Nutrition Coaching

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” – Ann Wigmore

Food as Medicine

Proper nutrition is the key to a healthier life. When the body is nourished with a clean diet it has the freedom to tap into its own healing mechanisms and pave the way for a happier and healthier future. At A|T we steer away from the mainstream framework of how nutrition is conventionally taught. We understand that the way we eat is such a deeply ingrained habit that it can be very hard to transform simply by being educated about ‘good’ and ‘bad’  food and all the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’. We recognize that everyone has their own bio-individuality and attachment to food and therefore, we will take an approach that addresses the habitual and emotional connection to food as well as basic nutrition education.

Whether you are looking for ways to change your daily habits into healthier alternatives or want to transform your body shape by focusing on intense activity, Atlas Transformation is here to empower you by incorporating progressive diet changes for a shift in . Our nutrition coaches can help you with losing weight, cooking and eating healthier, changing eating your habits and creating a personalized plan that meets your needs.

Our coaches devise a proper plan in accordance with a scientific procedure based on rigorous methodology. The plans are made with consideration of all possible nutritional values and thereby leading to a more balanced and healthier diet. The right proportion of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals are made sure to be incorporated into the daily intake for outstanding health results.

Our main goal is to help you take an informed decision about food for a fulfilling today and a healthier tomorrow.

Nutrition Coaches

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Jennifer Winklhofer

Trainer / Nutrition Coach / Group Instructor

From the office to the training floor: instead of managing projects Jenny found her passion for helping other women tone their bodies and staying in shape before, during and after pregnancy. Her passion for health & wellness has driven her to create Atlas Transformation together with her business partner Lucas.

Jenny used to work as a power plate instructor in a small studio on the weekends in addition to her marketing job before she became a full-time personal trainer. Because of the good feeling in her own body and the improvements she observed in clients, she wanted to know all about anatomy and physiology of the human body and as well as nutrition. She studied fitness and nutrition at the renowned Glucker Kolleg and got certified as a personal trainer, nutritionist, and found her ultimate tool within the EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) machine.

During a sabbatical in the USA, she continued her fitness education and got certified at the famous EHS Pilates Institute San Francisco as a Pilates instructor. Being pregnant herself, she wanted to learn a save yet strengthening training method. Besides the Pilates teacher training program, she worked at The Dailey Method barre studio.

Back in Zurich she deepened her postnatal Pilates skills further at PilateSwiss and started working as a personal trainer full time whilst joining the Glucker Kolleg teacher team to educate EMS trainers in Switzerland.

Determined to physically empower women in all stages of life (regardless if they are mothers or not), she developed her own program to get and stay in shape. As a mother herself, Jenny understands the physical and emotional joys and challenges that arise during pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood. She recognizes that becoming a mother is a profound and transformative experience and is dedicated to empowering all pregnant women. She knows how to take care of potential postpartum issues such as split abdominals (diastasis recti), weak pelvic floor or the ‚mummy-tummy'.

She brings over 7 years experience as a personal trainer, group, and Pilates instructor, and nutritionist to her coaching. Jenny is AT's specialist for women's health and her first-hand knowledge of pregnancy, birth and motherhood make her a specialist for pre and postnatal women.

Languages: English, German

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Lucas Vermot-Desroches

Trainer / Nutrition Coach / Group Instructor

Lucas understands himself as a health coach and not just a personal trainer. The value he offers to his clients goes beyond the training floor and develops not only the body but also the mind and emotional state. After a long and international career, he decided to settle in Zurich and impart his knowledge through creating his own platform, Atlas Transformation, together with his business partner Jenny.

