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What is Wellness Coaching?
Well Coaches is widely regarded as the leader in setting the gold standard for professional coaches in the health, fitness, and wellness domains, in collaborating with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a strategic partner since 2002.

Professional coaches have long been recognized for their skills in helping people, of all types, including the working class and business professionals, students, parents, athletes, executives, etc., perform at their best.

Professional wellness coaches help us reach our best by first focusing on our own health and well-being. From there all other goals are derived. Wellness coaches are trained to help us develop and implement personal wellness plans by:

  • accepting and meeting us where we are today
  • asking us to take charge and holding ourselves accountable for our actions
  • guiding us in doing the mindful thinking and doing work that builds confidence
  • helping us define a higher purpose for wellness and uncover our natural impulse to be well
  • helping us tap into our innate fighting spirit
  • addressing mental and physical health together
  • helping us draw a personal wellness blueprint
  • helping us set realistic goals; small victories lay the foundation for self-efficacy
  • harnessing the strengths we need to overcome our obstacles
  • helping us view obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow
  • helping us build a support team
  • inspiring and challenging us to go beyond what we would do alone
Wellness coaches are practitioners and life-long students of a vibrant new field called 'coaching psychology', integrating and combining more than fifteen other fields. Coaching psychology, in part, is the relational vehicle for implementing the tenets of positive psychology, a field focused on the scientific study of happiness and well-being.

Great coaches have several skills you will notice early. They are great listeners and enjoy your stories. They foster self-acceptance and self-respect. They arouse, engage, energize, and challenge you to reach higher at the right moment. They have a bird dog's ability to sniff out your strengths, values, and desires. They are playful when appropriate. They take risks and ask courageous questions. They don't rescue you from emotional muck - sometimes you need to sit in it for a bit to energize your desire to change. They know that your life is at stake if you don't take care of yourself. And they know how to celebrate your successes.

How it Works:
The process of wellness coaching progresses through several stages:
  • You provide background information through an online well-being assessment so that you and your coach are well-informed on the key issues, including medical considerations.
  • During the first 60-90 minute coaching session, you identify your priorities and develop a personal wellness vision, three month plan, and realistic goals.
  • In subsequent 30-45 minute coaching sessions, each week, month, or quarter, you and your coach review the progress toward your vision and goals, explore and resolve the most pressing issues, learn something new, and then agree on a set of goals for the following week. You will enjoy plenty of ah-ah insights along the way.
  • By the end of three months, you can expect to reach more than 70% of your three-month goals and feel energized and confident to embark on new areas. By the end of a year you can count on changing your mindset and behavior for good.




For more information, contact Lori Miller at 610.664.6464 ext. 1383; wellnesscoach@aquahab.com

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WellnessLori Miller
"A journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step..." (from Philosopher Lao-Tzu)

Shortly after receiving her B.A. in Human Services from Chestnut Hill College in 2002, Lori began her wellness career in 2003 when she opened her very own fitness center. Her goal was to create a community like environment where people enjoyed coming to the gym and forging relationships with other members. Though she had to eventually close the doors after three years, she is still very close to many of her old members and keeps in contact with them regularly. Her journey of wellness then led her to working as a Fitness and Aquatics Coordinator at a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Here she designed and taught programs that focused on various aspects of health & wellness such as; meditation, tai chi, yoga, aquatics, strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, etc. Her residents helped her learn to see health through their eyes. Wellness was now about appreciating the body that you have, understanding your limitations, and striving to do the best that YOU can do.

It was through owning her own business and working with seniors that she came to realize that people, in all aspects of life, struggle with maintaining a healthy life style. Whether it is to lose weight, reduce stress, improve your body image, or just walk up a flight of steps, the motivation to begin starts within. Her ability to connect to people on a personal level and help them find a way to break through life's barriers was what motivated her to become a Wellness Coach.

Wellness Coaching is all about partnering with clients and helping them to put into practice the health and wellness behaviors they already know, but struggle to use, like - exercising, eating well, and relaxing more. She coaches people who want to change and improve their lifestyle, and who need the structure, accountability, expert advice and support of a coach to get there. She discovered that your 'best self' can be both challenging and rewarding to achieve and she would feel honored to walk this path alongside you.

Testimonials
“Hi, my name is Robin Liggins and I wanted to share my experience with wellness coaching. My coach, Lori Miller was such a great motivator. She taught me how to set realistic goals for myself. Sometimes I would get discouraged because I was unable to meet them, but Lori taught me that life gets in the way sometimes. At the end of every session I always felt empowered and ready to take on the world. I learned a lot about myself through this experience. I learned that I am determined and a strong person. It is nice to have someone to touch base with once a week to hold you accountable, to reach your goals, and stay focused. You never know what each day is going to bring, but to have a long term vision for yourself is paving the road for success. I think everyone doubts themselves at some point, but wellness coaching shows you how to take that doubt and turn it into motivation to be better. Lori was a great listener and coached me to really look at myself in a different way. Each individual has their strengths and opportunities, and if you are unclear on what they might be, I suggest you try wellness coaching. It helps you figure all that stuff out. I also suggest Lori Miller as a coach, because she absolutely is the best! Thank You Lori for showing me how awesome I am.”
- Robin Liggin

“Working with Lori turned out to be a great experience. Our weekly conversations were a great confidence booster, and it kept me accountable for achieving the goals we discussed. On weeks that I struggled with one goal or another, Lori was able to provide me with the tools I needed to give it my best. We brainstormed ideas and always came to a successful solution. If I slipped up or missed a goal, Lori never let me dwell on it. Her focus was to learn from mistakes and move on. In the end, not only was I able to achieve the physical goal I desired of losing weight, but I was also able to find, inside myself, the strength and motivation needed to accomplish that goal.”
- Jennifer

 
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AFC Bala Cynwyd provides comprehensive health and wellness opportunities in our 110,000 square-foot facility. With the most indoor tennis in the Philadelphia region, a state of the art fitness center and over 100 group fitness classes a week, AFC is truly the fitness center that has it all!



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