Precision Nutrition Coaching Grand Prize Winners: January 2019. We just surprised our latest winners with more than $125,000 in prizes!

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Jen and Nathaniel spent the past 12 months transforming their eating habits, health, bodies, and lives with personal help from a PN coach. And now? They’re our latest Grand Prize winners. See how we surprised them with $25,000 each, and meet the rest of our January 2019 Precision Nutrition Coaching winners.

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Every six months, in our Precision Nutrition Coaching program, we give away more than $125,000 to the men and women who have the most incredible, inspiring body transformations.

Yep, that’s more than $250,000 a year.

And today, you’ll meet our latest amazing winners.

These folks started working with us in January 2018 and—over the course of the past year—completely transformed how they eat, move, look, and feel.

They lost weight, gained strength, boosted their health, and inspired their friends and families.

What’s more, they did all of this without extreme diets or crazy workout routines. There were no meal plans or off-limit foods. No unbreakable rules. No deprivation. And perhaps best of all, no guilt.

Each person simply committed to making a change, stayed consistent, and used the accountability and support of one of our dedicated coaches.

$25,000 Grand Prize Winner: Jen

Lost 54 lbs and 43 total inches!

Age: 42 years
Weight Lost: 54 lbs (from 182 lbs to 128 lbs)
Total Inches Lost: 43 inches (from 234 inches to 191 inches)

Nobody could ever accuse Jen Kruczek of being a couch potato.

She plays softball. Flag football. Indoor soccer.

She loves boxing. Tennis. Swimming. Yoga. Running.

“I hate having to choose,” she laughs. “I want to do it all!”

Jen’s athleticism had always been key to her identity. There was just one little problem: By the time she turned 40, her performance just wasn’t what it used to be.

Her joints felt stiffer. She tired more easily. She couldn’t always follow through on her softball coach’s suggestions.

And a series of five hamstring injuries in a year and a half didn’t help.

Nothing in Jen’s life had given her the same pleasure and sense of fulfillment as movement. And now, movement was becoming… complicated.

Was this the start of a downward spiral?

The prospect of losing mobility and strength was so upsetting that it forced Jen to ask herself a difficult question.

Could her struggles in the gym and on the field be traced to the 40 or 50 extra pounds she was carrying?

Weight had always been an issue for Jen. She’d try a diet, lose fifteen or twenty pounds, go off the diet, and quickly regain. It was demoralizing. She was tired of living that way.

Even worse was the frustration she felt. She wasn’t ignorant. She understood the basics of healthy eating.

She knew what she was supposed to do. So why was it so hard to make the change?

Jen knew she needed a true game changer. Reading about Precision Nutrition Coaching’s daily lessons appealed to her orderly, organized side. It seemed like the kind of program that could help her trade less healthy habits for better ones… for good.

With her coach and fellow clients providing support and accountability, Jen put down the cheese curls. Stopped going for takeout every day after the gym. Learned how to make mindful choices in the break room at work when the aroma of homemade donuts or bagels enticed her.

Slowly but surely, she started losing weight. Still, she didn’t realize how well the program was working until her ninth month, when she signed up for a half marathon.

Jen had run about a dozen half marathons in the past. But each successive run had seemed just a little bit tougher. In fact, she’d made her best time on her very first race back when she was 30.

Looking ahead, she didn’t think she’d ever be able to top that.

Imagine her surprise when, at the age of 42, she finished a full ten minutes ahead of her previous record. “When I started this program, I just wanted to avoid injuring myself so much,” she says.

Now, she’s not only injury-free, but she’s also performing at a higher level.

“That extra weight was dragging me down. Now it’s gone.”

Jen lives on Cape Cod. On the beach, she’s seen older people who can barely walk in the heavy sand or who struggle to stand up once they’ve settled themselves on a beach towel.

“Thinking about my future, I didn’t want to end up that way,” she says. Instead, she wanted to be like the vibrant 70-year-old who plays on her softball team. Or the women in their sixties who still play soccer with her.

“I want to become that active older person.” Precision Nutrition gave her the tools to make her dream a reality.

Her advice for anyone chasing their own transformation dream?

