Fitness can mean different things to different people. In the past, exercise, nutrition, and mental wellness were all handled in separate fields. It has only been in the past few decades that these sectors have started to overlap and shift toward a total body approach for overall health.
With this trend, we’ve seen a rise in Wellness Coaching, a relatively new industry that is rapidly gaining popularity. There is a lot of conflicting health information out there so many are turning to “experts” to figure out how to feel their best. With so many people starting Wellness Coaching services, it’s important to know what to look for. Many are trained and certified health and fitness professionals and many are not. Some focus almost exclusively on diet, which is only one aspect of full body wellness. Programs that offer a full course of fitness, nutrition, and even mental wellness services will be most beneficial. It’s important that you are comfortable with the person and their program. Also, check references.
If you want personalized fitness advice without hiring a dedicated Wellness Coach, you may consider a Personal Trainer. MEI Fitness has trainers on staff who are certified in fitness training and nutrition. In addition, they are passionate about total body health themselves and thoroughly enjoy helping others achieve their wellness goals. They can steer you in the right direction whether you are just getting started or have hit a plateau. We also recommend trying a yoga class or regular sauna session for the mental break you need to recharge and stay motivated. Remember, complete wellness encompasses both the body and mind.
Having someone in your corner can make the difference as you work toward lifestyle changes for complete fitness. Whether setting goals with a Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer, or friend—people who have support have a better chance at long-term success. At MEI Fitness, we encourage you to check out every aspect of health and wellness—exercise, nutrition and mental fitness—to ultimately look and feel your best.
To see and read bios of everyone on the MEI Fitness staff, go to http://meifitness.com/staff