At Origin Rehab we’ve been helping people improve their health for years and will continue to bring you speakers who are experts in their field who can help you improve your health and ability to enjoy doing the things you love to do.
Today we want to introduce you to our friend and Guest Speaker for our May 18th Nutrition workshop: Heather Wilson. Grab a cup of coffee and join us as we get to know more about Heather and the components needed to change lifestyle habits to achieve your goals.
Katrina: Welcome Heather! Can you start by sharing a little about your background and what you do?
Heather: Yes, I am the owner of AGT Wellness. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Working Against Gravity (WAG) Certified Nutrition Coach, and a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer. I’m also a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, have completed the Pain Free Performance Specialist Certification (PPSC) and am a CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) coach. I think it’s safe to say that education and continued professional development is important to me!
I believe that the way we eat, move, and think are the keys to living a happy, fulfilled life. The changes I’ve seen in my own life through support of others has fueled my passion to help those who face challenges when it comes to nutrition, exercise, and mindset. The struggle is definitely real and becoming the best version of ourselves is a continual process. AGT Wellness offers Nutrition Coaching, Personal Training, and Life Coaching to help individuals transform from where they are today to where they want to be in their health, fitness, and happiness.
I offer nutrition coaching services designed for individuals who are tired of yo-yo dieting and want to make changes that are sustainable and fit into their lifestyle. Coaches create individualized nutrition plans that help people meet their goals
Katrina: What do you love about what you do?
Heather: I love connecting with people, helping them figure out what works for them when it comes to how to achieve their goals, and seeing the ways they change as we work together. The sense of fulfillment that comes from being a part of someone’s journey to better themselves is something that I can’t really describe but it lets me know that I’m doing what I was meant to in my career.
Katrina: WHY does it help to see someone who deals with nutrition, exercise and emotions versus just seeing a personal trainer?
Heather: I firmly believe that focusing on all three components – how someone thinks, eats, and exercises – is the best way to help someone develop the habits that are necessary to become the person they want to be.
I think of the saying I’ve often heard coaches say to players: “get your head in the game.” Coaches recognize that what the player is thinking about is influencing their performance during practice or games. The same thing applies when it comes to developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The way we think influences how we act, which influences the progress we make towards our goals. Mindset matters and is a big component when it comes to changing our habits, which is essential when it comes to making changes in our lives. Bringing mindset components into a health improvement plan helps people recognize how the things they think may be causing them to get in their own way when it comes to achieving their goals. Learning to challenge and change any self-defeating beliefs is a skill that improves someone’s chances of achieving their goals. Recognizing and talking about the emotions behind why we do what we do makes it easier to plan to do something differently the next time we’re in a similar situation.
Also, nutrition is a significant factor when it comes to achieving goals to lose weight or improve muscle tone. Working with a nutrition coach, in addition to personal training, allows for a more comprehensive plan to be developed when it comes to someone’s nutrition. It allows for dedicated time to specifically help someone learn healthy habits when it comes to nutrition and to talk through any challenges they may be having with their nutrition plan.
Katrina: Who would benefit from coming to the nutrition workshop?
Someone who’s heard the term “macros” but isn’t sure what it means
Someone who isn’t sure what foods are considered proteins, fats, or carbs
Someone wondering healthy ways to add more protein, carbs, or fat to their diets