Health Coaching is proving to make the difference in helping people sustain lasting and positive changes to their health. I am proud to be a Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the Wellcoaches (R) School of Coaching, a Certified Personal Trainer through The American Council on Exercise, a Certified Nutrition and Fitness Trainer, and a Certified Life Coach among other certifications. Everything that I have researched regarding health taught me that we have the power to control our health. And as a Health Coach, I know that I can help you improve your health and your life.
After losing much of my family to heart disease, I needed to take control of my health and learn how I could best take care of my family. Consequently, I went back to college and became certified as a nutrition and fitness instructor. Upon learning that 80-90% of diseases – including type 2 diabetes and heart disease- the number one killer in America – are preventable through lifestyle changes, I knew that I had to spread the message: You Have the Power to Be Healthy! So I become a Health Coach, empowering others to live a healthy and happy life. As a result, for the past twenty five years, I have researched and written about healthy living, developed heart healthy recipes, taught fitness and healthy cooking classes, healthy lifestyle workshops and diabetes prevention classes.
I am most proud of my role as a wife and mother of two healthy sons and together with my husband of thirty plus years, we have created a healthy lifestyle for our family on five acres in the country, complete with a vegetable garden, herb garden and orchard. Besides canning and cooking, my favorite hobbies are hiking, walking in nature, kayaking and entertaining friends and family. My philosophy is that being healthy can be simple.
Education and Certifications
Lynell is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach with Wellcoaches School of Coaching (R) endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine. The Wellcoaches training is psychology based, empowering clients to uncover their best self and reach their wellness vision. Founded by Margaret Moore, “Coach Meg” led the launch of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Together with the American College of Sports Medicine, (R) Wellcoaches School of Coaching is considered to be the premier trainer for Health and Wellness Coaching.
Lynell is also a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise. Her specializations include:
- Lifestyle & Weight Management
- Behavior Change Specialist
- Understanding & Motivating Older Adults
- Screening & Assessments for Exercise Programs
Lynell is also specially trained and certified as:
- A Matter of Balance Instructor through Boston University
- Nutrition and Fitness Instructor, Sierra College
- National Diabetes Prevention Program Instructor
- Happiness Coach trained by Dr. Robert Holden
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, San Diego State University