Hello Everyone! My name is Valerie Myers and I welcome you to my blog! I suspect the purpose of my blog will evolve with time, but right now my goal is to share the knowledge that I have gained working in the fitness and wellness industry for almost 25 years. Some of this knowledge is from my own experiences, education, and insight; but some of it comes from people far more wise and insightful than I. My hope is that this knowledge will empower my readers to live the healthiest and happiest lives that they possibly can.
A Bit About Professional Me
My path into wellness started in my 20’s as a certified group fitness instructor teaching a single aerobics class for a free gym membership. Since then I have taught a variety of classes including boot camps, spin, yoga, step, aquatics, and senior fitness. I continue to teach classes geared mainly toward the 65 and older population. They are my heart! I cannot wait to discuss more about this amazing demographic of people and their fantastic accomplishments in future blog posts!
I have also been a NC licensed massage therapist for the past twelve years. Practicing massage has been a true blessing in my life. It has allowed me to fulfill my greater purpose of helping others live more pain-free and stress-free lives. Massage has also afforded me the privilege of scheduling my work life around my daughter. I was able to attend all of her dance competitions, track meets, awards days, and other events throughout her life. I am so thankful for that!
MY LIFE Bodywork and Wellness
My business name is MY LIFE Bodywork and Wellness. MY LIFE is an acronym for Myers Lifetime Integrated Fitness Enhancement. My mission is to offer you a number of integrative solutions that can be easily maintained throughout your lifetime to improve and enhance your fitness, well-being, and quality of life.
I try to get as much good out of life as I possibly can, and I want to help others do the same. It truly gives me peace of mind to be doing something that contributes to the well-being of others. Nothing thrills me more than to see people strive to be healthier and happier and ultimately achieve their goals! It’s really a selfish endeavor; I’m no angel. If the people that fill my world are happier, then I am sure to be happier living among them.
Here are some degrees, certifications, and licensures that give me a little street cred:
- BA Psychology, UNC Chapel Hill
- IFTA Certified Personal Trainer
- IFTA Certified Senior Fitness Instructor
- IFTA Certified Aquatics Instructor
- Silver Sneakers Certified Instructor (Silver Classic, CardioFit, and Silver Yoga)
- Fierce4 Nutrition Coach
- NC Licensed Massage Therapist, LMBT #4936
A Note to Take to Heart
If you have some changes you would like to make in your life, you must be open to change yourself. In other words, you must be willing to consider new ideas or a different way of doing something than you are accustomed. I have had to learn this lesson a few times in my life. It’s an important one. Someone far more wise and insightful than I said that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is basically insane. Keep that in mind on your life’s journey toward happy and healthy wellness.