Meet Your Health Coach

Hello friends! I’m so glad you’ve reached First Wave Wellness. As a lifelong runner, fitness advocate, entrepreneur, and mother, I understand personally the struggle of trying to balance it all.


A little over a year ago, I was burning the candles at both ends. Trying to juggle my own business, taking care of an aging mother who lives several hundred miles away, while dealing with my own grief of losing my father in the same year. Throw on top of that all the errands, homework checking, shuttle to games and practices, music lessons, grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking, laundry, supportive wife, and self-care. Who has time for a social life? I feel you, I've been there! I felt stressed, alone, and unhappy which led to poor food choices, bad sleeping habits, digestion issues and inflammation. 

I discovered holistic health coaching and created a new mindset with healthier habits. I discovered that information is NOT what creates transformation. BUT, changing your habits does.

Small gradual steps, what I call ‘micro-steps’, helped to manage my stress, eat healthier, and prioritize self-care. And you know what happened? I finally saw results:

  • I can finally sleep 7-8 hours frequently - talk about feeling refreshed!

  • I healed a 20-year digestion issue caused by irritable bowel syndrom (IBS).

  • I learned how to manage my stress through time management techniques, fitness, and meditation

  • I finally feel FREE and HAPPY!

I have learned and grown so much in such a small amount of time and I cannot wait to help you! 


 ~ Jackie 

Jackie Day, Founder

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Then, something happened that completely changed the course of my life…  
Education and Experience

I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and studied over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.

I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:

  • Joshua Rosenthal, founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University

  • Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

  • Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach

  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center

  • Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating

  • David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert

  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health

  • Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author

  • Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic health coaching and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. 

Prior to starting First Wave Wellness, I launched First Wave Marketing, LLC. in 2012, to provide consulting services to companies needing marketing expertise. This includes strategic planning, creative development, digital marketing, event planning, branding, and website development.  


My interest to become a holistic health coach became apparent while assisting a corporate wellness client with their marketing and worksite wellness programs. Being able to witness the positive impact wellness programs had on employee behavior and overall well-being is what triggered my eagerness to want to help others too.

Being healthy doesn't have to be hard.

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Holistic Health Coaching and Fitness
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