Today we’d like to introduce you to Melissa Schurger.
Melissa, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
From a young age, I’ve loved being attentive to cultivating a healthy lifestyle and learning how to be my own best doctor. I have observed that the way you think, the way you behave, and the way you eat can influence your life dramatically by many years. One of my mentors, a renowned board-certified doctor, often reminded me: “Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively.”
As a teenager, I started cooking organic meals for my family, experimenting with delicious alternatives to dairy, meat, gluten, and sugar. At 16, I spent my summer break in Europe learning cultural wisdom traditions and cooking with whole foods from farm to table. I also found myself jogging everywhere as a form of sightseeing. Upon returning back to the States, I started jumping into local fun runs and began winning 5K/10k races… I have continued to pursue cultivating my passion for optimal nutrition and fitness ever since, going on to race Ironman events and 50K ultra marathons.
Developing a business to share this passion began to take root through work as a Personal Trainer and Ironman Event Director. Stars aligned when I met with Tony Horton to hear about his vision partnering with Beachbody to bring fitness programs into every living room in America. This was before most people had ever heard of P90x. Bringing fitness right into people’s homes with a personal accountability coach is a brilliant way to conquer any excuses. Having a variety of celebrity trainers with proven workout programs at your fingertips on your home screen makes personal fitness fun, effective, and sustainable!
As I began to work with people of all ages and abilities, I understood how deeply the Mind-Body connection plays into lifestyle choices and long-term health. I knew it was essential to incorporate Mind-Body work into training sessions with my clients, so I continued after Graduate school to study Holistic Healthcare with board-certified doctors like Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Simon and their medical team of Ayurvedic Practitioners. This gave me the opportunity to establish my business in the Holistic Healthcare arena and incorporate the time-tested healing systems of Ayurveda and Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) into my practice.
With Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, you can access dynamic tools for the purpose of both strengthening and healing the body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda, the Mother of all Healing Sciences, can practically help you find the best wellness practices for your unique Mind-Body type. Providing access to a full spectrum of these powerful practices became the underlying foundation of my business at UltraFit Health.
Great! So let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The journey to pursuing my passion of heart-centered work has been a challenging yet rewarding path.
In my 20s, after studying hard to land myself a high-paying corporate job, I began to realize that all the stress around me was not worth the health costs. During those corporate days, after working a full day shift at the office, I would recharge by heading to the gym and teaching a spin or group exercise class. I found so much joy in this work and began retaining personal training clients on a regular basis. As my private practice grew, I realized what field I truly belonged working in, and the vision to run my own healthcare company was sparked.
It took patience and perseverance to form a three-year exit plan to leave a comfortable corporate job and launch UltraFit Health. I began by expanding my services online and offering my gym clients continued support to excel in their health training.
It took discipline and inspiration to choose the path of endurance and wake up to be my own boss every morning. The journey hasn’t always been easy, but it has always been worth it!
When my clientele base began to grow quickly, I started partnering with other exceptional healthcare providers who shared my vision of providing holistic, preventative solutions for people in a sustainable online format.
Over the years, I have handpicked the team of coaches at UltraFit Health to support and assist our clients with integrating optimal health choices into their everyday life. We create personalized nutrition plans and home fitness programs through a holistic approach that directly increases Mind-Body awareness and has a beneficial impact on physical, emotional and mental health.
UltraFit Health – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
As we live in the midst of increasing environmental challenges, higher levels of toxins in our food sources and increasing stressors on our sensory and nervous systems, utilizing vital health practices is essential to thriving in this modern world.
My team of UltraFit Health coaches works to assist each client with incorporating these vital health practices by guiding the individual to understand their unique Mind-Body constitution and the specific diet and exercise choices that will best work for them.
A recent client success story: Business Executive, busy Mother of 3, experienced a radical improvement in her health after utilizing our morning nutrition protocol (specific to her Mind-Body type) along with a sequence of prescribed yogic exercises and breathing techniques (personal to her goals of lowering stress and improving her immune system). As a result, not only was her physical health improved, but she also had more sustainable mental energy for her business, her husband, and her children!
Some of our trainers also specialize in assisting pregnant Mothers with optimal preparation for labor, birth, and Postpartum. Couples growing their families realize how essential it is to pay attention to Perinatal Health, especially when they understand that the way in which a woman cares for her body during her childbearing years will profoundly be reflected in her health through menopause and beyond.
From our experiences working with clients of all fitness levels and abilities, there are certain regimens that we have seen provide the most consistently successful results especially when combined with holistic nutrition protocols. Some popular favorites include 3 Minute Yoga Training sets that can be done anywhere and at any time to relieve stress, increase energy, attract prosperity, improve brain functions, and bring health to every organ in the body.
Besides offering profound benefits for the body’s flexibility, strength, and balance, our UltraFit Health Yoga Training sets also assist in emotional well-being and connection to the intuitive, essential self.
We have expanded from teaching studio classes and private training sessions to reach a broader online audience through our instructional videos in the UltraFit Health Course Library. These online health courses offer practical, applicable education on the physiological, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits of each holistic practice.
At UltraFit Health we meet people right where they are at, with the flexibility of private online or in-home training sessions to fit their schedule. Every personal session includes connection to an online community of continuous support, motivation, and inspiration, ensuring the new habits of healthy living will be incorporated as a long-term lifestyle.
UltraFit Health has grown to offer Holistic Wellness corporate packages along with a variety of private in-home sessions specializing in a full spectrum of Holistic Healthcare solutions to meet your individual needs and goals. We inspire optimal well-being and assist our clients in the development of personal daily practice (sadhana) to successfully meet all of life’s demands.
Once a personal routine for balance has been developed, the results we often see include improved digestion, better sleep patterns, less emotional toxicity, lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, detoxification that maintains appropriate weight, and rejuvenation that maintains vibrant health.
Additional modalities in our service offerings include Vedic Life Coach Counseling, Mind-Body Nutrition Consulting, and Vibrational Sound Healing Therapies.
I love the dynamics of working with a broad range of clients to assist each individual in solidifying their unique preventative healthcare program and reversing the effects of stress on their long term health.
You can get started on the path to your optimal well-being right now by connecting with one of our coaches over a free 15-minute phone consultation!
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- Free 15 Minute Phone Consultation
- 90 Minute Personal Training Session/Holistic Healthcare Consultation $120
- 4 Session Private Training Package $400
- Corporate Wellness Packages and Group Consultations visit Ultrafithealth.com for additional info
- Website: https://www.ultrafithealth.com/
- Email: Melissa@ultrafithealth.com
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