Wellbeing Development

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Nutrition plays such a key role in your health and well-being, so wouldn’t it be nice to know which foods give you the biggest payoff? You will learn which ones are loaded with the nutrients you need to prevent disease and feel your best. You will also understand ingredients that have a detrimental effect on your health, and how to steer clear of them.
Objective: Attendees will learn common foods will support their wellbeing and others that will have a detrimental effect. Recommended time: 1 hour


While there are literally hundreds of diets on the market, many still struggle with losing excess weight. Past the conventional “eat less, exercise more” advice, we now know a lot more about what we can do to lose weight.
Objective: Discuss lifestyle, specific food choices, stress, environmental toxins, digestion, and their impact on weight. Participants will get some important tips they can start using in their daily lives immediately. Recommended time: 1 hour


Did you know that old-fashioned crunches and sit-ups may be two of the worst exercises you could do? Did you know that as you get older your abdominal cavity will start to protrude more and more unless you perform certain exercises to counteract this unsightly problem? Don't waste your time any longer with exercises that won't give you the results you're looking for.
Objective: Attendees will learn the most effective exercises for conditioning their abdominals and strengthening their back. Recommended time: 1 hour


Did you know that simple changes at your desk will change the quality of your day? Come learn some quick health tips for your workspace that can make a difference in productivity and your well-being.
Objective: Attendees will gain an overview of neutral postures and proper workstation configurations to keep their body revitalized and energized. Recommended time: 1 hour


This training will cover information about the many ways mature adults can stay independent, active, and healthy for many more years.
Objective: Attendees will learn how exercise, balanced eating, stress reduction, sleep, and other lifestyle choices have an effect on our well-being and how to make little changes in these areas to increase longevity. Recommended time: 1 hour


Depression can be difficult to work through and it sometimes can be even more difficult to see someone else go through it. There are many ways to reduce the impact of depression in your life and ways to help your colleagues, family, and friends work through their personal depression, whether it is adjusting perspective, walking through the journey with someone else, or changing habits.
Objective: After this training, you will understand more what depression is, its causes, and be provided a new set of cognitive skills that will enable you to take charge, challenge irrational assumptions, assist those who may be depressed, and accomplish more in your life. Recommended time: 1 hour


Exercise versus activity. What are you doing? We will go over the various types of exercise, the benefits of each, and why knowing your purpose is critical to determining what you should be doing.
Objective: Attendees will learn the difference between exercise and activity and how each can suite different wellness goals. Recommended time: 1 hour


Rheumatoid arthritis, Gout, and Osteoarthritis - these 3 conditions affect over 46 million Americans. At some point, you will most likely experience some form of arthritis pain. Nutrition, physical activity, and supplementation can play an important role in each condition.
Objective: Attendees will learn why these conditions form, and how to best prevent and treat arthritis. Recommended time: 1 hour


Your employees get to ask any nutrition related question of a seasoned Master Nutrition Therapist for a full hour.
Recommended time: 1 hour


There is more to healthy bones than calcium! Your bones play a vital role in preventing disease, providing a frame to your body and protecting your organs.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to strengthen and maintain bone health for happier aging. Recommended time: 1 hour


Stress is part of everyone’s life, but if you don’t learn to find some balance, serious health consequences could be waiting! This 90-minute training includes education, self-evaluation, and interactive exercises addressing what effects chronic stress can have on your health. Evaluation tools will be provided to help you identify your specific stressors and how well you are managing them.
Objective: Attendees will gain the knowledge and tools to help achieve and maintained a well-balanced life. Recommended time: 1.5 hours


We are not what we eat – but rather what we eat, digest, absorb, and utilize. Food, supplements, and lifestyle techniques that can help you see improvements in your digestive health immediately will be presented. And since nearly 80% of our immune system is in our gut, attending this workshop may also help you prevent sickness this fall and winter!
Objective: Attendees will learn how the digestive process is tied to overall health and learn ways to improve digestive health through healthy lifestyle choices. Recommended time: 1 hour


Maintaining healthy blood pressure is vital to your overall health and longevity. You will gain a thorough understanding of what the numbers mean, what high blood pressure does to your body, and when to be concerned.
Objective: Attendees will learn how lifestyle choices influence blood pressure and the small steps one can take to ensure healthy numbers throughout life. Recommended time: 1 hour


Why is understanding your body composition so important? What use is it to know your body fat or hydration levels? Understanding your body composition is very important in being able to assess your level of health risk. By having concrete information about your body fat, hydration level, BMI (what’s that!?), and other important factors, you have a base foundation from which to improve your health and longevity.
Objective: Attendees will learn about the different aspects of body composition, and why each is important to know. They will also leave knowing how to access tools to determine body composition. Recommended time: 1 hour


Diet and lifestyle play a significant role in the health of your bones and managing your risk for osteoporosis.
Objective: Attendees will discover what foods and nutrients are necessary for maintaining healthy bones; what foods you need to avoid, and what lifestyle factors to incorporate. Recommended time: 1 hour


It’s not just about Vitamin C! Learn effective strategies to strengthen your immune system and reduce your chances of getting sick!
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of strengthening their immune system. Recommended time: 1 hour


Diets lacking in the right foods and nutrients for the brain can result in poor memory, mental sluggishness, mood and behavioral issues, depression, lack of motivation, and cravings. Brain imbalances can result from what’s in our food as well and impacts children, adults and the elderly.
Objective: Attendees will learn about what to eat and what to avoid for a healthier brain. Recommended time: 1 hour


