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Uplift Health & Movement Coaching


Non-Diet Health

Let go of the yo-yo! Reconnect to body, movement & food in a life-enhancing way.



Learn more and sign up now for our monthly class offerings--some are free!


Return to Movement Coaching

Return to movement in a helpful and uplifting way during eating disorder recovery.



Individualized exercise for chronic health conditions and life transitions.

Therapy Sessions
The Uplift Approach

Has the typical approach to health fallen short for you? Restrictive diets, unsustainable change, poor body image, exercise as punishment, shame & blame, lack of body-trust, etc.

Any of those sound familiar? 


The Uplift approach is person-focused using techniques of Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help you reconnect with movement, body and food in a more life-enhancing way.


I am aligned with a weight-inclusive and non-diet approach to health and work from an all movement matters and all foods fit mindset. 

Types of people I work with: 

  • Folks who are tired of the yo-yo cycle of the diet lifestyle.

  • People who are exhausted from the "no pain, no gain" exercise mentality.


  • Clients facing chronic health challenges who want a partner in health. 

  • People with a history of dysfunctional exercise who want to improve their connection to movement in a more helpful way.

  • Anyone else who would like to let go of the body as a measuring stick and focus on caring for the person as a whole.

About me

Hi, I'm Tonya!

I have 20+ years of experience helping people including cardiac rehabilitation, university teaching, non-profit management, triathlon and fitness coaching, group fitness instruction as well as health coaching.


  • BS, Psychology

  • MA, Health Studies


  • Certified Health Education Specialist

  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor 

  • Certified Medical Exercise Specialist

  • Certified Health Coach

  • Certified Personal Trainer

  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Basic Life Support

Continuing Education: 

  • Functional Training Specialist

  • Youth Training Specialist

  • Safe Exercise at Every Stage (SEES) for Eating Disorder Recovery

Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) 

  • Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA) 

The Uplift Philosophy

We're here to help! 

What we don't do: diets, shaming, body bashing, exercise as punishment. 

What we do: uplift and partner with you to build a helpful connection with movement, body, food. 


Say No to the



Let Go of 

Shame & Blame


Cultivate Body Neutrality


Make Peace with

Your Health

Try Uplifting Movement

What if we stop bashing our bodies and start believing in them?
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