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Meet your Weight loss Coaches

At Ideal Wellness your weight loss journey comes with your own Ideal Protein coach!

Each week you will be seen in person by your dedicated Ideal Protein weight loss coach. Your coaches are trained and certified by Ideal Protein on the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol. Having a coach will help you achieve your weight loss goals sooner and help you maintain your weight loss.

Your personal weight loss coach is like having your own diet detective. If you have a slow loss week your coach will get to the bottom of it.

Your coach is also your cheerleader! If you are having a bad day and tempted to reach for that pint of Ben and Jerry your coach is just a phone call, email, or text away for support 24/7.

Here is a text from one of our clients

“I am so grateful to have you as my coach! I feel stronger internally which is what I needed more before fixing the outside :)” *

Emily Countryman

Emily Countryman

Owner and Certified Ideal Protein Coach & LipoMelt Tech

I started the Ideal Protein program in the summer of 2011. I had about 15 pounds of baby weight to lose. I finally lost it in just 4 short weeks with Ideal Protein. I had my 3rd baby in November 2012 and am proud to say I am still at my goal weight. Because of my success, I opened Ideal Wellness and we have helped our clients lose nearly 30,000 pounds! I am committed to helping others lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. I believe we can end the obesity epidemic and am determined to make a better future for our children.

I have worked in the healthcare industry since 2003. I am a certified weight loss coach and a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I look forward to your success on your weight loss journey!

Emily is the health and wellness expert for The North County Outlook, the column can be seen HERE

Jessica Logan

Jessica Logan

Certified Ideal Protein Coach & Certified Health Coach

I am born and raised in Washington and absolutely love working here at Ideal Wellness. I’ve had an interesting journey that has led me to my position here as a Certified Ideal Protein Coach. In the past, I have gone through a bad anxiety and depression struggle. I ended up changing my lifestyle holistically, with my diet being the first to change, and have built myself back up to be the upbeat person I am today. The mind-body connection is very strong, and as I struggled with my mind, I struggled with my weight. I would fluctuate and go 30 pounds overweight, to 30 pounds underweight neither of them healthy!

Today, Ideal Protein helps me maintain my perfect weight and keeps me in check if I find myself eating bad to get in tune with my emotions. Because of my personal journey, I went to school at Eastern Washington University and got my BA in Psychology, and then went on to get my certification in holistic health coaching through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  In my free time, I’m either hiking, outside with my puppy, or working on my personal coaching business where I work with individuals struggling with anxiety and depression to change their lives holistically with nutrition, nature, and self-care.

Michelle Chisholm

Michelle Chisholm

Certified Ideal Protein Coach

I found Ideal Protein in the fall of 2013. My daughter got engaged and one of my first thoughts was how much I will hate the way I look in wedding photos. Though I had struggled with my weight for most of her life, I still never imagined myself heavy at my only daughter’s wedding.  My wake-up call wasn’t health or medical issues – it was vanity. It was the reality of that milestone occasion that finally motivated me to change and I was scared. I had failed at every other diet attempt and I wasn’t sure this would be any different.

The difference for me was meeting with a coach on a weekly basis, bringing accountability and encouragement. Not to mention the fact that this self-proclaimed sugar addict also had access to chocolate on a daily basis! I finally found success! I lost 75lbs in a little over 5 months and I wore a cute form fitting dress at my daughter’s wedding! What I appreciate most about this program, 3 years later, is that the Ideal Protein model is always there to help me through the minor weight fluctuations throughout the year. I have never gone back to my original weight because I have implemented the plan and support I need.  Be ready to change your life!

Leila Nimmer

Leila Nimmer

Certified Ideal Protein Coach & LipoMelt Therapy Tech

I am a mother of 4 and I have struggled with weight most of my adult life. I joined Ideal Protein in February 2015. I had actually met with Coach Michelle a handful of times to go over the program before I was ready to commit. Like most people, I had tried EVERYTHING to lose the weight. What I was missing was the accountability and support we offer here at Ideal Wellness. I had always had a number in my head that I wanted to reach on the scale. I started my journey at 225lb and I have since lost nearly 100lbs!! I feel so much healthier than I ever have. I am able to be as active as I want to be and to me, my health is everything. I always wanted to make health a priority and stay active for as long as I can. One day I will train for and run a marathon! 

