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Eagle County wellness group opens Saturday in Eagle-Vail

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Business name: Wellness Collaborative.

Location: Eagle-Vail.

Date opened: We’re opening Saturday.

Owners: Meg Hartley, PA-C, diabetes educator and lifestyle educator; Dawn Nelson, licensed professional counselor, MA, NCC; Jen Wondrasek, National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer.

Contact information: Meg 970-376-4185; Dawn 970-904-2558; Jen 970-376-0512.

What goods or services do you provide? We offer a six-week group program that empowers people to address their health through nutrition, strengthening and behavioral coaching. Clients also receive a one-hour private consultation with each member of the Wellness Collaborative.

The main tenets of the program are: nutrition using a low-glycemic Mediterranean diet; exercise or gentle movement therapy; stress reduction and emotional well-being. This program works great for Type II diabetes, pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, obesity and many other chronic medical problems as well as those just wanting to improve upon their overall wellbeing.

Our program starts with measurement of body composition, blood pressure, weight circumference, physical strength evaluation and emotional/behavioral assessments. Throughout the program, individuals will be challenged to rethink their diets, to test themselves physically and to generate new behavioral routines that promote growth.

What’s new or exciting at your place? This a collaborative effort between three experienced professionals. Dawn Nelson will work with you to identify current stressors that contribute to your maladaptive behaviors. She will assist you in learning healthy coping strategies to overcome these obstacles.

Jen Wondrasek will create a plan to build muscle and increase energy with the use of individual body weight movement plans. Jen became a certified personal trainer to understand the human body better and help others.

Meg Hartley acts as a health coach, health educator and supports you to empower clients with the tools they need to create wellbeing.

What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? This lifestyle change program educates people with skills and tools they need to create positive long lasting change. How many times have you tried the latest trend diet only to starve yourself and see minimal change? Or tried the “boot camp” class that had you pushed beyond your physical ability resulting in injury or fear of continuing? What you think, how you eat and how you exercise are all essential for personal change. This program integrates all of these elements, personalized specifically for you!

What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? What can your customers expect from you? Each person is a unique individual with unique needs. We tailor their program to their personality, their schedule and their goals.

Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: Jen has been training within the gym environment for 20 years and has competed in sprint triathlons regularly. Her goal is to help people become strong and active through various workout methods and clean eating.

Meg has been a primary care physician assistant for 33 years. She became a certified lifestyle educator and certified diabetes educator to treat chronic disease at its root cause, not with medication.

Dawn is a licensed professional counselor with national board certification. Her private practice located in Eagle-Vail has seen transformative change occur in those who are willing to face their current situation and commit to creating their optimal lifestyle.

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