“Give yourself a year,” she says. “And trust the process.”

Want to get results like Jen? Learn more about the Precision Nutrition Coaching Program for Women.

$25,000 Grand Prize Winner: Nathaniel

Lost 54 lbs and 42 total inches!

Age: 36 years
Weight Lost: 54 lbs (from 289 lbs to 235 lbs)
Total Inches Lost: 42 inches (from 295 inches to 253 inches)

At 35, Nathaniel knew he had a weight problem.

Indeed, he’d had a weight problem for most of his life.

In 4th grade, he already weighed in at 140 pounds. By high school graduation, he was over 275. And in his early thirties, he’d really let himself go.

Still, he figured he was healthy. He was young, and he’d always been active.

Then, he suddenly found himself in an emergency room waiting for a heart catheterization test. His blood pressure medication wasn’t working. “I failed a stress test,” he recalls. “They had to stop it partway through.”

Hang on, he thought.

“If I don’t make a change, I could die soon.”

Nathaniel credits a friend for guiding him toward Precision Nutrition. “He was a finalist himself a few years back. He knew the company was reliable.”

With his friend’s recommendation, Nathaniel committed himself to the program.

Right from the start, he treated it like a second job. He completed every lesson. Showed up for every workout. Put himself on the line by telling almost everybody he knew about his weight loss plan.

He even promised his kids that if he won, he’d take them to Disneyland. “When a 6-year-old is depending on you, that’s a lot of pressure,” he laughs.

The process wasn’t always easy.

While his family and friends supported him, they didn’t share his goal, so sometimes they’d be eating his favorite foods while he opted for a Tupperware container filled with something lighter.

Even on family vacations, he planned ahead of time and sometimes even brought along his own food to ensure he would have healthy options to choose from.

“They thought I was crazy,” he remembers.

And while he looked forward to exercising most days, there were inevitably some afternoons when he just didn’t feel like going to the gym. On top of that, he had to find ways to work around significant injuries at two different points during the program.

First, he tore his plantar fascia, the connective tissue that spans the bottom of the foot. This confined him to a walking boot and temporarily put an end to any running.

Since running was out of the question, he turned to rowing for aerobic conditioning. But rowing turned out to be a physical and mental trial.

When he started, he could barely squeeze out 11 minutes on the machine. That wasn’t exactly encouraging.

Still, there’d been signs of improvement, and those small progressions were enough to spark his hope and keep him going.

Take his hypertension, for example. About four months into coaching, around the time of that first injury, he started experiencing some weird symptoms again.

Turns out, his blood pressure wasn’t spiking. Instead, it was bottoming out! He’d improved so much that his doctors had to reduce his medications.

And by Nathaniel’s eleventh month—when he tore his biceps tendon playing touch football—eleven minutes of rowing was just a warm up for the two hours he could now sustain.

Not only that, but he’d also been off all blood pressure medications for six months.

Changing the way he ate and moved was only the start.

“I learned to see setbacks as challenges, not excuses,” he explains.

As Nathaniel’s health improved and his mindset shifted, his whole family took note. The changes in his mentality rubbed off.

Today, his wife is taking steps to pursue an important dream of her own.

His older daughter works out with him at the gym.

And his younger daughter’s getting ready to pack for Disneyland.

“I look like a different person now,” Nathaniel reflects. “But the outward changes are nothing compared to the inner changes. I’ve strengthened my mind even more than my body.”

Best of all, he’s healthy.

“At the beginning, this goal seemed so lofty, so unattainable,” he says. Now, he’s eager to tackle new challenges in every facet of his life.

After all, why settle for peak fitness?

Want to get results like Nathaniel? Learn more about the Precision Nutrition Coaching Program for Men.

Meet our other Women’s winners:

Anne

$10,000 Women’s Winner:

Age: 67 years

Weight Lost: 57 lbs (204 lbs to 147 lbs)

Total inches lost: 37″ (249″ to 212″)

The secret to my transformation lies in the PN method. Very small changes in food choices, which, when combined with other very doable lifestyle habits, have convinced me I can live like this for the rest of my life. My progress was steady and surprisingly easy.

