My Training

APelino2015_lores-2My training started as I became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.   That training taught me how to customize programs to help my clients achieve their goals.  Later I became a fitness class instructor and a Certified Pilates Instructor through the IM=X Pilates program. I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.

During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.  My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.I am currently enrolled as a student with the Handel Group’s Life Coaching Program.  Whether it’s finding a job you love, fixing your relationship, or simply being ready for the next exciting chapter in life, the work we do at HG provides immediate inspiration, serious results and lasting knowledge.  I look forward to integrating this knowledge into the services I offer my clients as I complete the program.