For many, the idea of hiring an online nutrition coach is far-fetched.
A nutrition coach, surely I can’t afford that?!
And, for a long time at least, this was true: having a personal fitness trainer or an online nutrition coach was the preserve of CEOs and Hollywood celebrities.
Fortunately, however, with the recent boom of the UK fitness industry, such services have proliferated, catering (literally) for all budgets and requirements.
With that in mind, surely now the question becomes, why would you want an online nutrition coach when there are so many personal trainers doing the same jobs while based in gyms?
Here at Online Fitness Business, we know the benefits of moving fitness and nutrition coaching from face-to-face to online platforms.
But what about the client?
Well, think about it. Having your meals planned remotely, but maintaining personal contact with your online nutrition coach through apps, email, social media, and Skype, saves you time, money, and still means you’re receiving round the clock expert advice.
Now, you may be sat there thinking: fine, but if I can’t go to my local gym and talk to the trainers there personally, how am I supposed to know who the best online nutrition coach is for me?
We’ve got you covered!
Below we’ve compiled a list of the best online nutrition coaches offering services to UK residents. Whether you’re on a budget, looking for vegan meal plans, or have a specific goal in mind, we’ll have an online nutrition coach who can match your needs!
Online Nutrition Coaches | The Best Services available in the UK
Areas of Specialty: Online nutrition coaching for muscle gain, fat loss, and performance.
What they say: “Hopefully, my services were recommended due to my focus on treating each busy professional. I work with as an individual, and it is my pledge to make each of their diets fit to their lifestyles rather than trying to fit their lifestyles to a diet. I do this by keeping up with all of the scientific literature, learning from other online nutrition coaches, and learning from every person I work with. Basically, I’m a geek 24/7 so my clients don’t have to be!”
DJM Coaching and Nutrition
Areas of Specialty: Specialist Coaching, Competition Coaching, Body Transformation
What they say “I educate my clients as well as coaching them so after we have finished our work together they have the confidence to carry on getting results. I am a young father with two jobs so know the limitations of trying to train and maintain a physique while living a busy lifestyle. As an online nutrition coach, this was my motivation to develop my own coaching strategy which allows my clients to achieve their dream physique and still eat the foods they enjoy. No “set” meal plans, no “strict” diets, but still all of the results they want. I believe simple and sustainable methods are paramount, which is why my online nutrition coach services have been a huge benefit to my clients.”
Areas of Specialty: Fast-track Body Transformations, Unique Plans and goals.
What they say “I believe my service was recommended due to the high levels of support I provide to each and every client, coupled with the sheer number of clients who’ve successfully transformed their physiques.
“I help clients achieve amazing results by creating a Bespoke Training and Nutrition Plans based on the individual’s lifestyle and fitness goals. All my plans, either face to face or as an online nutrition coach, utilise proven results-driven methods.
“The fun doesn’t stop there though: each week I’ll send the client a feedback video where I assess both their nutrition and training and outline areas where they might need to improve, areas where they have smashed their goals, and what the focus will be moving into the following week. This ensures they’re are consistently moving forward.
“My mission is to be the best online nutrition coach by providing my clients with the UK’s highest quality Online Personal Training and service, ensuring that clients can transform both their body and mind in the quickest possible way!”
Next Step Nutrition
Areas of Specialty: Specialist Nutrition Coaching, Flexible Price Plans, Improve Sports Performance
What they say: “As an online nutrition coach and personal trainer, I think my services were recommended as I have the personality of a perfectionist. I am always striving to learn more and be the best I can be for my clients. I go the extra mile with each and every one of them, trying to find out as much as I can about their lifestyle and limiting factors so that I can coach them from where they’re at to where they want to be. I don’t automate services and don’t send out cookie cutter plans.
“Depending on what the client needs, I will adapt my online nutrition coach and personal training services to meet them where they’re at. I include phone calls as well as online reporting so that I can delve as deep as I can to the client’s habits and behaviours, in order to produce behaviour and identity change within them. On top of this, I pride myself as one of the ‘evidence-based’ practitioners, flying the flag for honest practice and calling out the snake oil salesmen and gimmicks/fads out there.”
Dan Mac Fitness
Areas of Specialty: Fat loss, Muscle Building, Macro Tracking and analysis.
