14 Health Coach Websites For Inspiration

Whenever I start a new website project for a health coaching client, there is always that moment when they ask “are there any websites you recommend for me to look for inspiration?”.

It is normal for us to want to see what other professionals in the health coaching industry are doing, and to take note of which elements we want to add to our business, and which ones we know do not resinate with us

So, to make this easier on everyone, I took upon myself to search through the entire internet universe (or a least a couple hours worth of searching) to find 14 health coaching websites that I believe can offer some valuable inspiration for you when you start brainstorming your own website design needs.

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I decided to only include in this list websites of other health coaches that offer coaching services on their websites, instead of just having a blog.

Carefully look through this list for inspiration, keeping notes of specific things that you like AND dislike. It is not only important to know what you want to include on your website, but to also communicate to your designer what you absolutely do not want as well.

Inspirational elements to look for:

 
  • Color palettes

  • Photo style

  • Fonts

  • Website structure

  • Number of pages and their titles

  • Copywriting

  • Services & freebies offered

  • Domain name

Remember that the goal is to use these as inspiration only, and through this brainstorming to develop your own unique style that differentiates you from other professionals.

Websites are shown in no particular order.

 

1.

Health coach: Rebecca Neale

Website: https://www.foodfitnesswellness.com/

 
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Health coach: Martina Fink

Website: https://www.martinafink.com/

 
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3.

Health coach: Liz Carlile

Website: https://www.motherhoodunstressed.com/

 
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4.

Health coach: Maria Marlowe

Website: https://mariamarlowe.com/

 
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5.

Health coach: Bia Alvarez

Website: https://biaalvarez.com/

 
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6.

Health coach: Kelly LeVeque

Website: http://bewellbykelly.com/

 
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7.

Health coach: Dr Shaunna

Website: https://www.drshaunna.com/

 
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Health coach: Alexandra Jamieson

Website: https://alexandrajamieson.com/

 
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9.

Health coach: Rivka Lipsitz

Website: https://www.greenlips.com/

 
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10.

Health coach: Michelle Pfennighaus

Website: https://findyourbalancehealth.com/

 
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11.

Health coach: Elissa Goodman

Website: https://elissagoodman.com/

 
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12.

Health coach: Cherise Pendleton

Website: https://www.positivelywell.com/

 
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13.

Health coach: Claire Obeid

Website: http://claireobeid.com/

 
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14.

Health coach: Paige Schmidt

Website: http://paigeschmidt.com/

 
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Did you notice some of your favorite and least favorite website elements/styles when going through the examples above? Share below!! I would love to hear them.

Interested in working together to design your unique brand and website? Visit my Services page for package options, design process, and pricing; Portfolio to see more of my work, and Contact so we can get in touch!

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How You Can Optimize Your Instagram Bio Link

I am sure we have all been frustrated at one point or another about the lack of “adding a link” options on Instagram. We can only add one link to our profile, which is in our bio. We cannot add links to are photo posts (and to add a link to your Instagram story, you need to have over 10k followers - and let me tell you … I am quite far from that).

My biggest struggle is that I want my bio link to always be directing my followers to download my freebie; however, when I add a new post talking about my latest blog post, I also want my bio link to take them to my blog so they don’t have to open up a separate browser window and type in my website URL (which I am sure most people won’t get out of their way to do - they like convenience, not extra work)

BUT I have a solution for us.

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This was actually inspired by Linktree. You see, Linktree allows you to create a “landing page” for your Instagram bio link. When your followers click on your bio link, they are taken to a page that you create within Linktree with as many different links as you want. So you can have a link to your freebie, to your latest blog post, to your services page, your latest youtube channel, and so on…

I gave Linktree a try and this is how it looks like:

 
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What I liked:

  • Linktree has a free and Pro (paid) plan. I used the free option.

  • It took me almost no time to set it up.

  • I could then refer to my bio link if I wanted my followers to download my freebie or to go to my latest blog post. It was all in one place.

