Melanie Cohen New York, New York
Life Coach, Health and Fitness Coach, Performance Coach
I have been overweight and overwhelmed by clutter. I've both lost the weight and ditched the disorder. Work with me 1-1 to reach your weight loss and organizational goals.
I'm a born and bred New Yorker and went to college in Los Angeles.
I spent my childhood and teen years as a competitive gymnast until leaving the sport my senior year of high school. I loved tumbling and dancing, but injuries and toxic scrutiny over the scale fueled my decision to leave that behind and look to the future.
I went to college dreaming of being a sports psychologist. My path led me a different direction.
One thing was consistent after leaving gymnastics. I gained weight. Throughout and after college, through family dysfunction, working long hours in retail, getting married, and having two children.
I became depressed, disappointed and lost my identity.
My moment of catharsis happened when I saw my reflection in the glass partition at my daughter's first gymnastics class.
I saw a woman I didn’t recognize and didn’t want to be. I was embarrassed and ashamed.
Soon after, I joined WW. Over the course of 18 months, I lost 65 pounds. I signed up for adult tumbling classes. I dropped 6 sizes and felt reborn.
I was recruited and joined the WW staff. I was able to help people (like me) find success and guide them to a better place, physically and emotionally.
In over two decades, I helped thousands of people lose weight and keep it off. I facilitated workshops in-person and virtually and worked as a personal coach.
I became a Certified Life Coach in 2022. It's clear to me that my purpose is to help people.
I spent nearly a year working with a personal organizer and researching the deep relationship between clutter and weight. I created the Design Your Healthy Life Strategy plan to help people lose weight by removing the physical, digital, mental, and emotional clutter in their lives. There are weekly Zoom meetings and over 50 on-line readable and pre-recorded video courses.
5 reviews (5.0)
When I thought of choosing a coach for my weight loss journey six years ago I knew that I needed someone who would gently prod me along my weight loss journey with empathy and kindness. I also knew that I needed someone who would share with me the skills that could help me become my healthiest very best self. Someone who would support me becoming the conductor of my own train rather than a passive passenger on someone else's. Someone who was thoughtful, honest, joyful and real. Someone who would support me when I wavered or fell off the wagon and cheer me when I got back on and when I succeeded. Someone to guide me in taking many, many small steps leading to reach my goals. When I think about who that coach became for me ,100 extra pounds ago, it was purple haired, funky, lovable, capable and competent Melanie Cohen. Lucky me and lucky you if you jump at the opportunity to let her guide you on your journey to achieve a better, happier and healthier lifeMarilyn K
I am so grateful to have had Melanie as my coach on my journey to reach my weight loss goals. Through the process of our sessions, I learned a lot about skills and strategies for weight loss, and a whole lot about myself, too! Melanie's approach allowed me to feel empowered to make changes in my health, which ultimately helped me make deeper changes in my life. I love that from the start, I felt like Melanie "got me". She's clearly experienced and professional; positive and proactive in her approach. I can't say enough good things about my experiences with her!Laura R
I am a recently retired pastry and culinary chef. During my tenure in the kitchen, I believed that I needed to respect the food ingredients that I worked with daily and to take charge of my health before the ingredients took the best of me. Knowing that I do best with a team supporting my efforts, I was fortunate enough to meet Melanie Cohen. For over 10 years Melanie was a major support in my weight management journey. She brought wisdom and humor to the mix and encouraged me take it step by step and to be proud of my success. Over the many years working with Melanie, I lost the 25 pounds that I had set out to lose. And I have maintained this loss since for over 8 years. Keeping my personal values in sight, having a strong coach and knowing that health was my ultimate goal I was able to face the every day challenges a chef faces in a kitchen with endless temptation. I have made adjustments in my life that have now become as routine as brushing my teeth. I balance food, exercise and creative time. Mel is amazing and I am grateful for her support all these years.Louise
I've been working with Melanie of Thoughtfully Coaching for several months. First, one on one to help me focus on some foundational behavior improvements when it comes to weight loss and I am currently taking part in her weekly seminar series to help improve other areas of my life. I find her very upbeat, informative and supportive. She really understood my specific challenges and helps me bridge the gap between wanting to do something like track calories, drink more water, and understanding more about handling urges and cravings to actually doing it! She comes from years of professional experience in creating healthier lifestyles and weight loss but with the added benefit of her organizational training she is really helping me clear out the physical and emotional clutter that was getting in my way. I transitioned to her online weekly group seminars because I need her in my life!!Alexis Q
Melanie was my weight loss coach for about a year. I'm happy to say I'm healthier after having worked with her. We spoke weekly and she emphasized a holistic approach, not just focusing on the scale, but also my overall health and wellness. Melanie actually listened, which can't be said of all coaches. She's down-to-earth and fully understands that meeting your goals is about the process of getting there as much as it is about attaining the goal. I could tell she knew what worked for one person might not work for another and was able to adjust accordingly. I highly recommend her services for anyone looking to improve their wellness.Debra N