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Melrose Health Coaches

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Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue M.
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This is my second time around working with Tammy. It was about 3-4 years ago she got me in the best shape and health of my life! Battling with Rheumatoid Arthritis and on numerous medications. Somehow we powered through it all and came out on the other side stronger, healthier, 35 pounds lighter, and best off, NO MEDICATIONS or PAIN since!!!!!!!!!! As life has it, I started to slip with my routine (but still pain/medication free) so we have signed on again. This time is with my husband. He has been battling many health issues and also has an herniated disc. Tammy has been absolutely amazing in guiding him to better health and strength all the while with me working along side too. Training together has been a great, new and even fun experience for us. They always say it's best to have a work out buddy and to have that buddy be my hubby is even better! Tammy has made all the work, pain, training, and workouts somehow awesome! Her personality somehow just shines through no matter what and although some things can be difficult to push through she makes them somehow seem easier. I am forever grateful for her guidance, nurturing, education, expertise but mostly her sense of humor and friendship! I just feel there is no better way to go if you are truly serious about your health and getting fit. She is there for you ONLY as she builds what is best and safest for you and guides you step by step to getting healthier and fit THE PROPER WAY! For us, it's even sweeter as we train together at home with Tammy and the only equipment we use is our free weights, (our own body resistance) and the treadmill! :) Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Tammy for giving us "early" fifty year olds another lease in life in getting fit and healthy. The education, proper guidance and physical fitness you gain is priceless!!!

Top Pro
  • 28 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda S.
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Doug is a great professional trainer with whom I've worked for over a year. He works within the boundaries of the client's health and physical needs, but also encourages you to work to your own potential. He also has a great knowledge of anatomy and physiology. I highly recommend him!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine O.
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Nancy is a real pro who have me the jumpstart on health and fitness I've been looking for. Her work out wisdom is amazing!

  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Karen H.
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Michelle's customized approach to health & fitness is incredible. She is exceptional at really understanding your current situation, understanding your goals and then developing the right customized approach to get you there. Michelle's understanding and experience with anatomy and physiology means she's excellent at knowing how/when to push you vs. something that's not aligned with previous injuries, etc. And her varied background in strength training, conditioning, yoga, and nutrition make her a complete package.

  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Sonja R.
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I have been training with Lou for about a year now and I highly recommend him as a trainer who is professional and cares about the progress of his clients. I started out as an occasional gym-goer who did not have any knowledge of workout technique, but now I feel so much more comfortable with fitness regimens. Lou is professional, on time, organized, and keeps the workout fun and engaging. Lou can also train couples and friends - I have enjoyed training with my boyfriend over the past few months and Lou coordinates the appropriate weights and workouts for us. Besides making fitness fun, he's also an expert when it comes to nutrition. He can recommend healthy recipes and changes in diet whenever needed. He's truly passionate about health and fitness and I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Lou!

Janey Elite Training
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica N.
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I have been with JET for over 4 months and have been overwhelmingly satisfied with working with the trainers and my results. In short of amount of time, I have seen the physical transformation and have also felt the mentally and emotionally in a better state of health. G has catered motivational workouts and has helped me push me out of my comfort zone to reach my goals!

Sustained Fitness
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel R.
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I worked with Ryan for two months, during which time he helped me transform from 'skinny fat' to fit! I'm now 32, and I have not felt this good in a bathing suit since high school. Through coaching me on healthy eating and a combination of weight training and cardio, Ryan finally helped me gain strength and lose the bulk or my back and stomach fat (other areas too, but those were my biggest problem areas), which had been slowing increasing for years. I also benefitted immensely from Ryan's PT background in ways I didn't even anticipate. Working with someone who truly understands the body's mechanisms made a tremendous difference for me, as Ryan was able to help me safely work around an injury I sustained unrelated to training, and get me back to 100%. I would definitely still be contending with this injury were it not for Ryan's guidance and expertise. I started with Ryan admittedly just wanting to look better, and came away not only having accomplished that, but feeling a million times better as well. Most importantly, Ryan is committed to my success not only while training with him, but for the long term. My only regret is not doing this sooner. It's an investment, but one that will pay big dividends provided you're committed to putting in the work. This has really changed my life. Thanks for everything, Ryan!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Laura R.
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I went in unknowing of what to expect and he explained everything to me in full detail. Explained what to expect, did all sorts of measurements and asked the right questions in order to better help him understand how to help me attain my goal of fitness and health that I was aiming for. He had me train my first day on his equipment to see what I could do and where I could improve. He provided lots of encouragement in the process. He even goes as far with you as to set up a diet plan that will work for you. This guy is great, enthusiastic! He obviously loves what he's doing and really just seems to want to help you be the best version of yourself. He will work with you on so many levels. Totally recommend this guy!

