Hi! I’m Emily and Triumph Wellness is both my gift to the world and my personal salvation.
Like a lot of women, I can’t even remember a time when I thought the size of my body was acceptable. A chubby kid, grew into a chronically dieting and binging teen, and later into 100kgs of self-hatred and round the clock eating. I ate because I was stressed. I ate because I was happy. I ate because I was bored. I ate because I was scared. I ate because I thought I liked eating (Who was I kidding? I never even really tasted anything at the rate I was going!)
I went up and down the scale like a yo-yo, trying every diet ever created. Somersizing anyone? How about Blood Type? I’m AB so that means I get to eat everything, woohoo! The list is lengthy and humorous only in retrospect. Sugar Addiction, Binging, Emotional Eating and Hopelessness was the only diet that ever seemed to last more than a few months.
So how did I stop that cycle? Well, it wasn’t via another diet or special combination of foods or supplements! Nope. I did it the old-fashioned way – healthy eating and exercise. I worked with a Health Coach who helped me end my self-abusive relationship with food and stop the binging for good. And I worked with a Personal Trainer who gently got me up off the coach, and moving my body.
When I began, my trainer had me just walking in place between TV commercials. Even that was a challenge! Slowly, I added a step. Soon workouts became longer than 5 minutes. Slowly I started walking, then jogging… and in one year, I ran a Half Marathon! That is 21 kms.
In twelve months, I lost 25 kgs and went from completely sedentary to half marathoner! The next year brought another 10kg reduction.
That was 15 years ago now and against all odds, I have maintained it. So true to my promise, I went back to school. The most excellent and extraordinary Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City was the place where I honed my nutrition skills under the tutelage of the likes of Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weill, Mark Hyman, Michio Kushi, Paul Pitchford and everyone who is anyone in the world of Integrative Medicine and Health.
Then I set out to create a safe, nourishing, and motivating private practice to guide others on their own quest to make peace with food and with their bodies. I work with most clients one-to-one, just like I did with my health coach, in the context of a 4-month program. I have also taught healthy cooking classes, given motivational talks, run 30-Day Detox Workshops, led a 7-Day Sugar Detox and a Group Weight Loss Program called Total Body Transformation.
In 2017, after 11 years of health coaching and 100’s of clients served, I decided I needed to make a change. I returned to school to become a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach through The Wingate Institute ,the most esteemed school for physical education and sport in Israel.
I now work with personal training clients one-on-one and in small groups and classes in and around Kfar Saba, Israel. If a client wants to lose weight or work on healthier eating, then I am fully qualified to work on dietary improvements and challenges such a emotional eating, binging and sugar addiction.
I am also still doing online nutrition and fitness coaching for those who do not live close to me. We meet via phone, Skype or Facetime.
OFFICIAL STUFF: I have a B.A. in Psychology from Bates College and an M.A. in Religious Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. I am a Board Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, having completed the program in Integrative Nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University in New York City. I am a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach from the Wingate Institute.
But above all, what I want you to know, is that although changing habits can be hard, I believe that with the right direction and support, you can accomplish pretty much anything! Imagine what it would feel like to have someone standing in your corner, rooting for you, pulling for you, encouraging you, and helping you to laugh and love the journey as much as the outcome. I’d be honored to be part of your experience.
You can book below or email me at Emily@TriumphWellness.com if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.