Hello! I am Kara, a health coach and yoga teacher with a passion and love for women ready to release what has been holding them back from enjoying a life full of energy, health and confidence. I believe your life should be about more than gaining and losing weight. As a health coach, I support women who are ready to discover the best version of themselves and let go of...
  •  The scale dictating their success and mood.
  •  Fad diets promising a quick fix and short-lived results.
  •  Obsession with calories, exercise and how much they weigh.
  •  The self-sabotaging cycle that leads to guilt and shame.
  •  The frustration about why they can't get results.
The scale dictating their success and mood.
Fad diets promising a quick fix and short-lived results.
Obsession with calories, exercise and their weight.
The self-sabotaging cycle that leads to guilt and shame.
The frustration about why they can't get results.
If how-to's were enough, you would be thin, have energy and be happy. As a health coach, I know my clients need support to shift their mindset, overcome excuses and be consistent in order to get results. That is why I support them with personal health coaching, health education, mindset training and all the resources they need to live a lifestyle of health and freedom.
Let me share my journey.
In June of 2015, at the age of 43, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

We had just celebrated our son's first birthday.  My marriage was less than a year old.  I can't die now, I just got everything I wanted! 

My husband was diagnosed with diabetes a few weeks after my cancer diagnosis.  It was not a good month. 

Something had to change, and fast!  Our health had to rise to the top of our priority list immediately. 

I came to the realization that I'd spent decades over-taxing my immune system with fast food, processed meals, too much wine, not much exercise, too few fruits and veggies, occasional smoking, lackluster sleep habits, way too much stress, etc...  You know the story. 

I found myself tipping the scales at 211 lbs.  I'm 5'3".  Not good.

It was then that I started to embrace whole foods and quality nutrition to bring ourselves back to health. 

I employed as many healing modalities as I could get my hands on and did a ton of research.  I'd like to share what I learned with you.  
Since embracing these healthy habits, my husband and I have released over 45 lbs each (and counting!)

I offer lifestyle programs to improve the health of your body, mind and spirit.

I have a passion for working with:

Smart, Busy Women. Women like us face a lot of challenges.  We excel at high stress careers, take care of friends and family, manage active social lives.  We're juggling a lot and we're often at the bottom of our own lists.  I love supporting women in their health journey with important self-care practices so they can live the happiest, healthiest, most abundant version of themselves.

No Hair, Don't Care. I feel GREAT!
If you'd like to heal your body from the inside out, let's do this!  I'll support you with:
  • Education
  • Empowerment
  • Accountability
  •  Support Tools
  •  Coaching
  •  Results
  •  Love your body, love yourself, love your life
  • Education
  • Empowerment
  • Accountability
  • Support Tools
  • Coaching
  • Results
  • Love your body, love yourself, love your life
Let's Talk.
I offer a limited number of free coaching sessions every month. Book your session and pick a time that is convenient for you.
Does any of this resonate with you? My clients appreciate that I shoot straight and hold them accountable. I’ve spent too much of my time, energy, money and self-esteem doing things that DON’T work. If we would work together, my goals would be to 1) hold you accountable, 2) ask the tough questions, 3) support you with no judgement and 4) always remind you of why you are on this journey. If this sounds like something you are looking for, I would love to spend some time with you and explore if working together is a fit! 
I offer a limited number of free coaching sessions every month. Book your session and pick a time that is convenient for you.

In your free coaching session we will...
  •  Create your crystal clear vision for health, vitality and energy.
  •  Identify the hidden challenges and blockages keeping you stuck. 
  •  Receive a strategy you can begin immediately for results that last. 
Create your crystal clear vision for health, vitality and energy.
Identify the hidden challenges and blockages keeping you stuck. 
Receive a strategy you can begin immediately for results that last. 
Support Beyond Our Coaching Sessions
To be fit and healthy for a lifetime requires a commitment to living a certain type of lifestyle. I support my clients through a process to create a lifestyle that truly fits them because it was designed by them. 
As a bonus to my coaching clients, I offer The Healthy Edge 8-course program to teach and empower my clients to:
  •  release weight without restricting or counting calories
  •  eat properly throughout the day for sustainable energy.
  •  increase your metabolism naturally.
  •  maximize the effectiveness of every workout.
  •  know what additives and preservatives to avoid.
  •  effectively manage stress.
  •  enjoy indulgences without feeling guilt.
  •  develop a mindset of progress, not perfection.
  •  end emotional eating and self-sabotage.
  •  create a sustainable and customized healthy lifestyle.
release weight without restricting or counting calories
eat properly throughout the day for sustainable energy.
increase your metabolism naturally.
maximize the effectiveness of every workout.
know what additives and preservatives to avoid.
effectively manage stress.
enjoy indulgences without feeling guilt.
develop a mindset of progress, not perfection.
end emotional eating and self-sabotage.
create a sustainable and customized healthy lifestyle.
This comprehensive lifestyle program includes:
8-Course Online Program with Home Kit
The Healthy Edge Online program consists of educational videos, empowering audios, downloadable notes and more.

