I have a holistic approach to fitness. I believe fitness is about being well. Wellness is changing your whole mindset to think healthy. You are successfull when this thought process becomes attitude, which in-turn becomes action, as you make healthy choices everyday that become healthy habits for LIFE. It's not what you did yesterday, not what you are going to do tomorrow, wellness is what you are doing right now - in this moment. You don't have to wait for everything to come together before you start a fitness plan; you have the power, right now, to be well.
Fitness is exercise and nutrition. If you truly want to be fit, you can't have one without the other. There are no 'quick-fixes' and there should not be an 'end' when your goal has been reached. Successful, sustainable fitness will only happen when you practice a holistic (all encompassing) approach to your health and wellness everyday.
Holistic fitness is: good posture, deep breathing, alleviating stress, a diet in whole foods, a good nights sleep, getting plenty of fresh air and sunshine, and exercising everyday (just to name a few). Each of these is linked to good health. Imagine that you eliminate all but one or two of the above items. Do you think you would be healthy if you ate perfectly, but had a highly stressful lifestyle, sleepless nights and did not exercise? This is why I believe that to be completely well, you must look beyond traditional fitness and into your entire lifestyle.
My own fitness journey hasn't always been easy. I understand what it is to struggle with attitude, habits, and motivation. Life experience has taught me, first hand, the struggles most of us have with weight loss, sports related injuries, imbalances and deconditioning. I am a coach who believes in, understands, and empathizes with each of my clients.
I've worked with a variety of people; from those who struggle with their weight or mobility, to the very fit and athletic; seniors, adults, teens and youngsters. It is a joy to see each of them experience their own fitness journey and accomplish goals. Every individual is as unique as their goals. Whether your goal is weight loss, muscle gain, athletic performance or improving general health, my goal is to provide you with the motivation, education and resources to bring fitness into your lifestyle.
If you are interested in having me as your trainer feel free to email me at Coach Heather.
Health and Blessings,
Elite Trainer, NASM-CPT
I am a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a Physical Therapy Aide through Penn Foster Career School, and a Group Power Fitness Instructor through Body Training Systems.
My fitness background includes having been a collegiate swimmer, USS assistant swim coach, a PSIA certified ski and snowboard instructor, and a member of the National Ski Patrol. I am currently a group fitness instructor, and a personal trainer.
I am always eager to continue my fitness education through NASM courses or other group exercise certification and I truly believe that I will never stop learning from my instructors, colleagues, friends and especially from my clients.