For the past couple of years, we’ve been witnessing the health and wellness industry shift more
toward mind, body and spirit wellness rather than just fitness classes and athleisure wear. In
addition to spin class, fitness studios are adding in more classes with a focus on mindfulness.
Yoga has also been gaining more and more popularity as people are feeling the benefits in
more than just their physical appearance. We’re finding that incorporating things like
meditation, mindful movement and intuitive eating can truly change our lives and help us live
from a more joyful and authentic state.
So what exactly does empowered wellness mean? Empowered wellness is living each day
supporting your physical, mental and spiritual well being with things like eating more plants
and healthy fats such as avocado or almonds. It means moving your body in ways that you
actually enjoy like going for a walk or playing tennis. Or building mindfulness habits that
combat stress and anxiety such as meditation or journaling.
Once we start to incorporate these new habits into our lives, we feel our energy start to shift.
We start finding confidence in areas of our life that we once lacked in, we get better sleep at
night due to less stress and better nutrition and we start to feel empowered to live the life that
feels the very best to us. It’s not just about looking good, it’s about loving your body and all it
does for you so you learn to fuel it with the very best - on and off the plate. It’s about feeling
good in your own skin, connecting deeper with yourself and others around you and realizing
that living in the present moment will bring you the greatest amount of joy.
This all sounds lovely and wonderful but you’re probably thinking “but where do I start?”. It can
be overwhelming to try to build habits around things that are foreign to you - maybe you’re not
sure how exactly to cook that vegetable to support your brain health or you don’t really know
how to meditate. Starting can be the hardest part. If you’re going at it alone, I would suggest to
just start with one area - nutrition, movement or mindfulness and build from there.
~By Bri Young, Personal Trainer, Holistic Health Coach, Integrative Nutrition Coach