Ann, 54, Female
“My decision to work with wellness staff and Catherine is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Whole30 is an amazing, life changing program and she is an excellent coach. Having her coach me and our group through the process was incredibly helpful. She is a great coach, is patient, and truly cares about your health and well-being. I have now completed a few rounds of Whole30 and I learn more every time. The results are truly extraordinary: My anxiety is gone. I sleep. I mean I sleep! And I never used to sleep. I have tons of energy. My A1C went from 6.9 to 5.1 and my Type 2 Diabetes is now in remission! I seem to stay more focused and can get things done. I have lost over 35 pounds and 6.5 inches from my waist without even feeling like I was dieting. I feel so great. My whole disposition is different. The fog is lifted. My vision has not been blurry since 8 days into whole30. My sugar and cholesterol are great. This has truly changed my life, my eating and my outlook."
Drew, 52, male
"On June 15th I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I was 265 lbs, and my A1C was 8.2 which put me solid in the “diabetes” range. Needless to say, I was in shock and terrified of the complications that come with diabetes. My doctor put me on Metformin and gave me the advice “do not let doctors cure your diabetes, do it yourself.” I immediately called the Wellness Staff and Catherine, whom I knew was a diabetes educator and coach in chronic disease self management and prevention programs. She came over to see me and gave me the great news that I could manage and reverse this. Of course I didn’t believe her at first, but I was willing to do anything to get better. I inquired about the Ketogenic diet and they explained it could help support healthy blood sugar levels. After my initial assessment, I started it the next day. I went back to the doctor in 6 weeks and had lost 20 lbs. I had also been monitoring my blood sugar which, after a week, had gone from 353 to under 100 and were within the normal range. After 8 weeks, I had lost 30 lbs and over 5 inches from my waist, AND my A1C was down to 5.0 which is in the “Optimal” range. Better than “Normal”! My diabetes is now considered to be in remission! I feel like I’ve been given a new lease on life. I feel great, have lost weight, and have more energy. I am in control of my own health and am loving it. I am so grateful for the wellness staff and Catherine and her guidance and making an old man feel young again!"
David, 60, Male
“I cannot recommend enough working with the wellness clinicians, Catherine and Jennifer. My life has been completely transformed by their group programs and coaching. I completed a 90-day Whole30 and it truly changed my life. They did a wonderful job of coaching me. Their workshops and teaching style are very engaging and informative. I learned so much about inflammation and how certain foods were negatively impacting my health. After doing Whole30, my chronic sinus issues were healed, I reduced my cholesterol by 88 points (301-213), lost 42 pounds and 7 inches in my waist, my blood pressure is now normal, my triglycerides dropped 210 points (330-120), and my daily medications were reduced from 7 to 1. I have recommended the Whole30 to everyone who will listen. They truly cares about their clients and helps them succeed. I never knew I could feel this good. I now exercise at least 3 days a week and I am never going back to eating how I did before.”
Lillie, 73, Female
"I was told in January of 2018 that I had pre-diabetes. I was scared and I didn’t know what to do. I began attending workshops taught by Catherine, Jennifer and the dietitian and with their guidance, I was able to reverse the condition and prevent the onset of diabetes! They coached me and I learned that many of foods I was eating (that I thought were healthy) were actually causing me to have high blood sugar and elevated insulin levels, which would eventually lead to diabetes. After meeting with them and applying what I learned in wellness classes, I not only reversed my pre-diabetes, I lost over 20 pounds, drastically improved my other biometric markers and regained my health and energy. Now I know what to eat, how to eat and what foods I am sensitive. I am so thankful for them and my new-found health. I feel like I am in my 40’s again."
Sharon, 67, Female
"I had heard so many wonderful things about Whole30 from my friends that I was very interested in trying it but not sure where to start. I attended Catherine's Whole30 101 workshop and then began working with her as my coach. She and the wellness staff are very knowledgeable, professional, and approachable and answered my questions timely while continuously providing needed encouragement and support to our group. I successfully completed three rounds of Whole30 group sessions (as I needed more time to heal my gut issues) and I experienced improved health outcomes I could have never imagined! My sleep was drastically improved, my mood is more upbeat and pleasant, I lost 10 pounds, and my IBS was completely cured! My gut health is better than it has ever been in my adult-life and I was able to identify foods that are problematic for me. I highly recommend Whole30 to everyone, especially anyone dealing with digestive issues."
Joyce, 52, Female
"Since I have been working with all the great people at the Wellness Center and they have been gems to me. I have gained so much knowledge from Jennifer and Catherine, including diabetic health sessions, coaching, and Whole30 group sessions as well as other group-based health promotion and diabetes education classes. This has all changed my life! I began my journey weighing 395 pounds. I have lost over 150 pounds and my Type 2 Diabetes in now in remission! My hair is now growing, my skin is smooth, my chronic pain is gone, I can walk again and my cholesterol is down over 50 points! I am still losing weight and I plan on keeping the weight off. My mood and attitude are great! And I also love the way that Keto and Intermittent Fasting works for my body. I feel better and it has helped with my energy levels! I have learned from them how to manage my diabetes and I am no longer on my diabetes medicine or blood pressure pills! They are the best teachers and are so friendly, encouraging and approachable. I highly recommend working with them."
