Believe it or not, wellness used to be a term commonly used in natural grocery stores and vitamin advertising. In fact, wellness has long gone behind fitness simply because it was not so cool or dynamic, especially from a marketing standpoint. Of course that is no longer the case. At a time when the speed of life seems to be increasing exponentially and schedules are crowded, consumers are looking for ways to strike a balance – and the wellness industry thrives. While physical fitness is always the focus of work on health and exercise, we want to explore why wellness deserves special attention for consumers and professionals alike.
Fitness specifically refers to physical health and is the ability to do physical tasks. or the absence of a physical illness. Wellness, on the other hand, refers to the balance of a spectrum of health-related elements in a person's life. Most wellness wheels represent six or seven dimensions of wellness, including intellectual, emotional, physical, professional, environmental, spiritual, social, and financial. When a person is well-balanced and healthy, all of the above-mentioned areas of life are taken into account and prioritized in daily life habits.
The popular culture has adopted the idea of wellness and personal balance of the whole person. Customers come to health and mobility professionals looking for a holistic and wellness-based service. This does not mean downplaying the importance of exercise and general fitness. Starting a fitness program is often the first step to getting healthier. When healthy exercise habits are created, customers often have the self-confidence and desire to explore other aspects of wellness.
It is important for all health and exercise professionals to have a general knowledge of all elements of the wellness wheel. Some elements, eg. B. financial or emotional well-being, may not be suitable for a health and exercise professional. Therefore, it is important to develop a referral network where you can recommend information to clients looking for information or treatment options. Having these options available to customers demonstrates that you understand the importance of lifestyle wellness in achieving fitness goals.
Health and exercise professionals can extend their knowledge of holistic wellness through health coaching certification. ACE has one of the few NCCA-certified health coaching certifications currently available. With the shifting of customer requirements, the skills of health trainers in the traditional gym or gym are important. In addition, a certification as a health coach fits well with the certifications for Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor. Health trainers learn to work with clients on larger living habits, and have a broader knowledge of the elements of wellness.
Although fitness is a part of wellness, there is much more to discover to give clients health, happiness and wellbeing. As wellness becomes more and more important on the market, challenge yourself to look for opportunities to explore and get to know all seven dimensions of wellness. Notice if there are areas in your own life that you can focus on to be healthy. After all, we have to take care of ourselves first and foremost.