MEET THE Sophrosyne Health
A Little About Kim
I have over 10 years of experience in the nursing field, working in various settings such as hospital medicine, family practice, urgent care, pediatrics, gastroenterology and nutrition. I am passionate about providing individualized care as I understand that every person has unique needs in their health journey. I have achieved multiple degrees and certifications, including a Bachelor's in Science in Nursing, a Masters in Science and Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner, and board certification from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Additionally, I am certified in essential life support measures such as CPR, ACLS, and PALS, and have received specialized training in nutrition as a PN-1 nutrition coaching certified and a certified dietician nutrition coach. I strive to provide the best possible care to my patients, utilizing my knowledge and expertise to deliver personalized healthcare solutions tailored to their specific needs.
Why I became a coach
I've struggled with my relationship with food from a very young age. Growing up in a single-parent household, my mother battled emotional eating and obesity, which ultimately had an impact on me. As a result, I was bullied throughout elementary and middle school, and began to develop an eating disorder when I was just 14 years old. This struggle persisted well into my late twenties.
It wasn't until I hired a nutrition coach that I learned how to break free from using food as emotional support. Transforming my relationship with food changed my life in ways I never could have imagined. I no longer struggled with binge eating, was able to safely lose weight, and even got in the best shape of my life. Most importantly, I gained the self-confidence to evaluate all of my surrounding relationships.
The coach who helped me through this transformation changed my life, and it's now my mission to do the same for others. I'm located in Austin, Texas, where I'm a devoted wife, fur mommy to Samuel, and founder of Sophrosyne Health.
A Little About Tesla
I possess over three years of professional experience in the health and fitness industry, with expertise in both online and in-person training, as well as group fitness. My passion lies in empowering individuals to understand the multifaceted nature of health, which extends beyond nutrition and exercise. As evidence of my commitment to this cause, I hold numerous personal training, nutrition, and specialty certificates, including being a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach with NASM, as well as a Certified Online Fitness Nutrition Coach with DLD. Additionally, I have earned several specialty certificates, such as Optimal Living: Navigating Diets, Guide to Bodybuilding, Emotions in Motion: Exercise as an Anxiety Intervention, and Metabolic Makeover, all through NASM.
Why I became a coach
My journey into the health and fitness industry began after years of struggling with drug abuse and being overweight, coupled with a lack of knowledge in proper nutrition. As a result of my drug addiction, I had inadvertently lost weight, but once I kicked the habit for good, I found myself without direction on how to maintain my health. It wasn't until I embarked on my own weight loss journey that I discovered my passion for health and wellness. I ultimately hired a coach who pushed me beyond my perceived limits, igniting my interest in the fitness and nutrition industry. Through strength training and other healthy practices, I successfully shed the extra weight and gained the confidence that had always eluded me. I am now committed to helping others achieve similar success by sharing my knowledge and expertise. In addition to my work in the health and fitness industry, I am also a devoted wife and mother of three. I am currently based in Carlsbad, NM.
A Little About Lisa
I have been deeply invested in the world of health and nutrition for many years now, and I am thrilled to say that I have taken the step towards turning my passion into a career. My goal is to help others learn how to love their bodies, using food as a tool for healing and disease prevention, while also meeting their personal health goals. I firmly believe that health and fitness encompass much more than just what we eat and how we move, but also encompass our mindset and lifestyle choices.
In pursuit of this goal, I have obtained numerous certifications, including being a Restorative Wellness Practitioner, Certified Holistic Health & Nutrition Coach, and Certified Macro Nutrition Coach. Additionally, I hold an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Studies. I am excited to continue my journey and help others live their best lives through optimal health and nutrition
Why I became a coach
My journey into the world of health and nutrition began eight years ago, when I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I went from being in the best shape of my life to barely being able to walk. However, I was determined to not let medication be my only treatment option. Instead, I focused on complementary ways to heal my body through nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Through investing time and effort into my own health, I realized that I wanted to help others heal and learn to love their bodies just as I had done for myself. I recognized the unique nuances in each person's life and the importance of creating a customized approach for every individual.
In addition to my passion for health and nutrition, I am also a devoted mother of two children. I am currently located in Palmyra, PA and look forward to continuing my journey of helping others achieve optimal health and wellness.
Sophrosyne Health Journey
At Sophrosyne Health We are dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental community that includes people from all walks of life. Our mission is to help individuals cultivate purposeful discipline, moderation in all things, continuous reflection, generosity, lifelong learning, and perpetual renewal. We believe that bringing your whole self to the table is essential for thriving in today's fast-paced world, including your unique personality, sense of humor, and, most importantly, your heart. It is this belief that inspired us to create Sophrosyne Health, which has quickly gained a loyal following through our thriving blog. We invite you to explore our website, learn about our passions, and discover what excites and interests you as well. When it comes to achieving your health and wellness goals, we prioritize the concept of sophrosyne, which emphasizes excellence of character and soundness of mind. Through nutrition and habit-based coaching, we can help you achieve any health and wellness goal you desire. At Sophrosyne Health, we understand that health is not merely about your pant size, number on the scale, or blood pressure reading. Instead, it is a comprehensive concept that is unique to every individual. We firmly believe that health equals happiness and look forward to helping you achieve both.