Nutritional & Health Coaching
Optimize your health by tapping into the expertise of Legacy’s own registered dietitian and certified health & wellness coach.
Both Susie and Kimberley provide evidence-based nutrition and well-being related support to help members enhance their overall health.
MS, RDN, LD
Susie has been a steadfast believer in and promoter of health her entire life! At age 49 she went back to school at Iowa State University, taking on the rigorous and heavily science-based degree and internship program to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, her fourth career. Susie specializes in making nutrition simple, and meeting people where they are at. There is no ‘one-size fits all’ solution, and Susie has found nutrition and well-being are much more than ‘calories in vs. calories out.’ Health is complex…and very personal. That is why she is passionate about helping individual work towards their goals, (not hers!), by eating real food and incorporating a non-diet approach to balanced nutrition. Before joining Legacy Fitness, Susie served as the Nutrition Services Director for two years at a start-up company focused on community health, with the unique goal of linking clinic to community. Programming efforts center around disease prevention and treatment for chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular health, and obesity. Susie’s background includes an extensive career in employee benefits, including fifteen years in health insurance, as well as corporate wellness and health promotion. This gives her a unique perspective on her current work as a registered and licensed dietitian. In her free time, Susie enjoys spending time with her husband, Ted, and adult son, Tyler, and extended family. You’ll also see her frequently attending 5 am classes at Legacy Fitness. In addition, Susie volunteers for the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as the Insurance Reimbursement Chair, to advocate for her profession as well as represent Iowa dietitians when it comes to health insurance coverage. Susie may be reached at 515-689-7115, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Health & Wellness Coach
I am a Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer and Ergonomist who has huge PASSION for food, exercise, emotions and helping people feel and be well! I started my journey over 17 years ago as a stay-at-home Mom wanting to get some weight off. I began taking exercises classes at night and found myself loving it! I was asked to substitute teach one night, so I did it and never looked back. I took health by the horns! I fell in love with making healthy living a priority for me and my family. I became a certified personal trainer in 2007 and opened an exercise studio in uptown Ankeny. I have since worked in the corporate world as an ergonomist, yoga instructor and wellness advocate. In 2018, I started my business, Coached by Kimberley and finished schooling to become a licensed and certified health and wellness coach with Wellcoaches, School of Coaching. I feel quality of life comes down to our four pillars of health; food, exercise, sleep & stress. You can’t have one without the others. I continue to explore research and educate myself regularly. I have always found that being holistic and cutting through the mainstream jargon has jived well with me.