Creating your own website would have been a tall order 10 years ago. Thankfully, that’s all changed. Website builder functionality has become incredibly intuitive on platforms like WordPress, Squarespace, ShowIt and Wix. The possibilities for websites now seem endless.
But that doesn’t mean you can create a beautiful website with easy navigation from scratch. That requires time and a level of skill which takes countless hours to learn. Hours you should spend growing your business and servicing clients.
Let’s talk facts: your time is precious and so is money. How you spend both, matters.
And that’s where health coach website templates and themes come in. They are the perfect compromise when you don’t have the skill or time to do it yourself, nor the money to hire a professional website designer.
To help you save even more time, we’ve done the digging for you. We’ve found the best health coach WordPress themes, Showit templates, and Squarespace templates from around the web. At the end of this list, we’ve also shared top tips when choosing a template and some great examples of health coach websites to inspire you.
The Best DIY Website Templates and Themes for Health Coaches
The four most popular platforms out there for health coaches are WordPress, Squarespace, Showit and Wix. If you have no idea what the difference is between the different website builders and need help deciding which is right for you, this blog post by Ember & Co is a fantastic resource. The post even goes into hosting and domains – so even if you already have a website builder of choice, it is worth a read up.
The Easiest Website Themes on WordPress
WordPress is the biggest platform out there with the most potential for growth. With WordPress, you will never be limited by your website. The only problem with that is there is a bigger learner curve with WordPress than the other builders. Thankfully, there are themes that make WordPress much more user friendly. We’ve included the best in this list.
This fitness coach template is a bit unique, as it is a part of the Divi WordPress theme. Divi is a theme that transforms WordPress into an intuitive website builder. With incredibly affordable yearly and lifetime pricing options, you are given access to over 100 templates. So, this fitness coach template is just one of many possibilities. Possibilities that truly feel endless, because you can easily customize or even mix and match this template with any layout in the Divi library.
This template is actually a child theme of Divi, so you’ll need to purchase Divi before you can use this theme. But it is well worth the additional cost. The Design Space are leaders in the word of web design. This template is ideal if you have an online course you want to sell.
Nutrie is built to give you drag-and-drop builder functionality, like Divi. This is a very robust theme that would really suit a health and wellness coach offering a range of services. From fitness, nutrition, individual coaching, group coaching, to retreats, this template lays out a range of services really well. Our favourite part of the template is the intuitive calendar to schedule appointments.
Rosaleen is a child theme of Elementor, another drag-and-drop WordPress theme that is very similar to Divi. We love this tropical child theme and all the various options provided. Rosaleen has, not one, but three homepage designs and so many different blog layouts to choose from.
This a free health coach theme that has five star reviews and a bold design that is fully responsive across devices. We really like all the clear call-to-actions and the way three services are highlighted just below the hero image.
The Top Health Coach Website Templates for Squarespace
Squarespace is a drag-and-drop builder that makes website creation easy. You can start with one of Squarespace’s own templates, create something from scratch, or purchase a template created by one of the many talented website designers in this list.
If you’re a health coach selling online courses or a membership, this Squarespace template is a great choice. The design is modern and warm, and any changes to make the design your own, is easily done within the website builder. The template also includes a tutorial for how to use Squarespace e-commerce.
This is a fresh, lively and modern website design that screams energy. The template was designed to showcase services, products, and courses. Everything can be customized without coding, so the sky is truly the limit on what you do to make the template your own.
Wellness Shop creates websites for those in the health and wellness industry, and that expertise shines through on this template. June is a health coach template that enables easy client scheduling as well as highlighting your services, blog and products.
This is another great website template for health coaches by Wellness Shop. We love how calm and reassuring the aesthetic is. This is another simple template without all the fluff – perfect for launching quickly.
The Best Showit Website Templates for Health Coaches
Showit gained its popularity among photographers, but it is easy to see why this website builder is making waves in other industries. The builder pairs with WordPress’ blogging functionality and has fast load times for image heavy pages. You can find Showit’s free template catalog here.
Lovely Impact designs website templates specifically for coaches, so they really know their stuff. Slyvie is one of their templates made with health coaches in mind, and it is a beauty. The template includes 16 web page designs, plus has the perks of a checklist, copywriting guide, and imagery guide. Lovely Impact also includes video tutorials on how to customize everything in Showit to match your brand.
This template has 14 page designs, covering everything you’ll need for your health coach business. We love how fun and bold each page is. We also see endless possibilities to make the template your own, thanks to how easy it is to customize a Showit website. The template purchase includes free training videos on using Showit, as well as lifetime support, should you ever have an issue.
We love that Jessica Gingrich shares examples of client websites, so you can see how a few changes can make a website unique. Everything is very straightforward with Jessica, and this template is no exception. The website navigation is simple and everything is uncluttered. We really like the footer layout on this template too.
This is a great template for any health coach who is just starting out. You will not need a lot of great images, so launching quickly shouldn’t be a problem. The template has a clean and fun design, that is easy to customize to suit your brand. And because this template is built on Showit, you’ll be able to add elements and evolve your pages as you grow.
If there is a vibe for being beach body confident, this Showit template embodies it. We also love that Chestnut Road Design shows an example of how the template can be customized and that they include a website guide. With the guide, you’ll have everything you need to launch quickly and with confidence.
