Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are Zenergene’s Coaching Clients?


    I generally work with everyday women and men wanting to make long term changes to their overall health and wellbeing. I work with people to make holistic changes, focusing on the following areas:

    • Lifestyle Change & Personal Development
    • Nutrition & Weight Loss
    • Fitness

    You may have a goal of getting into the best shape of your life or you could be wanting to improve your energy, mobility, mindset and quality of life. All goals are welcome! I’m happy to chat to anyone and see how I may help.

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  • What level of support will best suit my needs?


    My services are flexible and customized to suit your goals, challenges and budget. I currently offer three levels of support which you can read more about here.

    Level One support is mostly online (via ProCoach) and is a great option of you are wanting to increase your nutritional knowledge, build a positive mindset and would like extra accountability. Level Two & Level Three support is suited for people wanting regular coaching and/or practical support to meet specific goals.

    I offer free consultations to understand your goals and discuss what type of support may suit you.

  • What is the different between Lifestyle Coaching & Lifestyle Support?


    I offer a mix of Lifestyle Coaching, Lifestyle Support and Personal Training services which are customized to meet your goals, challenges and budget.

    Lifestyle Coaching:

    Lifestyle Coaching is conversational, reflective and focuses on exploring challenges that are important to you through open questions (normally centred around shifting behaviours, mindset and self-belief). My coaching practice focuses on helping you identify specific areas that you would like to change or strengthen in your life. I will then help you to break these down into habit-based practices.

    Lifestyle Support:

    Lifestyle support involves practical guidance to help you build up knowledge and skills that support your lifestyle goals. This could include support around meal preparation, exercising at home, supermarket shopping, goal setting, time management and weekly planning.

    Personal Training:

    Personal Training involves specific and practical guidance, advice and support around exercise and movement to support your fitness goals / needs.

  • Do you advocate a particular diet philosophy?


    No. Well, not really…My weight loss philosophy is ‘diet agnostic’. I will not tell you exactly what to eat and how to live! Instead I will focus on helping you make holistic and sustainable lifestyle changes as determined by you. That being said, I encourage nutritional principles such as increasing vegetable intake, eating varied protein and fat sources and aiming to eat a diet that is largely based on natural unprocessed foods.   

  • Will you give me a specific meal plan or weight loss diet to follow?


    No…I don’t believe in giving people ‘cookie cutter’ meal plans or diets to follow. Instead, I will equip you with the knowledge, resources and mindset to easily plan, prepare and enjoy meals that meet your goals, preferences and lifestyle.

  • I am vegan (or vegetarian) – can I still join one of your Programmes?


    Yes. My weight loss philosophy is ‘diet agnostic’. I will not tell you exactly what to eat and how to live! Instead I will focus on helping you make holistic and sustainable lifestyle changes as determined by you. My programmes, approach and resources can factor in a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.

  • I am really busy. Do your programmes / Coaching approach take much time?


    Yes and No…. You can invest as much or as little time as you like. However, creating lifestyle change does require some commitment and effort. If you are concerned about being too busy, please chat to me about this. As a lifestyle coach, I will work with you to help you examine how you use and prioritise your time effectively. To help you get started, I will meet you where you are at: i.e. what is it that you are ready, willing and able to do today? From here, I will help you make small changes that require very little time and effort but will add up over time.

  • My life is hectic right now - should I wait until timing is better before enrolling in one of your programmes?


    Perhaps…Your current life circumstances may mean it is better to wait. But normally the best time to start is now. If you keep waiting for the perfect time, you will probably be waiting forever!!! Zenergene’s approach is about moving away from the “all or nothing” mentality (e.g., “I need to be fully ‘on’ my perfect diet/exercise regime otherwise I have failed…”) towards making small changes and then doing those things consistently well.

  • Do you offer Personal Training Services?


    Yes.

    Firstly, as part of my Coaching options I can help you set up "at - home" exercise habits and routines that will support you goals or work with you to plan how you will incorporate other types of exercise (gym, walking, sport e.t.c.) into you Lifestyle.

    In addition to this, I also offer stand alone "mobile" Personal Training sessions which can be either at your home or in a park location.

  • What is ProCoach?


    I use a software platform called ProCoach. to support Coaching clients. Precision Nutrition’s ProCoach is a world - class, habit based nutrition coaching platform. As part of the ProCoach experience you receive daily habits to complete, weight loss tips, learning assignments and progress check-ins. It is an easy-to-use cloud-based system that truly supports a holistic weight loss journey.

  • What is Coaching and what is Jade’s role as a Coach and Facilitator?


    Coaching is a highly collaborative process, centred on a Coach asking open questions to explore topics that are important to you (the Coachee/Client). My lifestyle coaching practice focuses on helping you identify specific areas that you would like to change or strengthen in your life. I will then help you to break these down into habit-based practices. As a Coach and facilitator I draw on my general business, professional and coaching expertise and experience.

    Depending on your goals and what support you would like, I can provide more specific coaching, advice and guidance related to nutrition and exercise within the scope of my knowledge and competencies as a New Zealand REPS Registered Exercise Professional and Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified coach. 

    I am not a licensed or registered medical professional or dietician. If I believe it is in your best interest to see another health professional I will refer you appropriately. To learn more about my background and qualifications please see my Coaching Biography.