Fostering a world where health and wellness can be for everyone.

The Saluto Institute provides professional education and certification to health coaches, nutrition professionals, and fitness professionals — in a way that is scientifically sound and sociologically grounded.

As the current health and wellness industry grows, our communities are getting sicker.

The global health and wellness market is valued at $4.7 trillion (and projected to reach $12.9 trillion by 2031) yet, we are seeing rising rates of:
  • Despair
  • Loneliness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral health issues
  • Chronic disease
  • Healthcare inaccessibility
  • Medical costs
  • Medical professional burnout
The current health and wellness industry is falling short of its promise, and only perpetuating a world of inequity and inaccessibility.
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We’re stepping in to redefine “health" and "wellness.”
Because it's less about green juices and meditation — and more about individual health outcomes, community wide well-being, and multidimensional care.
We’re stepping in to reimagine who “health" and "wellness” is for.
Because quality of life should never be limited to those who can pay for expensive products or classes — and always be accessible to diverse communities.
We’re stepping in to train health coaches to see and care for the realities of the world.
Because a good health coach needs to understand how an individual’s or community’s lived experience will shape their understanding of, and capacity for, health and wellness.

Health coaches step up when healthcare falls short.

We know health coaches can help solve healthcare’s greatest problems.
  • Health coaching improves physiological, behavioral, and psychological states, and improves social life, weight management, physical activity, and mental health in people with chronic diseases.1
  • Health coaching improves quality of life and reduces symptoms of depression and stress levels.2
  • Health coaching increases protection against Alzheimer's disease and related dementia risks.3
  • Health coaches are able to comprehensively address the subclinical needs of patients, from health education and lifestyle management to behavior change and continuous care.4
  • Health coaches in primary care settings can enhance diabetic patient care and improve disease management.5
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Health coaches can contribute to increased health outcomes and greater access and equity in healthcare services, helping to reduce disparities in care.
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Health coaches can offer a supportive presence and foster connections, reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness among their clients. 

We’re committed to educating Health and Community Wellness Coaches because they have the potential to transform the current landscape of health and healthcare.

Our story

The Saluto Institute is a public benefit company with no VC backing, meaning we’re just a passionate group of people committed to doing right by our students and the communities we serve. We strive to revolutionize the field of health and wellness education by providing the most progressive, inclusive, and multidimensional programs — empowering health, nutrition, and fitness professionals to make a lasting impact on the true well-being of others.
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We created the Saluto Institute because we were:
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Fed up and let down with the limitations and false promises of the current health and wellness industry.
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Experiencing harm in health settings when we should have been experiencing healing.
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Sold an inaccurate picture of wellness that was focused on the individual and not the community.
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Transformed by the power of behavior change and health agency in our own wellness journeys.

The most progressive, inclusive, and multidimensional education and certification company in health and wellness.

Angie Alt
Community Care
Ebony Williams
Health and Wellness Equity
Kahryn Pedroza
Content Development
Melissa Ackhurst
Sean Bullock
Lara Zakaria
Educational Content
Karen Perrin
Educational Content
Amber Fawson
Educational Content
Sharon Hoeger
Educational Content
Judith Beto
Educational Content
Betsy Holli
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