What I disliked:

  • The free option meant that I did not have much liberty with the design of the link page. It didn’t match my website design at all.

  • The Linktree logo had to be shown at the bottom.

  • The link URL I had now added to my bio had Linktree in front of it, which I was not a big fan.

Knowing that I did not want to pay for Linktree so I could have their logo removed and more design liberty, I thought to myself, “Can I do something similar to that Linktree does but by using the resources within my Squarespace website?” The answer?! YES!

What I did was I created a “not linked” page on my Squarespace that looks similar to the idea of Linktree, however it has my logo (not Linktree’s!), and I have full design of the page. I created two variations of it for my Instagram, one more similar to Linktree’s concept, and one with a full bleed image. The idea behind creating two different ones is to play around with both within Instagram and take note of which one gives me a better result.

I am super happy with how it turned out. What do you think?

(*If you do not have a Squarespace website, find out how you can create in your website platform a page that is not linked to your navigation that you could create this landing page for your Instagram bio link.)

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If you so have Squarespace, here is a step-by-step directions on …

How to create your own landing page for your Instagram profile bio link on Squarespace

The first tutorial will be on the design that looks similar to Linktree. The second tutorial will be for the one with the full bleed image.

TUTORIAL #1

Step 1:

Once logged in to your account, go to ‘Pages’, and scroll down to ‘Not Linked’. Click the (+) next to ‘Not Linked’ and choose ‘Page’.

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Step 2:

Enter your ‘Page Title’, and select the ‘Blank’ layout.

Notes:

  • Your ‘Page Title’ will automatically became the URL for this page. You can change this later by going to the setting of the page once its created. I changed mine to “biaalvarezdesign.com/links.

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step 3:

Click the (+) at the right end of the grey bar to select ‘Button’. Enter as many buttons as you like linking to different pages within your website or other places you want your Instagram followers to go.

*You can edit the looks of your buttons by going to ‘Design’ -> ‘Style Editor’.

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step 4:

Add any other design elements you want and press ‘Save’ at the top left. You are done ;] Don’t forget to test out all of the button links to make sure they are going to the correct pages.

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TUTORIAL #2

*This tutorial only works with you have chosen a Squarespace template for your website that allows for index pages to have text/buttons/photos added on top of banner images.

STEP 1

Once logged in to your account, go to ‘Pages’, and scroll down to ‘Not Linked’. Click the (+) next to ‘Not Linked’ and choose ‘Index’.

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Step 2:

Enter the title for your Index page

Notes:

  • Your Index title will automatically became the URL for this page. You can also change this later by going to the setting of the page once its created. In this case, my URL for this page would be biaalvarezdesign.com/links.

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step 3:

Click the (+) at the center on your ‘Empty Index Page’, and select ‘Content’. A new content page will open. Enter the ‘Section Title’ (which can be the same title you used for your Index page), and select ‘Blank’.

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Select ‘Cancel’ for now so we can add the background image first before adding the buttons.

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Step 4:

Click on ‘Banner’ on your Index page and drag and drop into the pop-up window your background photo.

Now click the (+) at the right end of the grey bar to select ‘Button’. Enter as many buttons as you like linking to different pages within your website or other places you want your Instagram followers to go.

*You can edit the looks of your buttons by going to ‘Design’ -> ‘Style Editor’.

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step 4:

Add any other design elements you want and press ‘Save’ at the top left. You are done ;] Don’t forget to test out all of the button links to make sure they are going to the correct pages.

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If you do create your own landing page for your Instagram bio link, share below about your process and end result. I would really love to hear about it!

Interested in working together to design your unique brand and website? Visit my Services page for package options, design process, and pricing; Portfolio to see more of my work, and Contact so we can get in touch!

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16 Different Ways For You To Make Money As A Health Coach

Hi coaches! If you have been coaching for a while or you have just graduated from your certification program, you might be brainstorming the different ways for you to increase your monthly income.

