"My goals entering the coaching experience with Megan of ATOP Coaching was to reduce pain and inflammation, improve energy levels and my overall fitness…and should the stars align, see my abs! In the end what I gained was more than I could have imagined. Megan taught me new techniques and tools to manage stress and mental/emotional challenges. She helped me realize how my nutrition was hindering my growth and causing discomfort. Today I have the tools to ensure continued success along with improved self-confidence, self-discipline, and the abs are just the cherry on top! Without Megan’s support, guidance and her pushing me beyond my limits I do not believe I would’ve been as successful or as far along in my journey as I am today."
- Brandie, 2021
"Partnering with Megan is the best health and nutrition decision I’ve ever made! She’s encouraging,
empowering, a wealth of knowledge, and an absolute badass!
In 2018, I was faced with an unexpected health obstacle, and my journey brought me to Megan. I sat watching,
reading, and learning from her through social media. Each time I felt a powerful pull and want to heal with her
by my side. I was convinced: she was the missing key to unlocking the door to natural healing, while tackling
my ambitious fitness goals.
I knew my goals---both, health and fitness---were not quick fixes. I was looking for a partnership that would
continue to grow over time. It’s an understatement to say how far I’ve grown mentally and physically, in just
one year. We’ve built a strong, solid foundation that we enthusiastically continue to build upon!
In such a short amount of time, I’ve grown physically: by dialing in nutrition through macros and focusing on
whole foods and eliminating inflammatory foods, and by doing my custom-tailored workouts, my body
composition has changed, increasing my strength, definition, and flexibility. I’ve also grown mentally: sitting in
peace during breathwork and meditation, setting healthy boundaries, and achieving a clearer mindset.
Through my partnership with Megan, I’ve been able to gain control of my health. I am, without question,
healing in a way I knew possible but didn’t know how to do on my own. I did not “become” my diagnosis but
instead found a way to “rise” above it! The journey and growth, I’m experiencing with Megan’s guidance, is
exactly what I had imagined---and more! We’ve worked hard; now, I barely think of my diagnosis, and I focus
my energy fully upon my fitness goals!
A wise woman, Megan, once said, “When you know what you want, and believe you can get it . . .NOTHING
will stop you!” Amazing what you can do with the right coach, determination, discipline, focus, consistency, and
commitment---the commitment to be happy and healthy.
Find your “why” and work toward your goals with ATOP Coaching. You won’t regret it!"
"Working with Live ATOP has been a level up in all aspects of my life. Work, stress management, physical confidence, durability (knowing that I’m way less likely to get hurt doing everyday stuff). I’m a walking testimonial - I want everyone I care about to feel as good as I do now. And I still have a long way to go but we’re operating on a lifetime horizon.
The biggest major change in my day to day life since starting with Live ATOP is definitely an understanding of how critical rhythm is. I feel incredibly good when I’m on rhythm and really off now when I’m off rhythm. All the guidance comes down to this. Eat in rhythm, sleep in rhythm, train in rhythm and live in rhythm and everything is better. Everything."
- John Nuclo
"I really can’t recommend the coaching services from Live ATOP Coaching enough! Having individualized programming has been the single most impactful decision I’ve made to help me in fitness. When I first reached out to Megan for help, I really had 2 main goals in mind. First, I wanted to learn to do skill work for the CrossFit classes I was taking at the time, and second, I wanted to improve my strength and core for my golf swing. After a couple of months of individual coaching I was seeing nice progress toward my goals, but I mentioned I wanted to dial in my nutrition a little bit more. That’s when I started working with Austin for nutrition programming and goals. I didn’t realize how far off my nutrition was at the time compared to my body composition. There’s an actual science to knowing how much of what foods you should be eating on a daily basis and Austin knows exactly what that needs to be. I’m currently working 100% with ATOP for daily workout programming and nutrition coaching and couldn’t be happier!
As a small business owner, knowing I don’t have to worry about making a class at a certain time or spending time to come up with my own workout plan is a huge benefit to me. I delegate and subcontract many things in my small business so one of the things most important to me is having a coach on my side working with me to develop exercise and nutrition plans that are extremely effective. Remote coaching couldn’t be easier and it’s perfect for my always changing schedule. My strength training gains have been off the charts and I’m hitting the golf ball better than I ever have! You guys are great!"
- Nick Stelfox - Owner of Carefree Outdoor Living
"I am so grateful my friend recommended Megan and Atop Coaching to me. I did the six month program and feel it has definitely helped catapult me in the right direction. Before coaching, I felt tired and weak everyday. Once I began to work with Megan, she helped me come up with goals and routines that since have made me feel so much healthier and happier. Megan is patient, kind, and met me where I was at. She genuinely wanted to help me on my wellness journey and put in the effort to communicate with me and provide great sources of information. Now I feel energized and happy throughout the day and have the mental clarity to focus on bigger goals. Thank you Megan and Atop Coaching!"
"Getting shredded and making life time PR’s on the way."
"Working with a remote coach is never anything I thought I would need or want. When I started working with Live ATOP I was looking for guidance, as I felt I had done everything in my knowledge to reach my goals. I had managed to lose some extra pounds and maintain a basic workout routine, but eventually found myself stalled. Initially my goal was continued weight loss to get my mom bod back in a bathing suit! I quickly learned that having a coach would get me so much further than that!
