UNIT: Wellness Coaching: The Latest Trend in Fitness

Intermediate. Past Simple / Past Perfect vs Present Perfect. Спорт/Здоровье


wellness - оздоровление to be worth - быть достойным
tip - рекомендация to explore - исследовать
compulsive - обязательный overeating - переедание
to insist on smth - настаивать на  to be impressed - быть под впечатлением
significant - значительный to struggle - бороться, сражаться

Experts share tips about choosing a fitness professional who can put you on the road to better health. Laurie Heit couldn't imagine working with a wellness coach . In fact, she didn't even know what a wellness coach was -- until one transformed her life.

A compulsive overeater, Heit had struggled with her weight  since childhood. She went on diet after diet, and was finally ready to join an overeating support group when a friend told her about wellness coaching. She suggested Chere Bork, a registered dietitian and coach. Heit jumped at the chance.

After her first appointment, Heit was so impressed that she decided to do more. She has now had 12 telephone coaching sessions with Bork at a cost of $75 each. She insists they were worth every penny.

Although Heit has made significant improvements to her diet and lost weight, she says she's gained something far more important. Through the coaching process, Heit discovered that losing weight  wasn't what she needed most. She longed to be at home with her family. So after debating the options, Heit quit her insurance  job and became a full-time homemaker. She's never been happier.

"My goal didn't change, but how I got there did," she explains. "The time and exploration of the right food plan helped me explore myself and my wants in life."

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