HEALTH

Michele Satanove, health coach

  • ACSM certified personal trainer (CPT)
  • ACE weight management specialist
  • Body Positive Fitness Alliance affiliated professional
  • Precision Nutrition certified Level 1 coach

I help adults who struggle with overweight or obesity be the best they can be in the bodies they have. My focus is on health in general with weight loss the by-product of changes that clients make.

I provide friendly, empathic coaching in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, habit-building, and wellness in general. I help clients negotiate the confusing maze of health information in the media and offer solid, evidence-based information.

No blame. No stigma. I’ve walked the walk and am a person who has learned firsthand—and continues to learn—how to deal with the challenges of living healthfully in a plus-sized body.

I offer one-on-one coaching via video chat to residents of Canada. In addition, for those who live on the Sunshine Coast, I would be happy to run group sessions if you have two to ten people who are interested.

A journey towards health

I’ve struggled with my weight since childhood and have always been interested in fitness and nutrition. So when I managed to lose 60 pounds in 2015 and was on track to good fitness and health, I decided I wanted to help others do the same. I earned certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (certified personal trainer) and the American Council on Exercise (weight management specialist) as well as taking numerous short courses on topics in fitness, nutrition, counselling, behaviour change, and weight management. I also became an affiliated professional with the Body Positive Fitness Alliance. More recently I certified as a Precision Nutrition coach, which solidified both my knowledge of nutrition and my coaching skills.

My journey has been less than perfect. Depression has gotten the better of me at times, and I have had relapses. I know what it’s like to struggle to get back on one’s feet. Indeed, I’m a health coach who truly understands what her clients are dealing with and who also has the skills and knowledge to give them the support they need.