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Hey, I'm Stephen Box

Unshakable Habits was created help you build the habits that build the life you want. If you're looking for better health, stronger relationships, or increased productivity - you're in the right place.

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Hey, I'm Stephen Box

Unshakable Habits was created help you build the habits that build the life you want. If you're looking for better health, stronger relationships, or increased productivity - you're in the right place.

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I've Walked in Your Shoes...

In 2009, my life reached a turning point.


Externally, everything seemed perfect—I had a wonderful wife, a successful career, and I was always doing fun trips or events.


But internally, I was struggling. My job felt unfulfilling, and despite being aware of my declining fitness, I was in denial about the extent of it.

The moment of truth came when I saw myself on my store's security footage, barely recognizing the person I had become. This was a wake-up call. I realized it was time for a change, not just physically but in my overall approach to life.

Motivated by this realization, I started on a journey that led to an 80-pound weight loss in just 10 months. But more importantly, this transformation ignited a passion in me to help others achieve their health and wellness goals.

Stephen Box - Before Picture

Before

Stephen Box - After Picture

After

Breaking Free From the Weight Loss Cycle

My journey to a healthier me wasn't my first rodeo.

I'd tried every diet, exercise program, and quick fix out there, only to find myself caught in a frustrating cycle of losing 20-25 pounds and then regaining even more.

But the breakthrough came when I stopped chasing quick fixes and started focusing on sustainable change.

The first big obstacle that I had to overcome was that I worked in a mall and the food court was my only real option for food.

I started with small, manageable swaps in my diet, like choosing smaller fries or opting for a single cheeseburger instead of a double. These gradual changes, made over months, led to more healthy swaps and a sustainable 80-pound weight loss.

When it came to exercise, I chose to avoid boring treadmill workouts and picked activities I enjoyed, like strength training, basketball and swimming, making fitness a fun part of my life rather than a chore.

Read more about my story from this article from Precision Nutrition: "How to lose 50, 75, 100+ pounds—from 3 health coaches who’ve done it themselves"

A New Direction in Health and Wellness

My journey into strength training started with limited knowledge from my high school football days. Quickly, I realized that what worked at 16 wasn't cutting it in my 30s, so I turned to personal trainers at my local gym.

However, it wasn't smooth sailing. I went through six trainers due to various reasons, leading to a lack of consistency and progress. Frustrated and ready to quit, I was informed that canceling my membership would mean losing the 72 30-minute personal training sessions I had accumulated. Determined to use them up, I doubled up my sessions, focusing not on fitness but just getting through them.

Then, something unexpected happened: I met Rob, a former Navy Seal. Unlike any trainer before, Rob explained the 'what' and 'why' behind each exercise. This not only led to visible results but also ignited a passion for health and fitness within me. It was the lightbulb moment that combined my love for coaching with my newfound enthusiasm for fitness, paving the way for my new career.

From 80lbs Overweight to Board Certified Health Coach

My journey from being 80 pounds overweight to becoming a Board Certified Health Coach is not just about the certifications I've earned. It's about a relentless pursuit of growth and the desire to offer the best solutions to my clients.

It all started with a personal trainer certification from ISSA in 2011, inspired by my own transformation.

After a couple of years of working with clients, I realized that while physical training was crucial, nutrition was often the missing piece for many clients. This led me to Precision Nutrition, where I became a PN1 Nutrition Coach in 2015.

My learning continued with further certifications.

In 2017 I became a certified Online Fitness Coach through the Online Trainer Academy (OTA).

That same year, I did the Precision Nutrition Level 2 Master Coach program, a 12-month program that gave me a whole new set of skills and introduced me to the concepts of behavior change and habit coaching.

In 2021, the unexpected challenges of COVID provided an opportunity to expand my expertise online and earn specializations in sports nutrition and transformation.

That year, I also earned my Elite Trainer Certification from ISSA and joined Precision Nutrition's Community Engagement Team.

While in that position, I got an opportunity to be a part of the review team for their new Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery certification.

