Embrace Your Body & Own Your Power with The 4 Pillars of Strength

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It’s time to take your strength to the next level!

With the best-selling The Core 4: Embrace Your Body, Own Your Power, you’ll build strength using the Core 4 pillars: Eat Nourishing Foods, Move with Intention, Recharge Your Energy, and Empower Your Mind.

You’ll fuel your body, build muscle, perform better in and out of the gym…and feel confident to take up more space.

By refusing to let your weight measure your worth, nourishing your body, and taking your power back…I guarantee you’ll start feeling energetic, confident, strong, resilient, and ready to change the world.

Waiting for you inside The Core 4:

  • Eat the foods that fuel your body and lifting
  • Cook delicious meals that balance your energy
  • Move your body with intention
  • Build strength with fun, short workouts for all experience levels
  • Sleep more restfully than you have in years
  • Shift your workflow to get more done…with plenty of energy to spare
  • Reframe self-limiting beliefs
  • Get clarity on what’s most important to you

…All with a guided, 30 day plan.


Praise for The Core 4: Embrace Your Body, Own Your Power

“In The Core 4, Steph offers step-by-step, move-by-move guidance to getting stronger, feeling more energetic, and of course, eating the most nourishing and delicious food. This book will change your mind, change your body, and change your life.”

Molly Galbraith, Co-Founder of Girls Gone Strong


“The Core 4 is one of the most refreshingly practical and unapologetically real of any book I’ve read in a long time. Steph meets you exactly where you’re stuck and walks you day-by-day through tiny consistent shifts…All without dogma, guilt or shame about food, body image, or self-worth.”

Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS

Clinical Nutritionist and host of the Healthy Skin Show

Meet the Author

white woman with long brown hair wearing black tank top and holding a kettlebell at shoulder levelSteph Gaudreau believes women have a right to feel strong and take up space. She’s a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, USA Weightlifting strength coach, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, podcaster, and author leading a large community of women learning to fuel their bodies and get stronger. Steph’s a best-selling author and international speaker who’s been featured in Self, Outside, ELLE, and Greatist. Cold brew, cats, and Liz Lemon are a few of her favorite things.

Praise for The Core 4: Embrace Your Body, Own Your Power

“Steph Gaudreau is one of those brave, bright-spot outliers who is revolutionizing the world of health and fitness. By shaking up outdated assumptions and blowing up ‘smaller is better’ belief systems, she is showing women a new way forward, and helping them reconnect to the bedrock strength that is their birthright.”

Pilar Gerasimo

Award-winning health journalist and founding editor, Experience Life Magazine


“In The Core 4, Steph gives you the tools and no-nonsense advice to achieve a healthier and happier mind and body. Packed with worksheets, move-by-move guidance, and nourishing meal plans, this book is a blueprint to winning at life!”

Michelle Tam

New York Times bestselling cookbook author and creator of Nom Nom Paleo

Recipes from The Core 4

Along with strength workouts, mindset activities, journal prompts, and more, the book comes with dozens of delicious recipes to fuel you. Enjoy these recipe previews:

Inside the book, you’ll find recipes like:

  • Breakfast Sausage Casserole
  • Italian Frittata
  • Banana Cinnamon No-Oatmeal
  • Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls
  • Hearty Tuscan Kale Soup
  • Steak Cobb Salad with Southwestern Ranch
  • The Best Cauliflower Ever
  • Loaded Taco Beef Nachos
  • Apple Braised Pork Shoulder
  • Greek Turkey Burgers
  • Pesto Salmon Sheet Tray Dinner


Praise for The Core 4: Embrace Your Body, Own Your Power

“Core 4 is not only comprehensive, it’s just real. It touches on making your health personal in a practical and sustainable way. Beginners and more advanced lifters can benefit from the program!”

Tiffany Ima, Personal Trainer

Creator of TiffanyIma.com


“Steph Gaudreau is a true passion-filled leader who influences, inspires and empowers women all over the globe, self included! I am elated for Steph’s brand-new book, The Core 4, an approachable, non-dogmatic and powerful resource to help women celebrate their strength, know their worth, embrace their power (and their body) and to take up more space!!! Another incredible creation from one of the most bad-ass women I know – The Core 4 is a MUST for every woman in your life.”

Beth Manos-Brickey, RYT, NTP

Creator of Tasty Yummies

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