Frequently Asked Questions
What is Health and Wellness Coaching?
An individual who partners with clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness and thereby, enhance well-being (National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching).
Why do I need a Health Coach?
A health coach can compliment your existing Health and Exercise professionals. A health coach does not replace a doctor, personal trainer, dietician, physical therapist, or physocologist but rather works collaboratively with your doctors and professionals (with your permission) to help you stay on track day by day.
What results can I expect from working with you?
We can uncover what is holding you back from your goals and come up with a plan to reach your goals but you are the only one who can make the sometimes difficult changes to see progress. You get out of it what you put into it. It will be hard at times but it is so much easier with someone in your corner guiding you with knowledge and cheering you on. Maybe you haven't seen results with a personal trainer or nutritionist, or the results weren't lasting. My goal is to teach you how to be self sufficient, self motivated and to enjoy the life long journey of health and wellness guilt free.
Do you provide tailored meal plans and work outs?
A tailored meal plan shoud only come from a registered dietician and a certified personal trainer can work with you to create a personalized work out regimen. I can refer you to those specialists and point you towards resources. I believe there is much more to health than what you eat and how you exercise. My clients choose to work with me because they want a person to person interaction on a weekly basis who knows them and their unique needs. You want someone to keep you accountable and walk with you in your health and wellness journey with empathy, understanding and knowledge to support you.
Do you sell any supplements/ encourage people to participate in a specific diet (i.e. paleo, gluten free, etc)?
I grew up with allergies to wheat and chicken so I enjoy the challenge of working with people who have to avoid food groups for medical reasons. But in general, I believe in whole foods making up the majority of your diet and unless there is a medical reason, you shouldn't cut out any major food groups. If you are interested in trying a diet or supplement I will talk you through the pros and cons and support your decision as we keep working towards your overall goals.