– Anne

Hanna

$10,000 Women’s Winner:

Age: 38 years

Weight Lost: 40 lbs (183 lbs to 143 lbs)

Total inches lost: 33″ (227″ to 194″)

PN Coaching has taught me to listen to my body and make decisions about nutrition, exercise, and rest based on what makes me feel best physically and emotionally. I wasn’t sure about sharing my photos, but this year really helped me a lot, and I hope that they might inspire and encourage others to join.

– Hanna

Sheila

$2,500 Women’s Winner:

Age: 49 years

Weight Lost: 52 lbs (201 lbs to 149 lbs)

Total inches lost: 44″ (262″ to 218″)

I joined PN because I was tired of being invisible in my own life. Slowly, this program instilled in me a sense of empowerment and confidence in my own abilities. I never wanted to be ‘skinny’—I wanted to be strong. I’ve learned so much about what my body is capable of. It hasn’t been a perfect year, but it’s been amazing. I am not invisible anymore.

– Sheila

Annette

$2,500 Women’s Winner:

Age: 45 years

Weight Lost: 37 lbs (189 lbs to 152 lbs)

Total inches lost: 28″ (238 ” to 210″)

This past year, I learned self-acceptance and how to stop trying to be perfect. I found peace. Food no longer controls me. PN truly gave me my life back.

– Annette

Shelley

$2,500 Women’s Winner:

Age: 60 years

Weight Lost: 32 lbs (148 lbs to 116 lbs)

Total inches lost: 26″ (217″ to 191″)

I have transformed into a more confident person. A person who stands up taller with self-pride. A person who has learned what is important in life. A person who I like.

– Shelley

Jodi

$2,500 Women’s Winner:

Age: 38 years

Weight Lost: 17 lbs (141 lbs to 124 lbs)

Total inches lost: 24″ (206″ to 182″)

PN has constantly pushed me a little further, sometimes out of my comfort zone, past the limits I’ve set for myself. But man, have I come far. I can finally say it’s my time to shine!

– Jodi

Trish

$1,000 Women’s Winner:

Age: 48 years

Weight Lost: 41 lbs (229 lbs to 188 lbs)

Total inches lost: 48″ (265″ to 217″)

Before PN, I was not sure if I would ever be able to move like I did before my car accident. Now I’m not only moving better, but I’m also stronger than I have ever been! It’s been a true life transformation. PN not only gave me my life back, but a stronger, happier, and healthier version of myself. I’m so grateful!

– Trish

Krista

$1,000 Women’s Winner:

Age: 62 years

Weight Lost: 15 lbs (142 lbs to 127 lbs)

Total inches lost: 18″ (218″ to 200″)

At first, PN Coaching was all about losing the excess weight I’d been carrying around for the last ten years. But as my year progressed, my journey became much more than that. Through the lessons, which were eerily timely to exactly what I was going through or thinking, I regained my old self: a person with healthy self-esteem, confidence, pride, a positive outlook, good relationships, and LOTS of energy. I now look forward to working out, sweating and—ahem—flexing my muscles. I wake up happy every morning, and I know this is due to the results I’ve achieved. I practically bounce out of bed feeling great about myself and looking forward to another new day and a chance to be active.

– Krista

Olivia

$1,000 Women’s Winner:

Age: 26 years

Weight Lost: 22 lbs (163 lbs to 141 lbs)

Total inches lost: 19″ (223″ to 204″)

Over the past year, I feel like I’ve rediscovered a part of myself that was missing. Thanks to my experience with PN Coaching, I have the self-knowledge and empowerment to sustainably care for myself and to boldly pursue my goals long-term.

– Olivia

Alana

$1,000 Women’s Winner:

Age: 54 years

Weight Lost: 32 lbs (224 lbs to 192 lbs)

Total inches lost: 31″ (260″ to 229″)

I’ve gone from someone in pain and barely able to move to someone who does lunges and squats while cleaning the house. I can run two flights of stairs when I forget the laundry in the basement, and I didn’t mind a two-kilometer backtrack in the mountains this summer to avoid a grizzly bear and her cubs. I am proud of my body and what it’s able to do. Oh, and there was that Spartan race I did—and more I plan to do. My whole life has changed. I’m back in school, pursuing a life-long dream, and I’m excited about my life.

