Hi, I'm Jeannie!
I am a practicing health coach and personal trainer, certified by the American Council on Exercise. I've been helping people just like you find their path to health and fitness for over 20 years. Let me help you find yours!
Read on to learn more.
What are your personal reasons for improving your health?
Maybe you've been warned by your doctor that you need to loose weight. Or you have a family history of diabetes or heart disease, and want to reduce your risks of falling into the same pattern. Perhaps you're approaching middle age and find yourself wondering what happened to your youthful energy and vigor. You might simply want to be able to keep up with your kids or grand kids, or take a long walk without being out of breath. These are all signals that unhealthy habits may be interfering with your quality of life.
Can Health Coaching help you?
If getting from where your health and fitness is today to where you want it to be tomorrow has been filled with frustration and setbacks, I can help you bridge the gap. Merely focusing on diet and exercise alone is not enough to bring about true, long lasting changes. Permanent lifestyle shifts start with readjusting your mindset and beliefs to make health and fitness a part of who you are and how you live. As your health coach, you and I will form a partnership. We'll work together to discover where you are now, where you want to be in the future, and what your unique reasons for change are. Then we'll begin weighing your options, and find out how you'd like to implement them. Together we'll come up with small, attainable goals to help you improve your life, one habit at a time. Transforming your dreams into reality is a blend of the right mindset, realistic beliefs and most important of all, healthy habits! Come join with me and we will overcome your obstacles together.
What is a Health Coach?
As a certified Health Coach, I am formally trained to use evidence based methods of intervention, such as motivational interviewing and active listening to gently motivate and guide you toward health related behavior change, be it weight loss, health issues, optimal aging or lifestyle modification. We'll form a collaborative partnership to evoke your own wisdom and desire to improve. I'll partner with your health care provider to ensure you are receiving the best program for your specific needs. Our time together will "fill in the blanks" that your doctor doesn't have the time or skills to address, such as lifestyle, stress, triggers, exercise or diet. I will have your eating plan professionally created by a registered dietitian, and you and I will design an activity / exercise program specifically tailored to your likes and dislikes. We'll meet weekly in person, by phone, or via skype, along with unlimited email access, to ensure that you receive the support, education, resources and guidance you need to fully achieve long term changes. We'll hammer out a manageable action plan that you know in your heart you'll be able to do. Every habit you change is your choice, not mine.
Health Coaching is a transformative, empowering process of growth and discovery.
There is a world of difference between personal training and health coaching. Becoming healthy and fit is more than just a meal plan and a workout program. As your health coach I provide “whole life fitness coaching” that empowers you to make the important activity and lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime.
Everyone is unique.
When it comes to your body, there is no "one size fits all solution". Each of us possess a diverse set of life experiences and exposures that create our individual biological profile. Specific health needs vary according to your age, constitution, gender, size, lifestyle and heredity. Your “bio-individuality” needs to be respected and addressed when deciding which methods to choose. This means your individual profile of daily habits, food choices, style of exercise, stresses and pleasures are different from anyone else's. Together, you and I will discover your unique profile, and uncover ways to adjust your habits on your terms. Life is choice. Let me help you find your unique path!
You and I will build on your successes so you can transform your goals into reality.
Many times we discount our positive achievements, and magnify our negative qualities. Together, you and I will assess what's working well in your life and identify ways of expanding on those successes. I will listen carefully to your problems and address the conflicts before guiding you to a solution. We’ll sort through all the moving parts of your life to identify your specific obstacles. Then I’ll help guide you through them and work out a resolution that reflects your needs, values and strengths, not mine.
As your Health Coach, I become
- Your mentor
- Your supporter
- Your cheerleader when you succeed
- Your motivator when you fall
- Your encouragement to get back up again
- Your reality check when you waver
- I will be there for you through it all
Nothing, not your current health and fitness, or your past failures, not even your age can deter you from your path to better health. Transforming your health can be as easy as gently phasing out old, unhealthy habits and replacing them with healthy new ones.
MY Book IS Coming soon!
I am extremely excited about the book I am writing, Strong Fit and Ageless. As an educated fitness professional, I will address the "how" to exercise, however it is the "why" which really defines the book. While our cultural attitudes strongly suggest that aging leads to a "valley of decline", I have discovered that it is possible to progress towards a "crescendo" of strength,creativity and value if the body (and therefore the mind) is kept in a fit and healthy state.
Take a look behind the scenes at Jeannie's life as a fitness expert, trainer and body building competitor. Her blog offers fitness tips, workout and nutrition advise, and personal accounts, while sharing her unique perspective on staying fit through the decades. Join her in her fitness journey.
Jeannie specializes in guiding, motivating and encouraging people of all ages to find their unique path to health and fitness. Please take a moment to view her gallery. We hope her story will ignite your passion to find your path.
"Age is AN ASSET, NOT A LIABILITY."
- Jeannie Brown