Meet the Coaches of Stay Fit Mom

At Stay Fit Mom we believe our coaching staff is second to none.  Each coach has been extensively trained to implement the Stay Fit Mom macro nutrition program which has yielded our clients incredible results for years.  Every client’s nutrition program is individualized based on the their own specific needs and lifestyle.  The coaches each bring a unique skill set to the team, all while maintaining our highest objective.  We want the best for every single client that steps into our community.  Each coach has personally participated in the Stay Fit Mom nutrition program while seeing remarkable results for themselves.  As you’ll soon read below, our coaches are passionate and enthusiastic about helping others, but they are also parents who are open and honest about their own struggles with balancing health and fitness while raising a family, and it’s this vulnerability that sets us apart.

As a team, we collectively coach women through 6 weeks of personalized nutrition counseling. Every client will receive their own coach.

Stay Fit Mom Coach Amy

AMY GEARIN

Amy Gearin has been involved in fitness and nutrition since a very young age and she’s passionate about sharing her love of exercise and nutrition with others. As a child, she participated in dance, and then cheerleading and high school sports as a teenager. As an adult, she has trained and competed in triathlon and endurance sports and CrossFit.  Amy practices dentistry in her own dental practice where she emphasizes a whole health and wellness lifestyle to her patients. In addition to owning and operating her own practice,  Amy has two young children and is learning daily how to juggle her own health and fitness while working full time.

JAMIE GIFFORD

Jamie participated in our very first macro coaching group, and within a week she had blown us away by designing her very own macro counting app! By the end of her six-week session, she had lost the extra ten pounds she’d carried since having kids, her abs had become the “face” of SFM Macro Coaching, and she had published her app, My Daily Macros (now available on iPhone and Android). Jamie began coaching with us in January 2017, and she has enriched our team with her enthusiasm, compassion, humor, and mad spreadsheet skills. Her favorite part of coaching is empowering her clients to add foods they love into their diet while also reaching their fitness and cosmetic goals. Jamie lives in Oceanside, CA, with her husband, their two little boys, and their uncle. She has loved fitness since she was a little kid, and now that she is a mom, her boot camp is her spa time, her yoga practice helps her stay grounded each week, and the occasional Zumba class is her idea of a party.

Stay Fit Mom Coaches
Stay Fit Mom Coach Lee Ann

LEE ANN COFFER

Lee Ann is a jack of many trades. She spends most of her time raising two amazing kids; a boy who is 12 and a girl who is 10. Lee Ann has been married to her high school sweet heart, Jeff, for 16 years. She is a RN on an Orthopedic unit. She coaches CrossFit kids and CrossFit adults. After she had her daughter she was ashamed of how out of shape she had become. Lee Ann started small with nutrition and daily walks. This sparked a fire in her to run half marathons and a full marathon. She then started CF and was amazed that she was able to do more than she ever imagined. Lee Ann loves encouraging others to believe in themselves and do more than their minds tell them they can do.

TAEYA FICKLIN

Taeya is married and mother to 3 children (15, 10, 5).  After baby number three she battled obstacle after obstacle with her health.  Multiple surgeries left her in pain and inactive.  She started to lose confidence in who she was but little by little, with Stay Fit Mom macro coaching, she learned what worked for her body.  Now she’s anxious to help other women do the same!Taeya spent most of her childhood in her mother’s dance studio.  As a dancer, she has performed with the Osmonds, the Beach boys, Ludicrous, NSync, Britney Spears, Toby Keith and the choreographers Nappytabs from So You Think You Can Dance. She was on competitive cheer, gymnastics and dance teams all through junior high and high school. She has taught dance for over 17 years. Taeya is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, and has a love for fitness, and inspiring others.

KRISTI O'BRIEN

Kristi has always loved playing sports, working out and lifting.  After a busy season of career and having babies, she found herself at 240 pounds and needing to start over.  Determined to be able to outrun her kids, she dug in and established a great workout routine and lost the weight quickly eating low carb.  Despite consistent exercise, the weight began to creep back a year later and was not responding.  After much research, she joined a Stay Fit Mom Coaching Group in hopes that Macros could help fix her busted metabolism.  Now, in her 40’s and loving carbs, she is leaner and stronger with better body composition.  Kristi is excited to encourage other women on their journey to wellness and strength!  She loves Jesus, her husband of almost 14 years and her two daughters who are 9 and 4! 