Headline on the news, headline in your magazine, headline on the food package. We generally read a headline and fill the rest in to suit our needs. After this presentation, you will always want to know the rest of the story!
Objective: Attendees will learn the importance of reading between the lines and critically evaluation the information they encounter on a daily basis. Recommended time: 1 hour


Carbohydrates are so misunderstood! You will learn why carbohydrates are important and will enable you to make appropriate choices for your needs. From the various types, to when to eat them, you will no longer be confused about carbs!
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of carbohydrates and the role carbs play in our daily diet and health. Recommended time: 1 hour


From diet and exercise, to stress management and personal relationships---we’ll talk about ideas to create a new normal in your life.
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies to create healthy and sustainable habits. Recommended time: 1 hour


Knee pain, back pain, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis. These and other injuries can sideline your fitness program. Learn how to prevent and treat them to keep you on the right track.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to treat and prevent common yet debilitating conditions. Recommended time: 1 hour


We have all heard about working your core and maintaining your flexibility. But why is this important? You will gain an understanding of the role core strength and flexibility play in your everyday life and why they are even more critical as we age.
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of core training and flexibility. Recommended time: 1 hour


It seems difficult to make wise dietary choices when there is so much controversy regarding our food supply. Should I eat only organically grown foods? What are antioxidants and phytonutrients? What foods contain omega 3 fatty acids and what difference do they make? Are trans fats really that bad for you? Do I need supplements, and if so, which ones?
Objective: Explore and answer common nutrition questions to help make sense of a sensible diet. Recommended time: 1 hour


Time flies, but it is never too late (or early) to get a handle on your health and wellness. We will go over what health and life issues you should be aware of from your 30s to 60s, including what screenings to stay on top of!
Objective: Attendees will learn the most important health factors to pay attention to as they age. Recommended time: 1 hour


No more excuses! You will learn how easy it can be to fit exercise into your life. By the end of the class, you will have created a workout specifically geared toward your needs. Each participant should bring a notebook, and if you have any “portable fitness equipment” feel free to bring that as well!
Objective: Attendees will learn and participate in a variety of exercises and stretches that can be done with little or no equipment. Modifications will be demonstrated to ensure all fitness levels can participate. Recommended time: 1 hour


Find out what’s wrong with many cleanse programs on the market. Learn why you might need to detoxify and what the benefits could be for your health. Understand how to cleanse in a way that supports your body and provides long-term benefits.
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of helping remove bodily toxins in a healthy way. Recommended time: 1 hour


We are exposed to various toxins from inside and from outside of our bodies every day. In this program, we explore how to help our bodies process and eliminate toxins and teach strategies how to decrease our toxic load. For some people, detoxification may look like reducing fast food, for others, more intensive strategies may be appropriate.
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of helping remove bodily toxins in a healthy way. Recommended time: 1 hour


Back injuries occur and re-occur more than any other workplace injury - they are three times more expensive to treat and the toll in lost work time is staggering. Come and learn the things that you can do during and outside of workout sessions to maintain a healthy and strong back.
Objective: Attendees will learn life-long strategies to help maintain a healthy back. Recommended time: 1 hour


Chronic inflammation is widely being recognized as the root contributor to many of our chronic health conditions. Inflammation is the first sign that your body is out of balance and not well. We will explore how and why this occurs and how your lifestyle choices determine your risk.
Objective: Attendees will come away with knowing how your lifestyle choices affect your body and chronic inflammation.Recommended time: 1 hour


Learn about why diets don’t work and let’s debunk some diet myths. Find out some real secrets to weight loss.
Objective: Attendees will learn to cut through some of the mis-information that is out there in regards to dieting and eating healthy. Recommended time: 1 hour


You have probably heard the terms HDL, LDL, Triglycerides....but do you really know what they are? You will learn exactly what these terms mean, what the numbers mean, and how to make sure you don’t block your path.
Objective: Attendees will the difference between "good" and "bad" cholesterol, and how they affect overall health. Recommended time: 1 hour


Calculate your resting metabolic rate and uncover what eating for energy truly means. Explore how the body uses each macronutrient and what you can do to maximize your energy and reduce fatigue.
Objective: Attendees will learn the relationship between diet and energy. Recommended time: 1 hour


Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley and can cause a myriad of physical, mental, and emotional imbalances in people who are intolerant to it. Learn more about the range of symptoms associated with gluten, how to determine if you have gluten sensitivity, and how to eat gluten free.
Objective: Attendees will learn context and tools around gluten and eating a gluten-free diet. Recommended time: 1 hour


Eating healthy and eating cheap do not always work well together. With this training discover how to improve your nutrition and spend less money on food.
Objective: Attendees will learn the fundamentals of eating healthy, how to establish a healthy food budget, low cost meal planning, and helpful food preparation techniques. Recommended time: 1 hour


Trying to maintain your healthy diet and traveling for work may not seem like they go hand in hand but with a little forethought and planning it can be done. By investing in a few key items you can stay on track and continue with your clean eating. By learning to plan ahead, pack smart and prioritize you will be able to stay on track.
Objective: Attendees will learn tools and strategies to eat healthy even when traveling. Recommended time: 1 hour


Regular exercise is necessary for every individual, but if weight loss is your goal, it is a MUST. This class will provide you with the information necessary for you to determine how much, and what types of exercise are necessary to reach your goals.
Objective: Attendees will learn weight loss strategies and will talk about program design and realistic options to fit it into a busy life. Recommended time: 1 hour


