Total Body Transformation
A total body transformation? A total overhaul of one’s self esteem? Looking to eat better to stay alive? Whatever the scenario, a health coach is exactly what the doctor ordered. In fact, everyone from Oprah, to you and me have these health coaches at our fingertips, but we need to better understand the value that a health coach can bring and take the first step to get in touch.
Most of us agree, there have been times we've needed a coach. In the past that coach was for learning to hit a softball, or how to throw a football. But as we grow, those adolescence simplicities fade in favor of real world issues. Our closets and our bank accounts are a mess, relationships require tireless effort, and the angst of society grows ever more pressing with each passing day.
So the chances that we will put all those realities on hold in favor of chancing our health and wellness routines, or set a goal to be healthier and happier in the New Year, or undergo a total lifestyle transformation is probably slim to none for most people. Until now. Now there is a health coaching solution to fit every lifestyle, budget and goal.
Need for A Health Coach
I can run five miles, but I would need a running coach to teach me how to run a marathon. Similarly, when drastic lifestyle changes are required for your health and wellness, like in Elena's case (who is a dear friend), you will need a coach. Not just any coach in fact….you will need a health coach.
If you're having trouble meeting a health goal, or if you've tried in the past and failed, you might benefit from an increasingly popular new resource—a health coach. Unlike, say, the latest wellness trend on late night TV, a health coach is trained to help you break your goal into manageable steps, track your progress, and identify and overcome personal roadblocks.
The main job of any great coach is to not only train but teach. Any good coach knows that they are not going to be able to achieve results unless they start from the basics and work in small, successful, sustainable segments to achieve the desired results. Fear not, however, the job of a health coach is not to make you run the NYC Marathon….rather it’s to get you achieving the results you want in your personal, professional, and emotional self that you are looking to achieve.
Whether you are trying to lose weight, gain confidence or maintain a healthier lifestyle, if you are like me then it’s almost impossible to do it alone. In this article I will explore some of the benefits and case studies of health coaching. Remember however, people are not mass produced. So what worked for one client isn't necessarily going to work for someone else.
At Flex5 we customize the solution to your goals, and balance with key input criteria from your personal and professional lifestyle to ensure that we are able to achieve the sustainable life changes specific to you.
Why Work With A Health Coach?
The media is paying more attention to Health Coaches than ever before and it’s no wonder – people are dissatisfied with our current healthcare system and are in desperate need of nutrition education and high quality preventative care to find their way back to health. Health Coach(es) are shaping the future of nutrition and healthcare. We stress the importance of teaching people how to adopt healthier lifestyle habits and support them to achieve the personal wellness and life changing goals.
The most common need for health coaching is for weight loss. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) 66% of adult Americans are overweight or obese. Worse still, about a third of the adult population is obese. That's one of the reasons why wellness coaches have been working to increase awareness about the field among medical professionals.
The byproduct, however, is that the idea is becoming increasingly popular with the public. Having my roots in nutrition and wellness industry, we worked with individuals to help them achieve the results that they were looking and institutionalized the results in a lasting and meaningful way for their clients.
"We want to be well. We want to be in control and feel better. We want more energy," says Petro Martynyuk, founder of Flex5 "But there is an enormous gap between wanting to be well and the everyday reality of living with the demands of careers, family, and too little downtime." As one client notes “my goal didn't change, but how I got there did”. This is the very essence of health coaching.
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