Kelly Swartz Holistic Health Coach



My name is Kelly Swartz, although in some places you may find me as Kelly A.K. or Kelly Aro. Like many of you, I’ve worn different costumes (and names) for distinct moments of life.

I am a world traveler and feel I am in a constant journey to learn and better myself, always wanting to share what I am and what I learn with others. I started considering myself a “healthy” person ever since my mom would put me on a treadmill when I was cranky and said ‘it’s better to exercise than diet!’. Despite her admonitions I did end up dieting many times, including that one time I was training for a marathon and kept gaining weight. I was also dealing with a significant loss and, for good measure, a hormonal imbalance. That’s the first time I learned that not eating enough can actually make you gain weight and that not all calories are equal. Such a small concept and so life changing!

I was also a smoker! I would exercise, eat salads, meditate and smoke! So I understand that unhealthy habits exist even within a healthy spectrum.

I have dabbled in many forms of exercise like running, pole dancing, barre classes, martial arts and swing dancing. Next up on my list: rock climbing!

I am Mexican and currently live in Toronto, Canada. I have also lived in New York, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Jerusalem. I am a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in Holistic Health Coaching and I am also finishing my PhD in Comparative Literature at CUNY’s Graduate Center.

I have several languages under my belt, as well as a few skills. I am a writer and a published author of two books in Spanish: La Espera and Estío en la Canícula, I have been a high school teacher (scariest job ever!), a university professor, a radio host, TV host, a script writer, a translator, an avid reader, a Reiki Master, a loving knitter, and a forever student.

I am also a health coach as well as an erotic expert, which is probably the reason you are visiting my page. I have researched, written, given workshops, presented papers and given talks on topics relation to sexuality, eroticism, erotic literature, pornography and self seduction. My daughter began to eat normal and healthy food from six months onwards. I am a firm advocate for healthy and delicious food for all children. I don’t believe in “children’s menus” as the most unhealthy, processed and nutrition lacking options.

I ferment humans and then they run my life. I am the slave of a very silly and smart Dragon named Danielle Olivia who is 18 months old. I am also under the scrutiny of a wee newborn named Solal Winter. I am the wife and lover of the most amazing man named Andrew, who proposed after knowing me for only 10 days. I am owned by a dog named Lola who is one-of-a-kind but has a lot of Gremlin in her.

I am very excited to accompany you on the journey to become the most fulfilled, joyful, healthy, successful version of you!

Alison C.

New York

“When it comes to doing research, I definitely trust Kelly  to find the best options out there, whether it be the best stroller, the best new sunscreens or  the latest wellness news. This translates well  into being able to share her knowledge and give  nutrition / health advice to friends, family and clients alike. The topics themselves are ones she has been interested in for years. I would definitely recommend her in this area.”