Hunter Pauley | RD, CSCS
Hunter is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. He first discovered his passion for nutrition and training after graduating from IMG Academy in 2013. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman, MT where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Dietetics. During his time at Montana State University, he worked alongside the sports dietitian aiding in the fueling of collegiate athletes.
He is passionate about educating & helping individuals reach their goals through science-based approaches for nutrition and training. Whether you are a beginner or advanced trainee, Hunter can guide you through weight loss, weight maintenance, and muscle gain phases.
Hunter currently resides in Montana, where the winters are long, but the summers are sweet. When he isn’t working, he has enjoyed competing in natural bodybuilding competitions, hiking, golfing, photography, and exploring the great outdoors.
About me - I live in Montana with my dog, Odi. When I am not coaching, I love getting outside to hike, camp/overland, or photograph the great outdoors!
Why did you start coaching? With the internet and social media, it can be challenging to know what is good or bad advice when it comes to reaching your goals. I personally love guiding clients through this process while using science-based information that promotes sustainable approaches that last a lifetime.
What is your coaching style? Collaboration and being adaptive to clients’ needs with a big push for teaching and learning rather than just going through the motions. I want the client to leave their coaching experience knowing more about nutrition or training than prior to starting.
What kinds of clients do you work with? Clients who want to increase strength, focus on hypertrophy, and go through fat loss/muscle building phases.
What is your favorite part of coaching? Helping clients identify non-scale victories outside of scale weight all while increasing their confidence and reaching their goals.
What type of client would be the best fit to work with you? From beginners to advanced trainees looking to build muscle, lose body fat, or maintain. For training purposes, I program primarily for commercial-based gyms or for at-home equipment. Crossfit, Olympic lifting, or Powerlifting are not my areas of specialty.