A Home Kit is delivered to you and includes a Wellness Tracker, Healthy Edge Cookbook and Getting Started Right Guidebook.

Recipes, Food Prep Workshops & Meal Plans
Enjoy over 250 recipes searchable by ingredients or dietary preferences including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian. Monthly food prep workshops, meal plans, workouts and additional videos, downloads and audios are available in your online health resource library.Download free Zucchini, Corn and Black Bean Tacos Recipe

Supportive Online Community
Enjoy an exclusive online community Facebook group where you will receive health information, inspiration and tips. This is a great place to post your wins, questions and request support from others on the journey to better health.  This is a private group for our Healthy Edge Community Only.

A Message from Healthy Edge Creator, Amber Thiel

What Kind of Results To Expect
Results you may experience beyond releasing weight include:
  • More confidence
  • Increase sex drive
  •   Family implementing healthy habits
  • Quality sleep
  • Clearer sense of purpose
  •  effectively manage stress.
  • Guilt-free living
  • Overcoming emotional eating
  • Letting go of the diet mentality
  • Clear thinking
More confidence
Increase sex drive
Sustainable energy
Better family health habits
Quality sleep
Clearer sense of purpose
Overcoming emotional eating
Letting go of the diet mentality
Clear thinking
Weight loss or better health may be your primary focus whether you are going through menopause or taking care of your young (or grown) children. As a health coach, I will support you in clarifying your vision and implementing a simple and doable action plan that will lead you to victories well beyond a number on the scale or a smaller size of pants. 

I am committed to you achieving your best self. I encourage you to let go of the fear, doubt and past failures. If you keep doing the same thing, you will continue to get the same results. It's time to do something different. I don't believe anything is a coincidence. You are reading this for a reason. Can I support you in evaluating whether or not what I offer is a fit for you? My free coaching session will provide an opportunity for us to get to know each other, evaluate your goals, talk about what is holding you back and allow me to give you some tips and strategies you can start implementing right away to feel and look better. Be sure to take advantage my limited free session by clicking and scheduling below. 

What Clients Are Saying about The Healthy Edge 
Two years ago, I met my first Healthy Edge coach face to face to begin a journey that has taken me places I couldn't even imagine. I was so clouded by the despair and pain that I was merely existing. This path I'm on now is a result of amazing, empowered choices I have made because coaches like her choose to follow their passion and support others in a loving and caring way.

I now live my life with purpose and passion, and feel like I have a place in this world to make a difference. In my core, I have peace and joy, and I live life to it's fullest and have more fun than I have ever had. I am truly grateful that I found The Healthy Edge to use as a tool to live my amazing life. My Healthy Edge family has supported me though so many challenges and successes over the past couple years, and I am honored to be a part of a family of like-minded people. To everyone who has had a part in that, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

- Nicol

"The Healthy Edge Lifestyle has truly changed my life! I had no idea that I could actually have energy. I didn't realized how bogged down my body was with all of the processed foods that I used to eat. I have been on my Healthy Edge journey for many years now and my husband and kids enjoy the Healthy Edge Lifestyle as well. It's really not hard and soon your body craves all of those real foods. I am never hungry or lacking with The Healthy Edge. I love that it is not a diet... it's a lifestyle!"
I was 40 years old, teaching 5+ hours of fitness classes a week and personal training as my career. I was and always have been “FIT”. However…I was not very healthy. For about 10 years I’d been having strange pain in my feet, wrists and shoulders, but as a former collegiate athlete, assumed that it was just normal.

The pain in my feet got so bad that I finally went to see a podiatrist. After 4 years, 2 surgeries, 20+ cortisone shots in various joints, and orthotics in my shoes I was still in pain-even more now. I was frustrated and tired, but I keep dragging thru my workouts and I felt like crap!
I’d had enough shots and surgeries (he was ready to do more) when I got on Web Md and diagnosed myself with Rheumatoid Arthritis. In my LAST appointment with that doctor I asked if I could possibly have this disease. He took one look at my X-Ray and said YES, I’m pretty sure that is what you have.

After more doctors and several blood tests later, I do indeed have RA. That search on Web MD and a conversation with Amber Thiel, creator of The Healthy Edge have changed my life completely! Amber described the principles of The Healthy Edge to me and I was in! I learned how the food I was eating (everyday!) was contributing to my disease and keeping me fit, but unhealthy. I was puffy, sluggish, and riddled with inflammation. In my own health journey I’ve changed how much water I drink, how frequently I eat, what I do and don’t eat, and take supplements. In turn, I’ve achieved newfound energy and feel better than I have in years! Participants in my fitness classes keep asking what I’ve done differently, why are classes so much more challenging now? I tell them about The Healthy Edge and that I feel great! 

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