Comprehensive Lifestyle Coaching at Pure Austin with coach Cain Grant
What is Lifestyle Coaching?
Cain: Lifestyle Coaching is a holistic approach to wellness that looks at all factors in a persons life that can either contribute to or rob from the quality of ones daily existence. Going through what a person chooses to do and what they are exposed to in a day we are able to empower them with the tools needed to optimize their health.
I’ve seen and heard the term, “Lifestyle Coaching”, used in the past. Is it all the same? If not how is it different?
Depending on the context, a person might be familiar with the term “Life Coach” which almost exclusively deals with the psychological aspects of behavior change. As far as the current and future understanding of “Lifestyle Coaching” we can describe it as a professional who is taking aspects of a persons psychology, physiology, nutrition, exercise, genetics, etc., and blends a systematic plan to create harmony amongst those systems.
Who would benefit from Lifestyle Coaching?
Cain: With no exaggeration, everyone could benefit if only for the simple idea of having someone else examine their daily behaviors to see what they themselves cannot. Not only from the standpoint of a deeper understanding of these issues, we can be a mirror for the person to be able to explore things that are harder for them to see on their own.
Could you tell me about someone you’ve coached and what type of results they had?
Cain: Every individual will have unique needs even if they present with a lot of the same issues. One individual that I have recently dealt with had wanted to address weight control, but going through the process of daily examination we were able to see that sleep and stress were the primary drivers to any lack of weight control. Identifying that with the individual and giving him mitigation techniques he was able to exert control over the factors that were driving his physiology.
What form of education do you have in this area of coaching?
I am a C.H.E.K Institute Holistic Lifestyle Coach. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology. I have 10 years as a personal trainer with many exercise specific certifications. All these differing fields of health education allows me to offer a well rounded approach to improving a persons wellness.
How do I get started?
Cain: A person can get started by requesting a free 15min “get to know Lifestyle Coaching” by emailing me, or asking the front desk for further information.
Here’s what one of Cain’s lifestyle coaching clients, Richard Carter, had to say.
“Going into the Lifestyle program or Comprehensive Health Consulting I was looking to identify which decisions I make in my daily routine were either contributing to or robbing from my health. As we went though the different areas of focus we were able to implement changes that gave me a clearly noticeable effect on my specific choices. Looking at things like diet, exercise, sleep, stress, relationships, etc. I learned the tools to balance the kind of choices that lead to a better daily existence. Even on the most challenging days I’ve practiced enough strategies to limit the destructive effects of those factors on my health. I’m excited to continue to learn, refine, and enhance these hacks to optimize the quality of my daily life.”
And here’s Cristina’s story:
“Initially I got into the Lifestyle Program because I wanted to lose weight, gain muscle, and learn how to run properly. I had read a breakdown of what Cain offered and was intrigued by his holistic approach. In taking classes and a few training sessions here and there I felt I was missing something- just wasn’t sure what that something was.
During my time with Cain and the Lifestyle Program I learned so much more than I originally thought! The keyword I took from my experience was, Awareness. He helped me become much more aware of everything, not only what I was eating and drinking, but also my makeup, household items, all the different possible toxins that I come into contact with on a daily basis.
We also talked about my sleep, stress levels, relationships, getting enough sun, and much more! We touched on every aspect of my life from an entirely new perspective – and it was literally life changing.
Many of the changes that I implemented are now habits. I’m much more active – not necessarily addicted to the gym, but my overall lifestyle is much more active. I have continued to grow with how I approach food, as fuel for my body vs. emotional healing. I buy more organic, less processed- if at all- food, less toxic makeup and household goods. I sleep better, I’m less stressed, and have found a way to balance my life in a way that works for me.
I wholeheartedly recommend working with Cain and the Lifestyle Program. He held me accountable, which helped me then keep myself accountable for the long term. He helped me establish life long healthier habits that work specifically for me. Everyone is different, and in working with Cain he will be able to guide you to what works for you.
Couldn’t say better things about my experience! I’m incredibly grateful to Cain, his time, passion, expertise and knowledge given.”