Our goal is to deliver effective and scientifically sound holistic nutrition coaching based on your body and the results you want – whether that’s more energy to play with your kids or hitting a new personal record in the gym. We are passionate about helping our clients and we personally live the Fettle + Food lifestyle every day.
" Following my first season playing University level Rugby, I was looking to improve my game in every way possible. Nutrition is a massive part of athletic performance and I knew that seeking out professional help would greatly benefit my off-season. I’m incredibly happy with my experience working with Ann and the results I have from the nutritional coaching. She provided a straight-forward and cooperative system that effectively managed my nutrition to ultimately achieve my off-season goals. Size/muscle mass is extremely important to reach the next level in Rugby, and I wouldn’t have been able to become the best athlete I could without her nutritional guidance.
I would absolutely recommend this service to any athlete or active individual who wants to enhance their fitness. The nutritional insight that Ann provides is essential for any competitive athlete looking to perform at their best, and the results from our work together this summer have made a clear difference in my game while I’ve been at training camp. "
" In triathlon there are actually 4 disciplines – swim, bike, run & NUTRITION. I knew I needed a coach that could not only get me in the best physical shape to compete in races but that could help me fuel myself properly both on and off the course. When I started working with Ann, I had no idea how big of an impact she would have on how I viewed nutrition. There is so much misinformation out there! Ann checks in with me every week and has structured my eating plan that is tailored to my busy lifestyle and training schedule. I have seen great results over the past year and feel like my life has improved dramatically. I see “weight” in a whole new way. I’m no longer scared of the scale and understand that it’s only half the equation. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer Ann to friends and family. Everyone deserves to feel this good. "
" I decided to try nutritional counselling as an addition to yoga and resistance training as a way to play a full-picture game. Results have been impressive and ongoing. I am particularly happy about 20% reduction in body fat to lean muscle ratio as this is directly related to good long-term health. Ann is deeply well-informed and takes a holistic approach to overall health and well being. Would recommend her in a heartbeat to friends and family. And, thanks to Ann, there are likely many more heartbeats to come! "
" Last year, I decided I wanted to make a serious effort at taking up golf and getting as good as possible, which included following a rather aggressive training program, both in the gym and on the golf course. It was suggested to me by one of my trainers, that I should consider nutrition as part of my strategy.
Ann established my starting point and developed an approach which I could easily incorporate into my lifestyle. My results have been dramatic, not because of the weight loss (approximately 10lbs since our first consultation), but because of the huge improvement in my body composition, going from 20.5% body fat, to 12.5%, in only nine months. My energy levels have never been higher, and I know that my performance on the golf course has directly benefited from my improved nutrition.
I’m extremely satisfied with my progress and the good habits I’ve developed from working with Ann, and would highly recommend her coaching to anyone who’s looking to improve their diet, health, or even just improve how they feel about their body. It’s the wisest investment I’ve made. "
" I have always known nutrition played an integral part in overall health and fitness. But it was always the first to be neglected. I thought that if I exercised hard enough, I could eat anything. After all, I wanted to have “balance”. Like many unsuspecting like-minded individuals, I succumbed to whatever “it” diet was touted to be promising at the time, but to no help or benefit to me long term.
After the first few weeks working with Ann, I had a body composition check-in and I had already made some gains (or losses for this matter). That was fuel to propel me forward and to believe in the process. Knowledge is power. Having Ann by my side, coaching me through what proportions to eat and to fuel my body correctly has made all the difference in my efforts! Ann has a bright and upbeat personality with a little spice for added realism. She is down to earth and understands that life can throw curve balls at you, but she’s right there should you need her to get you through it. "
" My interest in nutrition arose primarily from a desire of ageing well, and in concert with becoming more physically active, it made sense to examine my nutrition. Another reason is my interest in learning. Until I met Ann, I struggled to understand the difference between a protein and a carb and I had no idea the importance of the correct balance of lean versus fat body mass.
I signed up for an initial consult and three month program with Ann earlier this year. It has been a tremendous three months of learning, progress and, dare I say, self-realization. I am continuing on for an additional three months.
I am very pleased with my weight loss but particularly happy with my ability to change my eating habits and as Ann will tell you “it’s all about habits.”I have been truly thrilled to discover foods that I enjoy so much, that previous I would never have thought to consume. A very significant component to the success of Ann’s counsel and her program is that of accountability. Ann’s opens, honesty, understanding, encouragement and cast knowledge of nutrition is truly the driving force behind my success and desire and ability to maintain and strive for greater progress.