To me, this program is a no brainer. Everything is laid out so easily. I love that we offer 4 phases that really re-train you on how to eat and successfully keep the weight off for good. I feel very blessed to be able to share my story with others and be able to help them with their own weight loss journey.

Corrina Bickle

Corrina Bickle

Certified Ideal Protein Coach

A Snohomish County native, born and raised. Once I hit my 30’s, my general health was steadily going downhill. I realized that I needed to do something about it and made a decision that changed not only the way I physically look and feel but also how I approach life.  I found Ideal Protein through a friend, and did my own research on the program.  Ideal Protein works!
I began the program in February of 2013, lost 70 pounds and learned how to successfully keep it off for good. I chose to become a coach because I believe in this program – not only how but why it works.
As someone who has “been there,” I love being on the other side of the experience so that I can help you through it with experience, knowledge and encouragement!
Angie Parmely

Angie Parmely

Certified Ideal Protein Coach

I began the Ideal Protein protocol in January 2013, in hopes of losing the weight I had put on due to life, before my 30 year high school reunion that August.  I lost 45 lbs and showed up to my reunion smaller and healthier than I was in high school!  In the past, I had tried every diet and exercise program out there, and as my weight yo-yo’d, I learned a valuable lesson. DIET was a bad four letter word! The Ideal Protein program works because it is not a fad diet.  It is an education for your personal life about how food, and our society’s affliction to socially eat anything, affects your body.  My cholesterol dropped 40 points into a healthy range and doctors lowered and removed many of the medications I had been taking.  They were, simply, no longer needed!  This was an eye opener for me, and this valuable lesson has allowed me to continue my healthy balance for over 5 years!

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels! This was my mantra during the program.  This single line kept me on track during social engagements, as I did not need to speak the words, “I can’t eat that, I’m on a diet.” That empowered me to say no thank you, without questions.  My coach would encourage me with it, and it pulled me through those low days when I wanted to give up.  Today, I say it as a reminder of who I was versus who I am now, a strong healthy woman!

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!” Fred DeVito As a Coach for Ideal Wellness, it is my sole purpose to encourage you through all challenges, and help you find what will empower you to change your habits and lead a healthy lifestyle. Through education, I want to help you establish and meet your personal goals, provide support and encouragement, and be your biggest cheerleader. Who do you want to be?

Haley Yseth

Haley Yseth

Certified Ideal Protein Coach

Hello!  I grew up in South Dakota.  I was introduced to many packaged, processed and high-sugar foods at a young age.  In my teens, I remember being at a potluck style dinner for a family reunion.  With my plate half full of sweets and the other half full of pastas, I was walking to the dinner table.  On the way, my grandma stopped me to ask some questions and I could feel the frustration brewing inside.  I just wanted to eat the dessert on my plate!  I would rather be eating sugary foods than talking with my grandma. In that moment, I realized I had an unhealthy relationship to sugar.  I have since been on a journey of learning and changing my eating habits. I am passionate about helping others experience a healthy relationship to their food choices.

My background is in Montessori education.  I taught 3-6 year old children for three years.  Following my love of teaching, I transitioned to health coaching in 2014.   I am passionate about helping others feel good in their bodies.  It took a long time for me to feel good in mine and I am still learning.  I believe our relationship to food and to ourselves is not a point of arrival, but a journey – one step at a time.  We can wake up feeling energized and maintain our energy levels naturally throughout the day.  It takes an openness to learning and a practice of slowing down.  I am excited to share this journey with my clients.

Katie McClure

Katie McClure

Certified Lipomelt Tech

I grew up in the small town of Mars, PA located just north of Pittsburgh. I relocated to Mukilteo, WA with my husband, Bryan and 12-year-old son, Giovanni in December of 2016. We enjoy all that the PNW has to offer from the spectacular views to the endless outdoor activities.

