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!