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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

Erin Ryan

Erin Ryan

Certified Ideal Protein Coach

I grew up in Southern California. My husband was active duty military for over 20 years, which is what brought us to Snohomish County in 1994. We decided this felt like home and raised our two boys here.

I have struggled with being overweight all of my life. I have tried numerous diets, without success. I am so thankful that I listened to that little voice, that one desperate day, and called Emily. The Ideal Wellness approach has proven to be the most successful protocol I’ve ever followed. The Phases allow you to learn to listen to your body and finally understand what happens when you make the wrong choices. It’s quite dramatic. I am currently in Phase 4 and have been able to maintain my weight for a little more than a year. That is a feat in itself. If I slip up, which I do, I go back to Phase 1 and get back on track. The coaching is a lifetime benefit, which is a reliable aid to being successful at weight loss and maintenance.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, camping, gardening (pulling weeds), and riding horses.

By becoming a certified weight loss coach, I hope that I can inspire and help others to attain their weight loss goals using the Ideal Wellness approach.

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!
Connie Workman

Connie Workman

Certified Ideal Protein Coach

As friends went through their journey with Ideal Protein I sat back and watched for about six months because I wasn’t going to jump into another diet that didn’t work. As each week progressed my hopes grew until I just had to have faith. I started the program and over 100 pounds! I love that there is so much information and coaching that you know exactly what to eat, there is no guessing. If it isn’t there, it doesn’t go in your mouth, it’s so simple! 

Ideal Protein has changed my life and I will be forever grateful. If you are on the fence don’t wait, jump in, the water is great! 

I love living the healthy life, especially now that I am a grandma! I will be around for many many years for my grandchildren!  

Kerryn

Kerryn

Certified Ideal Protein Coach & LipoMelt Therapy Tech

I am an Australian native and have lived in the US since 2002. I was an overweight teenager through high school and struggled with my weight again after moving to the US, dealing with stresses of being homesick and the initial culture shock in coming to a new country. In 2005 I started working out at the gym regularly and starting seeing some changes in my size, I knew at that point I was in love. My passion for fitness and nutrition sparked from that, and lead me down a path obtaining a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science, along with a Personal Training Certification and a Certified Exercise Physiologist Certification. I felt so much reward in helping people change their bodies, but there was no way for me to help what they were putting in their mouths. So, I am currently working towards obtaining my Holistic Health Coaching Cert through Institute of Integrative Nutrition in a year, which will round out all my current education being able to help you achieve your best you.

After being at 190lbs at my heaviest and losing 40lbs, I understand the challenges and obstacles that can get in our way with life, stress and other influences. I would love to share my knowledge, and experience with you as you begin your health and lifestyle changes.

Katie

Katie

Certified LipoMelt Therapy Tech

When I started working at Ideal Wellness in July of 2017 as the LipoMelt Tech I learned so much about how Ketogenic diets work and have been very impressed with the results the clients are getting in such a short time! As a single mom of 3 (expecting #4 in March 2018) I have struggled to get my weight under control. I was always eating unhealthy things because I didn’t have time to cook or I would eat late at night after I got the kids to bed. I seemed to eat things just because I was bored or it tasted so good that I wanted to eat the ENTIRE cake. This led to my depression getting worse and I weighed 326 pounds after I had my last child in 2014. I finally decided that I wanted to be a part of my kids’ lives, play with them outside, and to keep up with them!  I started to eat a clean diet without sugar, lower in fat, and really watched my portion sizes. I learned how to meal plan and made sure I had meals ready for me to just grab and warm up for the whole week ahead.  After I started to lose the weight I started to exercise daily and saw the fat just melt off!  I had been depressed for years and noticed that as the weight was going away so was my depression, it’s amazing what weight loss can do! From the July of 2015 to the Fall of 2016 I had lost a total of 125 pounds and I have maintained my weight since then.

I am currently in training to become an Ideal Protein Coach, and am certified as a LipoMelt Tech. I am also a Certified Nurse Assistant through Edmonds Community College and have taken extensive courses in Echocardiology as well.

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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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