– Alana

Nivi

$1,000 Women’s Winner:

Age: 37 years

Weight Lost: 16 lbs (121 lbs to 105 lbs)

Total inches lost: 25″ (207″ to 182″)

Precision Nutrition took the fearful, insomniac, crabby, insulin-resistant, coffee/chocolate/wine hound at 34 percent body fat version of me, and transformed it into a happy, healthy social entrepreneur and wellness coach! In short, just when the caterpillar thought the end of the world had come… it turned into a butterfly. That, in a nutshell, is the impact of PN on one year of my life (and continuing!).

– Nivi

Brandy

$1,000 Women’s Winner:

Age: 70 years

Weight Lost: 29 lbs (164 lbs to 135 lbs)

Total inches lost: 27″ (230″ to 203″)

Precision Nutrition, for me, was never a ‘diet.’ PN just gently, persistently, consistently, and compassionately guided me into a new paradigm. One of health, strength, endurance, flexibility, and confidence—all amazing ‘gains!’ And along the way, I managed to shed pounds, inches, clothing sizes, and above all, a negative self-image.

– Brandy

Jennifer

$1,000 Women’s Winner:

Age: 34 years

Weight Lost: 37 lbs (171 lbs to 134 lbs)

Total inches lost: 33″ (240″ to 207″)

PN YEAR = BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE! Just a few habits that stick with me daily include: self-compassion, noticing my accomplishments, perseverance, surviving setbacks, and creating a pattern of striving to be or do just 1 percent better each day. The greatest part of all of this for me is that I can now passionately share these lessons with others!

– Jennifer

Tracie

$1,000 Women’s Winner:

Age: 62 years

Weight Lost: 24 lbs (141 lbs to 117 lbs)

Total inches lost: 19″ (209″ to 190″)

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to handle the incredible sense of POSSIBILITY and ABILITY I’ve gained through PN Coaching. As my physical body gets leaner and smaller, everything else—confidence, body awareness, and the sense of what is possible—not just in terms of fitness and nutrition, but in life, has expanded.

– Tracie

Meet our other Men’s winners:

Warren

$10,000 men’s Winner:

Age: 44 years

Weight Lost: 58 lbs (225 lbs to 167 lbs)

Total inches lost: 45″ (261″ to 216″)

Before Precision Nutrition Coaching, I was a yo-yo exerciser and a chronic dieter. I would follow a plan for three months, take maybe 6 months off, and then go back on for a month. On and on it went. I was 225 pounds, and I had back problems and severe vertigo from Meniere’s disease, which had me bedridden multiple times a month. But, I decided to commit to 12 months of coaching, and I put my trust in the program. The lessons and exercises were easy to follow, and helped me form habits that will continue well after the program has finished. Fast forward to today: My back (as well as the rest of my body) is stronger, and the pain has disappeared. My last vertigo episode was almost a year ago. I’m the lightest and fittest I’ve been in over 20 years, I have more energy, and I’m more engaged with my work and with my family. I cannot thank the PN program and coaches enough. They’ve helped me achieve so much.

– Warren

Regan

$10,000 men’s Winner:

Age: 29 years

Weight Lost: 43 lbs (191 lbs to 148 lbs)

Total inches lost: 26″ (237″ to 211″)

Precision Nutrition freed me from the ‘paralysis by analysis’… when you overthink nutrition and exercise to the point that you’re left not knowing what to do… so you don’t do anything at all. When I finally allowed myself to let go of the minutia and just trust the program, things started to shift. I’m amazed at how much success I achieved. PN helped me build a foundation free of nutrition and fitness BS.

– Regan

Scott

$2,500 men’s Winner:

Age: 43 years

Weight Lost: 64 lbs (272 lbs to 208 lbs)

Total inches lost: 37″ (276″ to 239″)

Precision Nutrition Coaching has helped me reconnect with my health and fitness. I used to be very passive about my health, but now I’ve become an active participant. I’ve learned how my body responds to different foods, exercise, and stressors, and now I know how to support myself with nutrition, fitness, and the right mindset so I can achieve my goals. The program brought me to a better nutritional, physical, and mental state.