When you are working for yourself, having multiple sources of income is the smart way to go. Each facet of your business will be more success during different times of the year. Therefore, having multiple income sources guarantees that you are financially stable through all 12 months.

As a health coach, you have SO MANY options! Specially if you have merged your business with online and offline income streams. Below, we will walk through 16 different ways for you to expand and grow your health coaching business to make more money - and reach a wider audience to help even more people!

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1. Offer different lengths of your coaching programs

I am aware with the popular 6 month coaching program format. I learned the same at school and offered them myself. But also having 3-months and 1-month coaching programs available might bring in some clients that are intimidated with the 6-months format.

2. Offer group coaching

These can be online or in-person. The more people you help = the more fulfilled you will be with your work + there will be more people referring you to other potential clients.

3. Offer a “post coaching monthly support”

Some clients will still need a bit of guidance after their coaching program ends. For those that do not want to sign up for another 1/3/6 months of coaching, you can offer them a support system, where they pay a fixed amount monthly and they can get access to you via email to answer their burning questions so they can stay on track.

4. Talk at events

Making appearances at local events as a speaker will set you apart as a health coach, it will make you stand out as an expert, and you are likely to get clients from those speaking engagements.

5. Start corporate coaching 

Business owners and managers want their employees to thrive at work so they produce good results. By offering them your services, you can help the business owner and managers to keep their employees healthy, focused, and energized. You can offer to come in to their office for monthly talks, and even have a day of the week where you go in for 1+ hrs and hold 1-1 or group coaching for their employees.

6. Offer special services aside from the coaching program

These might include grocery shopping tours, pantry makeover, private and group cooking class.

7. Work contracted hours with at a local gym, spa, wellness center

Some local wellness business are looking to hire health coaches as part of the team. You can be a health coach with your own practice that also works 1 day of the week (or as many as you have available) at a local gym, spa, or wellness center - offering talks, 1-1 and group coaching.

8. Host workshops at local casual restaurants

There is a local vegan restaurant close to where I live that partners with wellness entrepreneurs here in Miami for workshops, cooking classes, and talks. The wellness coaches/chefs/.. come to these restaurant and host their class there. This can be you. Make sure you offer great value at these and make it a paid workshop. You want these to be so awesome that you leave the event with a handful of potential clients wanting to sign up with you.

9. Host online workshops

Online webinars/workshops are amazing because you can reach a much wider audience. These can be free or paid, depending on your intention.

10. Offer challenges

Everyone loves a good “30 days detox challenge” or “3 weeks challenge for weight loss”. You can create these and sell them through your website in na ebook/pdf or daily emails format.

11. Online courses

Unlike challenges, online courses tend to be higher in price and longer in duration. Online courses are great for coaches to offer what a 6-months coaching program would be but all ready and packaged for their clients to purchase and go through on their own time.

12. Became a brand ambassadors

If there is a product/brand that you really love and you are always recommending it to your clients, it would be a great idea to became an ambassador for the brand. An ambassador usually gets special discount codes to offer their clients, and they might receive a commission per sale.

13. Join affiliate programs

Similar to becoming an brand ambassador, affiliate programs allows you to recommend your favorite products and brands to your customers through an affiliate link and you will receive a commission per sale. To find out if that product/brand has an affiliate link, look for “Affiliate Program” at the footer of their website, and send them an email asking about it.

14. Write a book

Easier said then done.. I know. However, writing a book can be another great way to increase your income and to set you apart as an expert in the health coaching field. If you are an IIN alumni interested in writing a book, I would join their “How to Write a Book” course.

15. Write ebooks

If writing a book seems almost impossible to you right now, consider writing an ebook. Ebooks are great because you don’t need anyone to publish them, and your customers can download it straight from your website after the purchase. No printing nor shipping required.

Check our here some ebook designs I have done for my clients.

