FAQ

What is Health Coaching?

Health coaching increases your ability to achieve your short term and long term health and fitness goals by improving your health and wellness using a customized, step-by-step program that is specifically designed to meet your personal needs. That’s why no two programs are the same, because no two people are exactly the same. My clients interact with me, one-on-one, either in person or on the telephone, as well as through email and using online tools. Together we work to meet your goals, step by step, usually over a three to six month period of time. As a Health Coach, I work with clients to create lasting changes in a way that is flexible, fun and free of restrictions. By working together, we can discover the food and lifestyle choices that best support you and your family.

How do I know if Health Coaching is right for me?

If you would like someone to provide support, guidance and motivation that can help you achieve personal health and lifestyle goals, you will benefit from your relationship with a health coach. Working with Empower Wellness is right for you if:

  • You want to make positive healthy life changes but you’re not sure where to start
  • You wish you could lose weight without feeling like you’re starving yourself half to death
  • You are confused by all the conflicting health information that’s out there
  • You want to check more off your to-do list if only you had the energy to do it
  • You feel like at any minute you might just completely lose it from all the stress
  • You are struggling to find your true passion and identity
  • You wish you could feel more comfortable in your own body
  • You succumb to food cravings which cause you to feel out of control

For many busy men and women all of these statements hit home. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Imagine what life would be like if none of the above applied to you. What if you could feel your best every single day? As your Health Coach, I am your personal advocate for living a balanced life full of energy, health and happiness. Feeling your best, everyday, can be your new reality.

Is it even possible to see results within the first month?

We do recommend a three or six month commitment to really achieve your best results; however I know it can be a little scary taking that step. We do offer a one-month package that is the perfect foundation necessary to achieve long-term results. This will get your feet wet and give you some guidance to start your journey.

Do you only see clients who are in San Diego?

You don’t have to be in San Diego to work with us! We see clients in person at our San Diego studio location but we have clients all over the United States using Skype and telephone. In fact, even if you are local to San Diego, Skype or telephone may be more convenient to you. What’s better than having a coaching appointment during your lunch hour to brighten your day!

Do you take health insurance?

While we do not accept health insurance, health coaching and personal training services may be reimbursable through a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA), or may be deductible as a medical expense, in accordance with IRS guidelines. We would advise you check with your tax advisor.

Do I need a regular Physician if I am seeing a Health Coach?

Absolutely! A Health Coach is not a substitute for your Physician. Health Coaches do not diagnose, prescribe, or give medical advice. We can, however, work closely with your Physician to ensure you are receiving the best and most comprehensive overall healthcare possible. Even if you have a serious health issue, a Health Coach can still be a great source of help by assisting you in modifying your lifestyle due to an issue such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

Is health coaching and/or personal training a tax deductible expense?

Health coaching and personal training services may be reimbursable through a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA), or may be deductible as a medical expense, in accordance with IRS guidelines. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Is there a contract that needs to be signed?

We do require an Agreement be signed by each client prior to starting the Wellness Coaching Program. You can click here to view a sample agreement (PDF). We can address any questions you may have regarding the agreement prior to the client signing.

How do I get started?

Join me for a complimentary 15 Minute Wellness Coaching Consultation. During the consultation we will discuss your health history and your specific health goals. It’s a great opportunity for you to experience my coaching style and for both of us to determine if we are a good fit. You’ll leave the consultation knowing how I can help you reach your unique wellness goals. And don’t worry if you don’t live in San Diego. I see clients in person from my San Diego studio or anywhere in the world using the phone or Skype. Click here to request your free consultation.