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Health Coaching

Sherrie Graham – Health Coach/Trainer

Are you looking to lose weight, boost energy or create more balance in your life?  Do you desire to maintain a healthier diet and lifestyle?  Or just overall improve your self-care? 

It seems almost impossible to keep up with all the changing health and wellness research out there.  Avoid fat – no, eat fat.  Cut carbs – no, carbs are good for you.

You’ve managed to lose weight and reach your goals on occasion, but they’ve been impossible to sustain.  You’ve tried so many diets, fads, shakes… But nothing seems to work. Sometimes you wonder if you were really meant to live in the body you dream about.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

What if you could find a way to mend your relationship with food and exercise and your overall health?

What if you could finally feel comfortable in your skin and empowered to live the life you desire?

I’m here to tell you it is possible. And very much within your reach!

Working with me you will gain a thorough understanding of why you’ve been struggling.  We’ll examine your habits, assess your goals, and create sustainable solutions that fit your lifestyle.

My approach is grounded in the pillars of nutrition, mindfulness, movement and self-care. These levers offer a world of opportunity for us to explore and find the specific tools you need to live your best life.  I look forward to being on your journey to great health.

1. What is health coaching?

Health Coaches are wellness experts and mentors who help others feel their best through personalized diet and lifestyle changes. Health Coaches work with clients to help them discover the best wellness routines that work for them and empower them to meet their unique health goals.

2. What does a health & wellness coach do?

Health Coaches take an integrative and holistic approach to health, looking beyond food to consider other areas of life that need nourishment, like career, physical activity, and relationships.  Health Coaches empower clients to better their health by providing a safe space to explore all aspects of their well-being, applying the primary food method and other unique core concepts for a deeper understanding of health.

3. What makes a health & wellness coach unique?

Health Coaches view coaching as a lifestyle—they learn to coach themselves, and then tap into this experience to guide clients to become experts on their own well-being. Health Coaches can work with clients for many reasons, such as a desire to lose weight, boost energy, prioritize self-care, or create healthier relationships. Health Coaches are employed in doctor’s offices, gyms, spas, wellness centers, and even digital wellness platforms.

4. What is personal training?

Personal training is a service provided by fitness professionals to help clients reach their fitness goals. Clients hire trainers for their knowledge and experience to assist them in developing an exercise and fitness regimen. 

5. What does a personal trainer do?

While personal trainers often assume multiple roles with their clients — which sometimes includes being a coach, cheerleader or confidant.   There are some responsibilities that a personal trainer will avoid: 

  • Giving medical advice, physical therapy advice or attempt to make a medical diagnosis.

  • Creating specific  meal plans and/or dietary recommendations that include portioning and/or timing of meals and/or supplementation

  • Providing body massage to clients, or any similar service that can be construed as inappropriate touch.

  • Serving as a psychological counselor to clients or becoming intimately involved in personal client relationships.

  • Having romantic or inter-personal relationship with a client.

  • Pushing your own preferences for fitness goals on clients who do not seek out those same goals.

Your mind/body health starts with you. Let us help you on your journey.