We are a family of 4, plus a super cute and soft doggie named Auggie, affected by Autoimmune Disease. Hashimoto Hypothyroidism, Celiac's Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis was the beginning. Not wanting the disease to become who we were, we started looking into natural, diet-controlled ways to make a positive change. As we thought things could not get any harder, they did. Our youngest daughter was diagnosed with PANS/PANDAS, an autoimmune encephalitis. It was at that moment when we knew we did not just need to make some changes, we needed to develop a new lifestyle. So, we did! We made the decision to "Rise Up" and take control of our now and of our future.
We explored and trialed various dietary and nutritional changes. We investigated environmental factors, physical needs, and emotional needs. We learned and developed a new mindset, not just personally but as a family. Like the phoenix, we may have burned into ashes, but we decided to Rise UP! Rise Up we did. We are happy and thankful to say that after a year of dedicated, challenging work, we have created a new lifestyle, and everyone is now in remission.
Sometimes the hardest step is the first step; especially if you do not know in what direction is the right direction. Wellness Warriors wants to help! Let us help you make the decision to Rise Up and become a Wellness Warrior for Life.
- Wellness Warrior
Wellness Warriors was started as a way for us to share what we've learned through our own struggles and challenges. Being healthy is more than just working out or eating right. To be healthy, it's a lifestyle of mind, body, and spirit. Wellness Warriors is designed to not only provide you access to information, but to help you apply it to your unique goals. Let us help you become the best version of you; and join the Wellness Warrior Life!
Providing support through each phase of transformation as well as support of the community
Respect yourself, respect others, respect the process
Doing something, despite obstacle, in achieving success
Find inspiration in everything that you do. Find it in the little things that you overlook
Live in accordance to the deepest values, honest with everyone, and always keep your word
The process to becoming a true wellness warrior and living up to your unique warrior code
THE WELLNESS WARRIOR LIFE
Means demanding more of yourself
than anyone else can demand,
knowing every time you stop you can
STILL DO MORE!
- Tim Grover
Wellness isn’t a quick fix or a take a magic pill and poof! You are fit and healthy. Wellness is a journey that has many challenges and with many winding roads. Being relentless in your pursuit of this wellness goal is where we enter the picture. Wellness Warriors is built by people who have been down many of the same roads and had many of the same struggles. In our struggles we have put together a 6 step process that focuses on mental strength, nutritional education, and physical training.
THE WARRIOR MINDSET
Our 6 step Mindset was created to help you set, maintain, and complete your goals to improve your overall wellbeing. We will identify the challenges you have while considering the strengths to help you Rise Up and live by your own Warrior Code.
THE WARRIOR NUTRITION
Nutrition is the one-piece people do not like to change. The age-old saying is 6 pack abs are made in the kitchen. Without proper nutrition fueling the body it will be a lot harder to hit your goals. This isn’t a fad diet, this is about making smart, well-informed choices that will lead to a lifestyle change of good nutrition to fuel the mind and body.
THE WARRIOR PHYSICAL TRAINING
What's your reason? Rather it be to loose weight, look better in the mirror, lift and play with children, have more energy, climb that mountain, physical training can be modified to fit your needs and your reason. Combining the Mental and Nutritional aspects, with Physical Training, we will help you Rise UP! and be the complete Wellness Warrior.
THE WARRIOR COMMUNITY
By joining the Wellness Warrior Life, you will be part of a community of Warriors. A community, all living by their own personal Warrior Code, but a community built on positivity, respect, and support for one another.
MEET THE TEAM
I'm a Co-Founder of Wellness Warriors. I have a Bachelors in Science, certified Health Coach, and a ISSA certified Physical Trainer.
I am a Autoimmune Warrior! Having Celiac Disease and IBD I know the true meaning of making a life change. I used diet and exercise to help transform my life.
I have provided nutrition and integrative health programs to diverse groups and individuals with a wide array of health concerns and wellness goals. My approach blends a conventional health care and nutrition background with the natural, science -based therapies of progressive Functional Medicine
I'm a Co-Founder or Wellness Warriors. I have a Masters in Occupational Therapy and I am an ISSA certified Physical Trainer.
I have been an athlete at many different levels since childhood, including Div. 1 Collegiate athletics, Boston Marathon qualifier, and sprint triathlons.
For the past 20 years, fitness and nutrition have always been an important part of my life, but even more so since autoimmune disorders affected our family. Through my work as an Occupational Therapist in an Acute Hospital, I would see all too often the same patients be admitted for their chronic diseases. I realized after discharge there is no carryover of education or assistance to help them. My hope is through Wellness Warriors, we can not only provide the education, but the support needed. Change comes from within. I can't make anyone change, but I can provide the tools needed for someone to simply believe in themselves to take that first step.