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“Health is a state of the body. Wellness is a state of being.” 

What if I told you there was a way to not only better your physical health, but your mental health too? 

Cue health and wellness coaches

Health and wellness coaching is fast becoming one of the most beneficial and constructive financial commitments you can make. But the thing is, a number of people don’t quite understand the concept or see the benefits of it until they try it out for themselves. 

More than an exercise trainer

A wellness coach is more than just a personal trainer. We look at your entire wellbeing and focus on giving support and guidance to help develop both your psychological and physical health. 

Basically, a health and wellness coach is someone who not only helps you reach optimal physical health but helps you improve your mental state of being too. This person becomes your guide to holistic wellbeing (a good health guru, if you will). Combining healthy lifestyle choices, a good diet, exercise, stress optimisation and sleep are ways your coach will help you to become the best version of yourself. 

Some of the focus areas of wellness coaching include: 

  • Nutrition 
  • Health 
  • Weight
  • Stress

For business and individuals

Wellness coaching can also move beyond the focus of one individual. We also work with companies to help improve their brand’s work culture and improve the health and stress levels of employees. 

Have a look at this article on how to bring wellness into the workplace (it’s a great read!)

Let’s take a look at some of the psychological and physical benefits of a wellness coach…

Psychological benefits of a wellness coach

There is a close link between mental and physical wellbeing, in fact, the two of them work hand in hand. 

Here are some of the focus areas of psychological improvement through wellness coaching:

1. Guidance and support

Trust us when we say we have “been there and done that”. Our personal experience and background expertise are what allows us to help you work through struggles in your life. 

Our outside perspective can offer a grounded and objective reality to help bring about concrete goals and a tranquil mindset. 

Issues such as stress, anxiety and depression are tackled head-on to help you take logical steps in overcoming these mental blocks. 

Check out this article on how to handle anxiety in the workplace. It is this kind of support and guidance that we seek to consistently give you. 

2. Real advice for real people

We don’t believe in fads. We don’t do ‘get-fit-fast’ plans or ‘lose-weight-today’ diets. We create our plans based on your individual needs and goals. 

Everyone is different. Everyone has different goals and capabilities. We work with you to create health and wellness plans that not only provide you with advice and steps to reach your mental and physical goals, but we are with you every step of the way to ensure you get to your end goal. 

3. Mental wellbeing and positivity

Health starts in the mind. We help change your mindset and work with you to get healthy through positive reinforcement. 

This isn’t some kind of “you can do it” on repeat, we help you to shift your view of yourself into one that is positive, allowing you to believe in your capabilities and be comfortable in your own strength and body. 

 

Physical benefits of a wellness coach

 

Physical benefits of a wellness coach

1. Tailored fitness and eating plan

We create our eating and exercise plans to include real, nutritious and healthy meals, as well as exciting and interactive workouts. 

We encourage you to eat healthy food that makes you happy and give you all the information you need about healthy eating and ingredients. 

We also ensure you are fully equipped with all the knowledge needed to never feel like you are ‘doing something wrong’ in the gym. 

2. Someone to motivate you

You’re less likely to cancel a gym session when you know one of our coaches will check in with you, if not train with you at the gym. 

This accountability helps encourage you to stick to your plan and give you both an in-person and digital (we’re always just one message away) training buddy. 

3. Challenge yourself

When working with you, we get to know your limits and capabilities. We help you to push outside of your comfort zone (but never force you to the point of injury), helping you to create new limits and reach new heights in your physical abilities (you’re stronger than even you may know!). 

Your wellbeing starts with you

Want to take the next step and find out more about our wellness coaching? Get in touch with our team and we can work on finding the balance and health in your life. 

Gemma Oberholzer

About Gemma Oberholzer

I guess you can say I'm a serial self-improver. Since I was a kid I can remember being weirdly thrilled at the idea of learning something new and figuring out how to use that new found knowledge to better myself. This perpetual learn-grow itch eventually lead me to the field of Health and Wellness and it's here I've been, fascinated for the last 8 years of my study and work life. From Human Life Scientist and learning the mechanics of physiology and intricacies of metabolic biochemistry, to Food and Nutrition Scientist where I deepened my understanding of diet and it's key role in human performance and health. Geared with this comprehensive education and better appreciation for human health, I've since been able to practically apply this in my career through the fields of research, product development, brand management and marketing. In 2018, I was finally able to bring all these learnings together and so my passion project, WellBe&Co, was born. WellBe&Co is a personal and corporate wellness company specializing in easy-to-implement, lifestyle-focused nutrition, training and health solutions. It's here that I've gained invaluable insights into the human-side of the health and wellness industry in a way that has enabled me to provide relevant content and value-adding services to individuals and companies alike and live out our mission to build communities that know better and grow together through better health.

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