Valerie Bisharat is a writer and nutrition and fitness coach who shows women how to live a healthy lifestyle that’s sustainable and stress-free.
The creator of Body Breakthrough Training, the online weightlifting course for women who want to feel confident in the gym, Valerie’s writing has appeared in Huffington Post, Wanderlust, Women 2.0, and the Evernote blog. She serves as a consultant to several venture-backed wellness and lifestyle companies, developing content and educational products. She's dedicated to helping passionate women make healthy living their lifestyle (rather than a temporary diet) so they can live the lives they know they're capable of.
Valerie is trained as a nutrition coach, women’s fitness specialist, and personal trainer, and graduated from NYU where her interdisciplinary research explored how fitness advertising influences female body image. In college, she competed as a Figure athlete and overcame having negative body image, which involved developing confidence in her blended Middle Eastern-American identity.
Prior to launching her business, Valerie worked in online marketing at a Silicon Valley video education startup. She lives near New York City.
Certified Nutrition Coach, Precision Nutrition L1
Certified Women's Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
B.A. in Gender Studies and Visual Culture and minor in Documentary Film, New York University (research in how fitness supplement advertising influences female body image)