What is a "joyful nourishment instigator?" Well, I'm an ACE-certified fitness trainer, health coach, speaker, and bestselling health author. But those are common words. I like "Joyful Nourishment Instigator" (or Joyful Self-Care Guide) because it's different—and what I offer is different! I am a one-woman transformational boot camp and mind-body revolutionizer. If you're tired, out of shape, sick of "diets" and "plans," and confused or overwhelmed by the "health info avalanche"... I can show you a much better way to get the body, energy, and life you truly want. If you are smart, conscious, "up to something" in life and you want to LOVE and prioritize nourishing yourself—so your body is a match for your purpose—I'm your guide.
I will help you to fuel your body and nourish your life—with joy, clarity, and a sense of choice—for the resilience to fulfill your passions. I help you pinpoint exactly what you need to do to have the body that’s fit for your purpose—AND to become powerful and unstoppable in doing it. I empower people to become "athletes of their lives": super-informed *and* deeply inspired to optimally eat-move-sleep-unstress, to get strong, lean, and energized—for good. And joyful and savvy, while you're at it. My approach is intelligent, livable, spiritually AND scientifically sound, and holistic. My system covers all three crucial "I" points: Inspiration, Information, and Integration. (Most approaches fail to adequately address all of these, so you never reach your goals...or your most radiant potential.)
see yourself as the athlete of your life—and treat yourself like it
get super-informed and clear about what your body needs—and give it yourself
build crucial self-care pillars for the rest of your life—to eat, move, sleep/rest, un-stress/un-plug, apply natural healing, and more—for performance AND pleasure
discern the important stuff from the faddish, gimmicky, random, isolated minutiae that won't give you lasting anything
forget your (irrelevant) "weight" for the rest of your life—and focus on strong, lean, energized.
discover and ignite your own deepest motivation so you experience healthy self-care as a pleasure and privilege—a choice, not a chore.
By changing how you think, you absolutely change what you do—and that changes how you look and feel. PERFORMANCE. POWER. PLEASURE.™ I offer private individual and group coaching/training, including "NOURISH U: The Joyful Self-Care Success System—9 weeks to a signature self-care practice you love, for happier healthy habits and a fully-charged life." > LEARN MORE
I am a savvy, inspiring and transformative guide to the body you want and the energy you need—once and for all. I'm confident that you'll find my approach a breath of fresh air—and that it will help you ACE your healthy habits where others have failed. With two bestselling books and a third on the way, numerous nationally-published articles, media appearances, and more than two energetic decades of walking my own talk, I have helped hundreds of thousands of people on the road to joyful nourishment of their best bodies and lives. HOW? I synthesize the most proven essentials and latest research for you—and ignite YOUR powerful inspiration to use them. With compassion and common sense, I help you weed out distractions, deflate myths and dissolve objections. In their place, you'll find juicy new energy for healthy choices...that lead to the body you want. My book Bodyfueling (Warner Books) lit a motivational fire in 150,000+ readers, enlightened re often-misunderstood basics about food and exercise—and liberated them from the “diet thinking” that obstructs healthy, conscious living. My book Herbal Defense (Warner Books) did the same for natural medicine. Now I weave my decades of experience together with the best and latest research—on both mind and body—to help you live up to your amazing potentials. Forget the boring, confusing, and grim story that media and health authorities tell about healthy choices. Let me show you how to use your power and freedom to live better and age better than you dreamed possible. Check out the online course, or contact me below. Or call 520.314.0994. I offer no-cost 30-minute "Fuel Your Best Body" discovery sessions.
“Robyn helped me have the body that best supports me, without feeling restricted and instead feeling empowered and free. By connecting with and owning my own beautiful vision for my life, and then bringing that with me to every choice I make, it becomes natural and easy to make healthy choices that nourish me, and to do so with joy.”