The Fitness Grind
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda L.
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Dennis is by far the most supportive and motivating coach out there! Not only does he push me past my limits, but he constantly reminds his clients how awesome they are and how much success they are achieving. I have really enjoyed working out with Dennis for the past 6 years and this had created my love for the gym and has inspired me to get my personal training certification. Dennis is the best of the best and I don't think I could train with anyone else. I have recommended him to anyone who asks me about training and will continue to do so!

MF personal fitness
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Pady S.
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He is able to work with my health limitations

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Empower Management Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veena M.
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I spoke to many life coaches during my search for a coach, before I talked to Marc, and even during my first phone conversation with him, I knew he was the one I was going to choose. This is because of his startling directness. He was unique and the insights he shared with me on his interpretation of my behavior were profound and I left our first conversation with a different perspective. He put a lot of effort into contacting me via different avenues (phone, email, and other websites). Then when I was dragging my feet on filling out the paperwork he sent me and didn't complete it by the time I had said I would, he surprised me by telling me that he was disappointed and used it as the first lesson in accountability and respectng others' time. He said that if I'm looking for a "comfortable" coach, he isn't the one for me. However, after I learned Marc's style, I do feel very comfortable with sharing things with him and getting his advice. He isn't like other coaches in that you feel your sessions are very tailored specifically to what you want them to be about. He doesn't let you ramble on about the problem or 'how that makes you feel' but keeps the conversations focused to make the most out of every session. He has flexibility about whether sessions are done in person or on the phone but he does encourage meeting in person every couple weeks. His price is very affordable for the personalized and effective work he does. I recommend Marc to anyone who is ready to see themselves for who they really are and make changes to a better life with more clarity. See Marc before you go to spend time and money on a psychotherapist or counselor too!

Brendan Kelley Fitness
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jesse S.
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Exceptional coaching and enthusiasm. Real results and an amazing ability to help you with your specific goals.

CLS Fitness
3.9
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
A. B.
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Chad is an excellent trainer and a great person to work with. He works with and challenges you to achieve your goals. He also tests out exercises on himself before the session. Since starting training with Chad, I have experienced improved health and great results.

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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Jim knows this profession. He coaches his daughter's lacrosse, HS football and plays sports including softball & golf. He's worked to ready me for ski season and now softball & golf. He keeps me focused & is easy to engage.

TriWellness
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
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I had interviewed two other fitness coaches before Gena and what I loved about Gena from the start was her willingness to listen and customize a plan based on my personal needs, circumstances and abilities. She coaches, encourages, checks in and keeps the experience positive providing the little extra push needed to stay focused on fitness goals that can easily be compromised with a busy to-do list.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gerald C.
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It is really exciting to work with a former Olympic Athlete. She is tough and expects her clients to show up on time, stay focused, and stick to the nutrition program at home. However, she is also very calm and has a fun attitude in the sessions, so by no means a drill sergeant. Her monthly program includes free nutrition coaching by text messaging. I found this to be really easy to follow along, and Cansu was inspirational when I was craving bad foods. We texted back and forth through the week and she did a great job suggesting foods to eat. I look at personal training as an investment in the future. It is a great feeling to have a coach with me while I am learning, but I also like that I will have this experience and knowledge forever. It is possible to learn many basics from online videos, but she really pays attention to how my body is growing and changing, and is always coming up with modifications to my routine. Highly recommended.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Milicent A.
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Working with Mihaela has been transformative. I recently asked her to give my team private yoga instruction as a way to reward great work, and also increase well-being and productivity. She has given us all of that and more. We all feel an incredible change in our bodies, and minds thanks to her coaching. She not only gives us a great full body work out, but she helps us to deal with stresses and anxieties in life and in the workplace. We love working with Mihaela and would recommend her highly to everyone we know, and especially those interested in private yoga classes!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Judy G.
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Mana Washio is a fantastic resource for healthy living. She is compassionate, kind, and incredibly knowledgeable. Mana Washio truly changes lives as a Health Coach and Reiki Practitioner! She is wise, well-informed, gifted, and a true educator. I highly recommend Living Water Reiki & Wellness!

