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I’m Lyndsey Desjardins… strength coach, nutritionist, & lifter of heavy things.

I help female athletes (former, current, and future) get crazy strong…inside and out…

My own journey of self-discovery as a competitive athlete has lead me to a full-time career in fitness and nutrition coaching.  And I’m on a mission to help female athletes change the way they think about training, eating, and their bodies. 

I hope you haven’t come here looking for articles on topics like:

  • “How To Lose 10 Pounds In 10 Days”
  • “Foods You Should Never Eat”
  • “How To Get Shredded Abs”

…Because you won’t find any of that bullsh*t here.

Don’t get me wrong, I think that maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for performance and general health.  And there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be lean and athletic, but each person’s version of that is going to look very different.

If you’re like many of the athletes I’ve worked with, then you might know what it’s like to diet obsessively, punish yourself in the gym, or associate your self-worth with a certain body weight or dress size.

I’ve been there myself.

For much of my career as a competitive athlete I dieted, avoided long lists of foods, and pushed myself through gruelling training sessions.  I focused on nothing but fixing my flaws, having to be better, and hating how my body looked.

What did all of that get me? …Injuries, poor performance, disordered eating habits, negative self-image, stress, and an autoimmune disorder.

Thankfully, I was able to let go of my obsession with the numbers.  I learned how to use training and nutrition to enhance my performance — and my life. Now, I appreciate my body not just for how it looks, but for what it’s capable of.

It was this journey that sparked my passion for helping other female athletes do the same.

That’s what this website is about.  Eating and training in a way that’s enjoyable and sustainable, yet results-driven.

On my blog and social media accounts, you’ll find empowering fitness, nutrition, recovery, and mindset tips to help you reach your goals.

 If you’re ready to…

  • use strength training to enhance your life, performance and confidence.
  • maximize your strength without spending hours in the gym.
  • break free from obsessive dieting, ridiculous fads and cleanses.
  • heal your relationship with food and your body.
  • eat and train in a way that’s enjoyable and sustainable.
  • balance training and healthy eating with your career and home-life.
  • prioritize self-care and recovery.
  • engineer and best and strongest version of yourself.

…Then you’ve come to right the place.

I offer one-on-one and small group online coaching.  I also take on a limited number of personal training clients at my studio in Leamington, Ontario.

I’d love to work with you!  Click the links below to learn more.


Testimonial - Jeanette

“Lyndsey has been an incredible coach and mentor…”

— Jeanette M.

Testimonial - Joelle

“For me the biggest gain has been my dramatic increase in strength…”

— Joelle K.

Testimonial - Jean

“With Lyndsey, I discovered my love for weight training…”

— Jean M.



If you’d like to learn more about my coaching services or if you have a nutrition- or fitness-related problem you’d like help with, click the button below to book a FREE Skype consultation.