Thursday, March 11, 2010

What's a Health Coach?

"What IS a health coach?" This a question that I have been getting asked a lot lately. It's a term that has recently been creating a lot of buzz in the media so you may begin hearing more about it. I thought it might be good to clear up this question before continuing on with a fun filled blog.

Health Coaching is my personal definition of "reformed" health care. It's about taking the preventative measures to care for yourself now so you don't end up with thousands of dollars in medical debt later. We've got health care completely backwards in this country. Why do we wait until we are sick to see a doctor when we could simply be making more educated choices in order to avoid those expensive and dreadful trips?

A health coach has the incredible job of focusing on you as a whole person: on all of the wonderfully angelic/devil on your shoulder, spinach loving/ice cream binging, peacefully meditative/anxiety stricken parts of you! A health coach doesn't judge and a good one isn't going to tell you that you have to cut those beloved chocolate milkshake binges out of your diet. A health coach works with clients to figure out how you can be living the most balanced, healthy life possible.

That's what I do.

I'm not a doctor. I'm not a nutritionist. I'm not a miracle worker. But, I can help turn YOU into a miracle worker for yourself by making more educated and loving choices. The caveat is that you have to be motivated to make changes (hence Motivated Nutrition), otherwise the tool box that I provide you with will never be successful. My job is to be here to support you on your journey and be your personal tour guide to find the solutions that fit your specific needs.

I offer Individual and Group Coaching. I also give workshops, organizing sessions, health food store tours and fitness sessions. My approach is high energy, fun, supportive and dedicated to helping you become as healthy as possible. I'll introduce you to the world of eating whole foods, exercise that doesn't have to feel like a chore, organization that's easy and overall balance in your life.

Health Coaching is all about changing your relationship with yourself, your food, your body and everyone around you.

That's cleared up. Let's get back to the fun stuff! If you have any questions or issues that you want me to address, shoot me an email at

In Health,


Joanie Johnson, HC

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