Health Coach

Are you interested in expanding your idea of health?   Not just viewing it as the absence of disease, but instead seeing it as the embodiment of vitality, strength, serenity, peace and joy?  It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice exerciser, a beginner or seasoned yogi, an advanced athlete, or an overweight sedentary housewife – we all want to experience a state of overall well-being.

We often jump into a fitness program without considering the whole Self.   Our minds, often times, are our own worst enemies, stand in the way of achieving our most sought after goals.

Let’s dive deep together and explore together. What are your goals, your motivators, your desires, and anything that’s been standing in your way?

“A Health Coach is a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates individuals to cultivate positive health choices. Health Coaches educate and support clients to achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments.”

Is Health Coaching for me?

Health coaches are highly educated professionals who have the behavior change, physical activity and nutrition coaching skills needed to empower people toward positive, long-term healthy lifestyles.

As an ACE accredited health coach with a graduate degree in psychology, Valerie has trained in behavioral therapy, mindfulness, weight management, exercise program design and nutrition. She will listen to your needs and advise accordingly. Whether your goal is to lose weight, increase your energy, decrease stress, or just get healthy, she’ll take the time to listen to your concerns, help you discover why you’re struggling, and help you navigate the world of contradictory nutritional advice and exercise to figure out exactly what works for you and your body.

For those who realize the benefits of working with a personal trainer but are unable to commit to regular training sessions or have the motivation, knowledge and discipline to exercise on your own, health coaching may be a better alternative for you. Health coaching sessions can be scheduled weekly or monthly, in person or on the phone, depending on your needs and goals. Health coaching may be your answer to motivate you to change, commit and improve.

How to get started:

Schedule a complimentary break-through session to discuss your objectives, past struggles and future hopes and goals. Either on the phone or in person. Valerie will recommend next steps without any obligation.

Fitness Consulting

For those of you who realize the benefits of working with a fitness professional but are unable to commit to regular training sessions, fitness consulting maybe the answer for you. If you have the motivation to exercise on your own, but are uncertain of what to do, how much to do or how to do it, Fitness Consulting will lead you on your way toward an informed, independent and fit lifestyle. If, on the other hand, you’re a savvy exerciser but you’re interested in, say, becoming a better runner, Valerie will design a cardio and resistance training program tailored specifically for you. Designed to improve your form, stride and time, and maximize on your ability. Keep in mind that programs should be updated on a biweekly or monthly basis to ensure progression.

Lifestyle and Weight Management consulting

As an ACE certified lifestyle and weight management consultant, and as a graduate student in psychology, Valerie has had training in behavioral psychology, weight management, exercise program design and nutrition. Valerie will listen to your needs and advise accordingly. For instance, if you’ve had a history of battling with your weight, she will first work toward understanding why and then move toward changing those recurring behaviors that have prevented you from achieving your goals. She’ll then set you on a program which will consider caloric intake and energy expenditure, and provide you with a comprehensive program tailored to meet your individual needs and objectives. You are then advised to check in regularly to ensure progression and to communicate your level of satisfaction or simply to have your questions answered.

What will I get?

The first session of the in-depth consultation process will start with a detailed discussion of your exercise history and future fitness goals. A comprehensive fitness assessment will be performed as well. If necessary, a behavioral analysis is done to better understand the patterns of behavior which have prevented you from reaching your goal. The purpose of your first session is to gain all the insight necessary to design the most comprehensive program which will meet your needs most effectively. You and Valerie will then decide together the necessary amount of meeting times per month based on the results of your assessment and your personal need.

Email Valerie with your exact needs and interests and you will be quoted a price.


“The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine.”

- Hippocrates

Nutrition is a vital component of the holistic health model. What and how much we consume directly relates to overall health. TruYou offers expert nutritional advice along with the latest technology to deliver customized nutritional programs designed to optimize your overall well-being.

A nutritional analysis can be used to optimize your health in a number of ways –

  • Limit complications from certain medical conditions

  • Boost athletic performance

  • Assist with proper weight loss or weight gain

  • Optimize general health

Valerie works in collaboration with Jennifer Mayer, a state board certified professional nutritionist. Upon meeting with Jennifer, you will receive a detailed nutritional assessment and personalized dietary plan that corresponds with your nutritional goals and needs.

Meet your Nutritionist-