Hi all -
I've been talking to some people and have this idea in my head that I would love to get some feedback on.
I'd like to offer a wellness center (starting off with space in an existing business) geared towards overweight and obese folks. Mostly, I see this as a support and a place where people can get information without being shamed.
I would offer classes like yoga, chair exercise, walking, meditation/guided imagery - and also provide basic information about heart health, DM, HTN. Of course, there would be information about diet (not dietS) and activity. I would have weekly weigh ins and one on one support that is positive and affirming.
My street cred - I have a couple of degrees (one in psyc) and am an RN (though I work with peds.) Mostly, though, I am 5'2" and weighed around 200 pounds two years. I'm now a healthy weight with two kids and generally a very happy person. I think weight has such a huge spiritual and psychological component that is rarely acknowledged, let alone addressed. My husband is a cardiovascular specialist, paramedic, working on his RN - and he would help with all this.
I'm also a big community networker - and plan on affiliating with some awesome therapists, certified trainers, RDs and health care providers (?) so that each person has a sort of personalized path that they can follow.
This is very early, but I'd love to hear any thoughts. Crazy idea?
Thanks in advance!
Jul 24, '08
I'm new to this sight. I've been working as a paid wellness nurse for 6 years. My plan is to train nurses to be health coaches. Let me know what you think. thanks Debbie
Last edit by sirI on Jul 24, '08