About Me

My name is Carol Linstid. In 2012 I was a new mom with zero free time and lots of stress. I had lost my dad after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease. He had missed the birth of his long awaited and only grandchild by six months. 

I started making small, incremental changes to every aspect of my life as a way to work through stress and fight back against medical fate.I didn’t know at the time if it would work but all those little things added up to a tidal wave of change.

Within 3 years I lost 50% of my starting weight and discovered a passion for empowering others of any body type to pursue their health and fitness goals. I have lived the experience of working out while carrying more than 100 extra pounds. I encourage others in that position to see the strength that comes with that.

I love helping people turn big health goals for the future into actionable habits that improve their quality of life today. I am particularly excited to work with people battling diabetes, prediabetes, or who are worried about a family history of diabetes; especially those who are juggling their own health concerns with the need to care for others. 

As a Health & Wellness Coach and Certified Personal Trainer I’m committed to helping each client find a path that fits both their goals and actual life.

To honor my dad’s memory, I started walking and eventually running races each year near his birthday.

Here’s a timeline of that period by the races I did in his memory:
My First 5K! October 13, 2012
October 13, 2013
First half marathon! September 30, 2014
September 13, 2015

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)



Behavior Change Specialist (NASM)
Weight Loss Specialist (NASM)