On-Brand Wix Health Coach Website Templates
Wix is one of the easiest website builders and is often the one of choice for those just getting started. But there are three big sticking points that are worth mentioning. You are stuck with the theme you choose once you hit publish, you have to use Wix for hosting, and moving blog posts (should you leave) is a manual process. That said, Wix has a treasure trove of health and wellness templates. These templates are free and will help you launch with ease.
This Wix template does a really great job of laying out services for a holistic health coach in the areas weight loss, nutrition and meditation services. Our favourite part, and what landed this theme on our list, is the appointment scheduling page.
This is a template that works great for any online coach. Our favourite part of this template is how simple it is. There is no over-complicated navigation and services are clearly spelled out. And if you have a free offer you want to showcase, this template will do that for you too.
This is one of Wix’s very own templates, so free to use. We love the fresh and professional design of this template, but our absolute favourite feature is the large, fixed menu. The stylish ability to add in a special offer that scrolls along with you is brilliant!
Looking to start a podcast? This is the perfect theme for a holistic health coach looking to build their personal brand. We love that the homepage is all about creating a connection. An introduction to who you are, why you do what you do, and what you believe, are the first things your audience will see if you pick this template.
What to Look for in a Health Coach Website Template or Theme
Even with a template, making your website is a big time commitment. To help launch your website without any major hiccups, here are our 7 top tips when using a template:
1. Pick the right website builder
We’ve mentioned this before, but it needs repeating. Moving your website from one website builder to another is a time consuming process. It is much easier to switch templates and themes than builders. So choose wisely. If you haven’t already, check out this blog post by Ember & Co. The post covers everything you need, to understand the key differences between Squarespace, Showit and WordPress.
2. Easy to customize
Our list of WordPress themes was short for a reason. Websites are easy to break, even if you know how to code. You want a template that is easy to make your own. For changing layouts, fonts and colours, you need that flexibility. All these visual elements contribute to your brand and how clients perceive you.
Unlike paid and premium themes and templates, free ones are usually maintained. But that doesn’t mean all paid templates have unlimited support – many expire after a year. What does that mean for you? Ultimately, no new functionality or protection against security threats. Updating your website builder, for example, could break your website. So as a general rule, always look at the T&Cs so you know if there will be future costs.
4. Visually appealing
Though the health coach website templates in the list above are easy to customize, choose one you don’t think will need much work. Almost everyone thinks they can make a great website, but there is an art and a science to website design. This skill takes countless hours to learn. Hours you shouldn’t spend learning a skill that has nothing to do with health coaching.
5. Web page speed
You need a fast loading website. More than half of your visitors will bounce back to Google if it takes 3 seconds to load your homepage. So, a slow loading template on a demo site might spell trouble.
There are also things you can do to ensure you don’t destroy what was once a fast website. For example, optimize your images using tools such as TinyJPG, download WordPress plugins like WP Rocket, and buy from a great hosting provider. To check and improve your page speed, use Pagespeed Insights and Pingdom.
6. Mobile Responsiveness
Mobile-friendly websites are a necessity. Double check what the demo versions of these themes and templates look like on your phone before purchasing. If you notice an issue but really want to buy, contact the website designer and see if they will fix the problem.
If you have any issues navigating the demo version of a template, so will your visitors. A frictionless experience is key to the success of your business, and that starts with your website. At Paperbell, we’re really passionate about this. That’s why our software is designed to take care of scheduling, payments, contracts, client management, and so much more.
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Inspirational Examples of Health Coach Websites
Now that you’ve got some great templates for your website, the next challenge is figuring out what you want to say – and how to say it. We’ve rounded up six great health coach website examples to inspire you.
Elizabeth is a health coach, author, mentor and blogging guru. Not only is her blog content a great source of inspiration, but so is the way she conveys herself and her business. We love that her hero image copy is a call-to-action for dinner recipes. Almost every woman asks herself what she is going to make for dinner. So that call-to-action is a great way to get visitors on her email list and start building a relationship.
Ad and Angel are the dynamic coaches behind Simply Defined. They are certified fitness, nutrition, yoga and wellness coaches who let their personality shine through their website. But our favourite thing of all has to be their apparel shop, which is full of clever slogans.
Kirstin has a background in mental health, mindfulness and health coaching. Her website does a brilliant job of highlighting her expertise and creates the sense that she can, and will, tailor her coaching to your needs. The subtle feminine details and brand colors also do a great job, making it clear her target clients are women.
Julie’s website is simple, but creates impact. We love the way her graphics and images are layered and her happy choice of colours. Her website literally screams joy. If you need inspiration for an About page, hers is a great example of being really relatable and understanding body image struggles.
Lauren captivates her website visitors with a brilliant hero video. She has a really niche target client, and does a brilliant job making that clear. And because she is so niche, she is clever to use her content as a strong lead magnet to get email sign ups. If you have a specific niche, such as Type 1 Diabetes health coaching, this is a great website for inspiration.
6. Julia Balto
We love that Julia uses a common challenge for women in her header and made that free training taster. We also particularly like that Julia is unapologetically herself. She professes that she drops the f-bomb a lot, so that she can attract her ideal clients, and does so in a way that makes her feel really authentic.
Go Create Some Magic
You’ve got the template, tips and ideas to create or upgrade your dream website. When you’re ready to tackle everything else on your to do list, make sure you check back in with us. As a software solution for coaches, we are truly passionate about managing all the grunt work for you!