A More Healthy You in 2017
Interview with Kelly Favret, Certified Health Coach
Group Fitness Director & Instructor at Poston’s Fitness for Life
Throughout the 2nd half of 2016, I introduced you to a few of our coaches at Poston’s Fitness to allow them to share some of their expertise in areas that will assist you in your fitness journey. In this article I am going to have coach Kelly Favret address the four pillars of health: Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition and their importance for your fitness success in 2017. Kelly holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and most recently a Health Coach certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. To highlight this most current certification, Kelly will be hosting a Healthy Eating and Portion Control seminar at Poston’s Fitness on January 21st. So with that, let’s meet Kelly Favret.
Bob: Hi Kelly, wow, you have quite a resume going in the Health and Fitness industry, what stirred your passion in this field to pursue it as a profession?
Kelly: Honestly, my passion came about when I least expected it! I have always loved to exercise, and one day after taking a group fitness class at my local parks and recreation facility, the instructor invited me to a take a certification course to teach an Indoor Cycling class for the program they were starting. I threw caution to the wind and decided to do it! After that class, I was hooked! I went on to earn my Group Fitness and Personal Trainer certification and even went back to school to earn my Graduate degree in Exercise Science. Needless to say, I am very grateful that one instructor saw my potential and led me to a career that I am very passionate about. I love helping people achieve their health and wellness goals.
Bob: So, for your latest certification, why did you select the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute?
Kelly: I chose the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute because it is based on scientific research and designed personally by Dr. Sears, a renowned and trusted physician. It also teaches simple and sustainable methods to being healthy.
Bob: How does a Health Coach help someone achieve their health and wellness goals?
Kelly: As a Health Coach, I use three “E’s” to help clients succeed. I Educate clients on ways to eat better, move more, and think healthier; I Equip clients with the tools to succeed while changing their lifestyle to live healthier; and I Empower clients to take charge of their health and wellness to become healthier versions of themselves.
Bob: Can you expand a little on the four pillars of health?
Kelly: Absolutely! The Dr. Sears approach revolves around the concept of L.E.A.N., which stands for Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition. These four areas work together to make a person healthier at any age and any stage of life. The first pillar, Lifestyle, refers to how we manage our time and our lives. The next pillar, Exercise, focuses on how we move – after all, it is one of the best ways to maintain good health! Attitude is about keeping a positive focus and helping to reduce stress. Your body cannot reap all the benefits of nutrition and exercise if it’s overstressed! Finally, the last pillar, Nutrition, is all about how and what we eat to make our bodies strong and healthy. All four of these components work together to help people live a fit life.
Bob: Is there any additional information you would like to share with our reading audience here?
Kelly: I’d like to end by saying that living a healthy lifestyle does take work, but it doesn’t have to be hard! That’s where I come in! I am here to help people learn how to make better choices in all four aspects of their health. If a person can make healthy choices in life, keep a positive attitude, exercise more, and make healthy foods choices, maintaining a healthy lifestyle over the years will be a breeze!
Thanks Kelly for this great insight into what Health Coaching is all about. So, there you have it folks, if you are confused with all of the information floating around out there through television ads and internet searches, make it a point to reach out to Kelly. Also, plan on attending the seminar she is hosting later this month at Poston’s Fitness for Life in Dunkirk. As always, I wish you great health, Bob.