Most people think that just running or pumping weights will suffice as exercise. But to best take care of your physical body, we need to incorporate the three main components of exercise regularly into our fitness regimen. In this session, you will learn about all aspects of physical fitness, with a focus on the big three – cardiovascular endurance, muscle strengthening, and flexibility – and how to improve each area, without a gym membership.
Objective: Participants will learn doable ways to incorporate all aspects of exercise into their day to enhance fitness and lead a healthier life. Recommended time: 1 hour


Now that the hot and dry summer days of Colorado are behind us, we all should have a game plan for our Fall Fitness routine. While its tempting to fall on the couch to watch football, come learn how to Fall into Fitness with some easy exercises you can do at home with little or no equipment. No need to miss the game, just stay active while watching!
Objective: Attendees will learn ways that they can stay active and healthy while at home even during the winter months. Recommended time: 1 hour


Staying healthy can be a big challenge in today’s environment. Busy schedules and endless unhealthy options make it difficult to stay on top of exercise and proper nutrition choices. This training will identify key elements of healthy families and will provide a framework for getting everyone in the family onboard.
Objective: Attendees will learn the importance of being healthy on the go and how to get everyone excited. Recommended time: 1 hour


Learn the differences between “good” and “bad” fats, and the role of fat in your diet. Working in small groups, match various foods to the correct type of fat. Make savvier everyday choices for your weight and health.
Objective: Attendees will learn essential information about fat in their diet in order to make educated decisions in their day-to-day diet. Recommended time: 1 hour


Most people have engaged in emotional eating at some time or another. When we do this, we are using food as a reward, a distraction, or to soothe a feeling we’d rather not be experiencing. Identifying triggers and defining your relationship with food are the first steps in changing your attitude about food.
Objective: Attendees will learn mindful eating skills, and healthy strategies to overcome emotional eating. Recommended time: 1 hour


By now most people know what they should be eating to fuel the body and brain. Too often, however, critical nutrients are missing in the American diet. We will discuss what supplements MAY help fill in the gaps as well as which ones are really a waste of money. Feel free to bring your supplements along!
Objective: Attendees will learn what nutritional supplements would be useful and which are a waste. Recommended time: 1 hour


Making healthy choices can be difficult for anyone, but for those with a non-traditional work schedule, it can be especially challenging. These trainings highlight the dangers of unhealthy habits and provide ideas for creating a structure that allows for a healthy outcome.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to go from unhealthy habits to healthy choices even having a non-traditional work schedule. Recommended time: 1 hour


No time to exercise? Then get your workout at work. You won’t get to the Olympics this way, but you can do stretching, muscle strengthening, and even short bursts of aerobic exercise at your desk (or in a vacant conference room or stairwell). Any amount of exercise helps and the results are cumulative. You will feel more alert and productive throughout the day with mini-breaks of activity.
Objective: Attendees will learn and participate in basic exercise techniques that they can use at home or in the workplace. Recommended time: 1 hour


Did you know that a food you are eating may be irritating your hands or knees? Did you know that inflammation may lead to heart disease? Learn about these connections and support your body with the help of this information-packed, advanced workshop.
Objective: Attendees will learn the basics of the relationship between diet, inflammation, and joint pain. Recommended time: 1 hour


Do you feel sluggish in the afternoon? Do you crave sweets? Do you feel irritable when you miss a meal or get tired after you eat lunch? Learn what you can do to maintain energy levels throughout the day and feel better!
Objective: Attendees will learn the relationship between sugar and energy, and explore tools to balance their dietary sugar in a healthy way while maximizing energy levels. Recommended time: 1 hour


The benefits of exercise are widely known, but for a variety of reasons it is not part of many people’s lives. We will help you identify your barriers to exercise, and provide options for overcoming those barriers. The various aspects of fitness will be highlighted including cardio, strength, core, and flexibility.
Objective: Attendees will learn different exercises and how to overcome barriers. Recommended time: 1 hour


Ladies, this one is for you! Specifically geared toward the issues that affect women, this seminar covers stress, metabolism, disease risk, menopause, and more. We will explore how our lifestyle choices play a role in each of these areas and how simple strategies can improve your outcome.
Objective: Attendees will learn how as a woman your lifestyle choices effects your body. Recommended time: 1 hour


The grocery store is a nuisance for some, a land of forbidden foods for others. This class will teach you how to navigate through the confusion, the marketing, and the temptations. From reading food labels and understanding ingredient lists, to identifying the gimmicks manufacturers employ, we’ll explore strategies for making this frequent excursion as simple and convenient as possible.
Objective: Attendees will learn helpful information to help navigate and make better decisions while shopping. Recommended time: 1 hour


Are you ready to start living a healthy lifestyle? We will discuss the habits of healthy people and give you strategies for your transition to a healthier you.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to have a healthy lifestyle. Recommended time: 1 hour


Chronic back pain affects millions of people. We’ll go over the various causes of back pain and how to best position yourself to avoid it.
Objective: Attendees will learn the causes of back pain and strategies to avoid it. Recommended time: 1 hour


Holidays are undoubtedly a stressful time of year! You will learn how to eat, drink, and be merry with minimal damage to the body and mind.
Objective: Attendees will learn to manage stress during the holidays. Recommended time: 1 hour


If you want to better understand the relationship between your health and your diet, this workshop is for you. Participate in this workshop to learn how to impact some of these conditions through nutrition.
Objective: Attendees will learn how diet can impact their health in relation to cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. Recommended time: 1 hour


