Meet Katy

Hi everyone! I’m Katy, your Wellness Director. I’m a certified health, nutrition,
and fitness coach (PN, NCSF, ICF) with over 12 years of experience. I have an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from University of Western States, an MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg) and a B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley.

My Journey to Wellness
I started my career in the business world, working long hours as a stockbroker and
management consultant. After many years, I found myself increasingly stressed out, out of shape and overweight. My journey to wellness began with a wake-up call 12 years ago.

In my annual physical exam, I was told that my BMI was over 30 (borderline obese) and my bad cholesterol and blood sugar were elevated. My waistline was also an unhealthy 32 inches and I was showing signs of depression and anxiety. My doctor told me that if I didn’t change my lifestyle to include more exercise,
better nutrition and stress management, I was at risk for developing depression, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease down the road.

This news scared me straight. I quit my job, moved from New York to California, joined a gym, started taking yoga classes and hiking every week. I also cut out junk food and adopted the Mediterranean style diet. The transformation in how I looked and felt was so remarkable, I wanted to spread the news to others so they too could become their happiest, healthiest selves. That's when I decided to become a certified life coach, personal trainer and nutritionist.

In the last 10 years, I have coached many clients in dietary planning, fitness
programming, and stress reduction techniques. My clients have experienced weight
loss, pain reduction, improved sleep, lower levels of anxiety, reduced medications and reversals in chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, and
depression. I look forward to sharing my insights with you and helping you achieve
your health goals. Some of my areas of expertise include:


  • Advising on fitness program design
  • Frequency of exercise for optimal health, weight loss or muscle gain
  • Benefits of cardio vs. strength training
  • Setting up exercise, move and stand goals
  • Advising on free resources for fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, etc.
  • Advice on performance supplements


  • Recommendations for better sleep
  • Breathing techniques for relaxation
  • Stretching and myofascial release protocols to reduce risk of injury and increase flexibility
  • Providing free resources for meditation
  • Life coaching resources to increase self-awareness, set goals and improve happiness


  • Advising on healthier dietary patterns
  • Determining daily calorie, macronutrient and portion goals
  • Setting realistic goals for weight loss and muscle gain
  • Advising on most important habits to develop for weight loss
  • Addressing gut imbalances
  • Eating healthy on a budget