Stephanie GaudreauWeightlifting Coach

    Stephanie Gaudreau

    Weightlifting Coach

    Steph Gaudreau combines twelve years of formal education in biology / human physiology (BS Biology—Human Physiology), science teaching experience (MA—Education), holistic nutrition training (Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner), and an unabashed love of tasty Paleo food on her blog, Stupid Easy Paleo.

    Eating clean, nutrient-dense foods has fueled her both in life and as a competitive athlete. She’s done everything from endurance mountain biking to CrossFit (competing on a team at the SoCal Regionals in 2013) and now weightlifting, Stephunderstands what it’s like to need to eat to perform. Most recently, she qualified for the American Open in 2014 and PR’d her snatch, clean & jerk and total at the Southern Pacific LWC in March.

    In addition to competing, Steph‘s coached CrossFit at CrossFit Glasgow (Scotland), CrossFit Humanity, and CrossFit Chula Vista. She’s beyond pumped to be joining the coaching staff at Fortius.

    Steph’s mission is to spread the word about how to make simple, tasty recipes to help people in their quests to just eat real food. She wrote The Paleo Athlete: A Beginner’s Guide to Real Food for Performance in 2014, and her award-winning book, The Performance Paleo Cookbook: Recipes for Eating Better, Getting Stronger & Gaining the Competitive Edge in 2015.

    Steph‘s recently taken to the airwaves with her chart-topping podcast, Harder to Kill Radio, where she interviews experts in fitness, nutrition and mindset about how to build unbreakable humans.

    Steph‘s been recognized in the media by publications such as Outside Magazine and SELF, has appeared on ESPN Radio, and her blog was named by Greatist as one of its 60 Must-Read Health, Fitness and Happiness blogs.

    She lives in San Diego with the loves of her life, her Scottish husband Z and her cat Ellie. When she’s not lifting heavy shit, you can find her tending to her beehive and reading all the nerdy books.

    Coaching Experience and Certifications

    Coaching Experience

    Weightlifting:  1 year +


    • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
    • USA Weightlifting (USAW) Sports Performance Coach (Level 1)
    • CrossFit Endurance Certification
    • CrossFit Powerlifting Certification
    • CrossFit Strongman Certification
    • CrossFit Gymnastics Certification
    • CrossFit Mobility Certification

    Athletic Accomplishments

    • 1st Place, 69kg masters – 2016 Fortius Open
    • 1st Place, 69kg class – 2015 Fortius Open
    • 2nd Place, 69kg class – 2015 LWC
    • 3rd Place, 69kg class – 2014 Cal State Games
    • CrossFit SoCal Regionals Competitor (Team)