Welcome to Jen Wilson Wellness, formerly known as Jen Wilson Fitness.
I’ve been on quite the journey over the years and as I retrain to become an Holistic Wellness Coach I wanted to share with you a bit of my story.
How it all began
My journey into health, fitness and wellness began following a long period of stress, anxiety and depression brought on by a stressful office-based job.
Stress took quite a toll on my body! Physically I developed irritable bowel syndrome which made me very ill and I became intolerant to many foods I could once eat! And mentally it was a tough battle daily. However, I forced myself to attend a regular exercise class twice per week. It was quite honestly the last thing I felt like doing, however, this was my absolute saviour as I would always leave the class on a high and with a clear head!
What happened next?
With the combination of a new-found interest in nutrition and the realisation of the power of exercise on both my physical and mental wellbeing, I decided on a career change! It was very much a Now or Never moment. I knew I couldn’t stay in the job I was doing as it was taking such a toll on my health. I retrained in 2010, then secured my first job working in a Health and Rehabilitation gym, providing exercise programmes to groups and individuals with a range of chronic health conditions. This really changed my view on exercise and how powerful it is in helping people rehabilitate from both physical and mental illness. During my time working here I continued to study and add to my specialist qualifications.
Taking the plunge
Following the birth of my son in 2015, I decided to follow my dreams and start my own business centred around Women’s Health, Fitness and Wellbeing.
AND NOW….. Taking the plunge again!
Well, what can I say but things have taken a new direction. l absolutely loved setting up and growing Jen Wilson Fitness, learning so much over the years and working with and helping some amazing women.
However, I was still very much on the burnout rollercoaster that started all the way back when I was first signed off long term with stress. Although I used many holistic approaches to managing my wellbeing, lowering stress levels, calming my nervous system and learning to take better care of myself, I still very much felt like something was missing.
So, I decided to work with a coach myself at the beginning of 2022 and by doing so, I found the missing pieces of my wellness puzzle. This led to my lightbulb moment on how I could use my experience to help other women to find solutions sooner, not go through what I have been though and overall take control and lead a happy and healthy life.