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Dawn Yamashita
Certified Healthy Edge Coach
dawn.yamashita@gmail.com
630-240-2146
Hello! I am Dawn, 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 their weight.
  •  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.
My Journey
I have been married to a wonderful man for over 30 years. I have two grown children that are doing great things. Life is good. But it wasn’t always that way. I have encountered my share of adversity and heartache.

My younger son went through some very challenging times that lasted over a decade. I watched as he continually made one poor decision after the next. It seemed like his life was out of control. I felt helpless. There were many times I did not think he would make it to adulthood. This led me to become both angry and sad. I focused entirely on my son and his choices for way too long. Consequently, my health suffered.
Right about the time my son’s situation started to look brighter, my husband contracted bacterial meningitis. We did not think he was going to survive. Once again, I felt like I had no control. Once again, I became sad and frustrated. Once again, I was focused on someone else, neglecting my own health and well-being. This pattern continued as we dealt with his lengthy recovery and the effects of his illness.

Looking back, I realize how unhealthy I was both physically and mentally. But I am resilient.  I have since become wiser, stronger and healthier. Now I know that, in order to be there to support others, you have to take care of yourself. Sleep, proper nutrition, exercise and self-care should not be neglected, especially in times of stress. It is important to nourish yourself so you can be healthy and well for the people in your life.

I am passionate about helping women on their health and wellness journeys. I want to empower you. I want to provide you with the tools and the mindset to live well and become the best version of you.
Thank you for reading my story. As you can see, I too have struggled and I have a deep passion and commitment to lead other women to the freedom I have discovered in my on life. Before we go any further, let's make sure we are on the same page. What I do with the women I coach isn’t for everyone. This definitely isn't for you if you are looking for: 
  •  A diet or fad.
  •  A quick fix.
  •  False promises so you can feel better.
  •  Prepackaged meals.
  •  A list of do's and don'ts.
  •  Something that promises to DO IT FOR YOU.
  •  A short-term solution.
I would love to chat with you and see if what The Healthy Edge offers is something that would support you in your health goals.
  •  A diet or fad.
  •  A quick fix.
  •  False promises so you can feel better.
  •  Prepackaged meals.
  •  A list of do's and don'ts.
  •  Something that promises to DO IT FOR YOU.
  •  A short-term solution.
Are you ready to talk?
I offer a limited number of free coaching sessions every month.  Reserve your spot today.
If this program looks like something you would be interested in I would love to offer you a free coaching session! 

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.
I offer a limited number of free coaching sessions every month. Book your session and pick a time that is convenient for you.
What is The Healthy Edge Lifestyle Program
The Healthy Edge is an 8 week online course that brings a complete nutritional and lifestyle education program to the comfort of your own home. You don't need another quick fix diet, you need to embrace a lifestyle that is realistic, delicious and fun and that will allow you to get results and keep them forever. The Healthy Edge's foundation is 5 simple daily goals for you to focus on. We believe that your results are not what you do SOME of the time, but what you do MOST of the time.
A Home Kit is delivered to you and includes:
  • Wellness Tracker: Amazing support tool for those of you looking for accountability and goal setting for your health journey.
  •   Getting Started Right Guidebook: This guidebook is the foundation of The Healthy Edge 8-week Lifestyle Program and includes 6 Steps to Success, 14 Day Meal Plan, Ideas for QUICK Low-Glycemic Meals & Snacks, Frequently Asked Questions and so much more!
  •   Healthy Edge Cookbook: Over 100 recipes! Gluten & dairy-free friendly!
  • Wellness Tracker: Amazing support tool for those of you looking for accountability and goal setting for your health journey.
  •   Getting Started Right Guidebook: This guidebook is the foundation of The Healthy Edge 8-week Lifestyle Program and includes 6 Steps to Success, 14 Day Meal Plan, Ideas for QUICK Low-Glycemic Meals & Snacks, Frequently Asked Questions and so much more!
  •   Healthy Edge Cookbook: Over 100 recipes! Gluten & dairy-free friendly!
8 Course Online Lifestyle Program - 
Each of the 8 Healthy Edge courses includes a weekly audio and video from CEO Amber Thiel, downloadable course notes and supportive guides.  Course topics include:
Explore metabolism, calorie counting, appetite, fat burning and eating to release weight. Learn how to avoid the energy rollercoaster and REV up your metabolism. Learn quick and simple options for breakfast and how to properly combine food to satisfy and overcome cravings
and binges. 
Learn preparation and food ideas to keep you on track during your workweek. Get the REAL scoop on fast food marketing and ingredients and what role it plays in your life. Get 10 easy tips for ordering healthy at restaurants, without feeling deprived, weird
or high maintenance.
Learn the real strategy for making a healthy decision by  reading a food label. Get in depth education on enriched  flours, sugar, sodium and MSG. See actual food labels of  products and decide if it’s a healthy option or marketing  techniques masking it as “healthy.”
Learn how stress may be affecting your thyroid, liver, adrenal and digestive health and strategies that literally stop the rush of stress hormones. Discover the real effects of combining diet techniques with stress, including weight gain. Get insight into the healthy and not-so-healthy role of caffeine and the role sleep plays.
Additional Support
Personal Coaching
We believe that The Healthy Edge 8 week journey is most successful when people choose to be held accountable and have support for their journey.  That is why I offer personal coaching sessions to all of my clients.

As your health coach, I would support you by holding you accountable, asking the tough questions, supporting you with no judgement and always reminding you of why you are on this journey. I do this through a place of love, but tough love.

Self-guided packages also available.
Online Community
With The Healthy Edge program you also receive access to our Online Community.  This membership includes a weekly newsletter and an online library full of educational videos, audios and PDF's such as meal plans, product reviews, and more!

Our community members also receive access to a private Facebook group.  This group is an amazing support tool.  Enjoy daily support posts from Amber Thiel and fellow community members. It is a perfect place to share your wins and struggles and receive support with no judgement.
Food Prep Workshops
Our online community members also receive access to monthly food prep workshops with Amber.

In this 2-hour workshop, Amber will take you step by step through her process of preparing for the week.

Before each workshop you will receive a grocery and pantry list, downloadable workshop recipe and a link to register for the live workshop.

If you cannot attend live, the recording will be available in your Healthy Edge account along with past workshops.
300+ Recipes
In your Healthy Edge account you will also find 300+, downloadable Healthy Edge recipes.  We also offer a search option so you can simply type in an ingredient and search for all recipes including that ingredient.

I would like to share one of my favorite recipes with you!  This is a perfect dish to take to family gatherings, picnics or just to have in the refrigerator as a quick lunch or snack option.

Click Here to download the Quinoa Salad recipe
A Message from Healthy Edge Creator, Amber Thiel

What Kind of Results To Expect
Results you may experience beyond releasing weight include:
  •  More confidence
  •  Increased 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
  •  Family implementing healthy habits
  •  Clearer sense of purpose
  •  Effectively manage stress.
  •  Guilt-free living
  • Overcoming Emotional Eating
  •  Letting go of the diet mentality
  •  Clear thinking
  •  And so much more! 
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!"
 
-Kimberly
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! 

-Erica