Fitness,  Mindset,  Peaceful Power Podcast

64: Courtney Townley on how to be your own health advocate


Welcome to the Peaceful Power Podcast I’m your host Andrea Claassen. Today I will be talking with Courtney Townley of the Grace & Grit podcast.



Courtney is someone I have looked up to in the fitness industry for a few years. I decided I needed to see if she would want to be on my podcast. She said yes and amazing conversation no holds bar, no frill, real fitness advice ensued. My fitness beliefs are very aligned with what Courtney preaches & teaches. She is a powerhouse in the fitness industry who isn’t afraid to tell women the truth behind the latest fad. She also discusses about her personal evolution in the fitness industry and why we need to be more accepting of our own bodies as we age. This was such a dynamite convo that I know will light a fire under you after listening to Courtney’s take on women’s health.


Courtney Townley began working in the fitness industry nearly two decades ago when she transitioned from the professional dance world. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in dance and is fully certified as a STOTT PILATES® instructor, NSCA personal trainer, ACE Health Coach, Genesis Transformation Health Coach and Precision Nutrition Level 1 (soon to be level 2) Health Coach. She is also a very proud student of the Ido Portal Method.
Courtney has owned 2 fitness facilities and was so blown away by the results that clients got from her health coaching services, she decided to commit fully to developing that aspect of her business. She’s driven to learn everything she can about her field to help her clients get the results they desire and to be sure they have fun along the way.
Courtney is passionate about a multi-dimensional approach to health and fitness, and integrates the practices of clean eating, functional movement and stress management. She loves to move and share her love of movement with others while also introducing them to optimal health through healthy living practices. To her, it’s the greatest gig in the world to work so closely with women who want to be happier, healthier and more fit and change their lives for the better.

Connect with Courtney

Topics Discussed

  • How health coaching as transformed her clients results
  • Courtney’s training philosophy
  • Why stress management will help you bust through plateaus
  • What some of the biggest fitness myths are
  • New mom mental & physical health & why people need to warn new moms
  • Why your health is a destination not a finish line

Courtney’s Weekly Challenge

Take 1 minute say 1-2 things that you’re grateful for about your body when you start your day.

Where to connect with Andrea

Instagram- @andreaclaassen21

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