After earning the certification myself, I spent the next year running weekly coaching calls where I guided other coaches through the program.

Finally, in 2022, I achieved a significant milestone by becoming a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. This journey, from being 80 pounds overweight to where I am today, is a testament to my commitment to not just personal growth, but to empowering others to live their healthiest lives.

Keep reading to learn more about why I've moved beyond just health and wellness coaching and my coaching philosophy.

Certifications

ISSA Specialist in Sports Nutritionist

2021

PN2 Master Coach

2018

OTA Online Certified Trainer

2017

ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer

2011

Beyond Health Coaching & Coaching Philosophy

My approach to coaching has always been about continuous learning and adapting to what works best for my clients.

That's why I've moved my coaching beyond just focusing on health and wellness.


I believe in a holistic approach, recognizing that most clients already know the basics of exercise and healthy eating. The challenge lies in applying this knowledge while dealing with the daily challenges and stressors of life.

That's why I focus on Synergistic Self-Improvement, turning daily habits into small, manageable victories that collectively enhance health, relationships, and productivity.

Our coaching programs at Unshakable Habits are transformative experiences, providing practical strategies for success in 5 key areas: health, mindset, relationships, faith, and career.


At Unshakable Habits, we use a client-centered approach. That means that clients are acknowledged as the authorities of their own lives, with our coaches providing specialized expertise in habit and behavior change. This partnership ensures that every step of the journey is tailored to individual needs and circumstances.

We advocate for sustainable, meaningful changes that integrate seamlessly into daily routines, making change enjoyable and a natural part of a balanced lifestyle.

A Few Fun Facts About Me

  • My wife and I met right after high school. We grew up in the same small town in Florida but never went to the same schools. We got married in 2005 and have lived happily ever after since.  
  • There was a period of about 30 years where I didn't attend church but in 2015 as we were buying a new house, God put it in my heart to return. Within a few months, I joined Sugar Hill Church, where I've been every since. I was baptized there in 2019, and have lead a small group Bible study every semester since but took a break this semester to join a men's specific group.
  • I spent several years in Toastmasters where I competed in and won multiple club and area contest for both humorous and motivational speeches. I also won several evaluation contests.
  • I'm a huge sports fan, my teams are the San Francisco 49ers, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Florida State Seminoles. My wife is a Florida Gator fan which means one of us is always disappointed Thanksgiving weekend.
  • In addition to hosting the Unshakable Habits podcast, I also co-host Play Callers Sports Talk with my friend Cool McCain. We do a live show every Friday on our YouTube channel and also have a radio show on 99.1 FM in Atlanta.

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Create Your Habit Growth Map

Together we'll design your habit growth map using proven strategies to help you grow personally & professionally.

Implement & Celebrate Success

You'll have me guiding you every step of the way as you put the plan into action.

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I'm Here to Help

Stephen Box, Habit & Behavior Change Coach

Building the right habits is hard enough - sticking with them long enough to see the results you want can be even harder. It requires a whole new set of skills and abilities, most of which are counterintuitive to what comes naturally to most people who are incredibly goal and growth minded. It's a common problem, but one that is solved with the right tools.

Like anything else, building the right habits is about doing the right things, the right way, and in the right order. Relying on willpower or guessing your way through is a recipe for failure. Fortunately, you don't need to do that because I've already done the hard work for you and I'm ready to guide you and show you the way.

The Unshakable Habits Podcast - with Stephen Box

Establishing the right habits puts you in control of your health, career, relationships, mindset, and more. However, the challenge for most people is sticking with these habits long enough to see tangible results. That's about to change!

Welcome to "Unshakable Habits", hosted by Habit and Behavior Change Specialist, Stephen Box where we equip you with the tools and actionable insights to start living your best life now!

Join us each week for practical strategies, inspiring stories, and expert insights, all designed to help you master the habits that make a real difference. Subscribe to "Unshakable Habits" and step into a community committed to growth.


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