Forest & Cheryl Townsley
Forest and Cheryl believe that lasting transformation does not come from artificial intelligence but from wisdom gained through real-life experiences and authentic community with shared values.
Lifestyle for Health
Lifestyle for Health has grown out of Cheryl and Forest overcoming significant health and financial challenges that began early in their marriage.
As they worked with a holistic chiropractor to restore their health, Cheryl took what she was learning and began teaching small cooking classes in local health food stores; making healthy food taste great was unheard of 30 years ago! Out of these small beginnings came multiple best-selling books and appearances on over a thousand television and radio shows.
In the wellness arena, the last three years have changed everything! After working with clients from around the world for over 30 years, Cheryl now says, “It has never been this hard – people’s health challenges and finding easy and lasting solutions is requiring every skill I’ve learned plus daily grace and wisdom from God. A perfect diet and perfect solutions no longer cut the mustard”.
Naturopath Wisdom Coach
Neuro-Movement Coach & Chef
We support our growing community through teaching, coaching, and sharing hope for creating lives congruent with each individual’s strengths and gifts – God’s plan for each life. In this post-covid season, we are building a legacy community: people committed to greater health for themselves and their families.
Lifestyle for Health is committed to supporting your success with practical strategies, proven resources, and affordable, effective products. Our programs are not ‘one size fits all downloads.’ We offer one-on-one coaching for people wanting rapid and individualized
Our programs are not one size fits all downloads. We offer one-on-one coaching for people wanting rapid and individualized results, plus a full range of affordable, online training programs that will take you one baby step at a time, with support, toward a healthier and more purposeful lifestyle.
God has called us to steward our temples (our bodies) and truly live to our full potential. For over 30 years, Lifestyle for Health has been empowering people like you to get real results, on a budget that can be sustained, as a lifestyle. These successes are a lighthouse of hope for everyone to live their full potential in a healthy and fit body.
It’s funny the changes you notice. I’ve shopped in the plus size department for so long, it’s taken awhile for me to make the shift & shop in the misses department without first browsing plus sizes.
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Let’s find your simple life. Together
Cheryl knows first-hand what it is like to lose her health, finances, and business, and be one step from losing her life. That ‘moment of truth,’ the day she attempted suicide shattered her perception of being invincible and successful. Academic and corporate success faded into the background as she diligently sought to restore her mental and physical health. That journey led to the creation of Lifestyle for Health in 1990, authoring 17 books and working with tens of thousands of clients from around the world through the Lifestyle for Health Wellness Clinic.
Some call me “The Einkorn Man” because I love baking with einkorn flour: yes, my bread is truly amazing – everyone loves it! I grew up in a National Park Service family. My favorite park is Mount Rainier, where I learned to kayak (back when you had to build your own), ski (my favorite sport), climb, hike, fish, and cut firewood (my dad liked to have at least 20 cords stored for winter).
My passion is teaching. I taught 4th and 5th graders for ten years – back then it was a fantastic experience! Today, in addition to running Lifestyle for Health, I teach kids and adults to move better, live better, and laugh more!
In high school, Forest’s passion turned to education. After receiving a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado, he spent ten years as an Elementary School teacher in Denver, CO, specializing in gifted and talented programs.
Forest has an enthusiasm for learning and teaching that is unmatched. Through his sense of humor and storytelling, he makes complicated concepts (neurology of movement) easy and meaningful for people of all ages. Forest desires that everyone experience their best life through better movement, community, and education.
In 2016 Forest and Cheryl realized that “the next missing piece” for their client coaching was neurology – a topic that, at that time, was virtually undiscussed in the wellness community. While Cheryl had spent 25+ years specializing in nutrition, digestion, inflammation, and emotions, Forest saw the opportunity to specialize in the neurology of health, pain, and movement. Movement is the true currency of life. Helping his clients see better, balance better, and move better has become a foundational part of the Lifestyle for Health coaching program.
Forest has six levels of certification through Z-Health Education plus an advanced certification through Next Level Neuro.
With a Ph.D. in mathematics and 25+ years in mathematics education, Lanee quickly sees patterns, recognizes challenges, and asks the right questions to help students discover a path to solve the problem. Lanee has been involved in holistic health and movement for over 20 years, including five years with Forest and Cheryl Townsley and five years studying neuro-movement. Her career and personal experience create a unique combination to help you right where you are.