At One You Cheshire East, we have range of certified Health and Wellbeing Coaches who specialise in different health sectors. We have health coaches to help you lose weight, nutrition and fitness coaches, smoking cessation coaches and one of our coaches even holds a weekly Q&A on our private Facebook group about general health and wellbeing, including tips on how to improve your mental health.
If you’d like support to help you to lose weight, do a little bit more physical activity, quit smoking or improve your balance and strength if you’re at risk of falling, our health coaches are here for you to give you personalised advice and guidance.
As a way of introduction, we asked our Health Coaches to talk a little bit about their career and why they love their job helping people adopt a healthier lifestyle.
I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with a number of programmes whilst working with One You Cheshire East as a Health and Wellbeing Coach.
I have worked on the Move More, Stand Strong and Be Smoke Free programmes and have the pleasure of helping to change people’s lives for the better.
It gives me a great sense of fulfilment knowing that I can help people through their health and wellbeing journey.
The most satisfying part of my role is when people discover that they had the power and motivation to make positive changes to their health and that we as coaches are there to bring out the skills and willpower that were always there!
Adam coaches on: Be Smoke Free, Stand Strong
I have worked in the fitness industry for 14 years with a diverse client base.
I have found my passion is working in public health. It gives me the opportunity to help people achieve their fitness goals and improve their health.
I really enjoy providing support, encouragement, and knowledge to people from all backgrounds, ages and fitness levels. I love teaching classes to help people get away from the busy world and allow them to find enjoyment in exercise.
Katie coaches on: Move More, Healthy Baby and You
I have over 5 years of experience in the health and fitness industry and been involved in the One You Cheshire East deliveries since 2016.
My passion is to be actively involved in the community whilst helping individuals through their health journey. It gives me great pride to watch someone improve and achieve great results; It is also satisfying to be part of our great team of Health and Wellbeing Coaches who are an enthusiastic and friendly group.
I deliver weekly workshops with individuals and families where we can guide participants to improve their general health with fun, instructional catch ups discussing nutrition, habits and losing weight.
I am a qualified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach, my career experience and training help as I also deliver the Stand Strong programme where I teach vulnerable participants exercise techniques to reduce their risk of falling. It is a very rewarding part of my career to see participants increase their confidence and become more active.
I have an active family life where we enjoy walks, swimming, board games and martial arts training. I also have a passion for cooking healthy and tasty food.
Kate coaches on: Stand Strong and Family Weight Management
I have worked in health and wellbeing for the last 10 years as a personal trainer. During this time, I have worked with all types of clients including professional athletes. I have helped clients work towards goals that have included, weight loss, strength and conditioning, pre and postnatal corrective exercise and rehabilitative exercise.
I have seen first-hand the positive impact health and fitness can have on a person’s wellbeing and I believe a big part of being a health and wellbeing coach is to educate participants and give them the tools for long term success and continued progress. The most rewarding part for me is being a part of that positive change.
Daniel coaches on: Move More
I am new to the industry, having been a PE teacher for over 14 years, and a rugby player and coach for a lot longer than that!
I am looking forward to the challenge and contributing to a number of programmes including; Adult Weight Management, Family Weight Management and Stand Strong. Most importantly, I’m looking forward to helping all those involved to reach their goals and live happy and fulfilling lives.
John coaches on: Adult Weight Management, Family Weight Management and Stand Strong
Having worked in health and fitness for the past 10 years, I was keen for a new challenge so when the opportunity come to work in the community I couldn’t turn that down. Working with lots of different clients in the past ten years has given be a good understanding of how to get achievable results, be that motivation, general fitness or weight loss.
Danny coaches on: Move More
I specialise as a smoking cessation Health Coach at One You Cheshire East. I’m very passionate about mental health and helping people to improve their wellbeing. I always try to implement my psychological approach into my stop smoking consultations to help as many of my patients as possible to quit for good.
I have worked as a stop smoking practitioner for 11 years. Before my arrival in the UK, I was awarded a master’s degree in Psychology in Poland which is recognised by the UK standards. I also recently became a Graduate Member and a Graduate Basis for Chartered Member of The British Psychological Society.
Karolina coaches on: Be Smoke Free
I got into this industry on the back of studying nutrition at university. Passionate about making change in people’s health through not only nutrition but also physical activity.
I enjoy aiding people literally change their life, whether it’s making small tweaks to their diet/exercise plan or 12 weeks later when they are a new person. Great to be a part of that journey.
Ellis coaches on: Move More, Men’s Move More, Manage Your Weight
I know the impact that health and fitness has had on me; where it has supported me to be an active member of the British Army, it has allowed me to participate in sport to a high standard, but most importantly it helps me to achieve good physical and mental health in my everyday life.
Working as a Health and Wellbeing Coach gives me the opportunity to pass on my passions to other members of my community so that they can also benefit from being healthy, fit and active.
Kevin coaches on: Move More, Stand Strong, Be Smoke Free
I am a qualified personal trainer with a keen interest in nutrition, particularly plant based. Following a holistic approach, I find it fascinating that even small improvements in one area of health, such as exercise, favourably impacts other areas, whether that be via higher quality sleep, enhanced stress management, improved eating habits, increased physical fitness level or better mental wellbeing. I favour activities that target several areas simultaneously, for example, a country walk with your dog and, one or more friends, providing physical exercise, mental wellbeing and social connection.
During lockdown, I upskilled in Exercise Referral, Mental Health, Diabetes and Obesity. This really opened my eyes to the specific health benefits available to specialist populations even at much lower levels of exercise than that promoted in traditional fitness settings. I discovered how personally rewarding I found this area given all the different aspects of support that a person may require, and the safe environment that needs to be created in order to deliver that.
I will be working on the Stand Strong Team delivering classes to the more mature population in Cheshire East helping to improve strength, balance and coordination, and reduce the likelihood of a fall.
Joanne Coaches on: Stand Strong
I am a passionate health and wellbeing coach and this will be my fifth year delivering the One You Cheshire East health contract.
In my job I get satisfaction from helping people, me and my team encourage people to adopt a healthier lifestyle through our different programmes, I currently deliver Move More, Stand Strong and Family Weight Management where I work with a diverse group of people.
My job is very rewarding, me and my amazing team are dedicated to developing our programmes and ensuring the people of Cheshire East stay fit and healthy even through challenging times such as the pandemic.
Reece coaches on: Move More, Stand Strong, Family Weight Management