Taunya Nelson is an Eating Psychology Coach and Personal Fitness Trainer based in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii. She is certified by The Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and by The American Council on Exercise (ACE), with over 3 decades of experience in the industry.
Taunya's father was a former Olympian, her brother was a body-builder and owned a World Gym. She first worked in Southern California as a group-fitness instructor, then as a personal trainer in Lake Tahoe, where she lived for 13 years. She brought her talents to the island of Maui 16 years ago, & began coaching there.
She enjoys bringing movement, health and balance into people's lives, with the motive of helping them embody their unlimited potential. Balancing spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health is vital. A big part of that is having a healthy relationship with food and body, which she can help you build.
Taunya has an intense passion for learning and growth, and loves empowering others. Her inspiration to do this work is from her own journey back to health from past traumas, which triggered disordered eating, exercise addiction & ulcerative colitis.
Taunya has been married for 37 years and has 2 married adult daughters. When she's not coaching clients, researching for their sessions, training in the gym, developing programs, or creating healthy menus, you can find her hiking with her husband and dog, swimming in the ocean, dancing, trying new restaurants, going to the movies, listening to inspirational podcasts, reading or traveling and snowboarding.