I was 18 years old when I started competing in bodybuilding and prep coaches were not nearly as common back then as they are today. In fact, I hadn’t even heard the term prep coach until several years later in my bodybuilding career. Most of the nutritional approaches followed at that time were just passed down from one bodybuilder to another. Despite not having a scientific based approach to my nutrition I managed to remain competitive and eventually became a Natural Pro in the NGA and the WNBF. In 2006 I decided to hire a highly respected natural Prep coach and was extremely disappointed in every aspect of the process. We worked together again in 2007 with the same results. I was so disappointed with that athlete/coach relationship that I decided I would never hire another coach again. I stepped away from the stage for the next 7 years and lost my pro status as a result. In 2014 I decided to compete again just to see if I could still be competitive and I was hooked again. I eventually met Peter at my gym and was immediately impressed with his knowledge but was still unsure of his approach to the athlete/coach relationship. I was finally able to observe this relationship as he was the coach of someone I knew. I saw first hand how involved he was and how readily available he made himself to his athletes. I started prepping for a contest and with 1 week to go I asked Peter if he would be able to dial me in. He agreed to help me and was there every step of the way. He adjusted my nutrition and made my final week less stressful and more manageable than doing it on my own. On the day of the show he was available at 5 am and we stayed in constant communication throughout the day. After the show we continued to work together on a reverse and then I decided to do the NGA USA Championships and try to earn my Pro Card again. With only a few weeks to prepare Pete jumped right and took over my nutrition. Throughout the next few weeks he made adjustments almost daily based on how my body was responding. Peter always responded to my calls, texts, or emails in a very timely manner. I never once felt like I was just another client of his. I could tell that he cares about each and every one of his clients and has their best interest at heart. Peter always explained the reasoning behind his approach and would make sure I understood the ‘why’s’ behind what we were doing. I can honestly say that I brought my best look as a result of working with Peter.