DARLA LILLEBERG - FLEX5 FOUNDER, ACSM PERSONAL TRAINER, AADP HEALTH COACH & HASHIMOTO'S AUTOIMMUNE SPOKES PERSON
Darla is a Certified Personal Trainer, Holistic Health Coach and thyroid patient advocate. Following her heart, she chose to become a trainer and coach in order to empower other women like herself, who also struggle with autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Leaning on her own experiences and education, she founded Autoimmune Babe to provide guidance and support women through the necessary lifestyle changes that allow them to lose weight, have increased energy and thrive.
Darla has over 8 years of self-study experience related to thyroid disease and autoimmune disorders through the various avenues of learning such as webinars, podcasts, health summits, interviewing functional medicine practitioners and pharmacists, in addition to hundreds of hours of research. She has also been coaching clients one on one and has volunteered her time as a lead moderator in the Hashimoto’s 411 Facebook support group and website for the past 5 years.
Darla’s own health challenges paved the way for her to better understand the pain, frustration and hopelessness one can experience from being unwell. She as deep level of understanding and compassion for those who are just starting out on their own journey and feeling lost; not knowing where to begin. Having put Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in to remission herself, she has the first hand experience necessary to help you find your way back to wellness.
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER & HEALTH COACH
Darla has earned the highly regarded ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Personal Training Certification and is focusing on helping women with their weight-loss and total body strength goals. She is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners). As part of her training through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition‘s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program, Darla studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.
Darla is a passionate advocate of the holistic approach to wellness. She believes in gradually achieving results by making small changes to our lifestyles, rather than expecting overnight results from fad diets.
Only by making the right fundamental lifestyle changes can you produce sustainable, real and long term results. That is when you will achieve whole body wellness.
Darla has been such a huge help me during this last year...I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and was so scared and had so many questions.....she answered all my questions with great knowledge as well as compassion. With each question she answered she always made me understand exactly what was going on and backed up answers with articles or research to help me understand further as well. When I had questions about testing, foods, diet, symptoms , you name it she always helped me figure out what my next step should be. Along with all of the above she also helped me stay calm through all of it... She truly is God sent. Marissa R., Staten Island, NY
Unbelievable results!! Working with Darla has truly been a wonderful experience. She is extremely understanding, knowledgeable and was able to help me with any questions or concerns I had along the way. Living with Hashimoto's is so much easier now and I owe it all to her! This has taken such a HUGE burden off me and I have been very impressed with her program! I will definitely be referring her to all of my friends and family. Brenda H., Kansas City, MO
A good friend of mine referred me to Darla and I couldn't be happier! After battling with Lupus for so many years I finally have relief and peace of mind. Darla is one of the only individuals I've met since I was originally diagnosed that genuinely cares about you and your health. It's like working with an extended member of your family. Completely exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend her! Amber M., Seattle, WA
Absolutely blown away with the service! If you are looking for someone who understands exactly what you're going through and can help you manage your autoimmune disease then this is it! Very knowledgeable and compassionate from the very beginning. Since I started working with Darla I feel so much stronger, more positive, and much more informed! Needless to say, I've tried other health coaches in the past and none of them compare. Thank you so much Darla! Megan W., Little Rock, AR