Weekend Update: Learning the Fundamentals

Last week was a bit of a blur. After a few long days and work related dinners I wrapped up on Tuesday. It is a great feeling to be moving on to new opportunities! There was no rest for the weary though as I only had one day of downtime before the second class in my certification program on Thursday and Friday. GeorgetownHealthCoach

The Georgetown Health Coaching certification program is structured with 2 or 3 days of class a month through August, along with a practicum. It’s set in cohort format which is a great way to participate and learn from one another. There are 14 of us in the cohort and my fellow classmates are all amazing! It’s a very diverse group both in terms of age, experience, interests, culture and background. 

Class #2 was Health Coaching Fundamentals where we talked a lot about what health coaching is and isn’t, change models and assessment tools. For Georgetown Health Coaches we are focused on building coaching skills that will aid our clients to achieve their desired results and behavior change. The Georgetown model is centered around Cura Personalis…CuraPersonalis…and teaches us to be partners and allies and serve as an advocate for our client’s health and well-being as well as to inspire and support their growth and development. We get opportunities to coach and client one another, give and get feedback and just general support. 

Part of obtaining certification includes a Health Coaching Practicum. We are required to find and coach actual clients for a certain number of hours. Clients shouldn’t be family or close friends so here is where YOU come in! If you or anyone you know has a health behavior, issue or concern you’d like to work through this summer (for no fee or minimal cost) please comment below or send an email to marontherun (at) comcast (dot) net. You will be coached by a Georgetown University Student in Health Coaching. Seriously, how awesome is that?! Note: some of your sessions may be recorded for instructional/grading purposes.

I can honestly say after only 2 months of sitting through class with my cohort group I feel truly grateful and validated for taking this step in my personal and professional life. It is a pretty intense experience but really rewarding so far. With my fellow classmates, we have already built a strong sense of community in the short time we’ve been together.

Future Health Coaches celebrating a successful Class #2!!

Future Health Coaches celebrating a successful Class #2!!

The rest of the weekend was relaxing and pleasant. It felt like summer with temps in the mid 80s (I will not complain, I will not complain!) Saturday was a day of rest for me as the last couple of weeks have hit me pretty hard. It was good to have the day to simply be. I was able to take a couple of short walks and just enjoy the warmth. I’ve gotten a bit off track and inconsistent in my workouts so looking to up the ante there. Sunday was awesome as I met up with a couple of my Georgetown classmates to check out Zengo Cycle in Logan Circle. So. freaking. fun. IMG_20150517_205533

It was my first time there, not my last, but I enjoyed it. A recap on this studio is definitely coming!!

How was your weekend? How do you get motivated after a workout break? Today I am linking up with Tara at Running n’ Reading for her Weekend Update linkup! 

49 Comments on Weekend Update: Learning the Fundamentals

  1. Love when I connect with a group of people who are working towards the same goal! and isn’t it funny how we were complaining about how it was too cold only a few months ago?! Now it’s too hot! 😛
    Karen @karenlovestorun
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  2. Sounds like your classes are going well. Sadly we missed the warmest week here on the East coast because we were in California and it was NOT warm there! After the winter we had, I certainly won’t be complaining about the heat either!

  3. I had a great weekend…strong long run and a lot of time with friends!
    When I need workout motivation, I’ll sign up for a race and then schedule some workouts with friends. 🙂
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  4. Your program sounds really interesting and something I might be interested in at some point. Look forward to hearing more about it
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  5. That class sounds really interesting! I’d love to do something like that.
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  6. That class sounds wonderful. You are going to make such an awesome health coach! I know a few people that might be interested in the coaching, so I’ll definitely ask around!
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  7. That sounds like such a wonderful program and like it will really prepare you for working in the health coaching field!
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  8. I’m SO proud of you. Seriously, I almost cried reading this. This is exactly what you are meant to do and it’s so inspiring that you are going for it. XX and see you Sunday!!!
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  9. So glad for you that you are getting so much from this program and your group!
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  10. I don’t know anyone in your area but what a great program. Are you excited to work with clients and/or a bit nervous? I’ve also been inconsistent with my workouts. Blah.
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    • they don’t have to be local! we can do phone and Skype coaching. I’m not nervous. I’m in HR so used to counseling and guidance but definitely anxious to get going!

  11. WOO HOO! You are doing so great with your training classes, Mar; this sounds like a wonderful program and I know that you are going to make a wonderful health coach. I usually have to have something coming up (race, event, etc.) to keep me motivated; otherwise, I’d probably work a lot less on my fitness and that would be horrible. Thanks so much for linking up with the blog today; hope your Monday is going well!
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    • Thank you so much Tara!! I have a couple of races up ahead, that still isn’t enough to get me going but a lot of it is b/c I’ve been so stressed on other things. Slowly the fog is lifting 😉

  12. I’m so glad you’re having such a great time with classes!

    It was a nice and relaxing weekend. We don’t get very many of those!
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  13. I have heard great things about Zengo, can’t wait to try it out!! Your program sounds really cool! So glad you are enjoying it!
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  14. Your health coaching program sounds so great. I love the focus on the whole person. Our weekend here was crazy busy. I think things are going to stay that way until at least July. Ugh.
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  15. Love that you’re keeping us in the loop with this! It sounds so interesting!
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  16. I’m so bummed that I’m sick and that I couldn’t enjoy our gorgeous weather this past weekend. Hopefully our long weekend for Memorial Day will also be gorgeous.
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  17. Looks/sounds like you have a great cohort. You are going to be an amazing coach! Hope you like Flywheel 🙂
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  18. Sounds like a great program! Glad to hear you have a good cohort and are liking the classes.
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  19. This sounds like a great course! I would totally be interested in this. I also really like the cohort format. That is how my grad school program was set up and we all became very close and learned from each other!
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  20. A break is usually motivation included. After not working out or running I’m ready!
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  21. That class sounds interesting! I’m glad you found a group of people you bond well with. It can be difficult sometimes
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  22. So glad you are enjoying the coaching certification class so much. With so many like minded individuals, you have found a new group to keep you motivated to exercise with. After a break, it is sometimes hard to get back into a routine.
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  23. I was sick for most of last week/the weekend so nothing too interesting to report. I am excited to hear more about your program though!
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  24. I totally missed that you are doing this, oh my heavens what an amazing step froward for you. You will be a great coach.
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  25. I LOVE ZENGO!! It’s the best 🙂

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