Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Hi! I am Tracey. I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Group Fitness Coach with a passion for food, movement and living life on MY terms! I practice from an anti-diet, weight inclusive perspective and my work is centred around Health At Every Size (HAES) and intuitive eating principles.
I started my career in Human Resources and then decided to stay home with my two boys for a few years. During this time, I became a group fitness instructor and have taught classes for over 15 years. I continue to coach fitness for a local figure skating club. The time with these kids brings me so much joy!
In my 20’s, I became passionate about food and fitness. Eventually this passion led to a lot of food restriction and a very distorted view of food and my body. I unnecessarily restricted many foods and started to use movement as punishment, rather than pleasure. Through my own journey to find peace with food and movement, I now help clients with overcoming chronic dieting, ditching unrealistic diet culture ideals, body image issues, making peace with food, emotional/mindful eating and learning to tune into their bodies.
I believe all bodies are deserving of fair and unbiased health care regardless of the size of one’s body.. “Healthy” is different for every body. My goal is to help you develop the skills and mindset shifts you need to redefine health and wellness in a way that works best for your body and is sustainable. Everybody deserves to live a life free from restriction, shame and guilt!
Working with Tracey
Description of Services
A Holistic Nutritionist looks at the whole body, mind and spirit. It is about connecting with individuals and not only looking at the physical, but also the mental and emotional ways I can support your health.
When I think of holistic nutrition, I think of it as a safe space where you can come and discuss your health concerns. I will work with you free of judgement and determine how I can support you in promoting your health, not only with nutrition but also through health promoting behaviours that will make you feel your best. I work to help you ditch the idea that you need to look a certain way or eat a certain way and help you find lifestyle habits that are not only sustainable, but also enjoyable!
I work with clients who want to stop dieting, make peace with food, and find a sustainable way to care for their body and improve their health! I love working with clients to help them create peace with food and find joy in eating with ease. I feel strongly that food is not only for nourishment, but also for satisfaction and pleasure. I treat every client as an individual based on their unique needs. As a non-diet nutritionist, I help my clients find a healthy and sustainable lifestyle that works for them. Everyone deserves fair and unbiased health care regardless of the size of their body. And we all deserve to live a life free from restriction, shame and guilt!
Learn more about my approach here:
What Made you want to work with CCP?
I have been attending workshops and following CCP for a few years now. I secretly wished I could work here. When I could no longer keep the secret, I came right out and told Carly that I would love to work at CCP. Finally the stars aligned and my wish came true! The compassion and care that Carly and her team show for their clients and this work is amazing. I am so excited and grateful to be a part of it!
Most surprising thing about you?
I was born in Barbados and spent many years of my life living in lovely, warm climates - Barbados, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, California and back to Barbados. After 30 years, I am still not a fan of winter! However, I still try hard to get outside and make the best of it!
I was a very shy child and it was difficult to move every 4 years. However, as an adult I now realize that moving helped me become more adaptable to change and resilient. I am also grateful for the beautiful places I got to live that otherwise I may never have seen. Always a silver lining!
What's the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is seeing clients find their voice and start living life on their terms! Most of my work is with clients who want to move away from diet culture and learn to embrace wellness on their terms. I love seeing clients trusting themselves again and leaning into what feels best for them. I guide them on how to get back to this place and it is so rewarding to watch it happen! When I work with clients, we don’t just talk about nutrition, but all kinds of health promoting behaviours that will enhance their lives like connection, time in nature, sleep, joyful movement and the list goes on. We work together to find a definition of health that makes them feel their best without restrictive diets, guilt and shame. Diet culture exhausts me, so I work with clients to ditch society’s unrealistic food and body ideals and find a place where one’s health is not dictated by someone else or only measured by the size of their body.