Eric, 38, Male
"In 2016, I found out I had pre-diabetes. It was time to get serious about my health and reverse this condition, especially since I had twins on the way. Catherine, Jennifer and the Registered Dietitian have been the greatest resources in my journey. They bring a wealth of knowledge regarding diabetes education and how to manage it. With their help and coaching, I have had phenomenal results. Completing a round of Whole30 group sessions was also instrumental for my weight loss and following my first round, my blood sugar went from 116 to 92 and my A1C went from 5.6 to 5.1! Not only have I reversed my pre-diabeted but I have also lost 20 pounds since I started. I believe Whole30 is a necessity to understand how certain foods are negatively affecting us and leading to diseases like diabetes and obesity. I recommend that everyone do Whole30. Exercise is important as well and Jennifer is an incredible trainer. She is friendly, approachable, considerate of her clients’ current health status and always encouraging. The wellness staff are passionate about improving the health of others and helping to transform lives through education of proper diet and exercise."
Monica, 38, Female
"Jennifer and Brady have coached me about my health, healing and weight loss, primarily in regards to the benefits of a Ketogenic diet and Intermittent Fasting after I inquired about it. Since starting the Ketogenic way of eating, my health has been dramatically improved. Even after the first few days, I noticed changes. I have softer and clearer skin, increased energy, and my arthritis pain is improved. Since beginning this lifestyle, my food craving for sweets, cokes, breads and pastas are all but gone. I have lost 35 lbs and 9 ½ inches in my waist! Overall, I feel much better and will continue this way of eating indefinitely! As a nurse practitioner, I have even started treating some of patients with this dietary protocol and they are doing great, especially those with pre-diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Some of my patients have been able to come off their insulin and diabetes medications by following this way of eating. Jennifer and Brady are excellent coaches, very supportive and knowledgeable about approaches to health. I am a firm believer in this lifestyle for certain health conditions and love seeing what the wellness staff are doing to help people improve and heal from chronic health problems."
Deja, 14, Female
"My name is Deja and I am 14 years old. I started training with Jennifer and the wellness staff and received support and fitness coaching from them when I was 13 years old. Since then, I have changed my life and health drastically. I feel better, have more energy and more confidence and have lost 43 pounds! If it weren’t for her, I would not have been able to do this. I am very thankful for the positive impact that she has made on my life and my health. I plan on continuing to lead a healthy lifestyle forever. Jennifer is a great coach and makes health and wellness approachable for everyone. She has encouraged me so much and set me up for life-long health."
Additional Whole30 Client Testimonials
Doug, 66, Male:
"Catherine and the wellness staff have taught me so much about health and healing through Whole30 group sessions. In 30 days I was able to break several bad habits. I realized I could live off much smaller portions at mealtime and that overeating was a major cause of my stomach problems. I no longer crave sweets or alcohol and I realize that my overeating and drinking was caused by stress. Now I sleep better, have less stress and more energy, I lost over 20 pounds and feel better overall... in just 30 days! My chronic sinus issues were also drastically improved and Whole30 taught me how to develop and sustain a healthy lifestyle that works for me and I continue to lose weight and improve my health"
Edwardanne, 61, female:
“During my Whole30 I noticed my chronic pain was subsiding and went from a 9 out of 10 to a 3 out of 4. Out of curiosity following my first whole30, I reintroduced bread and soy and could barely move my fingers the next day I was so swollen and inflamed. I am hooked for life.”
William, 70, Male:
"I have had pain in my knees since I was 13 and I no longer have pain anymore. Whole30 also helped get my blood sugar under control and gave me new found energy and vitality. I cannot say enough about the program."
David, 59, male:
“When I started Whole30, I was taking seven medications and now I take none. Zero. I have had multiple sinus surgeries and would’ve have normally been on a round of antibiotics by now but I don’t even have the slightest sniffle. I did a whole90 and lost over 40 pounds, reduced my cholesterol tremendously, my triglycerides dropped over 200 points and I lost 7 inches in my waist."
Catherine, 33, female:
“My chronic sinus problems are gone. My anxiety is now non-existent, and I used to be on medication for it. My chronic back pain is gone. I sleep without medication and wake feeling rested and focused. I learned gluten was causing my anxiety and sinus issues and soy was the cause of my joint inflammation. I loved learning to cook with spices and enjoy healthy fats. I am no longer a calorie counting Nazi, I just eat real food, and there is incredible freedom in that. Whole30 was a real catalyst for new-found health and food freedom.”
Rance, 43, male:
“I feel better, I look better, and I have more energy. I finally lost that stubborn belly weight men gain when they turn 40. I no longer have such a strong sweet tooth and I have discovered tons of new foods and recipes that I love. I also quit snoring, which my wife loves!”
Phyllis, 69, female:
“I learned how foods I thought were good for me like bananas, wheat toast and oatmeal were spiking my blood sugar. I went from eating oatmeal, toast and fruit for breakfast to eating eggs, meat and vegetables. My sugar is finally within my goal and I feel great. I learned how to eat right in order to keep my blood sugar managed and under control. My pain is also a lot better.”
Wayne, 38, Male:
"The biggest victory for me after deciding to ffollow the KETO plan is that the pain in my knees, back and feet went away! I now feel better and I do more during the day without being tired or hurting. Another victory is that my blood pressure is going down and I have lost almost 50 pounds! My biggest surprise was how easy the KETO plan is to follow and the food list that you can have is huge! Jennifer is a great coach and a great motivator. She checked on me weekly and made sure that I had the information that I needed in order to be successful. I plan on continuing this way of eating as a lifestyle."