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My Story

Hi, my name is Gert Collier, and I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Volleyball Coach, and Mom.
When I look at this photo below, taken in 2018, sure I notice the weight difference but more importantly, I remember how I felt. I remember the emptiness, the heaviness and the paralyzing hold depression had on me. I remember the exhaustion, fatigue, the restless legs and the out-of-control seasonal allergies. Additionally, I was so emotionally and mentally overwhelmed that I began suffering from panic attacks. I remember feeling so tired throughout the day but not having the ability to turn off my brain at night to sleep. I was 50 pounds overweight, taking allergy meds, antidepressants, and anti-anxiety meds. My life was so out of balance that I did not want to get out of bed, I did not want to socialize with anyone, and hoped every night that I would not wake up the next day.
During the pandemic, through a lot of grief and sadness, and being afraid of what my once suicidal brain would do, I “did the work” to improve my life. I incorporated all the tools I had learned in counseling the previous 4 years and applied them to my everyday life. My results have been LIFE CHANGING!! I am physically, mentally, and emotionally healthier than I have ever been. The energy, excitement, and joy I have for life is something I never thought possible. I have also lost 50+ lbs, am off all prescription and over-the-counter medications and somehow developed a few ab muscles along the way!
In my role as a volleyball coach over the last decade, I have met several athletes that have struggled with the same things I struggled with. I feel their anxiety and their sadness. Our children are struggling in today’s world and I understand what that feels like. I have learned a lot of tips and tricks along my journey and feel confident that I can offer support as they navigate their middle school and high school journeys.

 
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Making these changes in my own life has given me a passion to help others. That is why I went back to school to obtain my Health Coaching Certification. As your Health Coach, my goal is to support you in whatever your wellness goals might be. Together we will find the right balance to come up with a personalized plan designed to transform your life!