mara-feil-headerHi, I'm Mara, founder of Stand UPP Health,
a personalized nutrition and wellness firm built on the belief that

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how healthy is easy?
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My approach to personalized wellness is based on three easy steps:





The acronym UPP, in Stand UPP Health, reflects my approach and commitment to personalized guidance
as well as our collaborative roles in driving your transformation.


“Over seven months ago I started on a journey with Mara Feil. I came to Stand UPP Health a food addict, completely reliant on its comforts and its rollercoaster ride. Little did I know that a small decision, to take the first step, would supply me with knowledge and support for the rest of my life. Without Mara Feil, I didn't even know where to start; just after two sessions it was clear that she knew more about my habits than I did.

The best thing about working with Mara is that she was with me as a partner & friend during this whole experience. She recognizes every step in the process, whether your “process” is taking better care of yourself or a complete life overhaul. Mara never asked me to do anything that I felt was unachievable but she did push me to be a better person than I was the day before. She let me set my own goals and come to conclusions in my own time. Every day I spent with Mara built my character and strength. Stand UPP Health gave me the confidence I was seeking in other areas of my life. To this day, I am still building myself up from the foundation that Mara Feil & Stand UPP Health has given me.

Mara is an intelligent, skilled, dedicated woman. She is always quick on her feet, with sensible feedback in all the circumstances. I feel confident in saying that she is capable of handling any situation with thoughtfulness and precision. I wish Mara could meet with every person I loved because I believe every person she meets is better for it.”

– Christina
Executive Assistant

“Mara doesn't force change, she inspires it. She takes the time to get to know your personality, your goals, your preferences and collaborates with you to build a plan that's right for you. Mara explains the theory and principles behind a healthy and balanced lifestyle, enabling you to have the knowledge and tools to make good decisions on your own. Best of all, the relationship continues beyond sessions. Mara is always thinking of her clients, emailing thoughtful and relevant articles and suggestions throughout the week. She truly has made healthy easy!”

– Alex
Technology Entrepreneur

“I have so enjoyed working with Mara over the past few months. When I first began working with her, I was suffering in a very physically and emotionally challenging job due to low energy levels and lack of sleep. Mara helped me to completely transform the way I was eating. I have now learned how to better enhance my energy and increase my sleep with nutrition and better care of my body. Mara's technique is to give you the tools you need so that you can make better choices and I now feel equipped with the knowledge to better care for myself with regards to both nutrition and exercise. She is an extremely compassionate and knowledgable person who tailors her work with you to fit your lifestyle and goals. I would recommend her to anyone I know!”

– Gaby
Child Life Specialist

“Recently, my professional women's group had the pleasure of hosting Mara for a two-hour workshop and, in just that small window of time, she completely transformed the way each of us thought about food and the way we nourish our bodies. My fellow members have since signed up for individual sessions with Mara and are clamoring for another group workshop with her. And no wonder why. Mara has a unique gift for teaching people how to eat to feel good, how to make it easy and workable for a busy life, and how to make it relatable. You might want to know: why do you feel sluggish? What's in the food you typically eat? What does your body need to function optimally? What simple tweaks can you make to enhance your health? What superfoods should you incorporate and how and where do you begin? Mara can answer all of this and more, and will tailor the conversation for her audience and their needs. I could not recommend Mara more highly – in a group or as a one-on-one client. If you're ready to do something good for yourself, just call her.”

– Melissa
Public Policy Analyst

“When I first spoke with Mara in August 2013, I needed to lose 40 lbs and the task seemed daunting. It was magnified by the fact that I am a very picky eater. Mara worked within my food preferences and suggested alternatives that I enjoyed. She also discussed strategy of what foods to eat when. She gave me a manageable plan and was a cheerleader throughout the process. Today, April 4th I ate some pizza. A celebration of 43 lbs lost in 8 months! One pound at a time, by eating sensible portions of healthy foods at the right time. I've changed the way I eat for a lifetime.”

– Joan
Chief Financial Officer

“With astonishing professional guidance, Mara knows the ins and outs when it comes to making one's lifestyle easier. Mara's knowledge on changing eating habits, exercise and addressing issues based on blood type positively morphed my life. She is easy to talk to and provides a great support system; these are only a few of the inspiring qualities Mara has to offer. I was able to whip my body into shape, clear my skin and feel better in general. She really impacted my life.”

– Zack

“Mara helped completely reshape my lifestyle and eating habits over the past six months, which has transformed my health. With her ongoing assistance and guidance I've started running, juicing, and have eliminated allergens from my diet that were causing a myriad of health issues. My immune system is stronger, my skin is clearer, and my hormonal variations have subsided. Mara is not only an amazing source of knowledge and information, but also a caring and supportive coach. She's passionate about what she does and is open minded and flexible in her approach to health and fitness. She is eager to help her clients look better, feel better and solve health problems. Mara even provides shopping advice for making smarter selections in the grocery store. I highly recommend working with Mara. She had so much to teach about healing from the inside out, and makes the journey really enjoyable.”

– Lauren
Dressage Instructor

“Mara Feil's nutritional program enabled me to lose 20 lbs in 6 weeks. I had been trying to lose this weight for many years, which was a result of my poor eating habits. Mara's knowledge of nutrition helped me to quickly establish an eating system called the “trifecta”. This assisted me with the motivation not only to lose weight, but to change the way I view food, and this has led to a much healthier lifestyle – this was accomplished with ease. An additional by-product of Mara's program is it that what once seemed like a daunting task, is now as simple as just sticking to a life's plan. Not only do I know better for myself, but my wife and young children have embraced the nutritional part of the program as well. The program has become a “family affair” and my family now lives a healthier and happier lifestyle with reduced stress. Mara's program is not going to help the individual, it is going to benefit the entire family.”

– Kevin
Commercial Real Estate

“Before meeting Mara I had a really hard time with cravings and understanding that what I put in my body affected my overall appearance and energy. I also used to get excruciating headaches 3-4 times a week and I didn't understand why. While working with Mara for 6 months I realized the connections and learned so much. I am down 10lbs, but more than that I have way more energy than ever before and I also have totally forgotten about the headaches because I never get them anymore! Not only did Mara really instill healthy eating habits in me, but she helped me gain confidence in my overall appearance and self. She is truly an inspiration and I am lucky to have had her as my nutritionist!!”

– Dawn
Project Manager