KIRSTIN WAGEMANN

Kirstin is one of the most active, non-athletic people you’ll meet. After being cut from every sports team in middle school, she found cheerleading and when college ended, running. Meeting her husband provided two loves: him and CrossFit. Kirstin is an Air Force spouse who fills her days staying home with her three girls who are 8, 6 and 4. Struggling to lose the 80 pounds she gained with each baby, Kirstin understands what it’s like to think, “Less is more” thanks to diet culture. Kirstin is passionate about helping women realize food is a gift to be enjoyed and used to fuel our bodies, not to punish. Kirstin loves Jesus, coffee, stretchy pants and British Television 

macro coach cassie

CASSIE HAFEN

Cassie has a special place in her heart for macro counting! She was in the first SFM group back in 2016 and has been hooked ever since. She started counting her macros 6 weeks after her second child and has been doing it for over 2 years now. She has 2 kids (5 and 2) and is expecting another one in December. She loves relating to post-partum women and those who struggle with thyroid disorders (specifically Hashimoto’s) like herself. She loves CrossFit, serving the youth in her church and going out for her monthly “Moms Night Out” with her girlfriends. Cassie works as an ultrasound tech at an OBGYN office and loves it! She enjoys traveling with her husband, Adam, and their kids in their RV and exploring the great outdoors whenever they can. Her guilty pleasures include Diet Coke, ice cream and watching TV at night with Adam once the kids go to sleep.

macro coach heather

HEATHER TODD

Heather has been married to her husband, Ian, for 13 years. She is the mom to two amazing little girls (11 & 8) who always keep her on her toes and learning about life.  Heather lives in Nebraska and is an educator for her local school district.  She teaches 4 and 5 year olds in preschool, which she absolutely loves!  Her passion for helping others started when she was young and continues to grow as she gets older.   Heather has struggled with her weight her entire life.  A few years after having her second baby she knew she needed to do something about her health.  She wanted to be healthy and strong enough to be able to enjoy life to its fullest. She also knew she wanted to be a good role model for her children.  During her journey she was introduced to Stay Fit Mom and decided to give macros a try.  It was one of the best decisions she has ever made!  In 2019, Heather joined  a CrossFit class and instantly fell in love with it as well.  She has never really been involved in sports, but found CrossFit to be just what she needed – both physically and mentally.  Heather wants others to find the freedom she has with food and to realize that they don’t have to starve themselves to feel better and lose fat.  She also wants them to realize that the scale does NOT define them.  Heather’s favorite thing about being a coach for Stay Fit Mom is watching women take charge of their health and learn to love themselves through the process of macros.  She can’t wait to see you soar!

WHITNEY SHLESINGER

Whitney lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband and two children (4 years, 1.5 years). She works full time for McCormick spice company as a Cost Savings Portfolio Director. Whitney was an athlete growing up playing field hockey and lacrosse, all the way from elementary school through high school. After a career ending leg break, Whitney struggled throughout college and in her 20s to find nutrition and fitness programs that she loved. In those years, she participated in sprint triathlons, biathlons, 5ks up to half marathons. However, it was her love of spinning and lifting weights that carried through to her 30s. After she had her first child, she realized that she didn’t have the right tools to lose the 40lbs she put on during her pregnancy. This is when she completed her first macro program with great success! She maintained her fitness and nutrition levels until her second pregnancy when she gained back another 45lbs. A friend recommended the Stay Fit Mom program due to the community support and the 1:1 coaching. Voila, a love was born! Whitney has been part of the SFM community since January 2020 seeing great success from the flexibility of counting macros and sustaining a balanced diet, more than just weight loss. She is so excited to inspire others to be their best and coach members on their healthy lifestyle journey.    

LINDSAY VAN SICKLE

Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Lindsay worked as a personal trainer at a strength training studio in Chicago. She now lives in the Chicago suburbs and drives a sweet minivan. Lindsay loves lifting weights and has been a member of Street Parking (an online CrossFit community) for more than two years. An avid runner, she has completed four marathons and countless half-marathons.

After a Hashimoto’s thyroiditis diagnosis in 2019, Lindsay now manages her hypothyroidism through treatment from a functional medicine doctor and integrative medicine doctor, which includes prescribed thyroid medicines, and by following a dairy-free, gluten-free, and low-histamine diet. As a result, she has since eliminated terrible fatigue and daily headaches; lost an unexplained 15-pound weight gain; and eliminated her hypothyroid symptoms.

Lindsay originally joined Stay Fit Mom in 2018 following her first two pregnancies (boys now aged 6 & 3). Coach Krista, along with the support of the SFM community, helped her shed 20 pounds of baby weight, plus an additional 10 pounds that she never thought she could lose! Lindsay was amazed to see what her body was capable of with consistency, time, and macros. She is now using the program again for weight loss after having baby number three (Clementine, born Thanksgiving 2020).  

Outside of health and wellness, Lindsay loves to read, quilt, cook, and listen to Phish. She believes that you don’t need to sacrifice your health and fitness goals after becoming a Mom. Lindsay loves helping other women create a healthier lifestyle that fits their specific needs.

