Just recently, Congress announced January 12th-18th is National Health and Wellness Coach Week!
In a letter shared with Integrative Nutrition, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, touted his support for health coaches and the role they play in preventive care.
“The United States faces a health crisis due in large part to the prevalence of costly chronic conditions, which are largely brought on by poor lifestyle choices,” Ryan wrote. “Health and Wellness Coaches work with individuals and shift them from being passive recipients of expensive health care interventions to adopting a responsible, self-directed, proactive stance that facilitates lasting positive change. It is vital that Health and Wellness Coaches continue to expand their good work, the nation needs it.”
I am proud to say I am a quarter of the way through my Integrative Nutrition training to become a health and wellness coach. Seeing this type of movement in government makes me excited and hopeful to see the shift of health and wellness in this country.
The reason why I decided to go for my health and wellness coaching training is because I wanted to gain knowledge in holistic nutrition, self-improvement philosophy and business development. After going through my Charm City Yoga 200 hour teacher training, I realized how much I want to help family, friends and communities to change their perspectives on health, not just through fitness as an instructor in the studio but being a coach and mentor outside the studio. I realized many things during my yoga teacher training, like how important self balance and care are for yourself. Sleep, meditation, nutrition and overall prioritization of self-care was something I had not mastered working at a very busy and booming company. After my training, I realized these are things I need to start making a priority in my life. More than that, I realized others around me needed to do the same.
Kim Manfredi, founder of Charm City Yoga and my main yoga teacher for training, talked through the various learnings from her training from Integrative Nutrition. I spoke to her and few others who have done it and heard nothing but amazing things about the program. Also besides my work and passion at UA, one day I would like to be a full time instructor and health coach. So I am taking the steps now to get there later. Getting prepared for whenever the time is right. 🙂
I have a few assignments that come along with the program. One of the main assignments that I need to do for graduation is to conduct 8 health history assessments. If you are interested in a health history assessment, please email! Always looking for some volunteers! Also, stay tuned for future advice I learn from the program right here on BMOREtoned.
Join us in celebrating our health and wellness coaches this week! You coaches have created a voice and a shift in the health and wellness industry. Thank you for empowering us to find balance in our lives that we need to thrive in.
In health & happiness,
PS: If you are interested in the Integrative Nutrition program please let me know. I would love to tell you more about my experience!