How did you get started doing this type of work?
In 2004, as a new couple, we changed our lifestyle habits. We decided to eat clean, fresh foods and drink plenty of pure water each day. We enthusiastically exercised most days of the week and meditated regularly. We focused on creating a life together that would help inspire others to focus on being their best despite inevitable obstacles and challenges that get in the way. After experiencing the benefits of this uplifting, healthy lifestyle (losing weight, having more energy, feeling grateful and positive, improving our overall health, becoming stronger and more toned), we became eager to share our experience with others. Together, we decided that helping others feel, look and be their best was our lifes work. So we pursued a new career together in personal training and wellness coaching. We have been developing our craft since 2006.
In 2007, we began working full time as personal trainers in a corporate gym. It was exciting to help people change their lives, lose weight, become more confident and achieve their goals. Our approach was sensible, sound, realistic and value driven. We were able to help our clients tap into their deeper motivation to live healthier in all ways. This approach of finding your intrinsic motivation is still a major tenet of our work and a founding principle of Active Wellness Personal Training and Coaching.
In 2009, the gym we were training at closed. However, that didnt halt our passion or stifle our commitment to our clients. We believed it was our time to open up our own business and that is when Active Wellness LLC was born! We have been in business since June of 2009. Needless to say that was a memorable and patriotic 4th of July! It has now been over 11 years since the start of our journey together and we couldnt be more grateful to have the opportunity to do this work!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A good fit is key to success! Be sure to hire a personal trainer that is nationally certified and has at least 3 years experience. It is also a plus if the fitness professional is certified in multiple modalities and disciplines. Visit www.activewellnessfitness.com to see testimonials from our clients.