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Health & Wellness Coaching by Mirabai Holland, MFA, CHC, EP-C

For More Info please contact Mirabai at askmirabai@movingfree.com

Health Coaching is one-on-one counseling to help you discover the health issues you want to improve,  learn what resources are at your disposal, set specific health goals, discover the means to achieve them, make a plan, implement that plan and monitor you progress step by step with the help of your coach. Coaching sessions are done by phone, & Zoom


Testimonials from Clients of her Manatee County Florida Employee Health Plan Practice: CLICK ON NAMES

DianaChrisClaudeDebbyEileen, John, JuanJudyMarkMaryBeth

Pam, Sally, Sharon, Becky

Health & Wellness Coaching can help with:

  • Cardiovascular Issues

  • Elevated LDL  Cholesterol

  • Weight Loss

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25

  • Bariatric Surgery: Pre & Post

  • Stress

  • Diabetes

  • Elevated Glucose

  • Pre-hypertension or Hypertension

  • Tobacco Use

  • Exercise

  • Nutrition

  • Osteoporosis

  • Arthritis

  • Autoimmune Diseases

  • Menopause

  • Coping with Cancer

  • Asthma

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Musculoskeletal issues

  • Memory Issues

  • Depression   


Mirabai is one of the leading authorities in the Health & Fitness Industry.


Holland is a Certified A.C.S.M. Exercise Physiologist, ACE Health Coach and Group Exercise Leader, American College Sports Medicine examiner and workshop leader and served four years as Chair of the American Council on Exercise Instructor Examination Committee. She develops lifestyle protocols addressing various population health issues and has counseled thousands of clients. Her health and exercise programs have been implemented in hospitals, fitness facilities, corporations, government agencies, and community centers in the USA, Europe & Asia. These include the first Women’s heart exercise protocol for Lenox Hill Hospital’s (NYC) Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II Program, Flomotion™ cancer exercise protocol, 92nd Street Y (NYC), Skeletal Fitness®-A Workout For Your Bones, 1st Osteoporosis Prevention Exercise Class in the USA, and Rutgers University College of Nursing exercise program for Coronary Heart Disease At-Risk Minority Women & Children, congestive heart failure exercise protocol for visiting nurses (NYC).

Mirabai also created and implemented the Health Coaching Program for Manatee Your Choice self-funded Health Plan for Manatee County 7000 Government Employees: Diabetes, Cardiac Health, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, Cancer, Depression, Elevated BMI, Weight Loss and Nutrition, Smoking Cessation, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Autoimmune Issues, Bariatric, Orthopedic Issues, Asthma & Memory Issues.

She served as a consultant for Neuro Challenge Foundation, Inc. (Sarasota, FL), and wrote the Pedaling With Parkinson’s (PwP™) Training Manual, & certification course for Neuro Challenge Foundation (FL).

Mirabai develops lifestyle protocols addressing various population health issues and has counseled thousands of clients. Her health and exercise programs have been implemented in hospitals, fitness facilities, corporations, government agencies, and community centers in the USA, Europe & Asia.

“I began health coaching in the 1990’s before it became mainstream because I saw the beginnings of a disconnect between what MDs advised patients to do and patient’s ability to comply. They needed help. In my practice as a Health Coach I take pride and joy in developing a relationship that is based on each client’s individual needs. We’ll customize a plan together to get you through preparation, to action, to wellness and on to maintenance.

Once you have a path to your goals we continue to work together to find the right behavior modifications, to get you where you want to go. We’ll do it step-by-step one easily attainable goal at a time. You can do this on your own, but having a partner who’s a health professional and knows the ropes can make the difference between success and giving up. There is no time like the present to take charge of your Health once and for all!”


diamond-stretch-demo-7202-300x263.jpgMORE ABOUT HEALTH COACHING:

So you go to your annual check-up and your doc says “whoops your blood pressure is up and you’re 15 pounds heavier than last year. I’ll give you some meds, but you’ll have to lose weight and get into shape, OK?

You say OK, you walk out and then what?

Join a gym, hire a personal trainer, go on a diet, take a walk? You might do one or several of these because, after all, it’s a new year and a new you.

Right? Right, and you try something. But how long is it till you throw up your hands and say, “ugh, I got started and now I’m off the track just like last year.”

What went wrong? Maybe nothing, except you might not have been psychologically ready to take those steps.

For any change there is a process. One of the models that are used is the transtheoretical model of behavior change (TTM) developed by James O. Prochaska , Ph.D

 There are 5 stages:

  • Precontemplation – going along not aware of a need for, or not wanting a change.
  • Contemplation – recognizing a need to do something to improve your situation and considering making some sort of change.
  • Preparation – doing some research, making small changes, or at least thinking about what you’re going to do to help yourself.
  • Action – Actively making lifestyle changes,
  • Maintenance – Having made changes, keeping the healthy lifestyle going.

All too often we jump from contemplation to action without being ready for the change. It can feel like getting off a plane in Antarctica wearing shorts and a T-shirt. You wanted to be there but you weren’t ready for what that change would be like, and what you’d need to do to stay there comfortably.

But there is help, a new kind of help.

The health and fitness industry is rising to the challenge of our increased involvement with our own health care.

Many of us still think of fitness professionals as muscle heads with great bodies and not much else. Those types will always exist, but more educational opportunities including degrees and certifications are spawning a new breed of health & fitness professional, one that’s part of the health as well as the fitness industry.

oatmeal-bagel-web-7178.jpgEnter the Health & Wellness Coach.

Not to be confused with a personal trainer, the Health & Wellness Coach is a consultant who helps you go, through, preparation, to action and on to maintenance. The coach helps you determine your health and wellness goals and needs. Once you have a path to your goals the coach continues to work with you to help you find the behavior modifications, activities, facilities and allied health professionals (MDs, Ph.Ds, Nurse Practitioners RDs, PTs, Personal Trainers, Exercise Instructors, etc.) to support your healthy lifestyle. You can do this on your own, but having someone with health industry knowledge who has your back, who is nonjudgmental, who just wants to help you focus and succeed can make all the difference.