My name is Sonja and I am your new certified Nutrition Coach or Nutritionist if you prefer.
I am also a Bikini Bodybuilder, a massive Foodie and a young woman that has sported long red hair for over 3 years! ( If that doesn’t show commitment I don’t know what will. 😂 )

I have a bit of a past. It’s probably something that you can relate to!

Spoiler Alert.. I’m recovered from Disordered Eating!

“I understand what it’s like to be in a position where your eyes don’t see what’s truly there.”

If we travel back to 2013-2014 I was just out of High School as a young 17-18 year old and I had the mentality like many other girls my age that THIN WAS IN.

I didn’t know any better. My mind was young and I was influenced by a society that that not only congratulated thinness but also encouraged it.

Now I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with being thin. Because even though I was small, even if I was eating the correct amount I would have been little due to genetics and the lack of muscle tone. BUT I was STARVING MYSELF THIN.

I understand what it’s like to be in a position where your eyes don’t see what’s truly there. In my case I didn’t see a beautiful young girl. I saw a fat belly, I saw cellulite, I saw a flat chest and I “managed” my weight with the restriction of food.

I wasn’t Healthy. I was SCALE OBSESSED and now that I’m old enough and educated enough to understand the psychological and physical impacts of food..

I’m here to make a difference.

I’m here to make a change.

I UNDERSTAND your struggle with body image, your lack of confidence, your bad lifestyle habits, your poor motivation or lack of education.

I’m not here to judge. I’m here to educate, motivate and help you develop the skills you need to achieve and maintain your health related goals.

When I was 20, I joined my first Jetts Gym. I was afraid of the “boys area” and lifting weights so I stuck to the free group training and did my own occasional cardio. I still had no idea what I was doing but.. I was doing something!

After a few PT sessions I was no longer scared to use the cables or try weights! I actually “Out grew” that gym. It was small with limited equipment and I needed something more challenging!

I joined EMF and from there my attitude towards my body changed. I had a new found confidence and I realised I needed food to grow muscle .. I needed fuel for my workouts!

Fast Forward To Now ⬇

If you had told me all those years ago that I would :
> Become a Qualified Nutritionist
> Be a Bikini Competitor ( Bodybuilding )
> And a Ryderwear Athlete (Active Wear Company)

I WOULD HAVE LAUGHED and told you that you were crazy!

But here I am!

And YOU CAN DO IT TOO. You don’t need to go through every hardship alone! You don’t need to suffer in silence.

You DO need a change. You need a helping hand. You need support, encouragement, education and I CAN GIVE YOU THAT.

Let me help you

Signing off,
Sonja Atkinson.