What is Wellness Coaching?

Wellness coaches work with clients in the areas of health, fitness and wellness including physical activity, nutrition, weight management, stress, and life satisfaction.

Wellness Coaches are collaborative and co-creative partners in clients’ journeys to reach their vision and goals.

A wellness coach facilitates a process, by which a person can move towards desired goals in a fulfilling manner.

Wellness Coaching outcomes may include:

·       Increased self-awareness and self-knowledge

·       Acquisition of new knowledge and skills

·       Attainment of personal and professional goals

·       Sustainable behavior change

·       Increased life satisfaction

·       Increased self-efficacy

·       Becoming one’s best self

Why Wellness Coaching works:

Wellness coaches take an appreciative approach to behavior change.  Coaching sessions will focus on a client’s strengths and opportunities, building on what’s working in a client’s life rather than diagnosing and fixing what’s not. A coaching approach is focused on helping clients grow into becoming experts of their own well-being.

Coaches help clients develop a wellness plan that is tailored to their own circumstances and capacities using evidence-based processes.

What to expect

First Appointment

Wellness coaching is available to Recreational Sports members only. Before your first appointment you will be asked to complete an on-line wellness assessment. At your first wellness coaching appointment your coach will lead you through a process of creating a wellness vision, 3-month goals and first week goals. This session will last 45-90 minutes.

Follow-up appointments

Follow-up sessions will begin with a review of weekly goals.  Coach and client will work together to adjust and create a new weekly goal for moving forward. Follow-up sessions last between 30-45 minutes and can be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending on client’s needs.

How to make an appointment

Sign up at the Recreational Services desk at Dixon west entry.


Meet your Wellness Coach, Danielle Caldwell

Danielle CaldwellDanielle Caldwell is a certified Health and Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine. Danielle was drawn to the wellness coaching approach because of the importance of support and accountability when trying to make healthy lifestyle changes. She believes that wellness coaching is the missing link in people’s plans to change their habits. Wellness coaching allows for space and time to consider motivation, barriers, solutions and goal setting inspired by your wellness dreams.

In the last 12 years, Danielle’s work as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and health educator has provided her with a range of experience to help inspire people to take action. Danielle has an academic background in health and well being through her Bachelors of Science in Community Health Promotion from Northern Arizona University.

Danielle has a passion for physical activity and especially enjoys group fitness classes, hiking, biking and racquet sports. Outside of Recreational Sports you can find Danielle crafting with her daughters or taking her dog Finn on a walk.