The rise of health coaches in Hong Kong

The rise of health coaches in Hong Kong

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.

What’s cool: Cristina uses Iridology (iris reading!), Bach Flower Remedy and Crystal Healing therapies to help clients restore balance.

>> Read the full article on Liv Magazine!