what is the best way to become a wellness coach? Is cerification a must?
I am a veterinarian and spin instructor. In my "previously life" through school I instructed everything from aqua aerobics to step aerobics. I am maxing out in my educational budget so want to prioritize my next phase in life. I am very interested in nutrition and have a fair amount of base knowledge but would like to help others. I have been investigating the Wellcoaches program as well as the IIN program. Any thoughts on how well these certifications may be accepted in the larger medical and fitness community?
The route I took was through Wellcoaches.com. You will find them by visiting www.wellcoaches.com.
Hope this is of help.
I truly see much of my practice as that of a wellness coach or wellness consultant. I often opine on my client's lifestyle beyond mere exercise.
I hope that this helps.
Certification will serve you well to truly help others. I would ask around the community to see what the health industry prefers. I get many questions about nutrition, so you may want to get the nutrition certification.
Being a personal trainer myself, I believe that adding wellness coach should enhance my credibility, for those who seek a healthy lifestyle as opposed to performance improvement. I am often asked what a personal trainer does; wellness coach may be more self explanatory.
Maybe you want to sit back and watch, instead of maxing out your educational budget, at this time. Being a veterinarian and a spin instructor must keep you quite rewardingly busy.