Mariana Stabile, Holistic International Health Coach
I am a huge foodie with a passion for nutrition, fun exercise and helping others, and the proud founder of Balance with Mariana, LLC, a holistic Health Coaching practice.
I am a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC) and Certified International Health Coach (CIHC). I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), where I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
I am also a certified barre teacher and certified yoga teacher, and teach daily at my own studio, Balance Studio.
Before IIN and barre/yoga, I received a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School. After graduating from UPenn, I led a career in finance for 9 years, starting off in NYC where I worked for 7 years, and then moved to Miami, FL in 2013 where I finally made the switch from Finance to Nutrition.
I now live in Managua, Nicaragua where I continue my health coaching practice from my own holistic wellness and barre studio, Balance Studio.
WHAT BROUGHT ME TO HEALTH COACHING?
I believe my journey is one that many people can relate to. All throughout my finance career in NYC, I started my days VERY early and worked long days, but still managed to squeeze in time to go to the gym, go out to dinners and drinks, and then do it all over again the next day. I definitely embraced the "work hard, play hard" lifestyle, but quickly got bags under my eyes, gradually my weight went up, and my digestive issues got worse. I tried LOTS of diets, but they were all short term and I never really got healthier.
When I finally decided to take a small break and move to Miami, I started to take a deeper dive into my health. Though I first continued my career in finance, I started spending more and more time reading and learning about health and holistic nutrition. I was determined to get healthier, and this passion led me to enroll in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. At the same time, my health stated taking a turn for the better. I finally learned about proper eating vs. dieting, and not only lost my permanent "3-month pregnant belly" plus a few pounds, I improved my digestions issues, overcame my sugar addiction and started feeling MUCH better ever day. And I was truly LOVING everything I was learning about nutrition.
That's when I realized this was my greatest passion, and my role in life was to help others the way I was helping myself. So I decided to take nutrition from hobby to career, quit my job in finance, and now I work full time as a Health Coach, while continuing to grow my knowledge base in nutrition every day.
Check out my quick video below for more on my journey!