Meet Your Coaches

Gina Forgione

Meet me the Coach

Gina Forgione is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Nutritionist. She has been married for 27 years, and she is also is a mother of two college students. She is also a wellness educator and workshop presenter. She was born in the state of Pennsylvania and was raised in Florida. She studied Business at Brandon Everest University.

About me:

I have always been passionate about health, fitness and nutrition. I have had a life full of many blessings, and a wonderful family that I adore. But, I have also had health struggles of my own in the past. Such as; weight gain, bloating, constipation, IBS, insomnia, skin problems and all sorts of digestive issues. I was frustrated and didn't know which direction to turn to.

It was only after I understood how to fully nourish my body and mind, eliminate certain foods while incorporating the right foods for me, and make some lifestyle changes was I then able to thrive and embody the energetic, vibrant being that I truly am.

Knowing that each one of us has unique stories, I want to relate to you on the common ground that some of us feel afraid of change at some point in our lives and we get stuck in our limiting beliefs. Each one of us is unique, we all have different nutritional needs and lifestyle. I am here to provide wellness programs for individuals who suffer with gut, bowel and digestive disorders, weight loss, nutritional or eating disorders, as well as stress mangement struggles. I am very passionate about actively supporting my clients as they strive to achieve their health goals through lifestyle, nutritional and behavior adjustments. I have been there, and I know just how challenging and frustrating your health and wellness goals can be.

My Qualifications:

I have worked in the medical field for over 15 years. I became a Certified Health Coach while attending The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is located in New York, NY. I am also a member of the International Association for Health Coaches (IAHC) and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals-Functional Medicine Digestive Intensive. I have learned over 100 dietary theories, practiced Integrative Medicine, and studied with the world's top health and wellness experts. Throughout my education, I have been exposed to the most cutting-edge dietary theories, such as Ayurveda, macrobiotic, paleo, vegan, and vegetarian. I have also studied highly effective coaching techniques to help you find the lifestyle that works best for you.

Click here to read Gina's write-up on Natural Awakenings!

Carmen Garcia

Carmen A. Garcia, D.C. is a Health Coach and Chiropractic Physician from Hockessin, Delaware. After over 20 years in practice, Dr. Garcia decided to go back to school and add health coaching to her resume as she realized that many of her patients were very confused on how to be healthy and how to stay healthy. Many of her patients were being bombarded by so much health information -- or lack of -- that it was affecting their ability to heal or not heal. Daily reminders that her patients really were searching for healthier options, but were not getting what they individually needed, led Dr. Garcia to enroll at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

About me:

My husband and I met while playing pickleball. We both enjoy playing the sport locally, and wherever we travel, we make sure to find a court. My parents live in Florida, and I enjoy our visits together. I especially love my mom's Puerto Rican cooking, which I tweak once in a while to make it healthier. I have been gluten-free for over 15 years, due to a severe gluten sensitivity issue; however, this experience has allowed me to guide others through their journey, as well as myself. I love dogs and was blessed to have been given the gift of unconditional love for 15 years from my beloved yellow Labrador Monty, who unfortunately passed away in October 2013. It was because of this relationship with my dear pet that I became a volunteer at Faithful Friends Animal Society.

My Qualifications:

  • Institute of Integrative Nutrition 2016
    Health Coach
  • New York Chiropractic College 1993
    Chiropractic Physician

The Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) is the only nutrition school integrating all of the different dietary theories. Since 1992, IIN has been at the forefront of holistic nutrition education, offering a comprehensive cutting edge training in health coaching. I have had the honor to learn from the top nutrition and wellness experts, including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Oz, Barry Sears PhD, Mark Hyman MD, and Chef Andrea Beeman, to name just a few. The curriculum at IIN emphasizes the path to health and happiness is an evolving process that is unique for each one of us - since every body is different.


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