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anel B.
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I highly recommend training at Shakti health Concord. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. The workouts always start on time and you're guaranteed to get an awesome workout.

  • 10 years in business
Anel B.
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I highly recommend training at Shakti health Arlington. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. The workouts always start on time and you're guaranteed to get an awesome workout.

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anel B.
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I highly recommend training at Shakti health Newton. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. The workouts always start on time and you're guaranteed to get an awesome workout.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a health coach?

A health coach is a service provider you can hire to help you realize your wellness goals. You can hire a health and wellness coach to guide you through life changes, keep you focused on weight loss or fitness goals, help boost your mental health, and more. Many health coaches work with their clients for set periods of time as the client moves toward a measurable goal. Wellness coaches come from varying backgrounds, and may have different areas of focus depending on their education and training. Research potential coaches by reading their reviews, researching their academic and personal backgrounds, and learning about any certifications they have earned from coaching institutes. Often, health and wellness coaches sell coaching packages ranging from three to six months or longer, depending on the client’s needs. The average national cost for an individual health coach session ranges from $60 to $90, although prices may range as low as $30 or up to $130 or more, depending on your location and the coach.

How much does a nutritionist cost?

A nutritionist provides expertise and guidance to help clients with all diet-related health matters, including losing weight, gaining muscle, improving their sports performance, and managing diabetes or high cholesterol. Nutritionists can help people learn to follow special diets in a healthy way, such as becoming vegetarian or vegan or developing a low-sodium or gluten-free eating plan. The average national cost of a nutritionist is $60 to $100. Nutritionists often require an initial consultation with a new client, during which they’ll take a medical history, assess the client’s nutritional needs, and determine the best course of action; this first meeting usually averages $100-$120 for a 45-minute to 90-minute consultation. Subsequent nutritional counseling sessions generally cost less, ranging from an average of $45 for a half-hour session to $60-$90 for a one-hour session. Like many professional service providers, nutritionists may offer discounts through package pricing. For instance, a one-month package with two sessions and email support costs an average of $190; a three-month package with three sessions and email support costs an average of $360; and a six-month package with six sessions and email support costs an average of $540.  

Are nutritionists covered by health insurance?

Nutrition counseling can be a critical component of good health care, especially for people recently diagnosed with diabetes or high cholesterol who need to adhere to a specific diet. People also meet with nutritionists for help developing a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet, developing an eating plan to lose weight or gain muscle, or improving their sports performance by changing their diet. Nutritionists may be covered by health insurance depending on your reason for meeting with them. Nutrition counseling is more likely to be covered if it is part of a doctor-prescribed treatment for a particular medical condition, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or coronary heart disease. For example, Medicare covers medical nutrition therapy services only for people diagnosed with diabetes or kidney disease, as long as they get a referral from their doctor. Also, insurance providers more often cover nutrition visits if the patient has been referred to a registered dietitian within the carrier’s network of providers. Insurance plans vary greatly, so research your benefits before visiting a nutritionist.

What is a holistic wellness coach?

When you want to reach new heights with your health and wellness, consider hiring a holistic wellness coach. Much like a health coach, a holistic wellness coach is focused on your well-being and meets with you in one-on-one sessions to help you identify and reach your targeted goals. A holistic wellness coach will typically have you take all components of your life into account when working to achieve your goals. If your goal is to lose weight, a holistic wellness coach will not only offer recommendations for your diet and exercise, but also discuss your emotional health, your work/life balance, your spiritual side, and each area of your life that affects your ability to follow a nutrition and fitness plan.

Although they are highly motivational and often can help clients achieve great results, holistic wellness coaches are not professional health care providers or registered dietitians. Different institutes and training centers provide certifications for holistic wellness coaching, so be sure to research your coach and read their reviews to understand more about their techniques and training.  

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