Good back health is important so we may better function and move our bodies in all directions correctly and without pain. Participants will learn the importance of maintaining proper alignment and how to access neutral posture. They will also learn appropriate exercises and stretches that may improve balance, relieve back pain and increase the ability to do everyday activities with more ease.
Objective: Attendees will learn tips and tools to help achieve health posture habits and maintain a healthy back throughout life. Recommended time: 1 hour


Whether you are working “on the road” or just eating in your car between appointments, this seminar is for you! Healthy eating while traveling, especially for work with a packed itinerary can be difficult, but with the right information and proper planning, it can be done!
Objective: Attendees will learn how to make healthy food choices at airports, hotels and restaurants and what snacks to pack in order to supplement diets while traveling. Recommended time: 1 hour


Do you eat the same things over and over again? Are you looking for healthy meal ideas? Learn some practical culinary techniques and get jazzed to try some new things!
Objective: Attendees will learn how to plan and craft healthy recipes. Some great healthy recipes will be provided for participants to use. Recommended time: 1 hour


If you have a sedentary job, you may feel like your desk is killing you. Fortunately, there are a variety of stretches and exercises that can be done in your office to help alleviate pain, strengthen the body, and refresh the mind.
Objective: Attendees will learn stretches and exercises to maintain physical wellbeing in the workplace.Recommended time: 1 hour


Are you ready for the holidays? They are fun for many but they can also be stressful or even overwhelming. Whichever it is for you, it can take a toll on your health. If you’re tired of feeling unhealthy or gaining 5 lbs. each holiday season (and never losing it again), come join our nutritionist to learn some great tips on how to survive the holiday food season.
Objective: Attendees will learn effective strategies to combat un-healthy holiday eating habits. Recommended time: 1 hour


Hormones dictate every process in the human body - including whether we gain or shed weight!
Objective: Attendees will learn about the key players involved in our ability to lose weight, and what can be done to maximize the positive effects. Recommended time: 1 hour


What are the latest trends in fitness? How about the most up-to-date research on nutrition? If it’s happening now, we’ll talk about it!
Objective: Attendees will learn recent advancements in the fields of fitness and nutrition. Recommended time: 1 hour


The opportunities to obtain whole, fresh foods are on the rise. Understand where your food comes from, the benefits of eating local, when to eat organic and how to start a small garden of your own.
Objective: Attendees will learn about the logistics and importance of fresh local foods, and gain resources for where to get healthy foods in the community. Recommended time: 1 hour


Elevated blood pressure is a common side effect of chronic stress. In this class you will learn the mechanisms that cause this to occur and gain a thorough understanding of how critical stress management is to promote healthy blood pressure.
Objective: Attendees will learn about the relationship between stress and hypertension, and the importance of stress management to health. Recommended time: 1 hour


What is balance, and how can we improve our balance to prevent falls and injuries?
Objective: We will discuss circumstances and issues that may affect our balance, and participants will learn exercises and stretches that may improve it, as well as gain tips to reduce chances of debilitating falls. Recommended time: 1 hour


We need our body to move in so many ways each day. The ability to do Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) is what dictates and maintains our independence. In this training we will discuss why body strength and flexibility (Range of Motion) is important to maintain as we get older and how they affect our everyday life so that we can move with relative ease.
Objective: Participants will learn exercises and stretches to help improve function-ability, longevity, and assist in maintaining independence. Recommended time: 1 hour


The keys to lasting results and success do not come from willpower alone. They come from an integrated approach that relies on both internal and external factors. Learn how to use an integrated approach in business, THE INNER GAME of SUCCESS, that results in lasting success for you and your team.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to use an integrated approach to tackle challenges in their lives to increase the chances of success. Recommended time: 1 hour


Discover the power of getting things done with leverage. Develop clarity in distracting environments and dispel the myth of multitasking. Become fluent in task-switching and perform at peak levels with the cutting-edge system of Engaged 80/20.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to minimize lost productivity by utilizing strategies to counter procrastination. Recommended time: 1 hour


Problem: Employees and teams are not operating at peak levels and are not efficiently producing the highest quality work. Solution: Discover ways to manage interruptions, stay more focused, and increase your brain function, and get more proficient at managing and prioritizing multiple tasks.
Objective: Attendees will learn to be more productive by prioritizing tasks and improving focus. Recommended time: 1 hour


Stress is more pervasive now than ever before. It is a daily challenge and can be a silent killer of productivity, problem solving, creativity, energy, resiliency, profits, and growth. This seminar addresses the underlying causes of stress, how to position yourself to better handle stress, and the most current research-based stress reduction solutions.
Objective: Using up-to-date stats, attendees will learn to counter stress with effective and proven stress reduction techniques. Recommended time: 1 hour


The modern professional is struggling to balance demands at work and living a fulfilled life. A lack of balance between the two can lead to unhappy employees facing burnout and producing low-quality work. This seminar gives professionals access to new ways of being and a new perspective on living a balanced life while still meeting say to day demands.
Objective: Utilizing the Integral Life Design tool, participants will gain new perspective on the effects of decisions made both in and out of the office. Recommended time: 1 hour


There are not enough hours in the day to accomplish what needs to be done, much less what you WANT to do. We will talk about time takers and outline ways to manage your time more effectively.
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies for effective time management. Recommended time: 1 hour