Owner/Publisher, Natural Awakenings Tucson
“Robyn deflated all of the arguments, resistance and emotional issues about ‘healthy eating’ that kept me from fully committing myself to it. Nothing—even after 14 years of being a fitness instructor myself—reached me like the clarity, authenticity, and completeness of this approach. Before, food issues took up a lot of space and energy, and I got no results. Robyn totally reversed that: food is not a concern, and I have a whole lot of results. Losing 14 pounds of fat in the last two years is almost irrelevant compared to the emotional freedom and practical ease of fueling my body.”
Teacher, Edmonds, WA
"These are basic distinctions that are common sense, but somehow we nevergot them. If someone had told me this stuff when I was 10, in the way you did,it would’ve saved me a lot of trouble. If you could guarantee this kind of deliveryin schools, it’s exactly what’s needed.”
“Am I getting leaner? Yes. Do I feel better? You bet. But this is the best part: an old friendcalled me a few weeks after the course. We’ve always had this running dialogue about ourbodies. He asked, ‘How’s that 15 pounds?’ And I said ‘what 15 pounds?’ He said, ‘You know,your 15 pounds you always struggle with.’ I didn’t know what he was talking about fora minute. I started laughing. I realized what this really is about.”
CEO, Integral Partnerships
"This course changed my energy and my life. I didn’t really know what eating well meant.I was starving myself and had no idea. I no longer assume that as I get older, I mustget fatter. I realize that I love my body and I love to take care of it. Also, eating before runningaltered my training—I couldn’t believe the difference."
Physical Therapist, CA
"You have an extraordinary ability to illustrate complex concepts without being eithercondescending or confusing. Above all, what you delivered was freedom and choice; I couldfeel myself relaxing about the whole thing. I’ve never seen nutrition presented in such an originalway. It’s the right combination of everything. I’m fueling my body!”
Founder, Seattle Medical and Wellness Clinic
“I never knew I could view my body and health this way, as something to be nurtured and takencare of. I’ve been cooking great meals. My wife and I have also begun walking regularly.”
“Fueling my body has freed me from the battle of the scale. I am eating more today thanI ever have before,and the result is that I feel great and have all the energy I need.”
Former Vice President, Aetna Health Plans
“People don’t recognize me on the street. My body fat has dropped many percentage points.I’m wide awake at 6:30 a.m. I don’t think about eating anything junky any more. I’ve gottento where it’s kind of taken over, you know what I mean? It’s part of me. And I love it.”
“A small investment that will make a huge difference for the rest of my life.I saw that a shift in my eating could be easy, and now it’s becoming fun.I can tell I’m losing fat, and that’s not even what I intended.I used to always be hungry, and I’m not any more. It’s the best.”
“It’s great to be listening to my body. I absolutely won’t go three hourswithout eating any more. I actually got off the freeway halfway to a meeting and boughtfood because it was time for my snack. I keep food by the bed so I’ll eat before I run in themorning. So I don’t have those big dips anymore where I feel absolutely awful. And eventhough I came to the course resistant to giving up sugar, I’ve stopped eating refined sugar.I was seriously addicted to sugar, so breaking that is a real accomplishment. When I do eat something rich, I choose it and I enjoy it. There’s a lot of new foodin the house. It’s pretty much a part of the way we eat now. You should teach this toathletes—I never learned all this stuff. It used to be pretty hit or miss.”
Two-Time Olympian, Silver Medalist, U.S. Olympic Rowing Team
Co-owner of WNBA's SeattleStorm
“It’s taken all the pieces that were floating out there and put them together.I’m an educated person, I have all kind of degrees—but I had no idea how my body works.I’d go to step aerobics without eating and think I was tired and nauseous from the heat."
