Business: No Limits Wellness Coaching
Location: Wilde Avenue, Villas
Owner: Matthew Elicker, 26, of Villas
No Limits Wellness Coaching offers one-on-one or partner coaching through videoconferencing, for example for a husband and wife, to improve overall physical and mental health.
I begin with a free 30-minute consultation so I can determine what the client needs in terms of support and education.
From that point, they can select from a few programs. Some are geared toward weight loss and others toward general health.
The weight loss one is about nutrition and fitness, taking an everyman approach. I’m not telling people to go out and become a vegetarian or eat gluten free. I don’t believe fad diets work.
This is an approach that will help clients develop better eating and exercise habits, lifestyle changes.
From that point they should be able to walk away from coaching with me to be able to evaluate themselves weekly or monthly. They’re taught all of that.
The other programs are more geared toward athletes, people who mostly have their fitness and nutrition together. They struggle with time management, how to find a balance between time with their family and other things.
A typical client probably is someone who’s middle aged, maybe a bit overweight, their kids are in college or beyond, and they’re trying to get healthy again or for the first time.
Parents and people who are in helping professions need to focus on themselves so they can be more effective at helping others.
Entry: I have a master’s degree in counseling and worked as a behavior therapist for a little more than a year. Then my wife and I moved to New Jersey for her career and I’m not licensed here in therapy or counseling. I’m interested in health and fitness so I started developing these programs.
I’ve lost 45 pounds over a year and a half. I want to teach people how to do that, the right way, so the weight stays off.
The future: At some point I want to get into the physical side of coaching more, perhaps teach beach or spin classes, or running groups. Anything to get people more active.