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.
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. 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.
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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