Hey you, i'm so happy you’re here!
I’m Chelsea Gross, a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach (CTNC™).
What does that mean?
I'm a holistic nutritionist that focuses on getting to the root of the issue versus simply treating symptoms and creates custom, personalized approaches for all my clients. My education centered around the science of nutrition, psychology of eating, lifestyle and mindset.
I'm also a Balanced Bites Master Class Certified Practitioner*, a featured contributor on mindbodygreen and run a private Facebook group for women who are ready to break free from dieting and make peace with food.
A little more about me: I love cooking, walking, tea, podcasts, documentaries, people watching, the Olympics, country music and The Food Network.
But my true passion? Coaching clients 1:1 to gain health, healing and happiness.
I wasn't always in this place.
I used to think those three things weren’t possible.
For over a decade I struggled with anxiety, depression, disordered eating and body shame, digestive distress and weak immune health. It felt like something was always wrong.
I tried different diets, distractions, pills, and programs that I thought would “fix” me.
But nothing ever worked. I just thought I would never feel good.
Several years ago I got a wake-up call. I had a very bad back injury that turned chronic.
Never getting better and trying everything (after all I was already struggling with) it really felt like rock bottom. I had days where I didn't want to go on.
After a long time of trying to fight it - seeing countless doctors, experts and healers with every treatment under the sun...I finally chose to surrender.
I let go, stopped fighting my body, stopped thinking of myself as damaged and listened.
I saw that what was happening to me was happening for a reason and it was time for me to begin living authentically for the first time.
A former actor I left that career behind, followed my true calling and began studying at the Institute of Transformational Nutrition. It was the best decision of my life.
During my education I worked on myself and I began feeling well for the first time ever.
My health greatly improved. I got to the root of my health issues, started healing from the inside out, incorporated self-care and self-love, openly talked about my struggles and worked through old patterns and resentments and started eating nutrient dense real food- letting go of calorie restriction and all the obsessive/restrictive habits I had around food.
Life became worth it!
While studying nutrition I saw that things happen for us, not to us and I saw that my health challenges in the past empowered me to be a better coach because I could truly empathize with my clients.
I began working with people and thriving! I knew I was finally doing what I loved.
There is no better feeling then being able to help others get their health back.
You lose a sense of freedom when you don’t feel well, and I'll help you regain that freedom or- find it for the first time ever. If I can do it, you can too.
Would you like to work together? Learn more here.
I received my certification from The Institute of Transformational Nutrition which is accredited and approved by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), International Coaching Federation (ICF), the Canadian Association ofIntegrative Nutrition, the American Nutrition Association (ANA), the International Institute for Complementary Therapists in Australia (IICT), the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), and the Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals (CAHNPro).