I am a city girl with a country heart! We took a job offer that moved us from Elk Washington where we lived on a beautiful 180 acres of pristine countryside to now living in concrete city Phoenix Az where they pack us in like sardines. While we have made a wonderful life here and will probably stay here forever, I miss the country. I long to one day have my own farm full of chickens, cows and maybe a goat or two! I believe the highest quality of living is bringing your food from farm to table! What a joy to grow your own food and create a lovely meal! I have been able to bring a piece of that country to my city life with a garden and 3 backyard chickens!
How I lost the weight
I began following my health journey back in the summer of 2013! I was 30 lbs overweight and I was discouraged about the way my clothes fit and my body felt. At the time I was doing lots of cardio about 3-4 days a week and still could not lose a single pound. I started following bodybuilding programs and switched to weight lifting. Lo and behold, the weight began to come off and the muscle started to show! Now I feel more like myself...confident, healthy and completely happy with where I am at. I want you to feel that too!
While I coach a range of people, my niche and passion is coaching parents and children who struggle eating healthy foods. In the last 20 years there’s been a 400% increase in the rate of allergies, 300% increase in the rate of asthma, 400% increase in the rate of ADHD and a 1500% increase in the rate of autism. If parents could learn and implement a clean diet for their children, these numbers could go down drastically. Kids in this generation are predicted to die at a younger age than their parents. 1 out of 2 African-Americans will get diabetes. 1 in 3 Caucasians... And it’s because of what we feed them. 50% of us are predicted to get cancer! I don't like those odds.
I also run a group coaching program for women struggling with anxiety, depression, or stress. You can find our more about that program HERE
My personal life
I am a mother of 2 adorable and feisty kiddos, and a wife to an amazing husband, who held my hand through this wellness journey, and filled my mind with all kinds of knowledge about health and healing the body. He's a phenomenal Chiropractor here in Arizona. I have 3 chickens in my tiny backyard (Gertrude, Margo & Moki). They give us fresh eggs daily and are a major part of our family!
My family resides in Gilbert Arizona (Phoenix Area) where I spend my days teaching cycle, Aqua, and Barre at a couple of gyms and I LOVE IT! You can find me teaching clean eating cooking classes once a month for kids and adults in my community. My Children's school has allowed me to lead up a school garden, so that will keep me busy. I am getting ready to submit a children's book series on food allergies (stay tuned) which I know will help a lot of kids and families live healthier lives. You can find a wealth of my information on my social media sites: Instagram: health_coach_heather, Facebook: traditionaltable, Twitter: healthcoachhm and my YouTube channel. I love my crew and am loyal to my followers, so this collection is for you!
Before studying at the Institute for integrative nutrition, I was actively studying health and wellness. Besides teaching classes at the gym, I listen to multiple podcasts, read loads of books and shadow lots of people whom I admire and long to be like. The transition to a certified health coach was the natural fit for me.
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition*, where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. I went on to receive my Masters Certification in Health Coaching from The Master Health Coach Academy. With my knowledge, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.
I furthered my education by studying health coaching at "The Master Health Coach Academy". I am confident I have the tools to help you succeed.
As a coach, I put the power back in YOUR hands.
Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationships as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.
My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.
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