"Every human being is the author of his own health or disease." - Buddhist saying
What is the role of fitness in the coaching process?
Movement is essential for optimal health, whether that movement comes in the form of hiking, dancing, bike riding, ice skating, yoga or moderate intensity yard-work. Our muscles and our joints were designed to move.
Of course, exercise doesn't have to take place in the gym or include a gazillion sets of burpees to be considered exercise, though if gyms and burpees excite you, it certainly can. Unfortunately, finding and committing to a realistic fitness program can be difficult, and in the zest to meet some arbitrary fitness deadline, it's easy to forget that fitness strategies need to be feasible, enjoyable. and practical over the long haul.
Addressing fitness is an integral part of the health and wellness coaching process. As a licensed physical therapist with 25 years of experience, a half-dozen past fitness certifications, and over a decade teaching group fitness, Shaun understands that not all bodies are the same. Her comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology as well as the special needs of those with disease give her unique insight and resources which allow her to tailor a program to her clients strengths and weaknesses. She works closely with clients to devise viable strategies specific to their likes/dislikes, abilities, circumstances, and health and wellness and/or performance goals, and if appropriate, draws from her many connections in the fitness community to recommend an existing local fitness program. Finally, she provides ongoing support, guidance, motivation and accountability as clients engage on a lifetime commitment to fitness.
Health and wellness coaching helps you devise, implement, and succeed with a fitness plan that is not only unique to you but that is also sustainable. It's about forming healthy habits that serve you, and ending destructive behaviors that fail to honor you or your health.
"Time and health are two precious assets that we do not recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted." - Dennis Waitley