Our former beloved health coach and nutritionist, Kim Wilson Pollock, has relocated to Colorado, and we miss her! But we’re excited to welcome our new health coach and nutritionist, Melissa McGaughey!
Melissa McGaughey, C.H.C., LMSN
Melissa studied to be a health and nutrition coach at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC, where she became a Certified Health Coach recognized by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She further expanded her nutrition and fitness knowledge by becoming a Master Sports Nutritionist at the National Association of Sports Nutrition in San Diego.
Melissa is the owner of Enduralife Nutrition. Enduralife’s coaching methods are based on whole, natural food nutrition and bio-individuality. They understand that each client is unique and has different goals that they want to reach. What works for one individual, may not work for another.
Here’s Melissa’s story in her own words…
I’m a wife, mom, and business owner. As a child I struggled with being overweight, which led to self confidence and emotional issues. I was clueless about “healthy eating.” We cooked at home as a family, but the meals we ate were typically unhealthy and we ate a lot of fast food. I LOVED snacking on Cheetos and processed snacks!
In high school I jumped on the “fad diet” bandwagon and tried every diet out there. Low fat, no fat, Atkins, low carb, etc. which lead to very unhealthy eating habits that carried into college. Years later I began to realize that the habits that I had developed which I thought were super healthy, were wreaking havoc on my body and internal system. I was missing key nutrients in my diet that caused me to become very undernourished. As a marathon runner and athlete I started getting injured frequently and my muscles weren’t recovering from workouts. I started researching, reading and learning how to correct the deficiencies that the “fad diets” and “healthy eating” had caused and developed a passion for healing my body and internal system.
After having a baby, I decided to follow my passion for nutrition and help others reach their health, wellness and fitness goals. I believe that healthy eating is a way of life and is the primary fuel for optimal health, wellness and performance.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in sports and holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills, I work with clients to help them make simple lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
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Just in time for spring, Melissa will be teaching a green smoothies class at the Farmstead this month – check it out!
4/30/15: Green Smoothies for Vibrant Health & Energy
If you’ve been trying to figure out what to do with all those leftover greens from your Urban Acres share, green smoothies are a yummy and easy way to go! Join us – and holistic health coach and sports nutritionist, Melissa McGaughey – as we show you how to make the ultimate green smoothie.