Meet your Coach
Gayle DeCarlo is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach
Gayle DeCarlo, NBC-HWC, PCC
I was a yo-yo dieter for about 25 years. With each diet I tried, the more weight I gained. After each diet I would eat all the forbidden foods and the cycle would start all over again. I tried every diet that offered a 'quick fix'. Can you relate to my story?
In 2006 I decided I was done with diets and wanted a different approach because what I was doing clearly wasn't working. Not only was my weight creeping up with each diet I tried, so was my cholesterol and I knew I wanted to make changes for my health and wellbeing. This time it was not about fitting into a certain size for a special occasion. I wasn't interested in following the latest expert’s advice about what I should and should not eat. I wanted to make sustainable changes to live a healthy and vibrant life.
That's when I began to understand that it was my unrealistic relationship with food and fitness (all or nothing thinking) that was tripping me up. I started to become more conscious about what I was putting into my body - both food and thoughts. By changing my beliefs, thoughts and feelings about food and fitness, I became unstuck. I was able to get healthy and I lost weight as a byproduct of the work that I was doing. It was a transformative experience!
Because of my own journey and the desire to help other people with weight management challenges, I became a Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Weight Loss Specialist and Am I Hungry? Licensed Coach. I received my personal training, health coach, fitness nutrition specialist, weight loss specialist certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and American Council on Exercise (ACE). I received my professional coach certifications from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and Real Balance Global Wellness Services, both are International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited Coaching Programs. In addition, I am an ICF PCC credentialed coach and an ICHWC National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach.
It is my passion to inspire and empower people to take life-changing action to manage their weight with ease and live a full and vibrant life!
"Gayle is a kind and caring coach. She took a great interest in my particular issues, prepared for every session, and continues to go the extra mile. Her non-judgmental style provided a safe environment for reflection so I could see my roadblocks. She offered many suggestions and tips that helped me progress and make peace between food and myself. "
– JH, Camarillo, CA
"Gayle is compassionate and understanding; yet she asks great questions for reflection. If you are ready for discovering your blind spots and move toward your goal, Gayle is it! I become more health/weight conscious, which reinforces my habits/desires to stay healthy."
– SM, Charlottesville, VA
"Working with Gayle DeCarlo was a joyous and valuable experience. With the aid of her incredible coaching skills and wisdom I was able to break through many of the energy blocks, personal hurdles, and confidence issues that have been holding me back from living my true potential. Gayle’s warmth and compassion and amazing intuition make her not only an amazing spirit, but a brilliant coach. One that has helped me discover my best life! Thank you Gayle! "
- Airen, 32 years old
I worked with Gayle over a period of three months. She helped me identify specific personal and career goals as well as formulate a plan to achieve them. Gayle provided a supportive and nurturing environment. I achieved far more than I had ever expected. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their lives.
- KB, Calabasas, CA