What they say: “Compared to other online nutrition coaches, I feel my services were recommended because the focus for me is always around the detail in the level of service offered to the client.
“From point of first contact to the consultation process, right through to when the client stops working with me, I ensure care and attention is given at all times.
“Whether it’s via the bespoke nutrition software used to track & monitor progress, or the extra details like personalised log books and activity trackers, I believe that all these little things add up to the whole online nutrition coaching experience, therefore ensuring the best possible environment for success.”
Impact Nutritional Coaching
Areas of Specialty: Specialists in Nutrition Coaching, Sustainable body composition results.
What they say: “We get results! As a nutrition and online nutrition coach, I also feel that I have a deep connection with my clients, having personally walked in their shoes. Before becoming a full-time nutritionist in August 18, I worked the corporate life for 15 years so I can totally relate to the 50+ hour work week. As such, I don’t use a one size fits all approach like some other online nutrition coaches. Instead, I identify what methods will work for them and adopt my coaching to suit that.
“One key area that I focus on, which is imperative with my type of client, is mind-set. They lead busy lives, so instilling good thought and behaviour patterns in them is crucial with regard to their success. Once they’ve nailed these, things become a walk in the park.
“The last area I would rate highly is the fact that my clients feel at ease with me and can open up when times get tough. I genuinely care about each and every one of them and never see them as just a business transaction. If they haven’t checked in for a week, I go knocking as I know this journey is important to them.”
Emilia Thompson PhD
Areas of Specialty: Whole Body Health, Nutrition Coaching
What they say: “As a Nutrition Consultant, Online Nutrition Coach, and qualified Life Coach, I work with individuals to improve their relationships with food, often where they have suffered years from poor dieting techniques, eating habits, and misinformation from unqualified or inexperienced professionals.
“There is a gap between health-based Nutritionists, who promote healthy living above all else, and fitness-based Nutritionists, who predominantly promote performance and/or aesthetic goals. I work to bridge that gap.
“I aim to reduce shame by encouraging transparency and vulnerability. Once shame is removed from each individual’s food choices, people feel more liberated to work on their food choices and health without the need to hide what they originally felt guilt for. This leads to better results for them, and more client success. Yes, it is ok to eat a donut. Yes, you can still progress.”
Rory Brown Nutrition Coaching
Areas of Specialty: Nutrition and life coaching, Mind-set coaching, Fat loss / Muscle gain
Social Media: Facebook
What they say: “As an online nutrition coach and personal trainer, I am carving my own path within the fitness industry…my aim and business motto has always been ‘to create a community of strong minds and strong bodies’
“The danger within the fitness industry is that when all we focus on is physicality, we can lose touch of the big picture. However, when we pay attention to the mind and body, we thrive. So many people I work with have disordered eating habits, negative self-belief, and low confidence and esteem. No diet plan or training plan will fix this in the long term.
“My coaching teaches people about becoming the best version of themselves from the inside out. My mission is to move people to a new way of thinking. I encourage individuals to broaden their horizons, to get creative, to be active, healthy and mindful, whilst removing the boundaries that we wear as armour.
“My aim in the industry as an online nutrition coach and personal trainer is to inspire, to share, to interact, and to help people get strong.”
Areas of Specialty: Innovation in coaching approach, Body transformation.
What they say: “We help people in a unique way to improve their health through daily nutrition and online nutrition coaching. We speak to our clients 7 days a week to support, listen, question, advise and encourage them. With over 15 years combined experience we know all too well that a strict meal plan simply doesn’t fit 99% of the population’s lives: people simply can’t stick to them.
“Instead, we use a set of commandments to guide people’s food choices, but they can eat whatever they see fit with simple portion sizing. For the most part, people know what to eat, but they eat food or drinks that take them away from their goals for a plethora of reasons. As their online nutrition coaches, we help them uncover these reasons, find a solution that suits them and to eat nutritious food consistently.
“We help people to build habits that will help them keep their results in the long term, rather than just follow a plan for a set number of weeks, which they then have no idea how to continue or progress. By looking at where other online nutrition coaches and industry names struggle to help clients. we have developed a system that helps clients overcome their obstacles and develop the skill set they need to succeed.”
