Program Overview for Health Clubs. A Wellness Tool for Health Clubs & Their Members. Whole-Person Assessment & Life-Balance Program. Opening a Doorway to Wellness and Optimal Living. Cultivating Self-Responsibility. Supporting Members on Their Personal Wellness Journey.
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Three Key Concepts from Wellness Pioneer John W. Travis, MD, MPH (Originator of Wellness Inventory)
The Illness-Wellness Continuum Key Concept #1: Wellness is a process, never a static state. This model shows the relationship of the Wellness and Treatment Paradigms. Moving from the center to the left shows a progressively worsening state of health. Moving to the right of center indicates increasing levels of health and well-being. The Treatment Paradigm can only take you to the neutral point, where the symptoms of disease have been alleviated. The Wellness Paradigm, utilized at any point on the continuum, moves one towards ever higher levels of wellbeing.
The Illness-Wellness Continuum Think of the continuum as a pathway. People can be headed in either direction. A person who is generally physically healthy, but who is always worrying about their health and complaining, may be to the right of the neutral point, but may be facing towards the left, in the direction of premature death. A person who is physically or mentally challenged may have a positive outlook and be cultivating love instead of fear, and consequently may be facing to the right, in the direction of high-level wellness.
The Iceberg Model of Health Key Concept #2: Illness and Health are only the tip of an iceberg. To understand their causes you must look below the surface.
The Wellness Energy System Key Concept #3: We are energy transformers. All our life processes, including health and illness depend on how we manage energy. Putting together a person’s energy inputs and outputs we have the complete wellness energy system. These 12 life processes are the basis of the Wellness Inventory.
What is Wellness? John W. Travis, MD, MPH Wellness is a choice….a decision you make to move toward optimal health. Wellness is a way of life…. a lifestyle you design to achieve your highest potential for well-being. Wellness is a process….a developing awareness that there is no end point but that health and happiness are possible in each moment, here and now. Wellness is the integration of the body, mind, and spirit….the appreciation that everything you do, and think, and feel, and believe has an impact on your state of health. Wellness is the loving acceptance of yourself.
What is the Wellness Inventory? The Wellness Inventory is a pioneering whole person assessment and Life-balance program designed to help members gain personal insight into their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. The program offers guidance and tools to transform this new awareness into lasting changes in their lives, and a renewed sense of health and wellbeing.
How Can the Wellness Inventory Program Benefit Your Members? • Assess members in 12 key areas of wellness and lifestyle. • Determine members’ "change readiness" in each area. • Create personalized wellness plans. • Provide resources & tools to support their wellness journey. • Track their wellness progress in meeting their goals. • Bring more balance into their lives. • Achieve a higher level of health and wellbeing.
How Can the Wellness Inventory Program Benefit Your Health Club? • Bring a deeper dimension of wellness to your health club. • Learn member’s motivations for improved quality of living. • Create personalized wellness programs. • Develop new profit centers including wellness coaching. • Use as a marketing tool to attract new members. • Deepen brand loyalty. • Increase member satisfaction and retention.
The Personal Wellness SolutionYour Member’s Experience of the Wellness Inventory Program
Step 1 – Assessment Members assess themselves in 12 dimensions of wellness.
There are 10 statements for each dimension - 120 statements total. Each statement describes a wellness action, skill, belief, attitude or awareness.The assessment generally takes 30-45 minutes to complete. If a member is unable to complete the assessment at one sitting, they can save their results and login at a later time to complete it. About the Assessment
“Approach the assessment in Learning Mode, with an attitude of mindfulness and a spirit of self-discovery.”
Small steps for continuous improvement – leading to sustainable lifestyle change.
Creating a Personal Wellness Plan A key feature of the Wellness Inventory enables a member to create their own personalized wellness action plan consisting of 3-5 focused action steps by following some simple guidelines. This is a key area where a staff wellness coach can be of enormous benefit to a member in creating a realistic wellness action steps based upon the specific dimensions of wellness the guest is most motivated to change, as revealed by their assessment results.
Virtual Coaching, Updating Plan, Follow Up • Email Reminders (Virtual Coach): Your members will receive their completed Wellness Action Plan as a regular email reminder (daily, specific days of the week, or weekly) at the members’ prerogative. Email reminders serve to keep members engaged in the wellness program throughout the year, accountable to the commitments in their Wellness Action Plan, and motivated to stay improve their overall lifestyle and state of wellbeing. • Members can edit and update their Wellness Action Plan from their Personal Wellness Home Page. The Wellness Action Plan is dynamic and may be updated throughout the year to reflect their changing wellness and lifestyle focus. • A wellness coach is invaluable in supporting the creation or revising the member’s Wellness Action Plan throughout the year.
My Wellness Journal Enables member to record daily observations and insights and track their progress in implementing their Wellness action steps. Member selects one of the twelve areas of wellness to make a journal entry. Each entry is recorded and dated chronologically for ease of access on future visits. The Wellness Journal may be easily accessed from My Wellness Homepage or from their Email Reminders. An excellent homework tool for your members.
Self-Study Center The Self-Study Center contains expert commentaries on the 10 wellness statements from each of the 12 sections of the assessment (total of 120 commentaries. Members can read commentaries on the specific areas of wellness in which they currently have action steps. This enables members to gain a deeper understanding of these areas. Statements are listed within each of the 12 areas in the order of the their level of motivation to change. An excellent tool to use as homework for your members.
Wellness Resource Centers • The 12 Resource Centers have been created to provide helpful resources, tools and services to assist members in successfully implementing their personal wellness plan and achieving a higher level of health and wellbeing. • The Wellness Resource Centers act as your “Wellness Solution” in all 12 dimensions of wellness, enabling members to access expert articles, exercises, books, as well as educational CDs.