About YOUnique Balance Health Coaching

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We met when our daughters were in preschool. We bonded immediately as we both were struggling with feeling good in our bodies postpartum.  We can relate to all those changes you feel after having children. We wanted to partner together to help moms feel their best at all points in their life. We each bring our unique personal experiences to the practice.  We complement each other and work well together.  We wanted to give you options when choosing your Health Coach.

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About Jen

    My name is Jen Alsman and I am a certified Holistic Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. In addition, I teach group fitness classes at Barre3 in Clarendon Hills. 

     Outside of work. I love spending time with my husband, Grant, and my two spirited daughters, Caitlin and Elise.  Barre3 and walks with friends are two ways I fuel my soul.

     Movement and exercise have always played a big role in my life.  From playing sports growing up, to developing a love for running in my 20s, to becoming a Barre3 instructor in my 30s, I have always loved getting my heart rate lifted and pushing myself and those around me.  Through all of this, I have dealt with body image issues, a series of injuries and secondary fertility struggles. But, it wasn't until after my second daughter was born that I started connecting nutrition to how I felt in my body.  At the time, I was experiencing extreme gastrointestinal discomfort and was searching for answers.  I started to investigate how nutrition affects the body. I had never heard the phrase "treat the whole individual, not just the parts or the symptoms."  After I learned more about how the entire body is connected and how everything we put into our bodies affects us, I was hooked and have held onto these beliefs ever since.  I am currently working through my own personal health and wellness journey. 

     Through my experiences and education, I have learned the value of working with a health professional that actually cares and really listens to their clients.  I look forward to helping you feel your best as you tackle your own unique health and wellness goals.  

About Lauren

     My name is Lauren Solberg and I am a mom, student and certified Holistic Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.  I love to educate and empower women and girls on how to nourish their bodies, minds and souls.  My entire mission is to help you set and achieve attainable health and wellness goals unique to YOU.

     I credit my own life experiences as the most valuable tools for helping others.  While I grew up staying active as a dancer, my passion for health and wellness began after experiencing my own autoimmune struggles as an adult.  After the birth of my third daughter, my body was not my own.  I found myself struggling with a laundry list of ailments that no doctor could piece together.  After months of living with debilitating symptoms, I decided to take matters into my own hands.  This is when I found functional medicine and learned to focus on healing my body with natural, nutrient dense foods and improvements to my lifestyle.  Once I adopted this way of living, my autoimmune symptoms were alleviated and I was on my way to living and feeling my best.  I am now committed to this new lifestyle.  

     When not studying or coaching, you can find me with my family and our two fur babies. I am always up for trying new wellness trends and I dream of one day moving to the country where we can have chickens, goats and overflowing vegetable gardens.  Once you are ready, let's find your why and get started on your health and wellness journey. 

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