Lucas passion for sports was ignited at six years old when he started practicing Judo. In his youth, he made his way through various styles of martial arts until he ended up in Mixed Martial Arts fights. Outside of the ring he first cultivated a strenuous bodybuilding routine for several years before realizing the limited functionality of the pumped up body. This realization was a defining moment for his career as a personal trainer. From that point, he invested all his focus into finding and developing an optimal training technique which builds the muscular system and enhances the body's function whilst being wholesome and holistic for the entire system. His method includes elements from calisthenics which are refined body-weight exercises that build more strength with natural muscle definition whilst developing the body's functionality on multiple planes to prevent potential pain, injuries and also defy the first signs of aging. Depending on the needs and goals of the client, he supplements the calisthenic movements with resistance training, plyometrics, CrossFit, kickboxing, stretching and trigger-point massage to correct, heal and build up the muscular system.

He received his education from the highly renowned National Academy of Sports Medicine, USA, and additionally from the English Institute of Sport, Milton Keynes. To further develop his education and give more value to his clients he also graduated with a Diploma as a Golf Fitness specialist and Rehabilitation and Posture Correction specialist.

Lucas has over 15 years of experience in sports and has worked and shared his knowledge in various cities across Europe and the United States.

Languages: English, French

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Gary Rabie-Peters

Trainer / Group Instructor / Coach

"Aim for the moon, because if you miss, you will still land among the stars" With a zest for life, Infectious excitement, an upbeat aura of vibrant energy and a background in clinical psychology, in addition to a burning desire for continuous self improvement and empowering others to transform their lives; Gary joins the Atlas Transformation team as a trainer, health/mental coach, ketogenic diet enthusiast, and athlete. Gary combines training with motivation psychology.

Want that extra edge to go all the way? Then Gary is the trainer for you. It does not matter what level you are at - beginner or advanced. Gary assumes a Results Driven Purpose Focused Massive Action (RPM) approach while staying up to date with the latest scientific knowledge in sports medicine and self-improvement. His clients enjoy the mental coaching aspect of his training and his use of personal mantras & visualization which they find very motivating and inspiring. His training matrix is focused on a mix of rehabilitation training, pain relief as well as muscle building and fat loss (body recomposition-ing). He works with weights, calisthenics, Electro Muscle Stimulation, and High-Intensity-Interval-Training (HIIT) for peak conditioning and is passionate about nutrition especially related to lifestyle diseases (diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome etc).

“Whatever your goal is, it is about finding an emotionally compelling reason why you want to do it, why you must do it, and why you will do it! It is about taking responsibility for the authorship of our stories and having stewardship over our internal lives. You do not want to push yourself to do something because pushing implies going against resistance. What you want is a pulling reason, that will pull you towards achieving the desired outcome especially in the times when you do not want to do it. This is what flow is”. As an advocate for paradigm shifts in health and thinking, Gary’s purpose is to change lives by leading through an example of what is possible through transformation. “Transformation is 80% mental or mind over matter, and the other 20% is just doing it. The most important thing I learned on my own fitness and health journey was that reality can be warp according to our will and that if you want something bad enough, you will find a way to make it happen no matter what impediments and obstacles may come in your way.”

Languages: English, German, Dutch (moderate).

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Ash Unnsteinsdottir

Personal Trainer / Group Instructor

Áslaug Gudny Unnsteinsdottir, Ash for short, grew up in a small town in Iceland. There she started doing gymnastics at the age of four, while also trying football and basketball on the side. She then quit all of that at the young age of fourteen and decided to try swimming. She was a natural born swimmer and was supposed to try out for the Icelandic swim team for the Olympics in Brazil, but decided to go to college instead since that was a safe bet for the future.

She attended college in Reykjavík, studying English and the performing arts. Then the summer of 2015 she decided to get a personal trainer degree from the International science and sports association of America, ISSA.
Having dealt with eating disorders, since a young age until 2016, she has now found happiness in helping other people with body issues and insecurities.

She has now made it her goal to help people feel good and sexy in their own body, through exercise and a healthy diet. She lives by the saying healthy body, healthy mind and channels that into her training. She focuses on pilates, yoga, flexibility, and range of motion while helping the client get to know themselves, to feel better, to love their own body and themselves despite the looks.

Languages: English, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian