What IS a “Wellness Coach”, anyway?

What IS a “Wellness Coach,” anyway?

If you’ve been following Proximal50 for any duration of time, you likely know that what part of what sets us apart from any other “gym” is our list of professional services. Our list includes Physical Therapists, a Registered Nurse, a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, certified personal trainers, a licensed massage therapist…and a Wellcoaches(r) Certified Health and Wellness Coach (hereinafter referred to as “wellness coach”). What exactly IS that and how can she help you? 

Our clients come to us in search of better health – wanting to start an exercise program, wanting to make better food choices, wanting to treat chronic pain, wanting to better manage chronic illness, and overall just wanting to FEEL BETTER. The tricky thing is that it’s not necessarily that people don’t want to be healthy or innately know more or less what to do. Often they do know, but then will try the latest diet or intense exercise strategy as a quick fix. The problem is that these solutions don’t stick and people end up feeling frustrated, defeated, and alone.

You likely know our Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist is going to help you with what you eat. Our massage therapist is going to massage your muscles. Our personal trainers are going to take you through a workout. What does a wellness coach do? A wellness coach guides clients through the process of creating a vision for their health and well-being. A wellness coach helps a client develop a healthy mindset and helps with them work on actually implementing healthy habits (instead of just thinking about them). A wellness coach works to encourage and empower the client every step of the way, always from a judgement-free zone, to reach their personalized goals.

Simply put, our wellness coach has a different tool belt than our other professionals, she is specially trained to help clients CONSTRUCT a plan to reach their goals, equipped to dredge up emotion to make clients feel CONNECTED to their goals, and help BUILD the motivation to get them there. Coaching is about having an accountability partner who will support and encourage even when you feel ready to quit (ESPECIALLY when you feel ready to quit).

Are you wondering if YOU could benefit from some wellness coaching? Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you have trouble sticking to health-related goals?
  • Do you struggle to keep a calm and positive mindset?
  • Are you always low on energy and motivation?
  • Do you struggle with work-life balance?
  • Do you find it difficult to prioritize your health?
  • Do you rarely let yourself relax?
  • Do you want to make healthy changes to your lifestyle but you’re not sure where to start?

If you answered yes to any of these questions and are READY to make some changes, wellness coaching would be a great option for you. Contact Lindsey to schedule a free consult today! 

Lindsey Peterson
Certified Wellness Coach