Working with Austin at Live ATOP has changed every aspect of my wellbeing. With his help I have not only cleaned up my diet but am focused on quality sleep, good energy, strong workouts and overall living my best life. One of the biggest things I have learned over the past year of working with Austin has been the balance of having a fun, interactive life while maintaining the healthy lifestyle I want for me and my family.
Happily, I have successfully met and exceeded my weight loss goals! Thanks to the encouragement and advice of my coach I now train in a completely different way than I have in the past. I have seen some awesome changes in my body and am feeling stronger than I ever have. My goals are no longer weight focused. As I continue to work with my coach, I know I will continue to grow in so many more ways than just at the gym. And the fact that I am now confidently wearing a two-piece bathing suit certainly shows my progress!"
- Tara Trapnell
"When I first started working with Austin, my only goal was to lose body fat after hitting a plateau on my weight loss journey. I had lost 30 pounds on my own but couldn't figure out why I couldn't lose anymore. I was referred to Austin and jumped at the opportunity to work with a nutrition coach.
One of the first things Austin noticed was that I wasn't eating enough. If it hadn't been for him I would have continued to put myself further and further into a calorie deficit.
We began working with macros and adding more food back into my diet. I was surprised to see my weight start to drop as I ate MORE! Austin also helped to look at different foods to eliminate or introduce into my diet. It was challenging at first but he never threw more at me than I could hanlde at once. I ultimately ended up dropping another 15+ pounds.
Once my nutrition was under control, I realized I was spinning my wheels with my workout program too. I knew the two pieces tied together but wasn't sure how to go about it on my own.
I decided it was time to let Austin help me with training as well! I had previously focused on cardio and some light strength training, all with the goal of losing weight. Austin shifted my focus to strength training and I began to see more changes in my body composition.
I started to grow more comfortable tossing around heavy weights. Before I knew it I started to chase goals in the gym more than a number on the scale.
Austin has helped me to find fitness goals for my lifestyle and then build a training program to meet those goals. Being able to tie together my nutrition and training has been a huge help.
I've been working with Austin for nearly two years now. I was initially looking for someone to help me lose weight (and that's all I cared about). I didn't realize that he would help me so much in finding balance.
I'm now chasing training goals and spending more time being active. The number on the scale isn't as important to me and getting that "beach body" comes as an added bonus.
Austin has helped with my general outlook on life, to have more gratitude, and of course my nutrition and fitness. The decision to work with him was hands down the best one I've made when it comes to my weight loss, fitness needs, and lifestyle balance... which I didn't even know I needed!"
- Mike Schroth
"My immediate goals when starting with Live ATOP were all performance based. I like to compete locally and in the CrossFit Open so improving those areas were my main area of focus.
Live ATOP has helped me focus on weaknesses that I would have neglected on my own or that could have been missed in a blog style program. Indirectly, by following the example set by Austin and Megan, I feel a better sense of overall well being. I am someone who battles anxiety and learning about proper nutrition, sleep and meditation has helped to control it. Also as a gym owner they have given me some awesome knowledge to pass on to members in areas beyond working out. I have improved my sleep, gut health and anxiety tremendously. It’s not perfect but I now know what to do if something seems out of whack and I also know what to do to prevent myself from getting there in the first place."
- Trey Fitch - Owner of CrossFit H Dub
"I am so grateful for meeting Megan, she has been the most valuable partner in my fitness and health journey. Before working with Megan, I struggled to figure out what exactly my body needed to have meaningful and sustainable weight loss. I tried everything from keto, to paleo, to a calorie deficit but nothing worked. I was so used to my younger twenty something year old self and losing weight so easily before… I felt so lost, none of the crazy diets worked anymore. Then, I met Megan. Megan and I worked together for 7 months and I gained a lifetime of knowledge that will continue to help me reach my goals. I was going about diet and fitness all wrong but she really helped me to narrow down exactly what my goals were and how to achieve them.
She’s very personable and always reminded me of the progress I was making, even when I felt like the scale wasn’t moving…she taught me what it meant to have more balanced meals and how necessary it is to saying yes to myself.
I encourage anyone that is struggling to reach their fitness goals to hurry up and hire Megan. A few months of working with her will give you all you need to become successful with your own journey. You won’t regret it."
- Stacy Heintzman
"I had such a wonderful growth and learning experience working with Megan over the last six months. She helped me learn how to track macros and adjust numbers for my body-specific needs and goals, identify supplements that could help nourish my body, and also gave me practice with not strictly tracking but eating more intuitively and in a way that felt much more sustainable for me long-term. She cheered me on in my goals, celebrated victories with me, and overall helped me to be a better version of myself for not only me but my family. I am so excited to move forward with the knowledge that I now have and continue crushing my goals!"
"When I had my son in my forties I knew I wanted to literally make every moment count with him! But I lacked energy and strength to keep up with him on a daily basis. I also gained quite a bit of weight during COVID. A friend told me about the success she had with her trainer Megan. I am so thankful I sought out Megan's help! She immediately began addressing my goals. She took a holistic approach to my health- No short cuts. Every step of the way she has been encouraging, non-judgemental, and seriously supportive. She works with my body as it progresses - adjusting my program as needed. I started with the nutrition program and then worked up to adding in an intense workout. I'm able to do this from home and still spend time with my son all day! Before I knew it, I had an immense amount of energy and confidence. I am enjoying my days with my son more than ever and am becoming the best version of myself thanks to Megan!"