“Years and years have passed since I read your books. Over all that time, I’ve bought themand re-bought them and kept giving my copies away to friends more times than I can count.Nearly two decades have passed, and nutritional philosophies have changed so many times,but I always keep coming back to your wisdom all these years later. There’s never been amessage quite like yours... It’s clear that you walk the walk, and that you comefrom a place of true contentment and peace. You’ve never pushed strict rules to followor guidelines to adhere to. There were no expectations of perfection. While all the informationout there really revolves around the 'shoulds' and 'shouldn’ts'… yours is a message that is somuch bigger than that: about fueling our precious bodies with delicious, real food. Withlove and care. Living our lives in alignment with what makes us feel our best, inside and out.What a gift.."
Vancouver Island, BC
“Before I enrolled in Nourish U I had been eating poorly and had been sedentary forover a year, due to an injury. Now I'm moving every day and eating the healthiest meals since Ileft my mother's home (a long time ago!).
Robyn really knows her stuff. She literally wrote the book on Herbal Defense and she’sjust as knowledgeable in all the other areas of nourishment she teaches. I love that shebrings up-to- date research to her training, but breaks it all down so that it’s easy tounderstand and absorb. She gives the least amount of information needed to get the mostin results, and that’s exactly what I want in a course and a teacher. I continue to reap the rewards of her course even after it’s over, and I know I’ll continueto draw upon it for information and inspiration. I highly recommend Robyn and her coachingto anyone who is ready to nourishthemselves in a way that is more healthy, effortless, and joyful."
"Robyn is a dedicated, knowledgeable practitioner of health and well-beingwho enthusiastically helps others on their journey towards well-being. Not only is shetechnically knowledgeable, she has also deeply thought through the issues and blocksthat individuals have about their long-term self-care. As a result, she is able to help people getpast those blocks with a range of strategies which gently but clearly lead towards achange in attitude and behaviour — and consequently, a change in well-being. She helped me see some of the un-useful beliefs that I had about nutrition and helpedme to re-align my goals in order to make them more likely for me to achieve. Since workingwith her my eating has improved, my exercise has increased and my waistline has diminished!"
"As a naturopathic doctor I was coming up against a wall when it came to makingdiet/exercise suggestions for my patients because I myself struggled with these things.The typical medical approach is to make diet and exercise seem like something youHAVE to do, totally lacking in passion or connection to the importance of taking care of oneself. After reading up about Robyn and her philosophies on her website it all came together:without having a strong sense of WHY you are nourishing your body, there will never bea lasting desire to maintain or even begin these healthy behaviors.Her approach really digs into who you are, what makes you tick, where your hang-ups are, and then provides sensibleand easily digestible (no pun intended!) solutions to help you not just reach your goalsbut then maintain them. The online Facebook group is a huge bonus, as Robyn is always happy to answer questionsor offer encouragement in between sessions. It’s basically non-stop coaching. I can’trecommend Robyn highly enough, and am so happy to have completed this course in orderto better nourish myself and my patient population!"
“Robyn is an excellent teacher, supporter and coach on the path toradical self-care. She has a refreshingly wholistic approach to well-being that issupported by her depth of knowledge and experience in a wide range of fields.She is accessible, clear, and motivating in all aspects of living a joyously healthy life.And she is a delight to work with! Her support and concern is sincere – a wonderfulimprovement over the hundreds of ‘health care gurus’ that have popped up inour culture, who profit from the fear and failure of others. Robyn offers suggestionsthat are flexible and achievable, tailorable to each individual. And in a culture obsessedwith isolated (and often meaningless) indicators like weight and 'bar bell strength'her focus is correctly placed on overall well-being. I now think of my self as a ‘health athlete.' I think in terms of supporting myself,not ‘doing what I should.' I have become aware of my choices, and I am excited tomake healthy choices, and I enjoy movement and exercise in a renewed way.I am grateful for all of those changes!"
“Robyn’s group coaching-training is a fantastic course that I would happilyrecommend to anyone who wants to really get motivated to nourish themselvesproperly AND to get a truly holistic take on how to go about doing that. Robyn is agreat teacher and a naturally enthusiastic communicator with a deep knowledgeof all branches of her subject. I wanted more energy, more motivationand more awareness—and I got them.”