Les & Carol Coughlan
One year ago I was a 50-year-old guy with newly-discovered health issues. I suddenly had very high blood pressure, sore knees, and was never happy looking at my reflection in the mirror. I wore loose clothes to hide how my body looked and I never smiled in pictures.
My doctor wanted me to deal with the high blood pressure in a hurry with medication, but I have never taken medications unless I absolutely had to. That was when I met Teresa Funk. She was a certified fitness trainer—but more importantly, a holistic health, nutrition and lifestyle coach. Teresa walked my wife Carol and I through a planned lifestyle change. We spent the first few months learning how to prepare and eat a well-balanced diet. We lost a ton of weight and felt healthier every day. Exercise and a more active lifestyle began.
A Year of Learning to Live Well
One year later, Carol and I have never been as happy or as healthy. I play hockey competitively again. I water ski as much as I can after giving it up years ago. I curl in the winter and try new activities any time I’m asked. I honestly feel 20 years younger! My blood pressure is normal and healthy without the medications my doctor recommended. I did not need them and never even started taking them.
The best part of this journey is that Carol and I made the trip together. We have lost a combined 90 lbs and continue to work out and spend time together.
Our Journey Continues
It’s a lifestyle change that anyone can make, and I urge all my friends who are where Carol and I were after raising our fine family to call Teresa. Life is good!
I came in to this program with these three main goals: to gain healthy weight, know which foods to shop for when grocery shopping, and being able to make healthy meal choices
Teresa was able to help me work towards these goal by giving me the knowledge required to live a healthy lifestyle. She really takes the time to get to know you so that your individual needs are met. I was having the most trouble with grocery shopping and knowing what to put into my cart. Teresa took me to the grocery store and walked me through each aisle and showed me what ingredients to look for and what ingredients to avoid.
The most significant change is my energy level. I have made it a habit to eat breakfast now after Teresa made me realize just how important that first meal is.
I would describe Teresa as a friend. She really cares about her clients and makes them feel comfortable.
I really feel like a new person after this 6 month program with Teresa. I feel healthier and happier. Every other Monday morning I left our meetings feeling motivated and ready to take on the week. Thank you very much Teresa I appreciate everything!