My guilty pleasure is… Chocolate. And junk food (wings, pizza, fries… ) Should I be admitting all of that?
My favorite way to get active is… To get outside. I love being outdoors, playing tennis, running, etc. I live close to the Metroparks and try to take advantage of the trails whenever I can.
What does healthy living mean to you? Balance. I try to exercise and eat healthy as much as possible. If I go out and have a beer, wings and pizza, I realize it isn’t the worst thing in the world. I’ll enjoy myself and continue to do the best that I can, most of the time.
The most gratifying part of my job is…Seeing people lose weight, cholesterol numbers going down, blood pressure numbers going down and the happiness participants feel when the changes they make pay off.
My favorite way to get active is…Running in the park on the trails.
To me, healthy living means…Exercising all the time, eating healthy most of the time, and filling my life with laughter, friendship and family. Add watching college football, listening to good music and having an occasional beer? That’s just a bonus!
My motivation to stay healthy is… To be able to continue to be active with my family and to be a model to those who are important to me.
The most gratifying part of my job is… Hearing from people who have changed their lives by changing their habits. People are so grateful when they improve their health.
My current (fitness/health/diet) goal is… To participate in Pedal to the Point this summer.
My guilty pleasure is… Pizza – preferably Master Pizza or Luigi’s in Akron – lots of veggies on them though!
The most gratifying part of my job is…Watching people realize that they can make a positive impact on their health with just a few behavioral changes.
My current (fitness/health/diet) goal is…To try some new recipes and foods. Eating real food is so important and the best way to start is to spend a little extra time in the grocery store or market. If I cook it, I know exactly what goes into the recipe.
My guilty pleasure is…Spice drops! Sometimes you just gotta have ‘em.
My motivation to stay healthy is… My family. Practicing what I preach so that I will be around a long time with them.
My best health tip is… To move and eat healthy. Get 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise and 5 to 9 servings of fresh fruits and veggies every day.
My favorite way to get active is… Putting one foot in front of the other. And just keep moving!
My guilty pleasure is… Twofold – dark chocolate and red wine.
My best health tip is… Make healthy eating and exercise a way of life!
The most gratifying part of my job is… Motivating others to make better decisions towards a healthier, happier life!
My guilty pleasure is… Chocolate!…Ruggles Peanut Butter Chocolate Frozen Yogurt to be exact!
My best health tip is… Exercise daily and measure your food 6 days a week!
My guilty pleasure is… A glass of wine, a piece of cheesecake. I don’t deprive myself of anything. I just only allow myself one guilty pleasure a day 🙂
The most gratifying part of my job is… I love spreading knowledge to others about health and wellness, so that people can reach optimal levels of wellbeing.
My guilty pleasure is…My mom’s chocolate chip cookies.
Every day I make sure to eat…Breakfast.
My favorite way to get active is…To get outside and hike in the Metroparks with Dixie (my awesome pooch, pictured above).
My guilty pleasure is… CHOCOLATE! 🙂
My current (fitness/health/diet) goal is… To do yoga on a more regular basis. I always feel good after yoga class.
The most gratifying part of my job is… Helping people. If someone calls me with an issue, I always try to be that calm, helpful voice on the other end of the line so by the time we hang up, they sound (and feel) completely stress-free.
My best health tip is… To take care of yourself! Don’t wait for a life threatening illness to start eating well and exercising. Start right now. Start today (not tomorrow!)
The most gratifying part of my job is… Being able to share my passion for wellness while witnessing the positive life changes in our clients’ lives. From weight loss and feeling more energized to increased physical activity and happiness.
What does healthy living mean to you? Taking care of your body, mind and spirit so that you can do the things you love to do!
My guilty pleasure is… Watching movies! As much as I love to get up and move…one of my favorite date nights is movie night!
My best health tip is… Consistency. Don’t wait until it’s a convenient time to focus on your health goals or you will never begin. Every little bit counts, so if you feel overwhelmed, pick smaller, more realistic goals to get yourself motivated.
What does healthy living mean to you? Finding a balance of eating as much of my food in its natural form, getting up and moving every day, and spending time with friends and family!
The most gratifying part of my job is… Being a part of an organization that truly cares about both their employees and individual clients. We promote prevention strategies to help stop disease before it happens, and that is extremely rare in healthcare today.
My best health tip is… Everything in moderation… Avoid added sugar, exercise regularly, and treat yourself every once in a while!
My current (fitness/health/diet) goal is… To run a half marathon in under an hour and forty minutes.
The most gratifying part of my job is… Knowing that I go to work every day for a company that is making a difference in the lives of others.
My favorite way to get active is… Cardio and weights. My favorite exercise class includes yoga, aerobics, and weights in a heated room. It helps sweat out the toxins and I feel great when it’s over!
What does healthy living mean to you? I believe in balance. A great workout in the morning and happy hour in the evening! Of course… it’s important to make healthier choices 🙂
My best healthy tip… Always be sure to have a bottle of water next to you so you can stay hydrated throughout the day. Often times, we think we are hungry when we are actually thirsty. Staying hydrated throughout the day can help control our cravings and reduce times when we think we are hungry. Drinking water throughout the day can also help maintain energy levels and prevent mid-day headaches.
Every day I make sure to eat… Fruits and vegetables! I prepare my fruits and vegetables every Sunday so I can conveniently grab them throughout the week for snacks and for my lunches. I try to mix up the fruits and vegetables every week so I am never bored with eating the same thing.
My current (fitness/health/diet) goal is… To be able to perform 5 strict pull-ups in a row and to run my next half marathon in under 1:40:00 (1 hour and 40 minutes)
My guilty pleasure is… Dark chocolate and red wine!
My favorite way to get active is… Anything I can do with family and/or friends. Running, cycling, hiking, swimming, yoga, you name it. It’s always fun to exercise with someone and make it a social time as well!
What does healthy living mean to you? Balance. I try to eat healthy the majority of the time, exercise regularly, and make sure that I can manage stress appropriately. This allows me the flexibility to enjoy the fun things in life and not feel deprived. I live a healthy lifestyle that allows for moderation!
My favorite way to get active is… I am a huge lover of hiking! I love to hike through mountains and natural parks, especially in Tucson, Arizona and Moab, Utah.
My current (fitness/health/diet) goal is… I would like to maintain a healthy weight and exercise at least 4 times/week.
What does healthy living mean to you? Being able to do the things you love to do and not hurt yourself in the process.
My favorite way to get active is… Zumba!
Every day I make sure to eat… Oatmeal for breakfast.
What does healthy living mean to you? Living in a way that brings joy, finding meaningful work, having strong family connections, having a few close friends, eating more foods found in nature, staying hydrated and getting 6-8 hours of sleep. And if none of this works, take an extended vacation to Hawaii!
My favorite way to get active is… Gymnastics! Whether I am lifting my gymnasts or lifting myself off the ground, gymnastics is the way I constantly stay active.
My guilty pleasure is… Cheese, cheese and more cheese please.
My current (fitness/health/diet) goal is…To not allow my gymnasts to beat me in a push up contest.
(When probed further, Nick claimed to get 154 push ups in 2 minutes..Prove it Nick!)
My guilty pleasure is… Cinnamon buns, we can’t even bring them in the house, it’s too hard to say no!
Every day I make sure to eat… A piece of fruit for a little energy boost.
My best health tip is… Most importantly, to get a full 8 hours of sleep every night. To take care of your mind and body, to achieve a balance and feel good about the choices you make for yourself on a regular basis.