RN, BSN, Certified Wellcoach, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
I provide intensive, life-changing coaching to help you get more out of yourself and your life.
112B Boston Rd, Groton, MA 01450
101 Main St, Pepperell, MA 01463
300 Baker Ave, Suite 300, Concord, MA 01742
1 Tara Blvd, Suite 200, Nashua, NH 03062
Health and wellness is not just a job for Joyce Strong, RN, BSN. It is her passion and way of life. She leads by example, devoting her time to helping others find a clear path to optimal health.
It wasn’t always that way for “Coach Joyce”, the name given to her by her five children and hockey players who train with her in her hockey program, Strong Dynamics Hockey Skating and Agility Training. In 2004, Coach Joyce was diagnosed with breast cancer which she calls her wake-up call. So, what does a single parent of 5 children do when she’s diagnosed with cancer? She develops a passion and appreciation for life, learns to coach, play and TEACH hockey skating, achieves her Level 5 USA Hockey Coaching credentials and starts a private Health and Wellness Nursing practice. Fast forward 12 years to where you will find Coach Joyce, RN Health Coach and owner of Ideal Weight-Total Well Coach where she preaches what she practices.
Whole foods are at the core of Coach Joyce’s nutritional recommendations. It is what you do eat and drink AND what you learn to avoid as you get to know how your own body works. Stabilize your life-style to include sleep, recreation, community, stress management and whole food. Step one is to assess where you are at now. Step two is to heal the damage and build a healthy lifestyle. Then and forever more, thrive and enjoy life with optimal health.
One of Coach Joyce’s greatest joys is to be on the same team with her patients as they build a better lifestyle. Patients have come to Coach Joyce with elevated triglyceride and cholesterol, blood sugar out of control and heartburn, all of which required prescription medications, and within a few weeks or months found themselves with normal labs value, off medications, losing weight and feeling better than ever. It seems like a miracle. The doctors ask, “What did you do?” The answer, time and again, is simple. Understand how your body works. Eat this, don’t eat that. Drink water. Sleep. Exercise. Find a way to reduce your stress. Believe. Coach Joyce’s confidence in her patients is always greater than their doubt and so… they succeed.
Coach Joyce sees health and wellness within a holistic, functional, integrative frame. While many health care practitioners focus on keeping you out of the hospital and functioning at a chronically low-level with pills for ills, Coach Joyce focuses on helping you find your OPTIMAL health and wellness. She asks, “Why settle for good enough health? Why not aim for feeling terrific and functioning the best you’ve ever functioned in your life?”
Authorized Provider for Ideal Protein Weight Loss protocol, Coach Joyce offers this medically supervised weight-loss program at her locations in Groton, Pepperell, Concord and Nashua. No matter where you live, you’ll want to drive the extra few miles to meet face-to-face with the best Coach born for the profession that marries her natural talents and passions of cheerleading, teaching, health science and athletics. She works 7 days a week and offers appointments at hours to meet the needs of her patients, days, evenings and weekends all by appointment.
You can see Coach Joyce for general nutritional and wellness coaching, consultation and follow-up for personalized nutritional plans and supplement recommendations using doctor-brand supplements including Metagenics, Xymogen, Standard Process, Designs for Health and more. She also offers some lab testing including food sensitivity tests from Cell Sciences and Cyrex and Orig3n nutritional genetic DNA testing.