Areas of Specialty: Body composition, athletic performance.
What they say: “I think that there are three primary things that make Sigma’s coaching service sought after and recommended: Competence, Economy, and Compassion. Each of these probably requires some explanation:
“Competence – Sigma Nutrition has thankfully garnered a reputation for being ethical, objective and evidence-led in its approach. In addition, I think we’ve done a really good job of making sure everything our online nutrition coaches implement with clients is pragmatic. What is just as important as the science-based practice, is the effective communication and ability to distil ideas into actionable items for clients. This is what I see as competent coaching.
“Economy – In this context, I use economy to describe our use of clients’ resources. Our coaching clients know that we won’t have them spend outrageous money on useless supplements or pseudoscientific testing. They know we won’t have them do things that unnecessarily waste their time. And we aim to fit our recommendations around their lifestyle and circumstances, not the other way around, hence saving them mental stress.
“Compassion – Perhaps the cornerstone of the development of our coaching service is compassion. And nearly all the praise for this should be to the Sigma online nutrition coaches and wider coaching team. Our whole team has been amazing, but I think our head coach Gar has been the catalyst for a lot of the processes we have. The most common feedback from clients is that they can actually feel how much we care about them. And we care about getting them results, not because it looks good, but because those results are important to that individual.”
LNP Nutrition Coaching
Areas of Specialty: Customised training, Expert Nutritional Advice
What they say: “As an online nutritional coach and personal trainer, I pride myself on keeping things simple which then removes a lot of stress. But here’s the thing, everyone, and I mean everyone, knows how to eat healthily. Everyone knows they should eat a large variety of fruit and veg, good quality protein, starchy carbs, and keep the treats on the down low.
“This is why I invested with Mike Sweeney and I now use his Simplified Nutrition System within my coaching platforms.
“My clients never need to track their calories or worry about hitting their macros because the system works everything out for them. All they need to do is, choose what they fancy (over 250 recipes), design a meal plan to suit their lifestyle, buy the food, eat it and then lose weight. If clients want to learn about macros I’ll teach them, but I find most people don’t care all that much.
“Where I really step in is the obstacle solving and support for holidays, meals out, weekends away, late night cravings, etc. For my clients, I remove their overwhelm, anxiety and confusion to help them stay on track.”
Science 2 Health
Areas of Specialty: Personalised coaching, Weight Loss, Sport Nutrition
What they say “We strive to provide a truly personalised nutrition experience that is bespoke to our clients’ exact needs. Whether this is to help them achieve long-term sustainable results in health improvement and/or weight loss, or supporting athletes achieve remarkable levels of sporting performance.
“By ‘truly personalised’ we really mean it. There are no ‘cookie cutter’ approaches and we listen to our clients’ exact needs. We cater our approach to these requirements whilst providing the very best coaching, support and accountability along the way. Also, because we’re an online consultancy, the client can benefit from our services and support worldwide, without travel, location, or distance being a barrier.
“Client education is so important to our online nutrition coaches and we pride ourselves on translating evidence-based science into practical information that our clients not only understand, but can actually use in their day to day lives.”
Bmore Bespoke Fitness & Nutrition
Areas of Specialty: Behaviour change, female and family health and lifestyle coaching and plant-based dieting
What they say: “I believe my services to be of a high standard as all my clients are treated individually, and with a holistic approach to health and well-being outside of nutrition. I use different approaches for each individual, my plans are bespoke and offer a level of empathy and work with many people who haven’t been successful with other coaches and online nutrition coaches in the past. I spend lots of time educating throughout the process and my clients enjoy their journey with me.
“Because I have my own family to look after and a business to run, I fully understand what my clients’ barriers are, and as such my clients like my realistic approach to life!”
Areas of Specialty: Bespoke Nutrition, Fat Loss
Social Media: Facebook
What they say: “As online nutrition coaches, we are able to help clients who have absolutely zero experience in the world of nutrition, as well as professional athletes. Through our education platform, guides, webinars and 24/7 support, we’re able to provide what our clients need, whatever level they are at.”
