Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

Whitney Kailos Taylor

I am on a mission to help active women break free from diet culture; to approach food & fitness as a way to feel good, look strong, and perform their best. To shine the LIGHT on what they are truly capable of. 

Runner

Lean & thriving, 5K's to Marathons, running was life until I fractured my pelvis... running.

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Triathlete

After a devastating diagnosis, I refused to accept defeat. Triathlons supported my healing & education empowered me to understand my body more.

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Tiny & Strong

Chasing muscle definition & power, I finally overcame my fear of weights. 20 lbs later, a lot of tears, food, & lessons learned. I loved who I was becoming.

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Hybrid

Today, I successfully combine endurance & strength. It's life-giving to feel strong, be strong, and feel confident in my skin.

fun facts

Craft beer tasting is a hobby. ok!

Routines are my love language but also #camperlife

Fear was my middle name until I chose discomfort daily. 

Sweatshirts, yoga pants, & uggs #FASHUN

OFF Grid Living is the goal.

I’m an extroverted introvert. I love you but I need alone time. 

My Story

Runner

Thin, lean, and thriving – I had a fire for running, training, and racing.

I was the poster child for “healthy living” according to my favorite food blogs I read daily.

I thought I had life figured out. I would run marathons and pursue my passion in women’s health, specifically societal impact on women’s body image and food choices.  

And then I was introduced to a company that changed the trajectory of my career, software in the endurance space. It was like God knew endurance, through and through, would be a monumental part of my story. Within weeks I was working side by side with race directors for events I participated in. I was living the dream until reality knocked. It brought me to my knees. Literally.

Broken

A fractured pelvis. Two weeks away from a marathon that I had set to qualify for Boston, on my last 18-mile training run. All from doing what I love, R U N N I N G. No accident, no fall, just running. The pain I felt deep in my soul was deeper than any physical pain.

I did what any normal person would do, asked for a shot to get through the race and we would address the issue after the marathon. Right!?

WRONG!

Dr. orders, “Consider weightlifting, your body isn’t cut out to run long distances.” 

My life shattered before me. Lifting weights was not an option, I had no idea how or where to start, why would I do something I suck at? 

I realized in the weeks to follow, I had created a life around running, nothing else. I didn’t have the slightest idea of who I was, it was one of the most painful, eye-opening experiences. I was broken, mentally and physically.

It keeps getting better, after visiting several specialists, the verdict was in, I was diagnosed with osteopenia (beginning stages of osteoporosis) along with hormonal imbalances impacting the way my body was operating, I was 23.

I refused to accept the future that was painted for me, there had to be another solution other than prescription drugs and low-impact exercise.

Owning My Health

 I was determined to re-write my narrative. Broken was not an option. Fitness is a huge part of my life, I wasn’t about to change that. I dug deep into my career, research, and all things nutrition. Fitness was my first opportunity. I started swimming for recovery, about the only thing you can do with a fractured pelvis. And then riding, to eventually running again. Welcome T R I A T H L O N S.

Next opportunity, nutrition. I viewed each failure as a learning opportunity, one step closer to understanding what my body needs while also learning what not to do. Especially during racing, HOLY BONK!

And then I found CrossFit & weightlifting, a pivotal point in my journey. Through mentors, coaches, experience, and all the educational content I could get my hands on, I went from thin & lean-to strong & fierce. E V E R Y T H I N G changed.

My body, my training, my ability to run, bike, swim for hours and still have power, my mindset, the way I viewed food, my CONFIDENCE! 

4 years after my osteopenia diagnosis I walked out of my Dr. appointment with a cleared record. Normal bone mass & some killer biceps to prove it.

I’ve never looked back – It’s taken me years of trial and error, misguided information on how women’s bodies should train and eat; a whole lot of come to Jesus moments to finally understand what “balance” feels like.

To feel good, look good, and perform STRONG. To have energy, enjoy life, train hard, sleep more, eat more, and still hit PR’s.

Women's Health Advocate

The first time I helped a woman understand the importance of rebuilding a relationship with their body.

To take ownership of their health and start working with not against what their body & what it’s capable of, I found a sense of purpose that cannot be described. 

I want to encourage & educate women, just like myself, to fully embrace their body, for what it is, for what it can do, and how it can help you achieve exactly what you’re looking for. Peace & satisfaction with WHO YOU ARE – not what you can achieve.

Love & Light,

Whitney

Women's Nutrition Catalyst

If you’re fed up with diet culture & willing to risk never DIETING again, this is for you. 

Certifications

Nutrition: Precision Nutrition Level1 Coach
Endurance: USAT Triathlon Level1 Coach
Strength & Hybrid Training: CHP Masters Course
Experience: I’ve been there & I promise there is light in all that darkness.
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