Big Announcement #1

Monday, February 4, 2013

I am very grateful to have received a blogger scholarship to Institute for Integrative Nutrition's Health Coach program.  The investment of the course is substantial (both in time and money), but I think it is the final piece to my health and wellness coaching business.

Fitness has always been my 'fun job.' Every day I wonder if I should take the plunge and go full-time.  This  training will help me increase my skill-set and earning potential.  My clients will benefit from more nutrition information, including recipes, tips on curbing cravings, maintain glucose levels to avoid energy crashes, and how to stick to portion control.  

Nutrition is so important to general mood and body shape.  People sometimes forget that what goes in their mouth affects everything.  By advising my clients on exercise and diet, they will see better results and feel great along the way.

The collaboration with IIN will also be highlighted in PT Magazine (where I am a free-lance writer) and right here on my blog.  Over the course of my studies, I will be sharing what I learn about dietary theories and the IIN concept of Bioindividuality, among other topics I think my readers would find interesting.

After six months, I will be able to start health coaching.  This program last one year, setting my graduation date in March 2014.  Please check back here for updates as I begin this amazing program.  If you are interested in health coaching with me, please email  I will email you once I am ready to being advising.

What Integrative Nutrition has to say about their Health Coach graduates after completing the course:

Health Coaches are knowledgeable advisers who provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. As your Health Coach, I will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice to determine what changes are necessary for you.

A client's personalized program will radically improve their health and happiness. Together, coaches and clients will explore concerns specific to you and your body and discover the tools you need for a lifetime of balance.
As a client of a health coaching program, you will…
  • set and accomplish goals in a way that is empowering and exciting
  • work to achieve and maintain your ideal weight
  • understand and reduce your cravings
  • increase your energy levels
  • feel great in your body
  • learn about new foods and how you can easily incorporate them
  • learn where to buy healthy food and groceries in Shanghai
  • improve your personal relationships
  • discover the confidence to create the life you want
Health coach areas of expertise are for people who want to:
  • want to lose weight
  • learn about and build healthy long term sustainable habits
  • want to learn about home cooking
  • want to expand their food skills (especially Chinese vegetables and left over transformation)
  • have digestion issues 
  • want to move towards a more alkaline diet and incorporate super foods 
  • who want to address nutrition, wellness and lifestyle holistically


  1. So excited for you - and congratulations!!

  2. I was intregued by this and have been looking into it as well. You are a rock star and an awesome role model!


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