CHELSEA COHEN

Chelsea is a stay at home to three kids, Londyn (10), Leighton(6), and Loryn(3). Her husband is an sssistant principal at their local high school, which keeps them busily involved in their community. Chelsea, originally from California, grew up in Las Vegas. She moved to NW Indiana in 2015 and currently resides there. She has loved living the small town life since.

Chelsea loves to be active whether it’s doing Crossfit, playing volleyball with friends, or jumping on the trampoline with the kids.

Though she does not love to cook, putting well balanced meals on the table for her family has been a priority.

Macro counting became a part of her life 5 months postpartum with her third. She didn’t struggle nearly as much with losing the baby weight with her first two pregnancies, but after her third she knew she needed to make a change in order to get the weight off. Being terrified to lose the freedom to eat things she enjoys, she had never done any sort of dieting. Once she started with Stay Fit Mom, she never looked back. After being a part of the community for over 3 years she wonders what life would be like without it.

Counting macros has also been a huge factor in Chelsea learning how to properly feed her youngest who is 100% g-tube fed. It’s another large reason why she has a special place in heart for not just Stay Fit Mom, but the community Krista and Tracy have built to help give her both the knowledge and support she needs to be successful.

Chelsea prides herself on loving others well. She knew the lord was giving her an opportunity to do so on a much larger scale with macro counting. She hopes to help advocate for women who deserve to love themselves enough to understand eating is not just for fun, but also has a purpose of fueling our bodies for basic needs and beyond.

She is full of love, macro knowledge and Jesus.

LAURA PHILLIPS

Laura will tell you she’s an introvert, but anyone who knows her will say she’s the most extroverted introvert you’ll ever meet.  An Army brat from the day she was born, she married an Army man almost twenty-one years ago and has been living the Army wife mama life ever since.  Laura has four children ages 3, 5, 16 and 17, and makes home wherever the Army lands them every 2-3 years.  An avid runner, Laura discovered macros and Stay Fit Mom in 2018 after the birth of her youngest daughter, and it revolutionized the way she fueled her body and approached food.  She has found true food freedom through macros, and loves the community that Stay Fit Mom has brought into her life as a girl who is constantly packing up and moving around the world.  It brings Laura immense joy to share macro nutrition and the community of Stay Fit Mom with other women!  Laura’s must-haves for daily life are Jesus, jeans, coffee and hugs from her kids.

COURTNEY LONG

Courtney is twenty seven years young and resides in Springfield, Missouri with her husband, Taylor and their two little boys, Ashton (4) and Addison (2). They are also expecting a third baby on Halloween this year. Courtney currently attends school at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she studies Holistic Health and Nutrition Coaching. She is anticipating graduating in September of 2021. Courtney grew up cheerleading and you can find her coaching cheer at her alma mater. She enjoys running, swimming, reading, trying new restaurants, shopping and being out in the sunshine. Her guilty pleasures include Amazon Prime, sappy teen dramas, cinnamon rolls and iced salted caramel mochas from Starbucks. She loves all things pink, furry and girly! 

At a very young age, after being immersed into diet culture, Courtney developed an extreme body complex and just never felt thin enough. She began the dangerous cycle of restrict-deprive-binge-repeat in middle school, which eventually spiraled into extreme eating disorders well into her twenties. Through SFM and her own journey with reverse dieting, Courtney healed her broken metabolism and relationship with food, drastically changed her overall body composition and took her average daily caloric intake from eight hundred to twenty-four hundred. Courtney is incredibly passionate about changing the lives and confidence of as many women that she can. She loves Jesus more than anything else, and prays that every client feels His light through her, as well. 

VIRGINIA RABIL

Virginia lives in North Carolina, and she has been married to her husband, Joey, for 12 years. They have 3 beautiful children who are 4, 6, and 8 years old. Before she became a mom, she worked at a local bank helping clients with daily account needs. But now she spends her days homeschooling, and going on adventures with her kids! She is passionate about serving others, loving others well, and bringing joy into their lives. She also loves to cook, workout, read good books, and serve in the children’s program at her church. 

Before joining Stay Fit Mom, Virginia tried countless diets, which left her tired, anxious, and defeated. Reaching her goals seemed impossible. She never thought that carbs could be her friend! Virginia joined Stay Fit Mom in May of 2020, and has slowly increased her food intake over the course of a year. She has lost many inches during her time with us. But what she has gained, has truly changed her life!  She now has the energy to keep up with her kids, and be the wife and mom that God has destined for her to be. She has gained so much knowledge on how to fuel her body. She is thrilled to be able to share this knowledge with other women, and to help them feel their best while also working toward their goals. 

If you’re interested in Macro Coaching (which includes 6 weeks of one-on-one nutrition counseling tailored to your diet, macro adjustments, meal ideas, high levels of accountability and additional support).  Stay Fit Mom Macro Coaching services are for you! $199 for your first 6 weeks.  New groups start the first of every month.

Learn more about our macro coaching program for men, and the coaches here