What is Wellness?

Wellness is a process. Wellness is a way of life, a state of being which is different for each individual. Wellness is a choice we make to develop and implement  healthy coping mechanisms to address potential internal and external risk factors that may contribute to negative health conditions. Wellness is a decision we make to move toward optimal physical, emotional, intellectual, social, environmental and spiritual health free from “dis-ease”. Wellness is the loving acceptance of self and others.  Wellness is the healthy integration of  body, mind and spirit.

Wellness is the process we invite into our lives that transforms our life experience from that of surviving to flourishing.

Wellness takes practice.  Practice makes progress.  Progress is good.

What is a Coach?

Coaching is a relationship of honesty and team work.  A coach is someone who can inspire and motivate a person or a group of people to do things they may not want to do to get to a place they want to be.  A good coach can help a “client” focus on being present in the moment by offering their best effort with the skills and tools they have now. A good coach is an active conversationalist, knowing when and what questions to ask and when to be an attentive and active listener. A good coach can motivate people to incorporate their strengths and challenge their weakness with realistic intention. A good coach is a teammate.

What is a ‘Wellness Life Coach’?

A Wellness Life Coach helps clients assess their current lifestyle, create awareness of personal dysfunctional behaviors, manage potential health risks, stimulate conversation about present core values and future goals. A Wellness Life Coach “co-creates” with a client effective lifestyle skills and tools to promote an optimal path to reach a state of health free from “dis-ease”, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

The “Coach-Client” relationship is one of integrity, trust, honest communication, mutual respect and confidentiality. The conversations between a coach and a client are always private.

How can YOU benefit from Wellness Coaching?

I begin each coaching relationship with a one on one private conversation that includes questions such as;

Where were you last year? Where were you last month?  Where were you yesterday? Where are you today? Where do you want to be tomorrow? Where do you want to be next month? Where do you want to be next year? Where do you want to be in 10 years? Are you headed in the right direction? What is your biggest health concern? Is your career rewarding? Where do your strengths lie.  Where do you need help? Are you happy?

These are the kind of questions that stimulate conversation.

It is best to write it down.

I offer written Wellness Assessment Worksheets.  These worksheets ask you questions that encourage you take stock in where you came from, where you stand now and where you would like to go. These written assessments help to clarify your “Core Values”.  Core values are things like character traits, priorities, dreams, spirituality and stress management.

We will Co-Create a healthy “Design for Living Well”for you.

The primary objective for the entire “Coach-Client Relationship” is to create a realistic and sustainably healthy “design for living” so that each client can develop the skills and tools needed to become more self sufficient.  The Coach-Client relationship can be periodic and intensive or on going and organic. The choice is yours.

As your Coach I will offer guidance in:

  • Nutrition, (food choices, weight management)
  • Exercise, (flexibility, strength, toning, coordination, balance and endurance)
  • Stress Management, (anger, fear, worry, resentment, control, letting go…)
  • Addictive and Compulsive behaviors, (eating, alcohol, drugs, exercise, working, cleaning, meddling,  …)
  • Accountability, (follow up, re-assessments, self awareness)
  • Communication Skills, (language choice, active listening …)
  • Spirituality (meditation, mindfulness, HappyNow…)
  • Realistic Goal Setting (knowing who you are, who you’re not and who you can be…)

I have over 20 years experience as a fitness professional.  I am a NASM Certified Fitness Trainer, a Madd Dog Athletics SPIN Instructor and a Spencer Institute Wellness Life Coach. I have owned my own fitness facility for 15 years. I have helped people of all ages and fitness levels change the quality of their life for the better. I can help you, if you have the courage and willingness to be open minded to make a lifestyle change.

If you or any one you know has interest in my Wellness Coaching, please contact me in person at Maxfit or by e-mail, phone, or text.

Be well.


coach chrismiller

Contact me at………….chris@maxfit.com     (201) 410-7373     www.personalpause.com     www.maxfit.com