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Ann. I believe there are great gains to be made by any person of any age who embarks upon Ann’s program. The positive impacts are, indeed physiologically evident, as are the enhanced personal and psychological gains. "
" I was working with a personal trainer for a year and making steady progress towards achieving my fitness goals. However, I hit a plateau. That is when I reached out to certified performance nutrition coach, Ann Conrod. Ann partnered with me to define my goals, develop a plan to achieve them, check in regularly, and course-correct when required. With Ann’s help, I have drastically changed my approach to nutrition – while keeping things simple, and easy to maintain. As Ann is also a certified personal trainer, I have been able to seamlessly pair nutrition with exercise for rapid and sustainable results. I could not have done it without her! I wholeheartedly recommend Ann to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and caring nutrition coach to help achieve healthy and sustainable fitness goals! "
" Fettle and Food has an excellent toolkit to help you understand your underlying relationship with food. The most valuable takeaway for me from coaching wasn’t learning what to eat, but understanding the role stress and work played in my choices. That knowledge continues to serve me long after the end of my coaching plan. "
" Ann is so easy to talk to and review your goals with. If you are tired of paying for a nutrition coach who doesn’t check in with you, you need to go see Ann. She is always asking how I’m doing with my water and nutrition, going through and what may be coming up in the next week that may be challenging. I feel supported and guided every step of the way with Ann. I’ve definitely seen progress. Working with Fettle & Food has been such a good decision. Highly recommend! "
" I’ve been working with Ann from Fettle + Food for a few months now and have been more than pleased with the experience. I found she truly listened to what I wanted to accomplish but what would also be realistic with my current lifestyle. She is knowledgeable, approachable, and has a definite “no question is a dumb question” attitude. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who is looking for support to elevate your nutrition. "
" Ann must be a magician, because she made the weight disappear! I had a lot to do with it as well, but Ann is super supportive and doesn’t over complicate the process. She gives targets for calories, fat, carbs and protein and helps me build good habits to meet these targets on a daily basis. After exceeding my weight loss goal, I continued with Ann’s support to maintain my weight. "
" I love their approach to health! Ditch the diet culture and embrace the world of true health with incorporating whole foods and making them as tasty as can be 🙂 Ann, the owner supported 2 local non profit organizations this past month by facilitating a “cooking for a cause” event with my team – SO well received by the community. Look forward to future collaborations with this incredible company! We support you 100% !!! "
" I highly recommend Fettle + Food to anyone looking for an in depth approach to nutrition & their own health goals. I’ve had personal success & have encouraged others who have as well. Ann & Heather are a great team dedicated to their business, clients & lifestyle. "
" With the ongoing pandemic I had fallen pretty deep into a hole of ‘supporting local business’ by over indulging. I just couldn’t stop eating all the delicious, but not good for me, food. On top of it all I had never truly ‘learned’ how to fuel my body. In stepped Heather to help guide me back in the right direction! She made me feel so comfortable, and never once did I feel any ‘shame’ for the choices I had made before. I’m now on a path of consciously making better choices while properly fueling my body and I couldn’t be more stoked- Thank you Heather! "
" Ann is a professional, reliable, and supportive nutritionist. If you are looking for a nutrition plan, with a supportive coach, I recommend reaching out to Ann. I’ve hit a few personal milestones working with Fettle + Food and certainly would sign-up again based on the results. "
" I thought I knew a fair amount about healthy eating until I met Ann. She taught me soooo many things I’ll carry with me for life, like how to truly understand nutritional labels, how to substitute high-calorie foods in recipes for healthier options and why not to trust the numbers on the scale. I only wish I’d found her about three years earlier. Go see Ann, right now. You won’t regret it. "
" I cannot recommend Fettle + Food highly enough! My biggest priority was trying to lose the weight I gained during lockdown in the early months of Covid, which left me at the heaviest I’ve been in my life. I am happy to say that I am now, several months later, within a few pounds of my goal weight! More importantly, these new habits have changed my relationship with food. I believe I will now be able to maintain them long term, as I don’t really look at it as a diet. It’s just how I eat. I have Ann to thank for that. I couldn’t be more pleased with my results so far, and I’m looking forward to where we go from here! "
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