Amy Lipman has always been a self-proclaimed health food and recipe fanatic. It was this passion that drove her to start her health coaching business, Love My Health, as a way to help others get healthy too. Amy serves as a guide and support system to help her clients maintain their optimal health goals—whether it be weight loss, better sleep, balancing blood sugar, increasing their energy levels, or all of the above!
Give us a brief description of your business.
To sum it up, I help clients develop healthy habits in order for them to maintain lifelong wellness. I guide them on their health goals and serve as an accountability partner throughout their journey. In today’s American culture, maintaining healthy eating and fitness habits throughout the day can be difficult. I’m there as a consistent and constant support system for all my clients.
How did you decide on your business name?
When you decide to get healthy, you first need to focus on doing something good for yourself. And in order to do something good for yourself, you first need to love yourself, to see that you have value, you’re worth it. I took this concept when naming my business. It’s a play on the term “Love Myself”. Love Myself = Love My Health!
What makes you stand out? What makes you different?
First and foremost, I’m a great listener. I’m invested in my clients—their victories are my victories, their struggles, my struggles. I just really want to help people find their way to good health. I’ve been on a health journey myself—in fact I’m constantly working on my own healthy habits and eating—so, I have a personal role in this too. I’m open to any and all questions and I will support my clients throughout their entire journey.
How did you get the background and skills necessary to run this type of business?
In addition to one-on-one training from other health coaches, I am also certified through the Center of Obesity Prevention Education (COPE)—an education center through Villanova University. About two years ago I decided to take my passion and started my own coaching business!
What is the best part about what you do? Most Challenging?
The best part about my job is hearing and sharing client victories. It warms my heart to hear success stories and I love to see how much better my clients feel after we work together. Not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well.
The most challenging part of my job is helping my clients get over their barriers. Replacing unhealthy habits with healthy habits is a journey and requires caring and patience. Some of my clients eat because they are stressed or as a response to an emotion. We work together to find alternatives. I’m here to help them achieve life-long habits and wellness…sometimes that means taking small steps and being persistent and patient.
Who are your customers? Please describe them to us.
My customers can range from teens to 80+ years old, can be looking to lose 5-100 pounds, can be men or women. Basically, I work with anyone who wants to change their eating habits and learn how to fuel their body effectively. Those who are ready to focus on their own personal health—to learn a life long way of living and healing their bodies properly.
When you’re not running your business, what are you doing?
During the day I am an educator helping students and families. I enjoy spending time with my family. I’m a mom of three adult children, a cat mom and a dog grandma!
What matters most to you in your business?
What matters most is that I am there for my clients. My biggest mantra is simply: Be There. Always show up for people. I want to be sure my clients are getting what they need from the health programs and tools I provide them, and that I am there for support, guidance, and, of course to cheer them on!