Lifelong Grand Island Resident Offering Health Coaching Through New Holistic Health, Wellness & Fitness Practice

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Gardner Takes a Whole-Body Approach Through Nutrition Life Spa

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Search for “dieting statistics” on the Internet and you’ll find a lot. For example:
-- 25 percent of American men and 45 percent of American women are on a diet on any given day (Smolak, 1996).
-- 95 percent of all dieters will regain their lost weight in one to five years (Grodstein, et al., 1996).
-- 35 percent of “normal dieters” progress to pathological dieting (Shisslak & Crago, 1995).
-- Americans spend over $40 billion on dieting and diet related products each year (Smolak, 1996).

Despite statistics like these, it doesn’t have to be hard to achieve optimal health and wellness. Grand Island native Tracy Gardner discovered the secrets to maintaining her weight and optimal health in her thirties and forties. And now, Gardner is opening Nutrition Life Spa to help others who are experiencing similar challenges but are tired of fad diets, gimmicks, unhealthy methods… and especially going it alone.

Located in LOA Fitness for Women at 2441 North Diers Avenue in Grand Island, Nebraska, Nutrition Life Spa (NLS) is a holistic health, wellness and fitness practice offering personalized health coaching programs and services in person, via phone and over the Internet. While most traditional diets and health practitioners dwell on calories, carbs, fats, proteins, restrictions and lists of good and bad foods, the NLS whole-body approach instead focuses is on bio-individuality - or one’s unique attributes - and integrates the many interconnected areas of life, including nutrition, physical activity, relationships, spirituality and career satisfaction.

“Making lasting changes to health, wellness and weight loss goes way beyond the food we eat,” said Gardner, a holistic health & nutrition counselor, certified natural health practitioner, certified personal trainer and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. “Through Nutrition Life Spa I will help my clients discover how all the aspects of their lives are affecting them, provide clear direction to reach their personal goals, and offer the support and mentoring often that’s often the difference-maker in this process.”

That support and mentoring, or health coaching, is key to creating sustainable changes to health and wellness. Instead of traditional teaching, advising or prescribing, health coaching, one of today’s fastest growing innovations in health, wellness and nutrition, is focused on engaging guidance for both emotional and behavioral factors.

Gardner offers her health and nutrition counseling through a variety of a la carte services, including Tracy’s “Get Fit Fast” Evaluation, Resting Metabolic Rate Testing, Vitamin and Supplement Recommendations, Corporate Wellness Programs and office and phone consultations. In addition, Gardner offers multi-week programs for those wanting to make a more long-term commitment.

“Losing weight is hard enough without having to come up with a plan on your own and then hold yourself accountable,” Gardner said. “I’ve studied all the major dietary theories and can help my clients with challenges like weight loss, weight gain, maintenance, emotional eating, sports nutrition, prenatal/postnatal fitness or feeding an active family through motivation, inspiration and education.”
To learn more about Tracy and Nutrition Life Spa visit online at http://www.NutritionLifeSpa.com. Sign up to receive the free monthly newsletter on holistic health, nutrition, fitness and weight loss information and notifications about upcoming free tele-classes and live events.

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