can just focus on being present for my patients.”

One of Chantal’s favorite things about ProCoach was the flexibility it gave her in meeting her fitness goals.

“It’s challenging to exercise when you have a baby at home!” she laughs. “But because everything is online, I could just do the exercises at home, stop when I needed to breastfeed, and then keep going. I don’t think I could’ve done this if I had to leave the house.”

After 35 weeks in the program, Chantal has lost weight, but she’s also gained more than she expected: “Losing weight was actually just the side effect of living a much better life — I’m now calmer, more in control of my health, and of my family’s health too.”

Being a contest winner was the icing on the cake.

Stephanie is putting the prize money right back into helping more people. “We just bought a house with huge kitchen that needs lots of renovations. When we’re done, I’d love to offer cooking classes to my patients.”

Chantal gets emotional when she says, “Winning was almost like saying thank you to Stephanie for all her help. And the prize money means I don’t have to go back to work as soon. You’ve given me another month at home with my baby.”

To read the entire article on Precision Nutrition website click here.

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