As strange as it may sound, Colleen decided to become certified as a personal trainer while she was the executive director of a mental health clinic. As an avid runner, Colleen has experienced the positive impact running and other fitness activities has had on her mood and ability to manage stress. She also saw that many of her clinic’s clients had poor physical fitness, and she was certain that better physical fitness could help lead to better mental fitness and health. Colleen developed a therapeutic lifestyles class, which included an exercises component, for clients who experienced depression and anxiety. Colleen was thrilled with how the class impacted the mental health of those who attended. Colleen also saw that this class would benefit anyone who wanted to increase energy, improve mood and increase coping skills.
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September 25, 2018
I allowed my head to drop onto the arm of the big comfy chair in our living room. I scooched down a little further until I arrived at that perfectly comfortable place that was sure to lead to a very appealing unscheduled nap. The only problem was that I had a long bike ride on my training schedule for the day. Although I had just had a really good night’s sleep, the last thing I felt like doing was going for a long bike ride. After all, my “big goal” is about 50 weeks away, I reasoned to myself; what difference would missing this ride make in achieving that goal? My brain was spilling out all kinds of reasons why it would make good sense to skip today’s long ride – except that it didn’t really make good sense. Yes, there are times when we need to listen to the body and take a break, but I knew this was not one of those times…. [Read More]
SIX STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR MOOD, ENERGY, AND OUTLOOK -- The TLC class is ideal for anyone who is ready to get unstuck. Anyone who is interested in proactively reducing his/her own feelings of lethargy and negativity and increasing sense of energy and positivity.October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019