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About Me

Certified Adapt Functional Health Coach

Joel Perez

I am Joel Perez, life loving husband and father to a wonderful and rambunctious 5 year old girl.

In my early thirties I realized that it was no longer ok to be carrying all the extra weight. I knew the consequences had become too large. I sought medical care but they only offered me the same advice. Eat less and move more. I knew that I needed more than that.

I can remember thinking I was already educated enough about health and nutrition but at the same time I new that my body was actually suffering. Its depressing to become unhealthy especially when you put so much effort in all facets of your life. Your go to becomes, be stricter and more stricter but the results in you suffering physically and emotionally.

Other than getting more strict with myself I also attempted to get help from the legacy health care system. An expert, a Doctor, told me to eat less and move more. I felt betrayed. Doesn’t he know I already tried that, and if so was that yet another punch in the gut. I don’t know his intention but what I do know is that he was giving me everything he was trained to do.

At this point I decided to use my science and health training to find a better solution. I researched extensively for a better way to diet and this led me to find the paleo diet. The principals I came to learn made sense to me and I decided that I needed to try it on myself to be sure. With a this experimental mindset and also with the motivation from my coaches I was able to help myself back to health.

When I work with clients I know they are probably coming from attempt after attempt of doing the right things. We don’t dwell on mistakes. We do explore the things they are really good at. We also talk about and build on whats going right.

I am a dad, battling a dad bod. Im not perfect but my training was great. My health coach training was from the world class Kresser Institute, I matriculated and since then I am an Adapt Certified Functional Health Coach.

Before becoming a dad I was a working scientist. I used my generalist Biology training to bring a clearer sense to complex problems that others couldn’t solve. I enjoy finding elegant solutions to messy problems. If you work with me you will learn how to find elegant solutions to your complex health issues.

I you are ready to begin your health journey I invite you to book a one on on health coaching intro session. To find out more about what health coaching is read this or this .

Today I work with many people that have similar issues. I help them the way that my coaches helped me, with information and motivation. They regain health to what ever degree that is most helpful to them. They regain mental clarity and they regain the feeling of being able to control their own health.

If you are still unsure beginning your journey with me then I invite you to sign up for my free online health rest course. By following the online course you can DIY yourself back to health with hopefully new information about health. If you have trouble with the course your fall back could be group or one on one coaching.

Find inspiration in my health journey. That’s all me.

Before and After (me)circa 2011-2013)


Project Duration
44 years and counting

I’m a health coach so the question is, is it possible to coach oneself. Technically every coach should get coaching and I do get coached from time to time. However there was a time when I wasn’t aware or coaching.

You might be asking why I am promoting an accomplishment I did without coaching. The reason I do this is because I am not naive. I know people are out there doing amazing things.

When I accomplished this transformation it was a s surprising to me. The surprising thing wasn’t that I lost weight. I knew my motivation and I my plan were going to help me accomplish my goals. What surprised me was that I didn’t know how to help someone do what I did at the time.

Pictured above are of myself on the left weighing about 300 lbs. On the right I weighed between 210 to 230 lbs.

If you are wondering how I am today. That might be a good question. Since those days I discovered more about myself. I found that I was suffering from some serious gut issues and I also found out that I liked being present with my wife and daughter more than the grueling process I would have to be doing to commute to the gym where I used to work out (30 miles away)

Am I healthy, as a health coach? I would say overall, yes. What I mean by that is that I still actively strive to be better. Having goals is in my opinion not a bad thing. The bad thing is not knowing where to start or doing nothing because I haven’t found the perfect answer.

I am putting all this out there to show that journey’s don’t end when you achieve a numerical result. Things will come up and often its not when you expect them. Having the confidence of past successes help in these situations.

Another reason I am putting this here is to say that yes as a health coach I can be judged by how I look. But also remember that I learned a lot and I am confident that my health will improve with a little health. You can have this confidence too.