I don’t eat carbs. Bananas have too much sugar. Pasta is bad for you. At some point we have probably all heard or said something similar to these statements. Certain foods are better for you than others, but you will learn about food combining, and why the combination of foods can be as important as the type of food for staving off hunger, keeping blood sugar levels steady, and having energy all day long.
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of smart food combinations for keeping steady blood sugar levels. Recommended time: 1 hour


You’ve tried all the diets - the pounds come off and the pounds go back on. We will explore the root of your struggle with weight and give guidance that will allow you to say good-bye to dieting forever!
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies for putting together a lasting healthy eating habits for life-long weight control. Recommended time: 1 hour


Is it a tool? Is it a toy? Whatever you call it, Kendama is a fun way to explore and enhance skill, coordination, and concentration. By training to manipulate physical energy, your experience with Kendama can be applied to other aspects of your life. The group setting of Kendama Social offers an interactive and effective setting to discover and share with friends and colleagues. (The Kendama tool can be purchased for each participant as part of the seminar fee or can be made available for purchase by participants.)
Objective: Attendees will learn the benefits and practice of Kendama. Recommended time: 1 hour


Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, BMI, Body Fat, Waist circumference. Each year you go through a biometric screening, collect these numbers, and forget about them. You will gain an in-depth understanding of what each of these numbers mean and why it is important to KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!
Objective: Attendees will learn what important health metrics mean and how they relate to overall health. Recommended time: 1 hour


Nitrates, sulfates, hydrolyzed… tuned out yet? Don’t let scientific ingredient lists scare you. Learn to navigate a nutrition label, compare products, make the best food choices and decipher what’s really in your food!
Objective: Attendees will learn how to use food labels to make better educated food decisions. Recommended time: 1 hour


It can be hard to maintain a healthy diet, and during the holidays it can get even more challenging. Learn some strategies for maintaining healthy eating principles while still participating in festivities.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to maintain good food habits even during the holidays. Recommended time: 1 hour


The statistics on resolutions are difficult to swallow. We know that people who set New Year’s resolutions are 10 times more likely to achieve their goals than people who don’t, however, the sad fact is that only 8% of those that set resolutions are successful in achieving them. Learn exactly how your old, stubborn habits work, how you can disrupt those routines and build new ones that serve you better.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to set and achieve their goals and overcome certain hurdles along the way. Recommended time: 1 hour


Menopause can be a challenging phase of life. We will walk through the physiology and psychology of changes in your body and arm you with tools to be a good manager of menopause!
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies to manage changes in their body during menopause. Recommended time: 1 hour


Combining mindfulness, breathing, movement, and guided meditation to reduce and manage stress.
Objective: Appropriate for all levels, this training will teach attendees practical mindfulness techniques. Recommended time: 1 hour


This one-hour meditation workshop includes an overview of the benefits and uses of meditation as well as 2-3 short meditations. These meditations are designed to demonstrate the benefits of meditation including focus, mindfulness, detachment, and acting rather than reacting.
Objective: Attendees will get to experience and learn the stress relieving benefits of meditation through guided exercises. Recommended time: 1 hour


Attention gentlemen! What are you doing to lead your best life possible? Do you know the steps you can take to decrease your risk for disease and enjoy optimal health and wellness?
Objective: During this training, we will discuss health issues men face and the steps you can take to enhance the quality of your life. Recommended time: 1 hour


Mental health and physical health are intricately linked, but too often we neglect to acknowledge how our choices affect our mental health and wellness.
Objective: This class will address stress, nutrition, exercise, sleep, and social interactions, and how each facet impacts our mental health. Recommended time: 1 hour


“It’s all in your head!” We’ve probably all heard that at some point in life. Whether you buy into it or not, what we say to ourselves matters! Being present and mindful can be difficult with the business of life but incorporating a few skills can have a profound effect on your wellbeing!
Objective: Attendees will learn skills to promote mindfulness and its effects on wellbeing.Recommended time: 1 hour


The connection of our thoughts and our physical body is important to understand, especially this relationship to our health and stress levels. We will discuss the impact of stress on our lives and how developing a stronger mind/body connection will enhance your health and focus. You will also have the opportunity to experience techniques to enhance self-care and help you live in the moment.
Objective: Attendees will learn how the mind and body are connected and how this relationship can contribute to stress levels and overall wellbeing. Recommended time: 1 hour


While briefly discussing the mind/body connection and the impact of stress in our lives, the bulk of the session will be spent practicing techniques to help you actually experience the benefits. We will try techniques such as mindfulness, yoga, and breath work, and discuss how to start your own practice.
Objective: Attendees will practice simple mindfulness, yoga and breathing techniques and will leave relaxed and with a better understanding of what a mind/body practice can be for you, even at work! Recommended time: 1 hour


This interactive presentation is based on the popular phrase "sitting is the new smoking." We will discuss the statistics and health risks of being sedentary, ways to incorporate movement in the workday, and participate in a 5 minute workout called "deskercise" - exercising at your desk (no sweating allowed!).
Objective: Attendees will learn the dangers of sitting too much as well as exercises to counter act the negative effects of sitting all day. Recommended time: 1 hour


One of the worst things you can do for your back and your posture is sit at a desk all day hunched over a computer. But unfortunately, that's just the reality of some of our jobs. So instead of being satisfied with slouched shoulders, and an achy back, learn quick and easy exercises and stretches you can do at your desk to counteract these stresses and feel better about your overall health.
Objective: Attendees will learn basic desk-based exercises to do during the workday in order to counter negative effects of sitting at a desk all day. Recommended time: 1 hour


