What Does Wellness Mean To You?
As a wellness coordinator, wellness is my life! I have a nutrition degree from ASU and am a certified personal trainer, not to mention I have a passion for helping people feel their best. Wellness is composed of diet, fitness, and mindset. It is not a "one-size fits all" model, but instead, it is individualized.
My healthy living motto is "Simple Is Best"- search for simple recipes using the freshest ingredients possible; when exercising, do simple yet effective, functional movements; and be mindful, let your thoughts go and give your brain time to shut down. We spend too much time over complicating things. My goal is to help you realize that your full health potential is easy to attain!
How long have you been at the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation?
As this newsletter is delivered, I will be completing my first month with the GPCF. I am excited to be in this role and to help our community grow as one of the top healthy places to live!
Do you have a wellness goal?
I have two right now! I would love to complete a
30 day running streak - run at least one mile a day for 30 continuous days. I would also like to get out and
hike once a week! My son is finally big enough to fit comfortably in our hiking backpack, and the weather is gorgeous, so now there's no excuse!
Which challenges do you face in achieving your goal?
It seems like
time is always a challenge, especially with an infant, but by adding some "me time" to my calendar, I hope to fit it in just like any other appointment!
How has your workplace helped you in achieving your goal?
Coming in as the Wellness Coordinator, I have been pleasantly surprised with all of the
healthy initiatives that the GPCC has in place. Twice a day, as scheduled on our calendars, we take 10 minutes to walk up and down 10 floors - it's a great mental break from the computer screen, not to mention
getting up and moving throughout the day helps alleviate the stress your body can endure from sitting!