Via her time spent in church, Andrea Johnson realized early concerning the worth in caring for one’s spirit.
However concurrently, she noticed that folks had been neglecting their our bodies and damaging their well being, prompting her to search out new methods of serving to folks amid a nationwide disaster impacting folks’s thoughts, physique and soul.
“I watched relations, shut associates die of issues like coronary heart failure, coronary heart illness, diabetes, issues which can be preventable. So, when my eyes had been open to that I made a decision to create this area so that folks wouldn’t be intimidated by the gymnasium, and would be capable of handle each their bodily and their non secular being successfully,” Johnson stated.
For the previous 10 years, Johnson has mixed coaching folks’s well being and spirit at Temple Coaching in Leesburg. The Temple began in humble beginnings in a Leesburg basement providing private and small group coaching. Two years later, the proprietor moved into the present area positioned in Leesburg on South King Road (Route 15 Enterprise).
Johnson — often called “Coach Andrea” — stated the most important stumbling block for many individuals towards a wholesome way of life is mindset. Via encouragement and different wellness practices, she stated Temple Coaching helps empower her purchasers.
“We’re our greatest stumbling block. We do that ourselves and it’s preventable,” Johnson stated.
Temple Coaching is a Loudoun Chamber 2020 finalist for Well being & Wellness Enterprise of the Yr. The area has additionally been a spot for folks to enhance their well-being throughout a difficult time with the pandemic.
Johnson stated her authentic technique with Temple Coaching was to extend folks’s power and motivation, however as a substitute the plan modified to serving to folks take small steps by merely getting up.
“I’ve seen folks are available, and it’s not essentially bodily transformation that does it, however it’s a psychological transformation,” Johnson stated. “It’s not at all times about pumping iron, tossing weight, however it’s actually about creating the area in order that they’ll thrive.”
It’s been a difficult 12 months for a lot of companies because of the pandemic, and Temple Coaching needed to shut down for 4 months. However Johnson has discovered a technique to energy by.
“We’re right here for a motive, and I’m simply going to combat for it,” she stated.
Johnson shares the area with Shannon Curvey, a enterprise associate and proprietor of Perform-N-Health, which makes a speciality of post-rehab private coaching and therapeutic therapeutic massage remedy.
Temple Coaching is at present providing on-line private coaching and programs on dietary practices. It additionally serves as an extension of the nationwide volunteer group, Religion RX, organized to serve and strengthen the health group by exercises, prayer, faith-based dialogue, social and repair occasions.
The silver lining in the course of the pandemic is the elevated consciousness of well being, stated Johnson. She added that many individuals prioritize issues of their lives, together with jobs that may go away “in a blink of a watch.” The important thing for many individuals in getting by the pandemic has been practising a wholesome way of life.
Johnson stated with the restricted variety of purchasers that may are available throughout numerous capability limits, she’s had time to broaden Temple’s on-line choices of well being and wellness courses.
Among the many focuses for the coaches has been getting purchasers into an area the place they’ll reset their priorities and concentrate on their consuming habits and three key areas — thoughts, physique and spirit.
“Health isn’t the top all be all, however this may also help you to combat,” Johnson stated.
A tip she gives her purchasers is to function on a continuum. Some make objectives of stepping into the gymnasium, figuring out twice a day or consuming salads. She recommends discovering someplace in between, as a result of that’s a spot the place folks can keep disciplined, constant and see outcomes.
“I need to encourage folks to search out one thing that they love and that they are often dedicated to and stick with it … our very lives depend upon it,” Johnson stated. “Every part is affected by how you are feeling and the way you develop your health — whether or not that’s internal power or exterior power — simply be match.”