– Scott

Kevin

$2,500 men’s Winner:

Age: 44 years

Weight Lost: 36 lbs (166 lbs to 130 lbs)

Total inches lost: 31″ (232″ to 201″)

Precision Nutrition Coaching has been the best investment in my health that I’ve ever made. Not only is my body fat lower, and my energy, endurance and strength better, but my problem solving skills and choices are healthier, too. The lessons, habits, and coaching tear down unhealthy thinking and build up wise, creative thinking that leads to improving physical wellbeing.

– Kevin

Michael

$2,500 men’s Winner:

Age: 54 years

Weight Lost: 32 lbs (186 lbs to 154 lbs)

Total inches lost: 24″ (234″ to 210″)

My Precision Nutrition Coaching experience has been awesome. It has been a year of learning and understanding my body and how it relates to food. I have finally learned how to eat according to my body’s cues. Not only did I lose weight, but I’m also now the leanest and strongest I’ve ever been.

– Michael

Tony

$2,500 men’s Winner:

Age: 48 years

Weight Lost: 45 lbs (259 lbs to 214 lbs)

Total inches lost: 25″ (270″ to 245″)

Precision Nutrition Coaching guided me through a total transformation, extending beyond pounds and inches lost. With PN’s guidance, I learned how to think, eat, and act in a way that promotes and sustains health and well-being as a lifestyle.

– Tony

Vincent

$1,000 men’s Winner:

Age: 60 years

Weight Lost: 14 lbs (200 lbs to 186 lbs)

Total inches lost: 5″ (246″ to 241″)

My Precision Nutrition experience brought me so much more than weight loss. I’ve lost weight dozens of times over the years, but this time I discovered a lot about myself and developed a new relationship with food. I will carry this with me for the rest of my life. Precision Nutrition doesn’t tell you what to do. It showed me the path so I could decide what works best for me and my lifestyle. PN helped me stay accountable while still being human. PN allows for and even expects mistakes, setbacks, and failure. We all fail at times and that’s ok. It’s accepting failure and moving on that leads to success. I’ve learned the value of sleep, rest, stress reduction, and nutrition. Thanks to Precision Nutrition, the weight is lost forever. My cholesterol, blood pressure, and lab tests have all improved significantly, too. I move better, my inflammation is dramatically reduced, and for the first time in decades am relatively pain-free.

– Vincent

Rodney

$1,000 men’s Winner:

Age: 49 years

Weight Lost: 54 lbs (271 lbs to 217 lbs)

Total inches lost: 29″ (244″ to 215″)

Trying to put my experience this year into words is difficult for me. I look back to when I started and how I thought and felt about exercising and eating, and I realize why I couldn’t ever achieve consistency in my health before. I used to think I was lazy, that I had no motivation, that I wasn’t an athlete, and that exercising was a chore to get done. Food was something to limit and control, and certain foods were just off limits. I didn’t see how food could be a tool, and that I had the opportunity to choose things to benefit my health. This year has been this slow, gradual change that has transformed the way I view health and life. So many eating and exercising programs use a “copy and paste” approach: “Do this exactly like I did and you will see these results.” Precision Nutrition Coaching is instead a process of self discovery. It helps you create a life of health that works for you, whatever stage you’re at. The habits and principles PN teaches are flexible and adaptable to anyone’s life. I joined PN because I wanted to lose some weight, but I quickly discovered that PN was so much more than a weight loss program: It was a complete shift in my approach to health. I’ve lost lots of weight, but most importantly, I’ve learned to see myself and my life in a different way. And I learned the consistency I needed in order to accomplish my goals.

– Rodney

Dan

$1,000 men’s Winner:

Age: 42 years

Weight Lost: 36 lbs (217 lbs to 181 lbs)

Total inches lost: 21″ (241″ to 220″)

For years, I’ve struggled with the mental, physical, and emotional roller coaster of weight loss and gain. That’s because I was focusing on the wrong goals and purpose. With the help of Precision Nutrition Coaching, I’ve finally found the true purpose and value of my health and fitness. It’s the glue my life has been missing.

