About Me

Cara Strong

Hello! My name is Cara Strong and helping you make changes to your health and wellness that you can stick to is my passion. I meet people where they are to educate and help them discover and apply scientifically based, easy to understand, and simple to follow lifestyle strategies that help them transform their health one step at a time and add life to their years.

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My healthy living journey started as a teenager when my father was diagnosed with heart disease. I decided right then that my adult life would not be one filled with chronic illness. I began learning and applying everything I could to take care of myself and I benefitted by feeling better than I ever had.

As I grew into adulthood, I pursued my career, but my interest in how adults could live healthy, active lives continued to grow as I saw chronic illness and other health problems stealing their joy. My heart went out to those people, and I wondered how I could help them improve their health and live that active life they wanted so much.

Years later, I met a certified health coach. It was during this coaching relationship that I began to fully understand the importance of the QUALITY of food that we use to fuel the body. So much of our food is fake and processed, full of chemicals, preservatives, and artificial colors! It’s no wonder that our bodies are rebelling and so many are suffering with chronic illness, obesity, and diabetes. Our bodies were designed to eat whole, real food, not laboratory creations! I realized that I had been misinformed, too, and began looking at the food I ate in an entirely different way. I enjoyed the process so much and because I had an increasing desire to share what I learned; my coach encouraged me to put my passion into practice by becoming a certified health coach. I did just that in 2020 through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute.

The decision I made many years ago as a teenager to do my best to avoid heart disease has impacted my life more than I could have ever imagined. There have been times in my life when I let things slide, so I’m not perfect by any means. I have come to love this lifestyle because I want to be healthy for my family, to be ready and able to fully serve my Creator and Lord, and to enjoy a full, active, life, free from illness and chronic pain.

I believe that we all want to live happy, healthy, and long lives and understand how lifestyle, exercise, attitude, and nutrition affect every aspect of our health. As a certified health coach with personal experience and education, I have a heartfelt desire to help motivate, educate, and empower groups and individuals to add life to their years and live them to the fullest. This is why I started Step Forward Health Coaching, LLC. I believe I can help you. Take that “step forward” and contact me to find out how.

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step.

Naeem Callaway

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King, Jr.