Learn about the different types of headaches, and treatment for each.
Objective: Attendees will learn about headaches and how to manage them. Recommended time: 1 hour


Are you looking for ways to decompress and restore balance in the middle of your work day? The therapeutic value of nature is well-established as a way to help people improve mental health, clarify important personal needs, slow down, and reduce stress. Even brief encounters with natural elements bring calm and can help us live longer.
Objective: Participants will be guided through mindfulness practices to experience the benefits of being ion nature and be left with tips on how to start their own nature-based practice. Requirements: Nearby green space or landscaped facility (need not be big!) Recommended time: 1 hour


Understanding the basics of nutrition can go a long way in making your decisions about food choices. With so much information, and a bit of mis-information, it can be difficult to know if you really are making the best choice. When you understand the basic functions of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, you will be able to weed through the confusion and be confident in your choices.
Objective: This seminar will provide a foundation of knowledge, which will guide you toward making healthy decisions about your own nutritional needs. Recommended time: 1 hour


Did you know that nutrition is one of our greatest weapons against disease and aging? Find out what foods can help you address common aging issues such as memory decline, heart disease and bone loss.
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of how nutrition contributes to disease and aging. Recommended time: 1 hour


Do you know how to read labels? Do you know what vitamins and minerals are most important to focus on? Do you know how to get them into your diet and when supplements are good to take? Do you know how to cook healthy, quick, and simple meals? Let us put your employees on the road to a healthier body with this workshop.
Objective: Attendees will learn a strong foundation in good nutrition and the relationship to overall health. Recommended time: 1 hour


This training will look at theories around aging, and how to keep your vitality as you age using nutrition and a primary component. Optimal nutrition can be different depending on your age and it is critical to take that into account when making healthy food decisions.
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of how nutrition contributes to disease and aging. Recommended time: 1 hour


Transitioning to a healthy way of eating isn’t as hard as it seems. We will talk about the basic elements of healthy eating and provide strategies for incorporating healthy choices into your lifestyle.
Objective: Help attendees build life-long health eating habits. Recommended time: 1 hour


To succeed in sports, players must have endurance, strength, speed and power, as well as a range of sports-specific skills that can be executed accurately and rapidly during competition.
Objective: Attendees will learn more about how your food intake can affect performance. Recommended time: 1 hour


Making high-quality dietary choices is necessary for optimal health and wellness and is a critical key to achieving and maintaining weight loss.
Objective: This class will lay the foundation of healthy eating and will allow you to create your own strategies that address your needs, challenges, and goals. Recommended time: 1 hour


We all have busy lives and eating healthy can seem like an impossible task. This training will provide you with tips and strategies to ensure proper nutrition on the go.
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of eating healthy even when leading a busy life. Recommended time: 1 hour


Organic products are usually more expensive than the conventional counterpart. We’ll talk about when it is worth the extra money!
Objective: Attendees will learn how to make informed decisions around organic food. Recommended time: 1 hour


Find out why Americans experience so much chronic disease and what these diseases have in common. Understand the role your genes play and why your genes are not your destiny.
Objective: Attendees will learn basic changes that will help optimize their health. Recommended time: 1 hour


An 8-week health education and disease prevention program helping participants learn about macronutrients, food labels, disease prevention and more. Take a deep dive as we break bad habits and build new ones.
Objective: Attendees will gain an in-depth knowledge of nutrition, disease prevention, and overall health maintenance. Recommended time: 1 hour


Whether you travel for work or pleasure, keeping up with healthy habits can be a tall order. Early mornings, late dinners, and different time zones do present challenges, but with a little planning and a little discipline, you really can stay healthy on the road!
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies for staying healthy while traveling. Recommended time: 1 hour


This seminar will highlight all the benefits of exercise. You’ve heard them before, but I will convince you that exercise is something you cannot live without!
Objective: Attendees will learn the benefits of exercise in order to lead healthy, more productive lives. Recommended time: 1 hour


From bones to blood, hair to hormones, and the building and repair of every other tissue, the power of protein cannot be understated. Too often, people are not getting enough quality protein in the diet. We will explore various protein sources and discuss ideas of how to incorporate protein regularly throughout your day.
Objective: Attendees will learn the important role the protein plays in body, good and bad sources of protein, how to incorporate more protein in their diet, and how protein intake impacts overall wellbeing. Recommended time: 1 hour


A helpful definition of stress will be explored. During the training, several stress-reduction exercises may be demonstrated and practiced by the group. These may include: breathing, visualization, muscle-relaxation, and meditation.
Objective: Participants will glean general information about how to effectively cope with stress. Recommended time: 1 hour


Has your team defined individual and collective goals for total wellness? Have you committed to help each other reach those goals? We’ll cover what total wellness means, and how you can get there together.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to approach health and wellbeing from a supportive team-based perspective. Recommended time: 1 hour


The foam roller is one of the most effective devices for preventing injury, alleviating chronic pain, and improving flexibility. Individuals will participate as I demonstrate how, what and when to roll. This class will have participants rolling---literally! Participants are encouraged to bring their foam rollers.
Objective: Attendees will learn the health benefits of foam rollers and how to use them. Recommended time: 1 hour


Are you ready to stop the madness? Embracing healthy choices is the best way to have a long lasting positive outcome. We will walk through the steps necessary to help you transition to the healthy lifestyle and achieve your weight loss goal.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to build healthy, life-long eating habits. Recommended time: 1 hour


