We had the good fortune of connecting with Vanessa Rogers and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Vanessa, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
There’s a theory going around that it is difficult to have a healthy body and fitness level after a certain age, and that it gets continually more difficult to do so as time goes on (and age increases). You heard this here first — that is a lie! Your body will always respond to movement, strength-building activities, and the foods you eat, no matter what your age. That said, we do lose muscle mass more rapidly if we are less mobile over time, but that’s it. Your activity level is something you always have the opportunity to influence and turn around as needed, for the rest of your life. I hear people sharing their health issues or complaints with me and then ending it with, “well I guess it’s because I’m 40.” No! That’s not why! Your age does not define your health outcomes. Your health and fitness levels are always in your hands — no matter what. You hold the key.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
What is most exciting for me is how my program gets to the root cause of what is going on for my clients’ health. It’s not “just eat this,” or “here’s a meal plan of salads,” which I believe can actually be a disservice. We do address proper nutrition, but we also look at the WHY behind the clients’ choices, and what their body is trying to tell them. We look at emotional, mental, physical, energetic, and spiritual health. I also ensure that the solutions we create still allow the client to love and enjoy food– and that the new lifestyle we create fits well into their lives and values. It truly creates sustainable change, and that’s what means the most to me. I always tell my clients, “you are your own Guru!” I just share some helpful guidance along the way.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I recently moved back to San Deigo, so I’m still learning about all the places as well! I always love Cafe Gratitude downtown (I would go for every meal)! Definitely a walk down to La Jolla Cove and some gelato from Bobboi, An almond milk chai tea latte and avocado toast for breakfast from Better Buzz in Pacific Beach, Maybe a hike at Scripps at UCSD (my alma mater!) for the views, a Dirty Tumi from the Better Beans Bar and a walk around Mission bay, Lunch or dinner on the roof deck at Trilogy for sure. I look forward to exploring more places in other areas of San Deigo, and trying some new gyms and yoga studios, too!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give my shoutout to the organization, Creating Balanced Health, and its founder, Samantha Stupak. Samantha has created a product that allows people (including many of my clients) to access health information that is truly unique and life-changing. After a long and tumultuous health journey of her own, Samantha has brought BioEnergetic testing to the masses in an affordable and accessible way. This allows people all over the world to heal in ways that western medicine may have told them was not possible. Thank you for your work in this world, Samantha, and thank you so much for welcoming me to your organization as a practitioner! It has drastically changed my level of impact on the people I serve in my business.
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