Areas of Specialty: Women-Specific Coaching, Fat Loss, Body Transformations
What they say: “I’m extremely passionate about helping women break away from the endless diet cycle, and to help them finally lose weight in a healthy way that works for them. As a nutritionist and online nutrition coach, I empower clients to understand what works, create a healthy lifestyle that they enjoy, and achieve results that they can maintain for life.
“My programs provide the whole package that busy women need – individualised guidance, education around nutrition and mind-set, group support, personalised coaching, home workouts, weekly check-ins, and a follow-on support group to join too. The goal is to use the flexibility of online coaching to provide what clients need in a way that suits them, providing them with the knowledge, accountability, and help they need to become a fitter, happier, healthier, more empowered version of themselves, and live their best life.”
Areas of Specialty: Body Composition, Personalised Coaching, Exclusive App
What they say: “I love to give people that personal touch. I work with all my clients to find out the real reason behind their decision to make a change. It’s only once I know this that I can then give them proper advice.
“Nutrition can be so over-complicated and people need to know what works and what doesn’t for them. It’s only through coaching that people understand their own needs, and how their bodies react.
“At the end of the day, I don’t want to work with people long term. I want them to be able to do it all by themselves. If you’re an online nutrition coach, giving someone a PDF guide is pointless. Coaching them to know why to do something is much more effective at providing a long-term solution.”
Team Box Nutrition
Areas of Specialty: Expert Nutrition Advice, Lifestyle Coaching
Profile: “Team Box offer a specialist service for athletes seeking nutritional advice. As online nutrition coaches, they build plans based on goals, habits, and commitments, with a team of remote online nutrition coaches offering hands-on advice and programme refinement. The team behind Team-box is exactly that: real people, offering personalised services to those who feel like they need expert advice.”
Areas of Specialty: Specialist Community, Contest Preparation, Body Building
What they say: “I think there are several things that make us unique at Revive Stronger, allowing us to get excellent results with our clients:
Flexible – we are not dogmatic with our nutritional approach, we very much believe in a flexible dieting template. This does not mean we don’t provide our clients with any plan to follow. Instead, we work with them to find a plan that they will adhere to. This approach leads to far better results because our clients stick to their diet and don’t fall off.
Detailed – we are big on data collection. That means macros, food composition, stress, sleep, energy levels, weight, circumference measurements, photos etc. As online nutrition coaches and remote trainers, data gives us a much clearer picture as to what is actually going on, because if you focus on just one of these it could give you quite a false impression.
Education – at Revive Stronger we are not dictators, we are very much just there to guide our clients. If our clients have a question, we answer it, ensuring they know exactly why they are doing a certain protocol. We have found that the more a client knows the why, the better able they are to do the how.
Personal – finally the biggest thing I think makes us unique is how we are able to keep online nutritional coaching personal. We do this via video diaries and consultations; thankfully with video it is easier than ever to connect face to face. This allows us to be personal, to see those cues that might otherwise be missed, and allow us and our clients to express their feelings with ease. Without a doubt this is a key factor in allowing Revive Stronger to get the best from our clients.”
Luke Doran Nutrition
Areas Specialty: Strength training, Intermittent Fasting
What they say: “I am one of the few, truly evidence-based online nutrition coaches in the UK. My online nutrition coaching is designed for busy people who want to lose the belly for good – without scaremongering, ‘magic’ diet products or baseless rules.
“I am passionate about using science to help people get the results they want. Friends joke that I look like Johnny Bravo and I’m from Yorkshire, so I’ll say exactly what I think: I like a pint and a packet of fig rolls as much as the next person – I’m definitely not perfect (do as I say, not as I do!) – but I’m truly passionate about health and fitness, and have every one of my client’s backs, unconditionally.
“My mission is simple: help people become healthier and happier without sacrificing everything they love. This is something I realised when my son was born (which was also the spark for quitting my job to pursue this passion full time).”
Before you go!
So, where does that leave us?
As you can see, there are loads of amazing online nutrition coaches out there, all providing unique and specialised services to their clients.
As a new personal trainer or nutritionist, you may be sat there thinking: there’s no way I could offer such a comprehensive service.
The key is to take baby steps, and to have a long-term plan. All the included online nutrition coaches on this list have one thing in common: they have invested in their online ventures, putting time and effort into making their resources as comprehensive as possible for their clients.
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