Jennifer Stover

Health and Wellness Coach

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Areas Of Focus

I provide health and wellness coaching for adults who are experiencing challenges with their well-being. Many people experience challenges to their wellbeing, feelings of wellbeing – including poor sleep, dietary and weight challenges, low energy levels.  Many of us dislike formal exercise and despise the gym. Lack of sufficient physical activity may lead to low energy levels and contribute to poor sleep.  For others diet has become a four letter word leading to a diet that may not adequately provide optimal nutrition to sustain energy throughout the day.  Both can lead to unwanted weight gain and additional medical challenges. This is all well documented and  relatively common knowledge. Unfortunately the healthcare industry has done little to help people manage their wellness. Our approaches (including telling people that they need at least  150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity weekly) for the past few decades have been misguided as evidenced by the growing obesity epidemic and increasing healthcare costs. 

I approach well-being from a coaching perspective. Wellness Coaches work with clients in a collaborative partnership that fosters individual growth and empowers the client to maximize their potential. I am committed to helping people find a program of regular physical activity that works for them and fits into their life to achieve sustainable results. I want to help people make lifestyle changes that last a lifetime. 

I have been a Physical Therapist for over thirty years.My primary focus has been geriatric rehab. Working with older adults has taught me the benefits of lifelong physical activity. I have treated patients from all walks of life, many of my patients suffered from diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, and strokes. All of these diseases have risk factors which are modifiable through lifestyle choices. I could fill this whole page with statistics but I hope you get the picture. I was spending my day treating patients who were dealing with a lifetime’s worth of medical issues, many of which may have been reduced or prevented with lifestyle modifications. I noticed that healthy and active older adults rarely show up in subacute rehab. This got me thinking about prevention and promoting well-being. Less than half of Americans are meeting the recommended amount of daily physical activity which is contributing to the increase in chronic diseases. I want to help people find ways to move a bit more today than yesterday so they can obtain more sustainable improvements in their health and well-being.

I understand how hard it can be to find the right person to assist you on your journey to achieving well-being. When we get started, I meet with clients to understand their goals, needs and wants for their own wellbeing. This is not a cookie cutter approach. Human beings don’t come with an instruction manual, and we are not machines, we are all different. The same approach does not work for everyone. As a coach I believe that you are the expert in your life and that you have the potential to reach your personal goals for well-being.