This is my story….
Let me start with…..I absolutely love what I do….
I specialize in behavioral coaching where I help women change the way they think about themselves and master their mindset. I am also a massage therapist focusing on fascia therapy for pain management.
I have a background in business administration, hold a certificate in Nutrition, Weight Loss Coaching and Circuit Training from The Cooper Institute. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, a graduate of The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, a Certified Health Coach and a graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. As a lifelong learner I have a bunch of other certificates, but if I listed them it would put you to sleep.
Here’s how I got into health, nutrition and fitness.
As a little girl I saw my father heal himself from ulcerative colitis with food, prescriptive supplementation and exercise. It was amazing to watch him go from being sick and emaciated back to his robust strong self. This was in the late 1960’s and his medical doctor suggested surgery. My father’s belief was that every part of the body was there for a reason and if it could be saved it should be. So, he went to a Naturopathic Doctor who guided him back to health.
I also saw the other side of the food coin. That side where food was the slowest form of poison and became the cause of so many illnesses. I watched several of my relatives die from diseases that may have been prevented if they had made just a few lifestyle changes.
I myself was a somewhat sickly child with chronic tonsillitis and just about lived on antibiotics. Since my father’s belief was every part of the body was there for a reason, he was not about to set me up for surgery. Ultimately, when I was old enough to make my own decisions, I had them removed.
Than 25 years later I too started to suffer from colitis like symptoms. At that point I had a fair amount of training and nothing I did for myself helped.
I had the privilege of working with a Functional Medicine Doctor right in my home town. After a battery of testing we ruled out colitis, celiac disease, and intestinal parasites. We decided that the years of antibiotic treatments had wreaked havoc with my gut. With her guidance I significantly changed how I ate, scaled down my work load and changed my sleep patterns. In four short months I was well on my way to being healed without ever taking any medication.
During that time, I owned two fitness and weight loss centers for women, I was a personal trainer, licensed massage therapist and weight loss coach. I watched women eat fake food trying to lose weight. I watched them go on all types of diets and lose weight but only a small percentage would keep the weight off past a year.
That’s when I went to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and took a few courses in behavioral coaching. I devoured the information and began to create my own style of coaching.
I have since closed my fitness centers to focus on my private coaching and massage practice.
Through my coaching my clients learn how to eat healthfully, lose weight, keep it off and make fitness part of their life.
As a massage therapist I specialize in fascia therapy for pain management and teach my clients how to use the tools that I use in my practice for their own self-care.
OK….so that’s enough about me. What about you?
Are you ready to change your story?
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