Health Coaches: The Missing Link

Helping patients truly heal through implementing sustainable lifestyle changes in a well-coordinated effort

Just What The Doctor Ordered

Health Coaches support clients with lifestyle modifications
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Did you physician tell you to gain some muscle and stretch more? Did your therapist recommend you try yoga for anxiety management? Did your cardiologist recommend you implement a Mediterranean diet along with a low-intensity exercise program?  A doctor may tell a patient to eat less, exercise more, take your medicine and come back in three months but not how to execute this plan. This is exactly why you would reach out for help.

Health Coaches Are Just What The Doctor Ordered
Doctors are advising patients to seek out Health Coaches to help implement their dietary and exercise recommendations.


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Certified Health Coach & Advisor
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Certified Yoga Teacher

As a certified IIN Health Coach and E-RYT Yoga Teacher, I help my clients take control of their bodies and their lives. I am well-educated in healthy eating, mindful movement and providing nutrition advice, guidance and accountability. It's something I love to do.
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About Michael Baker

For more about Michael Baker click here

Mindful Movement


A health coach mentors and guides their clients towards their fitness goals using a series of strategies including:

  • Teaching movement techniques to prevent injury
  • Developing personalized programming to keep fitness fun and engaging
  • Motivating and encouraging clients to achieve their goals
  • Tracking progress
  • Providing accountability to keep clients focused on the long game

At Michael Baker Wellness, we view physical activity as an absolute necessity. Any way you choose to move your body is physical activity, and it’s essential to listen to what your body needs and choose movement that feels authentic, joyful, and supportive for you. It’s also important to know that putting your body in motion is a powerful act that benefits more than your muscles. Movement gets energy flowing, reduces stress, boosts mood, and can even sharpen your ability to focus.

Prioritizing physical activity is an act of self-love and self-care. By carving out time to move your body, you’re giving yourself the gift of energy, focus, and strength. Physical activity is bio-individual. You can create more space for movement in a way that feels natural, authentic, and enjoyable and adds to your overall quality of life. Your approach can be whatever works for you and will change and evolve over time.

Integrated Healthcare

Health Coaches: The Missing Link

As allied providers, Health Coaches play a valuable role in integrated healthcare, helping patients truly heal through implementing sustainable lifestyle changes in a well-coordinated effort across the care team. As a health coach, yoga teacher and personal trainer, I can teach you how and be on call to help whenever you have problems or questions.

I will give sound nutrition & physical activity guidance, advice and provide accountability. However, I am not qualified to provide advice regarding a client’s medical care or their treatment. This does not mean that I cannot work with my clients to achieve health goals, as many health issues stem from the overconsumption of sugar, processed foods, processed grains, processed oils, alcohol and living a predominantly sedentary lifestyle. Just as I did years ago.

I look to meet clients where they’re at, find out what’s holding them back and go forward from there. Together we come up with attainable goals and a plan that’s easy and accessible to implement. Small actionable steps. Nothing drastic! If you need help implementing a recommendation from your doctor, please reach out!

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Health Coach Limitations:
  1. I cannot diagnose a clients medical condition or disease.
  2. I cannot prescribe a diet to treat your medical or clinical condition.

However, I can:

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    Implement specific doctor recommendations for diet, exercise and lifestyle changes
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    Inform my clients that meat, fowl, fish and eggs are great source of healthy fat and protein. (given it's not from factory farming)
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    Advise my clients on the benefits of sourcing organic or locally grown vegetables and seasonal fruits.
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    Explain the health benefits of including healthy fats into a healthy diet.
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    Coach my clients on the macronutrient composition of foods. (protein, fat, carbohydrates)
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    Share recipes and meal ideas that can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.
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    Educate my clients on the impact that grains, refined sugar and processed foods have on your hormones.
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    Support clients with lifestyle modifications that help them navigate and improve their health and wellness
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    Communicate with your doctors & specialists to align treatment recommendations
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    Setup & Shop with them online via Amazon, Instacart, other Direct to Consumer websites and provide food lists for local stores.
Needed a kick start back to life and got that from Michael. He’s knowledgeable, adapts to your preferences and optimized. Highly recommended. 10/10
David Salinas
David Salinas
2023-12-07
Working with Mike has been a game-changer. From day one, it was clear that I had stumbled upon a gem in the world of personal training. First and foremost, Mike has a remarkable setup at his home for one-on-one training. It's the perfect blend of a comfortable, private space and a fully-equipped gym, creating an ideal environment for focused workouts. The moment I stepped in, I felt at ease and motivated to push my limits. What sets Mike apart is his ability to craft tailored, bespoke workout plans that are thoughtful and effective. Regardless of whether you're a beginner taking your first steps in the world of weightlifting or someone who's been exercising for years, he has a knack for designing programs that cater to your unique needs and goals. Every session is a personalized journey towards achieving your fitness goals. It's clear that Mike has a deep understanding of physiology and exercise science, and he uses that knowledge to optimize each session. But it's not just about the workouts. Mike is an exceptional motivator and mentor. His passion for fitness is contagious - he listens intently, offers guidance with patience, and ensures that you not only perform exercises correctly but also understand the 'why' behind them. Thanks to Mike, I've not only regained my passion for lifting weights, but I also have achieved outstanding results in a very short amount of time. I feel stronger, more explosive, and even faster, all thanks to his expertise and support. If you're searching for a personal trainer who can provide a top-notch training experience in a welcoming and tailored setting, look no further than Mike. Working with him has been a fantastic experience, and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone on their fitness journey.
Steve Magi
Steve Magi
2023-09-09
I started with MB Wellness in early March 2023. The passion Michael brings to every session is second to none, whether it is a cardio day, stretch/yoga day, or strength day he is always encouraging me and talking through some "roadblocks" I may have had the previous week. If you are a 40+ male and looking to get back in shape in a private one-one setting, Michael is your man. He will guide you physically and mentally getting you to your goals and beyond.
Chad Bedell
Chad Bedell
2023-06-16
Mike has been amazing to work with. Someone to give advice and keep me accountable without ever talking down to me or making me feel bad about my choices or decisions. He has helped me with Diet and Exercise, understands my goals and my situation, helps me through at my pace. He is invested in me doing better. Give him a shot.
Terrance Arroyo
Terrance Arroyo
2023-06-16
Shout out to Michael J Baker! Listen, even Certified Personal Trainers can use some good advice, motivation and need a sounding board to reach their goals. He’s a stand up guy who is knowledgeable, a family man and just a great mentor for anyone trying to love their best life! Thanks Mike! You’re the best!
Elevate Personal Training & Wellness
Elevate Personal Training & Wellness
2023-02-24
I have known Michael for over 30 years. I was so happy when I seen that he was doing this Health And Wellness program because he is in very good shape and he is very smart and knowledgeable about what he’s telling people to do to lose weight and eat healthy after just one month of working with Michael at 215 pounds. I have already lost 5 pounds and I am very motivated to reach my goal which is 185 just talking to him about what I was eating and doing wrong what’s so helpful for me whether was in person or over the phone he gives you plenty of information and details to work with while visiting his home. His family and him were very welcoming and warm to me as always I couldn’t of asked for a better person to help me with my journey , and anybody that needs help with their health and wellness. I would highly recommend Michael to be somebody to work with.
John Keklik
John Keklik
2022-11-21
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I'm a hands-on strength trainer and 25 year work from home digital professional in Orange, CT and I live the lifestyle I talk about.
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Certified Yoga Teacher
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Certified Health Coach.
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25 Year WFH Professional
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