16. Place ads on your website

I am leaving this one for last because it will probably not be your number one source of income. Also, placing too many ads on your website doesn’t look so great. I would recommend this one to coaches who are very focused on blogging and have a very high number of visitors going to their website everyday.


Did any of these spark new ideas for you to expand your health coaching business and bring in more money? Have you been doing a few a these already? Where with us below!


Interested in working together to design your unique brand and website? Visit my Services page for package options, design process, and pricing; Portfolio to see more of my work, and Contact so we can get in touch!

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How To Be Legally Protected As A Health Coach or Wellness Entrepreneur

I recall launching my health coaching business a few years ago and being worried if I was doing everything correctly according to the law. I had a client agreement/ contract that was provided by the health coaching school I attended. However, I did not know how to go about creating a LLC, filing my taxes as an entrepreneur, how to write a website Privacy Policy/ Terms & Conditions/ Affiliate terms, how to create a testimonial release for my clients, just to name a few.

By talking to other health coaches, I have noticed a common concern. Some layers are not very familiar with the work of a health coach, or any wellpreneur. So they are not being able to give the needed advice for them to thrive in their business. So I went ahead and did my research and I found out what I think to be the best solution to this legal problem for health coaches and wellness entrepreneurs.

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I happily stumbled upon Lisa Fraley’s website. Lisa is not just a lawyer, but she is also a certified health coach. We both graduated from IIN. She created an entire website dedicated to providing not only health coaches, but all wellness coaches and entrepreneurs with legal advice and documents needed to run their business without the worry that they are doing something against the law.

Unfortunately, I did not purchased any of Lisa’s products when I launched my health coaching website because it was only recently that I discovered her services in a search to provide you guys with a solution to your legal worries. However, I sooo wish I had ran into Lisa’s website when I was starting my health coaching business. It would have made my life much easier back then!

The main reason why I decided to share this tools with you guys is because Lisa is a lawyer AND a health coach. She knows exactly what a health coach and a wellpreneur needs because she is one. It reminds me of what I offer to you. I am a designer AND a health coach; so when I design websites, logos, and ebooks for my wellpreneur clients, I understand their business needs because I have the same ones.

Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. This helps support the weekly content created for this blog.

When I start working with a client on a website design project, here is what I recommend for them to get:

  • Website Protection Package

    It includes the DIY Website Disclaimer, DIY Website Terms & Conditions, DIY Privacy Policy, and DIY Testimonial Release.

You can also get the agreements/documents individually as needed: (I included some other ones not included in the package but relevant to a website launch)

If you are someone that would likes more assistance, Lisa’s online course Get Legally Covered So You Can Go Bare Now might be more up your alley, which includes 8 legal documents for your business, 7 modules online course, 1 hr legal session with Lisa, just to name a few.

I hope this helps you and makes your wellness business launch easier and legal! No one needs the headache of wondering if they have the right legal protection in place.


Interested in working together to design your unique brand and website? Visit my Services page for package options, design process, and pricing; Portfolio to see more of my work, and Contact so we can get in touch!

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Post IIN Graduation: What Am I Doing Now? (No Longer Health Coaching)

Hi guys!! I thought the best way to kick off this new blog is to share how I ended up here.  I won't be talking in detail about my experience as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). However, if you want to hear about my journey and review of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, check out my youtube video here. (I share how you can get a great discount for the school :P)

Keeping my story short (since most of it is explained in the video link above), I decided to go through IIN with the end goal to become a health coaching. I was working as a regional manager for JugoFresh at the time (a well-known juice bar in Miami). 

 

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Reasons Why I Signed Up For IIN:

  • I had recently received my BFA in industrial design from RIT and wanted to explore the health coaching career path without having to go through 4 years of nutrition school.

  •  I wanted a school system option that was affordable and allowed me to continue working. 

  • I loved health and helping others feel and look better, but I needed guidance on how to turn that into a career. 

