Sonoma County Family YMCA

1111 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 545-9622

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Healthy Living Hub: Coaching, Classes, Cooking, and more

Health & Wellness Programs


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By joining in on any of our live classes, you are agreeing to our Waiver of Liability, Health Disclaimer & Safety Warning.

Links to join these classes via Zoom will be posted on this page.
The password will be our Y’s phone number, 5459622.
These classes are open to the community. Please observe appropriate conduct at all times and instructors can remove participants at anytime if needed.

Health Coaching


Need some extra support during these challenging times? Nicole Martinovich, Healthy Initiatives Coordinator and Certified Health & Lifestyle Coach is available for free sessions via zoom to share tips and tools, perspective and options for exploring, experiencing and managing your health and life.

To register, sign up here, and Nicole will reach out to schedule your appointment. You can also email Nicole directly at to schedule.

Why Work with a Health Coach?

Health Coaches work to empower clients to live their best life, according to the clients terms.

  • To clarify health related goals
  • Discover strengths and challenges
  • Learn new strategies to solve problems
  • Use active learning to develop a path toward greater health and happiness
  • Accountability, motivation, and fun!
  • Get out of a rut

What to expect from coaching

  • Respectful Engagement
  • Support for healthy lifestyle change
  • Actionable Steps / Homework
  • Holistic Approach
  • Self-discovery & Active Learning
  • Co-create strategies for a successful and fulfilling life
  • Identify your dreams, desires and goals
  • Reframing to expand your options

About Nicole

Health Coach • Personal Trainer • Group Exercise Instructor
Nicole loves to learn, teach and coach.
She can work with you both in person and virtually.

Nicole Martinovich is an ACE Certified Health Coach, SCW Certified Lifestyle & Behavior Coach and has completed Core 100 with Robbins-Madanes Training and Strategic Intervention Training.

Nicole’s love of physical activity started at Ocean Beach as a toddler, splishing and splashing in the waves. Continuing her aquatic journey she began body surfing and competitive swimming. Shifting gears a bit, she participated in horseback riding and water skiing in elementary & junior high. Later in high school, dance took center stage and continued to hold that position through collage, and beyond. In 1993 she started working at the Y. She has been and continues to teach a wide variety of exercise classes, provide Personal Training, Health Coaching and program support. She has been working full time at our Y since 2013 getting the YMCA’s Diabetes  Prevention Program up and running, and is now our Healthy Initiatives Program Coordinator.

Nicole works with you to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. She draws from her education and experience to support you in defining your goals, mapping out a course, moving obstacles out of your way and achieving your goals, while enjoying the process.

BA in Physical Education & MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine

ACE Certified Health Coach & Personal Trainer

SCW Certified Lifestyle & Behavioral Coach & Small Group Personal Training

Trained Lifestyle Coach for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

200 Hour Yoga Instructor, Integrative Yoga Therapy

200 Hour Yoga Instructor, Ayurveda focus

Life Coach trained with:
Robbins-Madanes Core 100 & Strategic Intervention

Nicole’s message to potential clients:

“Training and coaching are about getting you from where you are to where your want to be. You show up, do the work. I’ll bring my all; from sets and reps to downdog and hundreds, with lifestyle hacks, diet course corrects, meditation, inspiration, tools and techniques, with focus and fun. Let's get started!"

See our pamphlet here!

Click Here for Healthy Recipes and Cooking Demos!

What is health coaching?

Check out this video for more information!

Contact Nicole Martinovich, Certified Health Coach & Healthy Initiative Coordinator
(707) 545-9622 ext. 3412

Information Meeting Y Lifestyle Lift Lifestyle Balance/Weight Management

See our flyer here!

Friday Aug 7, 2020 04:00 PM

Meeting ID: 727 4639 2737
Passcode: 5459622


Saturday August 15th 10:00—11:00 am

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Let’s talk about what kind of information you receive with a DNA test, and how it can be useful?

  • Ethnicity Estimate
  • Migration paths of your ancestors
  • Genetic Traits
  • New relatives

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 962 0479 4787

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Tuesday August 25th 6:30—7:10pm

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Quinoa, Amaranth, Teff, Farro, Sorghum, and more

Ancient Grains

  • Why are they “ancient”?
  • Are they healthier than non-ancient grains?
  • Do they have gluten?
  • How do I cook them?
  • How about some recipes?

Join us for a casual presentation from the kitchen, about the nutrition of ancient grains with a cooking demo and recipes to bring variety to you diet.


5:30pm - Health Coaching: How Are You Doing?

Meeting ID: 749 7731 9148
Password: 5459622


6:30pm - Health Coaching: How Are You Doing?

Meeting ID: 770 8326 9556
Passcode: 5459622

Key Tips for Diabetes Prevention and Management

(a recap from our Health & Wellness presentation)

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