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March 4, 2024

Fitness | Health and Wellness Takeover

Health and wellness have become more important than ever before. The wellness industry has grown fast after the pandemic. Increased health consciousness has fueled the wellness industry, it’s becoming a stronger and fitter industry.

There is a large growth and emphasis on wellness and the importance of emotional and mental health. We will likely see more fitness programs that focus on stress management, mindfulness and nutrition coaching in addition to traditional workouts. Fitness and wellness are closely related and often interdependent.

Wellness and fitness are key components for enhanced quality of life, personal growth and potential through positive lifestyle behaviors and attitudes. It is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence.

Over the years, the levels of convenience and accessible technology that have been provided for us make our life easier and comfortable, but at the cost of almost eliminating the need of physical activity for every daily life. The less physically active we are, normally means the less our minds are active. Which could lead to feeling lethargic, to feeling low energy to gaining weight into high chances of developing depression. It all ties into each other. Folks need to understand that good health is mostly self-controlled.

Positive lifestyle could prevent leading causes of health and wellness problems. The fitness and wellness could be enhanced through participation in quality fitness and wellness programs focused on enhancing the overall quality of life. If taken seriously, all these key components will definitely advance to your quality of life, daily function and add years on to your life.

Mental health also plays a huge role in health and wellness. This area has also become more and more addressed over the recent years. When in the past it was a minimal topic with little accessible resources. Currently, the progression and attention of mental health is rated second to physical health in the U.S. 

Ironically, it’s the younger generations that are much more in tune with addressing their mental health, while consulting with a mental health professional. Similar to you training your muscles with weights to be strong and healthy, your mind needs training and changed patterns to be strong and healthy. 

Wellness is a balance of physical health, nutritional health and mental health. 

Here are the six wellness areas that have been taken more serious over the past several years:

  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Appearance
  • Mindfulness 
  • Sleep

Let me ask you to take a step back, look at the six wellness areas and think of how well you treat your body. Do any of these areas listed need some attention so you can become a stronger, happier and healthier version of yourself? Isn’t it everyone’s desire in life to be happy and healthy!


Ashley LaMorte is a nationally certified fitness instructor and has been in the fitness industry close to a decade. Over the years she has gotten the opportunity to instruct group X boot camps at gyms and train private clients from all walks of life, all over the Bay Area. She now has her own mobile fitness business LaMorte Lift. Learn more at LaMorteLift.com.

Ashley LaMorte
Ashley LaMorte
Ashley LaMorte is a nationally certified fitness instructor and has been in the fitness industry close to a decade. Over the years she has gotten the opportunity to instruct group X boot camps at gyms and train private clients from all walks of life, all over the Bay Area. She now has her own mobile fitness business, LaMorte Lift. Learn more at LaMorteLift.com.

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