Over the years I’ve helped people of all different ages and fitness levels reach their health & fitness goals. It doesn’t matter whether you’re today fit and lean, sick and overweight, or somewhere in between. I can probably help you either way.
Whereas some of the clients I’ve taken on over the years were already in good shape when they approached me and were just looking for that little extra that could help them achieve peak health and performance, others were in very poor health and were desperately looking for someone who could help them out of the dark hole they found themselves in.
My background, credentials, and experience
I’m the creator and owner of Darwinian-Medicine.com. I’m formally trained as a nutritionist and hold a bachelor’s degree in Public Nutrition and a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition. Additionally, I’m a science writer, health coach, and personal trainer schooled at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. I’ve worked in the health/fitness sphere for a number of years. Throughout that time I’ve gone through several structured courses in order to improve my coaching skills and worked with a number of clients, both via the web and in real life. I’ve also written for a variety of health and fitness magazines and websites.
If you want to learn more about me and my background and credentials, then visit the about page.
Who I want to work with
I’m fairly selective about the clients I take on, for a number of reasons. First of all, I don’t have unlimited time and energy to devote to coaching and nutritional counseling. Second, previous experience has shown me that I don’t enjoy the work as much if I work with a lot of clients at the same time. Coaching really drains my energy if I do too much of it. Third, I want to be sure I’m able to give all of the people I work with my full attention. I don’t want to end up as one of those health professionals who take on a lot of new clients all the time and give them all roughly the same plan to follow. I acknowledge that each person has unique needs, and needs individualized follow-up. Fourth, I only want to work with people who are truly motivated to reaching their goals and are committed to following my instruction. I’d much rather work with 10 clients who are highly motivated than 100 who are not.
What I can offer you
The question you may now be asking yourself is: What can Eirik do for me? The answer is a lot, probably. It obviously depends on what you need help with. If you have trouble with your car, need a new insurance, or are looking for someone to mow your lawn, I’m not your guy. I’m also not the guy for you if you’re a die-hard vegan who’s unwilling to change your ways or a person who is so sick that regular medical assistance is required. However, if you’re looking for help with any of the things listed below, I may very well be what you’re looking for.
- Evolutionary and Paleolithic nutrition
- Organic fitness
- Mismatch diseases and inflammation-related illness
- Microbiome restoration
- Muscle growth
- Weight loss
- Muscle imbalance syndromes (in particular lower crossed syndrome and upper crossed syndrome) and correction of poor posture
- Strength training, in particular barbell training
I don’t believe in quick fixes (Although there are a select few promising medical treatments out there that are effective in the treatment of many diseases and sometimes bring about rapid health improvements). I’m not going to promise you effortless results over night. I will demand that you work hard and follow my instructions. In return I will give you my full attention and do whatever I can to help you attain your goals.
Online coaching vs. “real-life coaching”
I’ve worked with clients both in real life and over the web. These days, I mostly work over the web.
There are some obvious benefits to “real-life coaching” over online coaching, particularly in the context of physical exercise; however, the opposite is also true. The benefits of doing everything over the web is that communication back and forth can happen via text, which means that both parties don’t necessarily have to be present at the same time; the client and coach have easy access to each other; there are no requirements with regards to the geographical location of the two parties; there are no travel expenses; and you don’t need a place or premise to meet.
If you’re mainly seeking help with nutrition, microbiome restoration, exercise programming, and/or other things that can easily be discussed over the web, online coaching can work very well. Things get a little trickier if your mainly interested in help with corrective exercise and exercise technique. That said, if you’re a quick learner, then online coaching can work well even in those areas.
What you’ll actually get
- A health plan specifically tailored to your needs and goals
- Continuous e-mail support
- Access to instructional exercise videos on YouTube
- Continuous feedback and program customization
Here’s what a couple of my clients had to say about their experience with coaching.
“After suffering with lower crossed syndrome for at least 7 years I came across Eirik’s blog. Previous to this, all I could find were people to diagnose my problem, but not how to fix my problem. I tried Eirik’s recommendations for a few months and it helped some, but, it wasn’t until I started using his online coaching in Feb. 2017 that I really started to make significant progress. With the use of videos I sent him, he was able to carefully look at my form and advise me on what I needed to do to correct my problem. I’ve worked with Eirik now for 6 months and everything about my life has improved. My posture has improved, my core strength is significantly better, he has helped me with my diet and I’ve never felt better! I LOVE the Paleo diet he recommends and have lost 25 lbs. and am more muscular and lean and defined than I’ve ever been. His understanding of the body is better than anyone I’ve ever known and I highly recommend working with him!”
“Eirik was my personal coach for two years. During those years we worked closely together, particularly in the gym, where he helped me improve my posture and instructed me in proper exercise technique. Under his supervision I was able to master a variety of different strength exercises, including the deadlift, box squat, and kettlebell swing, and greatly improve my physical strength. He also advised me on nutrition and equipped me with tools and knowledge that helped me to take better care of my health. He was an important source of inspiration and motivation. My body is now in great shape thanks to his professional support and help.”
“Training with Eirik was a good experience in every aspect. His approach was specific to my goals, techniques, strength and weaknesses and I developed a skill set that made my own training much more effective. Every work-out was energetic and fun, something I appreciated after long office hours.”
Express your interest in online health coaching/counseling
If you want me as your coach/nutritionist, then send me an e-mail using the contact form below. Briefly explain why you want to work with me, what you need help with, and how much coaching you feel you require. I’ll look over your e-mail and get back to you as soon as I can. If I think we’re a good fit and I feel I can help you, I will send you an overview of the prices for different coaching options. If you then proceed to hire me as your coach and nutritionist, I will do an initial screening of your health and physical fitness condition before we start out.
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