Gillian Hood

Healthier Outcomes


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Po Box 6512
San Mateo, CA USA 94403

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Gillian Hood is the founder and President of Healthier Outcomes.

A popular and in-demand fitness and intuitive eating coach, Gillian understands the unique needs of busy women in different ages and stages of life. She is widely known for her ability to create a high degree of motivation among her clients to make exercise and intuitive eating an enjoyable and integral part of their lives.

Gillian brings to each client a unique and rare perspective on what it takes to eliminate the diet mentality and overcome emotional eating. Prior to becoming a fitness professional, Gillian experienced many of the same struggles her clients and millions of women experience, from weight gain and poor body image to disordered eating and lack of exercise motivation.

Having personally faced and successfully overcome her own battles with emotional overeating, Gillian fully understands that eating healthy, exercising and maintaining your weight is not an easy task for most women. For the last 19 years she has dedicated her life to educating, guiding and helping women lose weight and get in shape while learning to eat their favorite foods without feeling guilty or punishing themselves.

The breadth and depth of Gillian’s knowledge on health, fitness and emotional eating is a result of years of research and study, culminating in achieving a Master of Sport Science degree from the United States Sports Academy and a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) from San Jose State University.

In addition to the degrees she has achieved, Gillian has received advanced certification from several prestigious organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine, (considered the "gold standard" for personal trainer certification), and Wellcoaches, and she has achieved Master-level Personal Fitness Professional from IDEA (International Association of Fitness Professionals), the latter being the highest level of achievement for a professional trainer.

Gillian is often quoted in various print media including Energy for Women, Costco Connection, Better Nutrition and the Sacramento Business Journal as a result of her inspiring and proven approach to losing weight and keeping it off. She is also an in-demand speaker on the topics of fitness and intuitive eating.

To reach Gillian you can email her at gillian [at]

Coaching Information

Type of Coaching: ,

Coaching Style: supportive, empathetic, my clients set the agenda

Coaching Delivered Via: Phone, Skype, Meeting Software

Motto: Intuitive Wellness...Making peace with food, your body and your mind

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Professional Background

Coaching since: 1998

Coaching Education:
Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology, United States Sports Academy
Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, San Jose State University
Certified Health/Fitness Instructor, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Certified Wellcoaches Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches, Inc.
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Elyse Resch & Evelyn Tribole

Languages Spoken: English