We all want to be well and fit, and each of us has our own definition of what that means. For some, it evokes images of exercising abilities in the past. For others, they recall how they felt when they were 30, 40, or at a particular moment in their life (wedding, graduation, when you met your partner, etc.). I’ve already met with several people curious about Concierge Wellness. I’m going to share some of the words they’ve used to describe how they felt when they were living their own definition of wellness and fitness:
“I could do anything physical”
“I fit into my clothes”
And what they are saying now:
“I want to be happy in my life and who I am”
“I want to look and feel more like my past self”
“I don’t like how I feel in my body”
Yet, my friends, do you wonder how and why you can get back to and keep that fitness…forever? Do you feel bad about or are you frustrated with yourself because you are no longer in that same state of “fitness” you loved at the time? And, do you wonder if your definition of fitness can change or be adjusted for who you are now – not who you were then?
Your overall wellness includes being fit, but more importantly finding your own definition of lasting and achievable wellness – and fitness may be the best place to start.
I’ve introduced you to the Wellness Wheel and how each spoke within the wheel contributes to your overall wellness. Over the next month or so I will discuss each spoke of the wellness wheel in detail. In the meantime, however, it occurred to me that many of you may be asking yourselves:
“Is the Concierge Wellness Program for me?”
Who IS a match for the Concierge Wellness Approach?
Someone who is interested in no longer chasing their personal idea of fitness and falling short
Someone who tends to pay heavy attention to their diet and exercise, yet isn’t focused on the other important parts of their wellness – and may not know what they are
Someone who does not practice self-care
Someone interested in belonging to a Wellness “tribe” of others aiming for optimal health, wellness, and longevity
Someone who deems self-care selfish
Someone who is too busy to focus on their health and wellness
Someone who wants to learn about other health factors that can lead to ultimate fitness and wellness
Someone who is interested in finding the right exercise program and diet that will last a lifetime
Who is NOT a match for the Concierge Wellness Approach?
Someone who already practices a holistic view and mindset of their exercise, diet, sleep, and stress tolerance
Someone who still believes “Abs are made in the kitchen”
Someone who believes they already have the answers to all of the wellness components
Someone who is looking for a deal on training or a new exercise or nutrition program
Someone who already practices regular, conscious self-care
Someone who believes they can find the answers on the internet, a blog, or in a magazine
Someone who wants a “quick fix”
Someone who has already explored their wellness and has evolved their own thinking and has a clear pathway
If you think you’d benefit from the Alexandria Wellness program, or if you’d like
to learn more, set up a 30-minute introductory conversation with me today.
Go to www.alexandriawellness.com
Adrien founded Fitness on the Run in 2004 out of her home after a successful career in policy and public affairs communications.
After spending 15 years developing her own personal definition of wellness and watching thousands struggle with theirs, in January 2019 Adrien founded Alexandria Wellness, the home for the Concierge Wellness Program and Corporate Wellness with Adrien Cotton.
Over the course of 15 years, “FOR” was home to more than 2,000 clients, 30 instructors, and hundreds of inspirational success stories. Adrien is now, more-than-ever, passionate about helping women view their fitness as a journey, not a quick fix.
Adrien’s recipe for success herself has evolved from a rigid training plan of sweaty and heart pumping workouts to some days getting in her 10,000 steps, consciously breathing, her 7.5 hours of sleep, and her beloved 5-Minute Flow.
Adrien believes the most important ingredient is making small changes for big results, even if it’s one new habit formed each month. Still passionate about fitness, Adrien’s clients appreciate her ability to make sessions seriously challenging without a “beat down,” a healthy mix of strength and metabolic (cardio) work and ultimately helping her clients gain real strength in mind and body.
She believes we all benefit from being curious about our bodies and that change, or improvement, is within reach despite what your “inner voice” or others may tell you.
Adrien is bubbling with excitement to help women learn the importance of a comprehensive approach to wellness, weight loss, and contentedness with yourself, and that every person has the right to feel good about themselves.
Most days, you can find her helping clients with their wellness, listening to success stories, and bragging about her twin 13-year-old children and “fittest man in Alexandria” Bill Cotton. Adrien prides herself on her practice of mindfulness, meditation, and putting it all into perspective.
Alexandria Wellness offers achievable answers for anyone who is tired of chasing fitness and health without a clear plan, someone who has struggled and is not satisfied with their fitness and wellness or someone who is open to maximized healthful longevity and fitness along with healthful weight loss. Adrien and her team offer help with food guidance, body acceptance, sleep and stress issues, and insist you have fun along the way.