At Integrative Nutrition, just as we value that there is no one-size-fits-all diet, we also believe that every Health Coach has unique gifts to offer clients, and the world! We are inspired by creativity, and today we are celebrating Elena Pezzo, Class of 2010, who is having a blast spreading health and happiness on the streets of South Florida through her raw vegan food truck!
What were you doing prior to enrolling at Integrative Nutrition?
I was caught up in the grind of corporate America working as the Regional Sales Manager for Equinox Fitness. Ironically, I kept putting my own health and spirituality on the back burner. I was unhealthy due to my poor diet and bad lifestyle choices.
How did you learn about the Health Coach Training Program?
Since my own health was failing, and I was looking to heal myself holistically, I hired a Health Coach who dramatically changed me on a mental and emotional level. She opened up a whole new world to me!
In what ways did your life change after enrolling at IIN?
My whole kitchen changed! Through the IIN curriculum, I was introduced to superfoods, juicing, and crowding in the right foods. I started to honor my body by eating whole foods again.
Which nutrition experts were most beneficial to you?
I love David Wolfe and his knowledge of raw foods and superfoods, Dr. Mark Hyman’s teachings on gluten, and Dr. Barry Sears’ lectures on Omega 3's. But above all – bio-individuality!
What are you doing now?
Four months ago I decided to educate the masses on proper nutrition by opening a health food truck! We feature all gourmet raw and vegan cuisine. Zenergy Truck is “Wellness on Wheels” – a vehicle with a mission: to create healthier lives one mile at a time. We travel through South Florida and partner up with like-minded individuals to assist in creating awareness for the importance of proper nutrition.
That is so cool! Tell us more about the mission behind Zenergy Truck.
We are the only raw food truck in South Florida, and the ONLY truck that is offering e3live BOOSTER shots! We don’t just sell healthy food and drinks. We get to know people and educate them on the benefits of plant-based foods that are high in antioxidants – foods that promote healing.
What do you love about your work?
Everyday on the truck is a success! We impact people on a daily basis educating them about superfoods and how to create a healthier lifestyle. Some people see a green drink and they want to run, but we take the time to introduce them to delicious green smoothies and kale chips, explaining that raw food is delicious and doesn’t have to be a boring piece of broccoli.
Is there a need for Health Coaches where you live?
There can never be too many health coaches in the world!
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