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How Claire Makes use of Her Well being Teaching Certification for Her Household’s Wellness

How Claire Makes use of Her Well being Teaching Certification for Her Household’s Wellness


Over the last 30 years, AFPA has licensed over 130,000 well being, diet, and health professionals. We usually function distinguished graduates who’re utilizing what they’ve realized to encourage others and make a distinction. 

Meet one among our featured graduates, Claire Simmons, an AFPA Licensed Holistic Well being Coach.

Inform us about your self.

Hello! My title is Claire Simmons and I’m an AFPA Licensed Holistic Well being Coach. I reside in North Carolina with my husband of eight years and our three boys, ages 6, 4 and a couple of.

I graduated from the College of Miami in 2004 and from there landed my first job as a tv reporter and producer. After spending a number of years within the business, I accepted a job at one of many nation’s largest healthcare organizations, the place I labored as a senior communications director. I actually loved my time there because it was a beautiful mix of difficult and thrilling work, however in the end, I needed to spend extra time with my kids.

In December of 2022 I made the choice to depart my company job and keep residence. Household is extraordinarily essential to me, and I didn’t wish to look again and surprise the place the time went. Moreover, my ardour for well being and wellness has at all times been entrance and heart in my life, so I needed to make sure that I used to be creating the perfect life doable for my boys. I needed to be there for them, cook dinner them wholesome meals, play outdoors with them, and provides them a childhood based mostly in wellness.

Claire Simmons, AFPA Certified Holistic Health Coach

How did you initially change into all in favour of well being and wellness?

Ever since I used to be a toddler, my mother and father inspired my brothers and I to be lively and play outdoor. My mother at all times cooked at residence and consuming out was a uncommon event. As soon as I left residence and went to school, I knew that I needed to take care of a wholesome life-style and never give in to the same old school temptations!

I began going to the gymnasium and fell in love with health. That led me to get licensed to show group health, which I did all through my school years. I bear in mind devoutly studying girls’s well being magazines the place I realized about diet and picked up a number of ideas and methods that basically got here in useful as a younger grownup, navigating life alone for the primary time.

From there, health and diet simply turned ingrained in my on a regular basis life. Finally, I began studying about intuitive and conscious consuming, psychological power, emotional maturity, and the entire different parts of well being that we don’t hear as a lot about as exercises and diets. That’s when it actually clicked for me…having that complete package deal in place is what made me really feel and carry out my finest. I couldn’t cease studying about wellness and I needed everybody round me to really feel nearly as good as I did!

I feel I at all times knew that there was a path for me within the wellness business, however I used to be at all times busy with life and put my deal with my profession, having infants, and such. However as soon as I gave myself time to consider what route I needed to go in and the way I needed my life to look, I simply couldn’t ignore the decision that wellness was the place I wanted to be!

Which AFPA certifications have you ever earned, and why did you select these certification packages?

I’ve earned the Holistic Well being Coach Certification, which is comprised of the Well being and Wellness Teaching Course in addition to the Holistic Diet Course. I liked the choice of mixing these two as a result of true wellness is greater than what you eat. True wellness should mix harmoniously with one’s tradition, society, household, work, and household life. The Holistic Well being Coach Certification teaches you the nuts and bolts of diet which is so essential and consists of methods on methods to navigate actual life, even when your weight-reduction plan can’t be “good.”

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How are you utilizing your certification/planning on utilizing your certification?

At the start, my major aim is to make use of the information gained by means of my certifications to create the healthiest and happiest residence setting for my household. My household is my precedence and if we aren’t wholesome, I do know that it’s exhausting to reside life to the fullest! Plus, I need my kids to study diet and health now when they’re younger to allow them to lean on these instruments all through their whole life. I feel it could possibly be the perfect current I may give them! My husband is an entrepreneur and has a really traumatic and difficult job, so I need him to know that when he’s residence he’ll at all times get the perfect from me within the type of scrumptious, wholesome meals, an area to relaxation, a clear and orderly setting, and, after all, a number of consideration from the youngsters and me. 😊

Exterior of my household, I’ve so many concepts to assist others! I wish to create a wellness committee at my sons’ college and assist construct up programming to train college students about diet, health, and wellness. I’d like to construct a backyard at college and residential to develop recent herbs, fruits, and greens. I wish to assist mothers who additionally need the perfect for his or her households however who’re fighting how to try this. I wish to assist those that are working the company grind and present them that it’s doable to include well being into that busy life-style. I additionally wish to create and share extra content material about diet and wholesome residing and publish that on social media, a weblog, and for different web sites which have like-minded content material.

How has turning into licensed with AFPA impacted your life?

I’m so grateful I made the choice to get licensed by AFPA! It gave me the boldness to pursue my ardour and cement my credibility within the wellness house as not simply somebody who loves well being and wellness, however somebody who’s succesful and ready to assist others. AFPA gave me credible and strong data on so many matters and dove deep into the science, analysis and present panorama of the place we’re as a nation with our well being. I additionally really feel as if I’ve a whole group working in direction of the same aim and a gaggle of people who find themselves at all times out there to assist me.

What was one factor you realized in your research that has left an impression on you?

It’s hanging to me simply how a lot our nation NEEDS well being coaches. (Whereas earlier than, I although having a coach was a complete luxurious!) So many people don’t notice that we reside in a system that places revenue over well being. It’s as much as the person to do the analysis and determine what’s finest for them. It’s a tragic fact but when one actually desires to thrive and reside their finest life, it’s important to go in opposition to the grain. What’s widespread is normally not wholesome and what’s straightforward is never wholesome both. I hope that I will be an advocate for many who crave well being however don’t have the time or power to seek out their path.

How can we discover you on-line?

My Instagram is @Clairehossimmons.

 I like to put up ideas and methods there, in addition to my life as a busy boy mother!

Anything we must always know?

I simply need individuals to know that in the event that they make the choice to include diet, health, and wellness of their life in a approach that works for them, they’ll really feel so good! There’s a exercise on the market which you could love, identical to there’s a approach of consuming that may make you look and feel your finest. Wellness is a superpower, and our world could be such a greater place if all of us determined to go the wholesome route. Well being coaches can mix the hole between healthcare and actual life, so don’t be shy to succeed in out and ask for assist! We’re right here for you.



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