  • All of the information about health that I knew that far was self-taught, so I was looking to learn from experts in the health field. 

I got all of these from IIN and more! The program taught me about health and nutrition from doctors, experts, authors, professors, celebrities, etc. It gave me the tools and confidence to leave my previous job and launch my own health coaching business (www.biaalvarez.com).

Why Am I No Longer Health Coaching

Before graduating from the year-long certification program at IIN, I was already working with 3 clients. One client was a close friend, and two others found me through Instagram

The most rewarding part of working 1-on-1 with health coaching clients was the feedback I got. My clients would end our sessions (or email me after) with sweet words expressing their gratitude for my work with them. Nothing felt better than following my passion and to know I was actually making a difference in someone else's life!

BUT...

... as an industrial designer graduate and artist at heart, I missed the artistic and creative elements that working as a designer brought to my life. While I loved health coaching, I was having more fun designing pretty worksheets for my clients or creating my health coaching website than actually coaching. 

At this time, I had recently graduated from IIN and I had just signed up another coaching client. At the same time, one of my closest friends from IIN asked me to design her health coaching website. It led me to also designing her coaching/client agreements, pricing sheets, and essential oils workshop presentation slides. (take a look at my portfolio for her projects)

That's when it clicked! I had figured out what I wanted to do as my career. 

What Am I Doing Now after IIN?

It took me a few months of working as both a health coach and as a designer to connect the dots and merge both jobs in one. 

What is my new job title? HEALTH COACHING DESIGNER.

I work with other health coaches to design their unique brand identities and websites. 

Graduating from a health coaching certification program can be overwhelming (trust me... been there!). You want to get new clients + have a logo and website ready + start blogging + take pretty photos for Instagram + go to every networking event possible. That's  A LOT of moving pieces, especially if you are a one-person-show (like me). 

But I am here to make this crazy process much easier and smooth flowing. I am here to take away the pressure of creating a logo/business cards/website/letterheads... away from the health coach's shoulder so they can focus all of their energy into doing what really matters: working with clients and making a difference in their health and lives. 

How has IIN helped me in this new career path?

One of the best things about IIN is that it does not only teach us about health and coaching. It also teaches us about starting a business, marketing, and getting clients. The business tools can be applied to any start-up. So I used what I learned at IIN and applied to this business. 

And I am not the only one to go through IIN and not work as a health coaching. Many IIN graduates have taken the lessons learned and applied them to build other businesses. Examples:

  • The owner of the juice bar I worked for in Miami is an IIN graduate. He started by working with 1-1 health coaching, then he began creating juice cleanses for his clients, and eventually opened the most well-known juice bar in South Florida.

  • A family friend went through IIN when she wanted to move career paths from accounting to health. Now she is opening her second vegan food restaurant in Miami.

  • Danielle Duboise: co-founder of popular healthy food delivery system Sakara.

  • Amy Baglan: founder of MeetMindful dating app for like-minded mindful living people.

Read other inspiring stories here. 

Is IIN For Me?

I would recommend IIN to anyone wanting to:

  • Become a health coach

  • Learn more about nutrition to improve their's and their family's lives

  • Open a health-focused restaurant

  • Start a health-focused catering business

  • Learn more about holistic living to complement their current career as a yoga teacher, personal trainer, life coach, ...

  • Create a food product

  • Write a health book

  • Start a health-focused blog / Become a health influencer

  • Just to name a few...

I see IIN as much more than a certification program that turns students into health coaches. The possibilities are endless.

Was this post helpful? Have you been thinking of becoming a IIN student (or joining another health coaching certification program?). Share your thoughts and journey in the comments below. I love to read them!!

(PS: email me at biaalvarezmail@gmail.com for a discount code for IIN!)

 

Interested in working together to design your unique brand and website? Visit my Services page for package options, design process, and pricing; Portfolio to see more of my work, and Contact so we can get in touch!

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