Rhian Lindley, writer and founder of Sugar_Coated_Me, interviewed me for The National to support the rising need for health coaches across the globe and to share a little about a typical day for a health coach!
Snippet into my day…
Running a 51-kilometre ultra marathon up Mount Eiger in Switzerland may not be everyone’s idea of a holiday, but for Heidi Jones, health coach and brand ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, that was how she spent last summer. The British entrepreneur set up her eponymous health coaching practice in 2015 following a nine-year stint as a secondary school design technology teacher. The 34-year-old, who has lived in Dubai for seven years with her husband, spends her spare time training for ultra marathons and encouraging her fellow residents in Dubai to run at her weekly run club at Dubai Marina.
I like to be up early to focus on the day ahead. I get into my training gear straight away, have a quick coffee and a home-made energy ball, (dates and nuts) jump in the car and head to Innerfight, a gym I go to, where I train for two hours. Or I might just hit the lakes in the Springs for a long run. After training I always have a green smoothie with activated nuts and seeds to set me up for the day ahead. I took up running five years ago to help me relax and went from 5 kilometre runs to mammoth 50km endurance races in the space of 12 months and set up my own running club. The drive, focus, determination and discipline involved in achieving this and my desire to help others reconnect with their mind, body and spirit sparked my interest in Health Coaching. So in 2015 I completed a Certificate in Integrative Health Coaching and the International Associating of Health Coaching with Integrative Nutrition, an American-based company.
See how my day plans out here: http://www.thenational.ae/business/the-life/day-in-the-life-dubai-health-coach-full-on-in-every-sense
If you are interested in health coaching or would like to become a health coach click on the link to learn more about my training: IIN coaching program
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