Joel Woldt, Founder of Master's Health CoachingI grew up in a household that was constantly focused on weight loss and dieting. Every day I got a first hand look at how unhealthy lifestyle and weight could affect every facet of someone’s life as well as their family. However, my life really changed in the summer of 2006 when my Father had a heart attack which required triple bypass surgery. Thankfully, he survived the surgery, but hearing that he almost didn’t make it through the night triggered a change in me.

Upon returning to school in the Fall I immediately changed my major to Health Promotion, altered my lifestyle, and lost 30 pounds the next year. I made it my mission to learn everything I could about sustainable weight loss, proper exercise, and lifestyle change in order to help other people who were in the same position as my family members. The more people I was able to help, the more passionate I became and the more I realized how life changing that transforming your health could be. Many years later that passion also led me to attain a Master’s Degree along with over 10,000 hours helping clients one-one-one to achieve their health goals.

The joy that I have gotten from helping people to change their lives is what led me to start Masters Health Coaching. Our Coaches and I understand how hard weight loss and lifestyle change can be, how confusing the information can be, and how frustrating it is emotionally to have a setback. It is my promise to you that we will treat you like family and we will never stop working to give you the tools and support you need to achieve the Healthy and Sustainable Results that you deserve.

In Good Health,

Joel Woldt MS, CEP
Founder MHC

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Joel Woldt holds a M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology and attained CEP (Clinical Exercise Physiologist) Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Over the past eight years working with clients, Joel and his team have developed a reputation as Chicago’s most trusted resource for lifestyle change, personal training, and yoga.


Master of Science – Clinical Exercise Physiology, December 2011

Bachelor of Science – Kinesiology, Emphasis: Human Performance and Health Promotion May 2010


American College of Sports Medicine – Clinical Exercise Physiologist Certification, March 2012 (Re-Certified February 2018)

RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Certification – Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga For All Beings Teacher Training Program March 2017

Chicago Tribune – Trib Nation Fitness Community Conversation – Chicago Tribune 2012

Recipient, Research, Service, and Educational Leadership Grant, University of Wisconsin La Crosse 2011

Recipient, Past Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse 2011


Improvements in Cardio-metabolic Risk Markers, Aerobic Fitness, and Functional Performance Following a Physical Therapy Weight Loss Program – University of Illinois at Chicago Published in: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Pending)

The Effects of Resistance and Aerobic Exercise Sequence on Energy Expenditure – University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire 2014 Published in: Journal of Undergraduate Kinesiology Research

Determining the Energy Cost and Exercise Intensity of Four of the P90X Workouts – University of Wisconsin – La Crosse 2011 Published in: Ace Certified News

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