What We Offer
Our corporate wellness program is rooted in service, community, and the practice of nurturing ourselves and others. At The Healthy Me Project, we believe an outstanding way to achieve health and wellness for ourselves is by helping a person with a developmental disability actively make healthy choices in their daily life. Corporate employees who volunteer as Mentors for our Athletes will receive coaching and support in fitness and nutrition, a three month membership to 24 Hour Fitness, and a fitness plan to help themselves and their Athlete embrace healthy habits. As your employees help their Athlete set and achieve wellness goals, they will be encouraged to set and achieve their own. Being a Mentor will improve each employees personal health and wellness, create community between employees who are sharing the experience, and help them acknowledge their contributions.
In our corporate wellness program, employees become aware of being compassionate, nurturing as a way of being, creating belonging, and persevering through all obstacles. Through these four practices, your employees will experience well-being from the inside first and begin to make choices about taking care of their bodies by, seeing long-term mobility, core strength as links to just living longer, but living longer with a healthy body.
Our corporate wellness program is unlike any other. Through our program, your employees get to practice compassion, learn to nurture themselves and others, and most importantly, feel like they belong. Through these four practices, we believe your employees will experience well-being from the inside first, then willingly make choices that help them take care of their bodies and gain long-term mobility and strength.
We strive to help each parent, guardian and caretaker become a strong, healthy role model for the loved ones they care for each day. We offer respite care through personalized fitness programs, offering time for parents and guardians to work out, and providing community outings and events where parents and guardians can leave their Athletes in our care for some time away.
Nutrition and Weight Loss Programs
Healthy nutrition does not come from a long list of do’s and don’ts, from buying “magic” meals, or from drinking special shakes. Instead, the Healthy Me Project believes healthy nutrition comes from awareness and the practice of purpose. We work with each person to define their purpose, have them say what they want, help them create an action plan and then, most importantly, define how they will hold themselves accountable. We provide the framework to teach them the difference between a healthy choice and an unhealthy choice, then stand back and support the process. Changing nutrition is a practice of perseverance and forgiveness.
The Healthy Me Project was created by a community of people dedicated to making healthy choices part of their daily lives. As a community, we believe the “secret” behind fitness is to move your body EVERY day. We practice making choices that keep us feeling good about how we are able to move, how we feel in our clothes, how we feel when we do our everyday activities like tying our shoes, taking the stairs, helping friends and family, and getting out of bed each morning. We believe fitness is not about physique. Rather, fitness is about feeling strong in your body, being independent in physical activities, and enjoying a quality of life that allows you the freedom to do all of the things you want to do.
The truth is, we live in an unbalanced world. This is especially true when we look at nutrition, fitness and wellness. At any moment, the rules we have created to be healthy can become stifling. Good intentions can easily be dismissed by impulse, and we can be left with feelings of guilt and blame. This pattern keeps us in a place of complacency, of shame, of choosing to do nothing. Doing nothing seems so much easier than failing. At The Healthy Me Project, we believe that health and wellness come through practice. We practice being patient. We practice making healthy choices. And we practice staying focused. With practice, our healthy choices come from a place of balance and keeping our word rather than from a set of rules we are trying to force ourselves to follow.