Welcome to The Sidebar! Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi, I’m Tuukka, a health coach for Sidekick’s Rheumatoid Arthritis program. I would describe myself as having a passion for health, with a strong background in sports. (In fact, as a kid I couldn’t sit still, so my parents enrolled me in football, ice hockey, golf, and gymnastics to drain all of my energy, and I eventually went on to play semi-professional golf!) As I grew up, my personal need for movement evolved into a passion for “moving others” through health coaching.
I’ve had a wide variety of experience working with lifestyle and well-being programs, including Personal Training groups and corporate well-being for businesses, as well as working intensively with wellness and health-related data from wearable health tech such as activity bracelets and sports watches.
And that’s why I love working with Sidekick’s programs, because it ticks all the boxes from my list: technology, well-being, and coaching. I’ve enjoyed this combination so much that, in addition to coaching, I’m also pursuing my Master’s degree in Health Technology.