While most people would like to be healthier, it can be hard to know what that means or where to start. Let us walk you through a self-assessment exercise to determine potential areas of imbalance, followed by tips on how you can create change in those areas. Feel empowered!
Objective: Attendees will assess their current wellbeing in several areas and learn how they can improve their overall health. Recommended time: 1 hour


“Get plenty of sleep” is a recommendation we hear often. For many, this is easier said than done. We will talk about the critical processes that occur during sleep, and the health consequences resulting from a lack of sleep. We will also go over strategies and techniques to promote a peaceful night’s sleep.
Objective: Attendees will learn about the importance of sleep for their health and strategies to get enough rest. Recommended time: 1 hour


Based on our 4-week program, this interactive training will give a high-level overview of four areas important to the process of quitting: "Getting Ready to Quit", "Quitting", "Staying Quit" and “Relapse Prevention". Nicotine dependence (smoking and chewing tobacco) is an addiction that is composed of physical, mental and behavioral components, and is one of the most challenging addictions to conquer.
Objective: Gain an understanding of nicotine addiction and strategies to quit using nicotine products. Recommended time: 1 hour


Please note this series is fee for service program. Call MINES and Associates for trainer availability and pricing. A 4-week interactive program that will cover four areas important to the process of quitting: "Getting Ready to Quit", "Quitting", "Staying Quit" and “Relapse Prevention". Must sign up for all for parts:
Part 1:"Getting Ready to Quit"
Part 1 of our smoking cessation program. Examines why individuals smoke, why they want to quit, the risks versus the benefits of quitting, individual belief systems, and preparing to quit. Objective: Prepares attendees mentally to begin the process to quit nicotine products. Recommended time: 1 hour
Part 2: "Quitting"
Part 2 of our smoking cessation program. Examines withdrawal, the process of change, temptations and triggers, and helpful hints to cope during the quitting process. Objective: Helps develop effective coping mechanisms for those in the midst of quitting nicotine use. Recommended time: 1 hour
Part 3: "Staying Quit"
Part 3 of our smoking cessation program. Examines situations that create risk for relapse, continued temptations and triggers, and relaxation techniques for those that have recently quit using nicotine. Objective: Develop effective coping mechanisms and strategies to ensure continued success at quitting nicotine use Recommended time: 1 hour
Part 4: "Relapse Prevention"
Part 4 of our smoking cessation program. Examines the health benefits, the identifying of relapses to date, recent triggers, and past successes. Objective: To discuss and reinforce winning strategies for quitting and avoiding relapses. Recommended time: 1 hour


Americans spend more than $32 billion annually on dietary supplements, including many who simply take a daily multivitamin as an insurance policy. Discover what science tells us about some of the most common supplements and create your own plan to prevent nutritional deficiencies.
Objective: Attendees will learn the truths as well as the fallacies surrounding the supplement industry and their part in daily nutrition. Recommended time: 1 hour


Osteoporosis is largely preventable. Learn the causes, how to identify your risk, and prevention tips.
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies to maintain the health of their bones. Recommended time: 1 hour


Did you know that over 75% of all doctor visits are now recognized as stress related? The truth is that stress contributes to countless health issues and can even make it difficult to achieve a healthy weight. Our bodies were simply not designed to deal with the chronic stress levels that we currently face as part of our everyday modern life.
Objective: Attendees will learn dietary and lifestyle habits that can help them deal with stress better and mitigate the negative impact to their health. Recommended time: 1 hour


Sugar can have hidden effects on your diet that you may not be aware of. With the increasing prevalence of diabetes in the US, it can be tough to separate fact from sensation with in the wealth of available information.
Objective: Attendees will learn the sources of sugar in their diet and strategies to reduce their sugar intake while maintaining a blood glucose level. Recommended time: 1 hour


Stress…we can’t avoid it but learning how to manage it can significantly improve your long-term health. You will learn about the detrimental effects of chronic stress, the power of small daily changes, and how to fit stress - reducing activities into your life.
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies to minimize and manage stress in their lives. Recommended time: 1 hour


Skin cancer is the #1 cancer in America. You will learn how to identify the various types of cancer and how to protect yourself.
Objective: Attendees will learn to lower their risk of skin cancer. Recommended time: 1 hour


Do you think cold weather makes you sick? Think again. Control your immune system with your nutrition and exercise habits. Learn more about how and why you get sick, micro and macro nutrients, ANDI scores and the surprising effects of exercise.
Objective: Attendees will learn important correlations between nutrition, exercise, and their immune systems. Recommended time: 1 hour


Are you confused about what supplements you should take? Do you feel overwhelmed with the options available? Do you know how to select a quality supplement?
Objective: Attendees will learn the basics of a healthy supplement protocol and get the information needed to move forward with their own supplement regimen. Recommended time: 1 hour


A healthy heart is the key to a healthy life. This seminar will help you understand and identify our risk for heart disease. You will learn valuable information about lifestyle choices that can help lower your risk and prevent this disease altogether!
Objective: Attendees will learn information and strategies to lower their risk of heart disease. Recommended time: 1 hour


If your worksite has an exercise facility, but you just don’t know what to do in it, then this class is for you! I will come to your location and create a basic workout that participants will be able to do on their own in the future. You will learn proper form and exercises each body part using your location’s specific equipment. Class size may be limited due to the size of your facility.
Objective: Attendees will learn a basic workout to help them get started with fitness. Recommended time: 1 hour