– Dan

Ryan

$1,000 men’s Winner:

Age: 26 years

Weight Lost: 65 lbs (264 lbs to 199 lbs)

Total inches lost: 42″ (269″ to 227″)

Precision Nutrition Coaching has given me the knowledge and foundation to pursue an active and healthy lifestyle. The coaches and the program have helped me regain my self confidence, improve my mobility, and lose more weight than I thought was possible.

– Ryan

Brad

$1,000 men’s Winner:

Age: 47 years

Weight Lost: 22 lbs (193 lbs to 171 lbs)

Total inches lost: 13″ (235″ to 222″)

I have learned that through changing behaviors steadily over time, the process of getting in better shape takes care of itself. Precision Nutrition gave me the tools I needed to succeed, and habits I can sustain for a lifetime.

– Brad

Alisdair

$1,000 men’s Winner:

Age: 47 years

Weight Lost: 46 lbs (229 lbs to 183 lbs)

Total inches lost: 23″ (246″ to 223″)

Like most people, I knew what to eat. What I had forgotten was how to eat. Over this past year, Precision Nutrition Coaching helped me realize this, and it taught me good habits so I could develop a better relationship with food. It also empowered me to take responsibility for my health. This results in the holy grail of sustainable change.

– Alisdair

Jonas

$1,000 men’s Winner:

Age: 32 years

Weight Lost: 52 lbs (225 lbs to 173 lbs)

Total inches lost: 34″ (253″ to 219″)

The most important thing that I’ve learned from Precision Nutrition Coaching is that I am not tied to any of the past struggles I’ve had with fitness. I’ve changed my mindset. I now know that every second of every day is an opportunity to make choices that lead to a better life. Being able to stay present in the moment has helped me take steps to remain consistent and develop good habits that have stuck with me and will continue to do so.

– Jonas

Marc

$1,000 men’s Winner:

Age: 50 years

Weight Lost: 28 lbs (208 lbs to 180 lbs)

Total inches lost: 5″ (235″ to 230″)

This last year with Precision Nutrition has been one of balance. Finding balance at the gym, in nutrition, and in life have been lessons that have been at the forefront of my PN education. From balancing my family life, my professional life, and my nutritional education, to balancing my go-to, “all or nothing” attitude in the gym, PN has taught me how to keep my life in perspective. It’s allowed me to develop a healthy lifestyle at work and at home, and it’s taught me the principles of healthy eating that I now incorporate into my everyday routine.

– Marc

Meet a few hundred more Precision Nutrition clients.

To view all the men’s and women’s finalists from the January 2019 Coaching Program, click the links below.

To view all the men’s and women’s finalists from all of our Precision Nutrition Coaching programs, click one of the links below.

Of course, if you’re interested in working toward a body or health transformation of your own, consider joining our next Precision Nutrition Coaching group. We’re opening up a few spots in the coming weeks.

Want to transform your body too?

As you probably know, you won’t overhaul your body this dramatically by counting calories, logging time on a treadmill, or reading health tips on Twitter. 

Awesome, lasting, wow-what-happened-to-you transformations usually require personal attention from an expert coach.

And here’s the good news: Precision Nutrition Coaching will be accepting new clients very soon, at our lowest, most accessible price ever.

If you’re interested and want to find out more, I’d encourage you to join our presale list.

Being on the presale list gives you two special advantages.

  • You’ll pay less than everyone else. At Precision Nutrition we like to reward the most interested and motivated people because they always make the best clients. Join the presale list and you’ll save up to 54% off the general public price, which is the lowest price we’ve ever offered.
  • You’re more likely to get a spot. To give clients the personal care and attention they deserve, we only open up the program twice a year. Last time we opened registration, we sold out within minutes. By joining the presale list you’ll get the opportunity to register 24 hours before everyone else, increasing your chances of getting in.

[Note: If your health and fitness are already sorted out, but you’re interested in helping others, check out our Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification program].

If you’re ready to change your body, and your life, with help from the world’s best coaches, this is your chance.

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