Fitness and Nutrition Coaching for Low Income Individuals
The Fit and Food Connection offers a One-on-One program for both personalized fitness and nutrition consultations to those in need who would most benefit from this service. Through this program, we offer personal training sessions, individualized nutrition guidance, grocery store education, and food preparation planning to those who cannot afford access to healthy resources on their own. This program provides a service that can truly change the lives of those in need.
Personal training sessions provide the client with an individualized exercise plan to meet a person’s health goals, and the necessary guidance to achieve them. Some of the workouts are done with a trainer, and some are done on their own yet provided by the trainer. This service provides workouts that can be performed at home, tailored to the client’s own goals. These one-on-one sessions can be held in the client’s home or in a building where Fit and Food Connection classes are held, or in a public place, whichever is preferred. Personal Training sessions can be scheduled once or on an ongoing basis, dependent on the needs of the client.
Food Preparation and Planning
Food Preparation and Planning sessions allow our clients to build healthy habits and see first hand what a healthy week of eating actually looks like. These sessions are done in a kitchen, and the client is taught suggestions for healthy eating that week. We send the client home with portioned controlled healthy meals and snacks for a week. By planning ahead, our clients can more easily write budget-friendly grocery lists, shop for only the foods that they need, and enjoy healthy meals on a busy schedule.
During a Nutrition Consultation, the client will provide information pertaining to their health goals as well as a three day food log. They will receive personalized information on how to reach their health goals, either during a single visit, or in ongoing sessions, depending on the situation. These sessions provide resources for making healthy, sustainable changes that our clients can afford.
Grocery Store Education
Our Grocery Store Education sessions can be done one-on-one or in a small group. During these sessions, client(s) are taken to a local grocery store where they learn tips for buying healthy food on a budget, how to read nutrition labels, and what to avoid. This service provides the foundation for conscious food purchasing decisions and habits.
“I never would've imagined that an invite to a free class at St. Vincent would've had such a huge impact on my life. When I met Joy, I had recently completed my first fitness competition. I was in such a state of despair over my 40lb weight gain that it paralyzed all aspects of my life.
Joy taught me how to forgive and love myself. Through weekly workouts and life-coaching sessions, she taught me how to find balance in having the foods I LOVE and having the body I want. It has been three years since we first met and I am in the best shape of my life! She is not only remains one of my greatest confidants, but she has motivated me to want to change the lives of other men and women who were emotionally damaged and are searching to find happiness in their fitness goals. Joy is one of a kind! Thank you for saving my life!”