Level up your fitness

fitness and nutrition, without restriction

I've been passionate about leading an active lifestyle since I was a kid. I got the nickname Stodds as a play on my maiden name when I played sports growing up. The name stuck as I became a coach! I'm thrilled to help others find joy in pursuing a healthier lifestyle. On a personal note, I'm married to the love of my life and we have two amazing daughters. We're Syracuse natives who landed in NC. We love to explore the beaches and mountains nearby and spend lots of time outdoors.

but most people call me stodds

Hi there, I'm Christine

I help people ditch extreme workout schedules and restrictive diets in favor of a healthy lifestyle that's sustainable to maintain. When I first got into fitness, I worked out twice a day as a form of punishment and focused primarily on trying to consume as few calories as possible. Turns out, that's hard to sustain, and it doesn't feel good in the long term. Now I know there's a better way, and I can show it to you.


It's easy to assume that coaches make fitness their entire life -- and some may! But I prefer to use fitness as a way to unlock my best self outside of the gym. I am a better mom, wife, coworker and coach when I do things to take care of myself. This viewpoint also provides a sense of freedom that I love to help instill in those I coach: finding (and sticking to) habits that work means that fitness and food can take up a lot less brain space. This is a huge, underrated win!


If I could go back in time, I wish I could teach myself what I know now and what I use when I coach others. When I first became interested in fitness, I went about it in allll the wrong ways. I spent my time trying to work out as much as possible and eat as little as possible. I thought the only way to be "healthy" was to eat low calorie foods and put the pedal to the metal in every workout (usually twice/day.. sometimes even three times). I thought about food and workouts nonstop: my life revolved around them. And I still wasn't happy with what I looked like or how I felt.

After a few years of living that way, I started to expand my fitness knowledge by listening to lots of different fitness podcasts. I learned that I could eat more, work out less, free up a lot of mental space, and finally feel better. This journey also ran parallel to my coaching journey. I went from coaching and participating in a lot of group exercise environments (HIIT, CrossFit, Bootcamp, F45) to building and following resistance training programs. I found that I was able to get better results this way, and now I help others learn the same thing. This is especially important to me as a mom of two girls since I don't want them to make the same mistakes I did.

I'm certified through NASM as a personal trainer and hold additional certifications including: NASM Group Personal Training, CrossFit L-1, Precision Nutrition Level 1, and Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism. While I love continuing education and am always adding to that list, the bulk of my experience comes from the success I've seen with 1:1 clients. I use that knowledge to build programs that can apply to so many more people and I know we can find something that works for you.

about my story


Whether you've been at this for years or are ready to start tomorrow, there's a program to fit your needs and help you get the results you're looking for - no extremes required.

Level up your fitness or nutrition no matter where you are on your journey


This guide details the same habits often used with 1:1 nutrition clients and walks you through nutrition strategies for beginners and the most seasoned nutrition veterans.