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Meet Coach Col

Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Certified Health Coach

Certified Health Coach & Clinical Exercise Physiologist

In cardiac rehabilitation I was known for spending "too much" time with my patients, getting to know them and listening to their stories. Each day I looked forward to our conversations because they unlocked their challenges, past victories, innate potential and unearthed their motivators and strengths to make change possible. ​

Over the years I noticed desperation in my patients, searching for answers to such questions as, "I'm doing exactly what my doctor says, yet I still had another heart attack. Why?", "My cholesterol and blood pressure are normal. Why did I need another stent?" and "I limited my carbs and added protein to my meal and my blood sugar still shot up.  What’s going on?" There had to be a better way.


I later discovered a large body of scientific evidence that demonstrated reversal of our most common chronic diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Knowing firsthand that our healthcare system rarely provides patients with this invaluable and lifesaving information, I made it my mission to do just that. 


With a master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology and over a decade of clinical experience, I took it a few steps further and obtained the certifications, knowledge and skills to empower my heart and diabetic clients to take their health from poor to great. Successful change requires having the best available information on lifestyle “medicines” as well as the behavioral changes to make it possible. I give my clients EVERY tool necessary to make permanent, impactful change. This can be your reality!


Coach Col’s Credentials



  • Master’s Degree, Clinical Exercise Physiology

  • Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP), American College of Sports Medicine

  • Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches Corporation

  • Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

  • Certified Lifestyle Medicine Coach, American College of Lifestyle Medicine & Wellcoaches School of Coaching

  • Certified Food Over Medicine Instructor, Wellness Forum

  • Certified Stress Management Coach, Spencer Institute

  • Certified Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider



Why Health Coaching?




As a health coach I make change EASIER – REALISTIC – ENJOYABLE – PERMANENT!


So you finally got your hands on the right information, but now what? As a Certified Health Coach, I understand exactly what stands in the way of change and what mistakes people make when trying to change. I specialize in behavioral change techniques that help you successfully overcome your barriers, tap into your strengths and skills, and cultivate your intrinsic motivation so that you develop healthy habits that stick for life. 


My programs are individualized and tailored to YOU! We will move at your pace, whether you are ready to adopt a 100% plant-based diet tomorrow, whether you want to simply reduce meat and dairy intake but don’t know where to start, or you strive to get off the couch but not run a marathon. We will celebrate any and every step in the direction towards better health!


I will:

  • Motivate you and help you self-motivate

  • Champion every step of your progress, no matter how small

  • Hold you accountable to what you set out to do

  • Offer unwavering support if doubt sets in

  • Challenge you just enough to generate small “wins”

  • “Meet you where you are” right now. Whether you’re ready to make big changes overnight or need a gradual approach, I have your back – no matter what. 


Arm yourself with the knowledge and the skills that will turn those changes into life changing habits. Great health is within your control! 

Meet Coach Col
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© 2023 by Colleen Montgomery. 

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