I became a licensed massage therapist in 2005. I have always taken an interest in overall wellness. I enjoy working with people on a personal level to overcome physical and emotional pain. I admit, I have struggled with yo-yo dieting and trying whatever the latest “fad” diet was to lose a few pounds, only to gain it all back. I was raised to enjoy food in social settings where you indulge. I suppose I never realized how much of an emotional eater I had become.

Since becoming part of the Ideal Wellness team, I have learned so much about eating habits, dieting and self-care.  I enjoy working in an environment where we all support and encourage each other. I have experienced the ideal protein diet myself and I know that it works! I am currently a LipoMelt tech and I’m training to become a wellness coach. I love celebrating goals with our clients with each milestone they overcome!

Kristi Andersen

Kristi Andersen

Certified Ideal Protein Coach

I was born and raised in Seattle Washington. At age 9 I was diagnosed with Legge-Calve Perthes a degenerate hip disease that led to the start of my battle with weight gain. Due to the chronic pain that my hip disease caused it created a less active lifestyle and a weight gain of almost 100 pounds. One day I decided to make my health a priority and started exercising and eating healthy. I was able to lose the weight and learn healthy ways to keep it off!

The Ideal Protein Program is a way to bridge the gap between unhealthy eating and making a lifestyle change that lasts. Each phase of the program you will learn how to incorporate real whole foods back into your everyday life. As well as learn ways to maintain the weight you have lost, with the support of a Certified Ideal Protein Coach there to encourage you every step of the way! This one on one coaching I believe is an essential ingredient to client’s long-lasting success and is something that I am very passionate about!

I bring ten years of experience in the fitness and nutrition industry. Starting my career as a Personal Trainer and then transitioning into a Nutrition Coach. I am a certified Personal Trainer through The National Council of Strength and Fitness and hold an Associates of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education. When I am not coaching clients, you can find me spending time with my beloved dogs or cooking up some yummy dishes at home!

Jessica Iverson

Jessica Iverson

Certified Health & Ideal Protein Coach

My journey to becoming a health coach began when I was working in the biomedical field and felt stuck, and unhappy with life. I knew that my life was meant to be exciting, and my career rewarding. So, I began seeking what was next for me. I’ve always had an interest in health and wellness, and a desire to help others. I knew there had to be a way to positively impact people’s lives in the health industry that allowed me to be hands on and work directly with people.

Fast-forward a few years, and here I am! I discovered health coaching and obtained my certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Through my studies, I learned how my work/life balance was setting me up for chronic illness, and how much I wanted to be working directly in my community. I’m inspired to help others regain control of their lives to have energy to do what they love, as I am doing the same!

I’ve grown up in Kitsap and love it here! When I’m not working with Ideal Wellness, I’m building my personal coaching business, playing with my dog, riding my horses and enjoying time with my family and friends (if I’m lucky near or on a mountain).

I believe in living your best life possible and am here to give you the tools and resources to do so!

Tara McKinney

Tara McKinney

Certified LipoMelt Tech

My path has been one which has taken me from coast to coast with many stops in between. I am blessed to have received two amazing kids along the way who I’ve watched grow into fine young adults. They are the truest joy in my life. My life and career have always been helping people in whatever industry I find myself in. My heart is always bent to the service and aid of other people as they work to better their lives.

After many years of struggling with my weight and self-image, and trying various programs to become a healthy person at a good weight, I found Ideal Wellness.  Together with the partnership of a friend who was pursuing her own weight loss journey I have lost   50lbs.  This was the first program I found that I could commit to and as a result got incredible results. It gave me a freedom and confidence in my life that makes each day count in an amazing way. The team of coaches share a philosophy that is not only encouraging but creates a genuinely supportive and safe environment. Their coaching and support has given me my life back and added a quality to living that I have not experienced in years; essentially a new lease on life for me.

Currently, I am a Lipomelt Technician for Ideal Wellness. It is very rewarding to be a part of a team that encourages others with their personal care journey and I look forward to contributing to healthy personal goals for clients as well as myself!

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I lost 50 pounds in three months following the Ideal Protein Protocol. It completely changed my life. I tried every program out there and Ideal Protein is the only one that worked for me. I feel & look younger at 40 than I did at 30!!
TRACEY G.

Marysville WA

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