Potato or kale chips? Chocolate or carrot sticks? Sometimes, making the healthier choice can be hard … especially if you’ve got no clue (or care) what’s better for you.
For those who do want to live healthier lives, having a guide can definitely help. And in a city as frazzled and fast-paced as Hong Kong, where the streets are lined with gluttonous junk food, it’s no wonder that there’s been a sudden rise in the number of health coaches offering their services. But what exactly do they do?
Health coaching is a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behaviour change by challenging a client to develop their inner wisdom, identify their values, and transform their goals into action. – Wikipedia
I recently wrote an article for Liv magazine to introduce six health coaches in Hong Kong (in no particular order):
1. Mia Rappaport of The RASA Life
In one line: Mia is the founder of The RASA Life, an online healthy living community fueled by coaching and cleanses.
What’s cool: The cleanses for brides! (Wish we knew about this pre-wedding…!)
2. Tatiana Kuvardina of Your Wellness Path
In one line: Tatiana specialises in mind-body nutrition and proper eating habits. After all, what and how you eat say a lot about who you are.
What’s cool: The healthy kitchen makeover! (Nooo, not my Nutella…!)
3. Judy Xu of Balance Health
In one line: A mix of East and West, Judy combines Chinese Medicine with integrative medicine to help her clients achieve optimal health.
What’s cool: Judy can read your Akashic Records to help bring your past and future into the Now (prepare to go deep!)
4. Paloma Gerber
In one line: Paloma was an art student in Paris before moving back to her hometown of Hong Kong, where she now teaches the art of healthy living.
What’s cool: Most programs are four months long and totally customised.
5. Karen Holt of The Health Seed Concept
In one line: Leaving behind a career in fashion retail, Karen now works with personal and corporate clients on improving their health and is a big believer in getting in harmony with nature.
What’s cool: Karen’s also a yoga teacher (check her FB page for class updates).
6. Cristina Rodenbeck of Ignition Coaching
In one line: A former advertising executive, Cristina is an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited health coach who has been working with clients worldwide for 11 years.