My name is Sarah Hopkins and I am a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach here in Perth, Western Australia. For the last 15 years, I have been on a journey of self-discovery with an emphasis on health and well being. This has developed into a passion for knowledge in this subject matter, as well as practice.
The journey was motivated by my own quest for health. As an adolescent, I struggled with my weight, which drove me to extreme measures including constant dieting, occasional starvation, and purging (most of which was ineffective). By my late teens/early 20s, I believed I had it nailed – calorie restriction and a high level of punishing exercise was the answer. Unfortunately, this formula came with its setbacks and I developed severe gastrointestinal symptoms as well as amenorrhea (lack of menstruation) which I suffered with for nearly 10 years! The amenorrhea was a driving force behind my quest for health and wellness; intuitively I understood that if I was not menstruating, there was something seriously wrong with my body.
It was not until I was introduced to Paul Chek’s book ‘How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy’ that I really started to understand the holistic nature of health and wellbeing, and it became a daily practice for me. I don’t know if I would have believed the personal and physical changes that have occurred during this period if someone had told me beforehand, but I am so grateful to have a healthy and functioning body and mind.
This journey has inspired me to share my experiences with others so that they too, can have improved health. So, after over 10 years of working in the Corporate Sector, I finally decided to pursue my dream of coaching others to an improved state of health and vitality.
I have now worked successfully with hundreds of people, helping them to achieve their health and lifestyle goals. I love my clients and watching them transform and create long-term sustainable changes is the absolute BEST part about my job.
When my clients become healthy, happy, and vibrant through our coaching together, I am reminded of our innate interconnectedness, and of the amazing capacity of the human body to heal. By creating simple daily changes, we can completely change our physiology. This is why I love what I do!
With a tertiary qualification (BA) from the University of WA, and a background in Media Sales Management, my interest in, and passion for health and wellness, developed through personal practice over the last 20 years. I am now a fully qualified CHEK Holistic Health Coach (Level 3) as well as a Master Personal Trainer (Cert III & IV). With over 5 years of clinical practice, my CHEK training forms the foundation and framework of my coaching with clients, as it is truly focussed on treating the root cause of any imbalance, which facilitates great results.