Hello! I am Howie, a Certified Health Coach living in Eastvale, Ca (Inland Empire). I am a serial entrepreneur born in the midwest but raised right here in the Inland Empire. I come from a family with a very low health IQ. I was always taught to “clean” my plate and I am not talking about in the sink because “money doesn’t grow on trees” and wasting food was not an option. That philosophy worked for me while I was playing sports in high school, basketball in the United States Navy, and basketball while in college. However, after I graduated from college and I wasn’t running up and down a basketball court 4 to 5 hours a day, that “clean your plate” philosophy of eating wasn’t working. I went from 165lbs and 10% body fat to 190lbs and 26% body fat in a matter of a couple years. Of course I didn’t notice it because it happened so subtly, until one day I was brushing my teeth and looking in the mirror at what I couldn’t identity but actually was my belly! That was the turning point for me. I started going to the gym and “eating right,” at least that’s what I thought I was doing. I spent hours at the supplement stores asking questions and looking for that miracle supplement..lol. Nothing seemed to be working. I was spending at least 1 hour per day doing cardio either attending a spin class or climbing the stairmaster. Anyone who has ever tried that knows how brutal the stairmaster is. This went on for a few months with little to no real results.
Around the same time my wife seemed a little depressed. She wasn’t her happy always smiling person that I knew. Come to find out she was feeling the stress of a miscarriage we had had a few years ago. She was sad because she had gained the weight but had nothing to show for it. Plus no matter what we did, the weight wasn’t coming off. That’s when I decided enough is enough. No more guessing about how to live a healthy lifestyle. I thought all those years of playing sports would count for something, right? Well when it came to exercising, I was spot on but when it came to eating I was clueless. All I knew was “clean your plate” because “money didn’t grow on trees!”
Fast forwarding a few years, my wife and I were blessed with our first child. unfortunately he was born with some food allergies. I knew nothing about babies and surely didn’t know anything about feeding a baby with food allergies. Sure we have the internet and there’s tons of information out there, but who do you listen too, who do you trust? That’s when I decided to go back to school and become a health coach. After graduating and receiving my Certification as a Health Coach, I was so happy that I the tools to help my family. Soon I was able to help my wife shed those extra pounds that were bothering her and I knew how to feed my little one. Once my wife lost her weight and everyone saw my kid happy and healthy, they started asking me what did I do to get such great results. Before I knew it, I was consulting with a lot of my friends and family on how to live a happy healthy life. So in a nutshell, that’s how Health Coach Howie came to be!
I look forward to helping you achieve your health goals!