Stacey Libbert

Solid Ground Coaching believes that better health and wellness is available to anyone who is willing to do the work. There is no secret to becoming fit; it depends on appropriately intense exercise, eating natural and whole foods, getting outside and taking the time for self-care.
Being healthy makes us feel better about ourselves, and feeling better about ourselves makes us more powerful in all aspects of our lives. When we take the time to care for ourselves, we become better parents, partners, friends, employees and people. Personal wellness is a key to happiness.

Why Choose a Health Coach?

To educate yourself about your body and health. Your body is the only one you have—take care of it.

To discover you are capable of more than you ever imagined.

To free yourself from fatigue, stress, overload, and self-doubt.

To become a positive and healthy role model for your friends, family and community.

To learn to appreciate your body and your strengths. You have many.

To accomplish your goals.

To become faster, stronger and more efficient.

To step out of your comfort zone and take a deep breath of fresh air.

Getting started is hard. Remaining motivated is harder. You can't underestimate the value of having a mentor and someone to kick your motivation into high gear and keep it there. Whether you want to lose weight and work your way into shape, train for your first 5K or marathon or train to run a PR, having a sound training plan and the support of a coach can be invaluable.
I believe in a holistic approach to health and fitness. For optimal health and performance, I believe in appropriate exercise and strength training, stretching, good nutrition, mental preparedness, stress reduction, adequate rest, and personal goals. While my programs focus primarily on running/walking for cardio fitness, I also incorporate weight training, cross training, yoga, nutritional support and keeping a running journal as tools for better overall health.

My own path as a runner has made stops at every phase of fitness. After college, I was not fit and began slowly working my way back into shape by walking and running one lap at a time. Over the years, I have moved from unfit to running slowly to running faster to running competitively, so I understand the different stages of fitness and what it takes to move from one to the next. I also have had the great fortune of learning from some of the best coaches and runners in North Carolina and across the country.

I have worked as a high school track and field and cross-­‐country coach for 12 years, and I coach G-­‐Force, a running program for elementary school girls in grades 3-­‐6. I am USA Track and Field certified, and I’ve been running, training and racing consistently for 17 years.

I am a firm believer in the power of running to transform your life. Running allows you to compete with other people, but it also allows you to compete with yourself, which is even more valuable. Finding out that you are capable of more than you ever imagined is what I love most about running. It makes you look at the world and yourself in new and wonderful ways. If you are looking for a change in your body, your frame of mind, your current routine or your life, a comprehensive running plan with someone to help you along the way is a great place to start.

I look forward to helping you as you set new goals and work towards living a better, healthier, and more energetic life.

For more information or to set up a consultation and goal assessment, please contact Stacey Libbert at 827-­0041 or send an email to