I’m Lauren Fischer, a Wellness Coach living in Gainesville, FL. Go Gators! I have been married for 8 years and have one super energetic and crazy staffordshire terrier, Tyson.
Why did you become a wellness coach?
My passion for wellness developed from personal and professional experiences. Professionally, I am a nurse. Throughout my nursing career I witnessed the consequences of poor diet and lifestyle choices in patients of all ages with obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol, etc. The truth is that these conditions are most often a result of MODIFIABLE risk factors and could be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes.
Personally, I have always been interested in health and wellness because of my involvement with athletics. I grew up loving ballet and gymnastics, was on the dance team and swim team in high school, and ran a ½ marathon and competed in several NPC bikini competitions as an adult. Today, my goal is to maintain optimal health so I can still be kickin’ ass when I’m 90! Read more about my fitness philosophy here.
What is your education?
I received my Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida. My previous healthcare experience is as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I practiced in a rural primary-care clinic, a pediatric neuro-oncology clinic and most recently a pediatric endocrinology clinic working with children with obesity, pre-diabetes, diabetes, high cholesterol and metabolic syndrome. I graduated with a Nutrition Therapy Consultant (NTC) certificate from the Nutrition Therapy Association (NTA) in June 2015.
What is wellness coaching?
Wellness coaching aims to:
- respect the bio-individual needs of each person as there is no perfect diet or lifestyle for everyone
- balance the body and promote optimal wellness though a properly-prepared, whole foods diet, appropriate supplementation and healthy lifestyle recommendations
Why the name Action Wellness?
Because true health and wellness are not going to fall into your lap. You are not going to come down with wellness because someone in your office recently did and you are not going to find wellness at the end of 10 day cucumber juice fast. Building health and wellness is a journey that will allow you to live your life without boundaries but it requires dedicated action. I am here to be your guide, partner and cheerleader but only you can do the work!
I am not a Registered Dietician or licensed medical doctor. I do not diagnose or treat disease, but instead make healthy lifestyle recommendations for balancing the body and promoting optimal wellness. No recommendation or comment made by me should be construed as being medical advice or diagnosis.