The repetitive nature of many jobs can lead to chronic pain or injury. In addition, the occasional tasks we need to accomplish may catch us unprepared. Over exertion, multi-tasking, and just simply not paying attention all can lead to workplace injuries. This is a lecture/participation combo class, so come prepared to take notes and move your body!
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies to mitigate their risk of workplace injuries. Recommended time: 1 hour


Headaches are debilitating and stressful for many people. Discover how food sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies, metabolic imbalances and lifestyle can all trigger headaches.
Objective: Attendees will learn about different types of headaches, common causes, and insight and tools to live a more pain-free life. Recommended time: 1 hour


And we don’t mean the TV! Skipping your workouts because you're on a business trip, vacation or just can't make it to the gym? You've got no excuses anymore! Exercise tubing is light, fits nicely in a brief case or your luggage and is very effective for conditioning your muscles.
Objective: Attendees will learn a variety of exercises that they can use while staying at a hotel, at the office, or from the privacy of their own home.Recommended time: 1 hour


Your values are what is personally important to you in life and makes you who you are. We have values in every aspect of life and by honoring and living by our values, we can access a more fulfilling life.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to identify and clarify what is truly important to them, personally and professionally, and how they can move towards a more meaningful life. Recommended time: 1 hour


Did you know that the easiest form of exercise is walking? Walking takes no special equipment or location. If you’ve struggled to exercise regularly, this training will help you start at the easiest place for conditioning your body- putting one foot in front of the other!
Objective: Attendees will discover the benefits of walking, how to start a walking program, and how to monitor and maintain walking as exercise to access better health. Recommended time: 1 hour


I pull no punches and tell it like it is. This is a reality -based presentation on what you need to do to lose weight.
Objective: Attendees will learn about weight loss. Recommended time: 1 hour


Having muscle mass is one of the best ways to facilitate fat loss or decrease the amount of weight gain as we age. By now we have all heard about the dangers of excess belly fat, and if strength training is not currently part of your life, now is the time! We’ll talk about what to do, how to do it, and how often.
Objective: Attendees will learn the benefits of weight training for their health. Recommended time: 1 hour


Many diseases and cognitive conditions that affect us as we age are a result of lifestyle choices more so than the actual aging process. A change in lifestyle and behavior is REQUIRED if we are going to live healthy lives and stay independent as we grow older. We can no longer neglect our body and mind with poor choices, yet it’s not too late to incorporate healthy choices right now!
Objective: Attendees will learn what health and wellness means after 50, and participants will learn ways they can incorporate healthy choices in all areas of their wellbeing, including exercise, into their daily life. Recommended time: 1 hour


How you define wellness will dictate the areas of nutrition and exercise you should focus your time and energy on. We will walk through different ideas of wellness and explore the path to get you to your goal.
Objective: Attendees will explore the idea of wellness in order to identify their wellness goals. Recommended time: 1 hour


This class explains each aspect of the biometric screening and why these results matter to participants. We talk about what each of the major biometric numbers (BMI, Blood Pressure, Fasting Glucose, Triglycerides, Cholesterol) may indicate and give tips to address each naturally.
Objective: Attendees will learn the definitions of the most common biometric measurements and learn practical tips on how to maintain healthy biometric numbers through lifestyle and diet. Recommended time: 1 hour


Learn about what has changed with wheat and what all the fuss about gluten is about. This class will cover four major areas of health that are impacted by wheat and gluten.
Objective: Attendees will learn the facts about wheat and gluten and how they interact with our health to better understand wheat related issues and cut through misinformation. Recommended time: 1 hour


How can you enhance your health and wellness so that you can win your own wellness game? By adopting a whole person model and proactively making healthy choices in all areas of your wellbeing you are empowered to live your best life. In this session, we focus on the six areas of wellness to help you understand and access what “wellness” means for you.
Objective: Attendees will learn practical solutions to help move toward improved health and wellbeing leading to healthier choices and a healthy life. Recommended time: 1 hour


Whether you enjoy the slopes, the flat, or tackling the snow on a machine, getting your body in shape for your winter sport will allow you to enjoy the season to the fullest. I will guide you through exercises that build strength and stability. This is a participation class and you will be able to create a workout that is tailored to your needs.
Objective: Attendees will learn to get and stay in shape for the winter sports season. Recommended time: 1 hour


Did you know the common cold occurs over 100 million times a year and accounts for 30 million lost workdays? Curious about how you can reduce your chances of picking up the cold and flu? How can you access true health during the winter?
Objective: Attendees will learn preventative measures to greatly reduce their chances of picking up the latest bug, as well as some tips on how to feel great throughout the whole year. Recommended time: 1 hour


Learn how to enhance your work/life balance by collaborating with your manager and your work team. Teams are at the heart of effective work/life fit. When your team sets individual and collective goals for work/life balance and aligns around meeting those goals together, you will unleash possibilities you never knew existed.
Objective: This class will cover proven strategies on aligning team goals with individual work/life balance. Recommended time: 1 hour


Flexibility is one of the key components of fitness. Yoga has been shown to enhance flexibility, strengthen muscles, and improve functionality in life. It can also greatly reduce stress. And, you can practice it anywhere, even in your office space!
Objective: Attendees will learn how to use stretching and yoga techniques to gain flexibility, focus, and relax anywhere! Recommended time: 1 hour


You probably learned at an early age the importance of brushing your teeth, but did you know oral health can reveal indicators of overall health. In addition, issues in your mouth may increase your risk for other chronic conditions.
Objective: This training will explore the role oral health plays in overall health and wellness and will provide tips and reminders for how to best protect your oral health. Recommended time: 1 hour



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