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Your Go-To Health And Wellness Coach In Denver

Living a healthy lifestyle is challenging. Between your busy schedule and other obligations, often our health and fitness get shuttled straight down to the bottom of the to-do list. Helping our clients learn how to incorporate healthy decision-making, fitness, and general wellness into their everyday life is what inspired Ashlee Van Buskirk, the founder of Whole Intent, to share her expertise with the Denver community as a leading health and wellness coach.

Getting To Know Our Health And Wellness Coach

At Whole Intent, we pride ourselves on standing out from other wellness coaches and trainers in the area. Our programs are designed around your lifestyle and completely customized because that is what works.

Ashlee has a diverse background in nursing, nutrition, and bodybuilding, all of which have influenced the wellness programs she develops for Whole Intent clients.

While preparing to compete in many fitness and bodybuilding competitions, Ashlee became intimately aware of the effect such restrictive dieting was having on her, both physically and mentally. At the same time, Ashlee was working as a nurse in adult rehabilitation and has since spent many years working as a nurse.

As a nurse, Ashlee has treated patients with chronic diseases day in and day out, and she has extensive experience working at many private nursing practices across Colorado, including Maxim Healthcare Services and Dungarvin Colorado. With over 15 years of qualified nursing experience, Ashlee has become adept at understanding the human body, identifying gaps or issues affecting one's health, and how to approach healthcare through a holistic lens.

Ashlee strives to evaluate the problems both she and her patients experience, including symptoms like chronic fatigue, irritability, and depression, based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs. The pyramid of fundamental needs cannot be built without a solid foundation. The first level of human needs requires food and water. Without the proper nutrition, you are unable to continue to build your pyramid and achieve higher levels of human needs, such as security or belonging. It was this understanding that inspired Ashlee to go back to school to study nutrition and dietetics so she could become a health and wellness coach.

She gained a detailed understanding of how the body works and the fuel it needs to operate at its best. Pairing this knowledge with her extensive nursing expertise and background in bodybuilding, Whole Intent was born.

The Whole Intent Approach

Whole Intent was born from the realization that nutrition and fitness are the foundation of our overall wellness. Seeing firsthand the vast amounts of misinformation that make up the fitness world, Ashlee sheds new light on what it means to be healthy in this day and age as a health and wellness coach.

So often, people approach lifestyle changes with inaccurate information that is harmful to their body and mind. This leads to failure, frustration, and skepticism of your own innate capabilities to lead a healthier life. The Whole Intent approach is founded on stripping down the idea of health and wellness to the essentials and working closely with our health and wellness coach to become educated on what your body needs.

We get rid of the media fluff and the fad diets to guide you through the science-based steps necessary for a sustainable lifestyle change. Our health and wellness coach will help you understand:

  • Your dietary habits and how that fuels your body, including what nutrients are missing.
  • What nutrients you require and how you can get them through whole foods and slight modifications to your current lifestyle.
  • How to train safely and effectively for your body type and lifestyle.
  • How you can adapt your current lifestyle to improve your overall health, without sacrificing the things you love.

Why Work With Our Health And Wellness Coach

Our Whole Intent health and wellness coach works with you to create a realistic, sustainable plan for a healthier, happier, and more energized lifestyle. No two plans are exactly alike because no two people are. We take a science-based approach to help you achieve the results you want, whether they are in the kitchen, in the gym, or anywhere else.

Schedule your first session with our Whole Intent health and wellness coach today.