This Saturday, September 20th, The Human Form will be hosting a workshop featuring Annette Franks, on Integrating Mind, Body, Health and Success. All proceeds will benefit The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio!
Michelle Ladd, owner of the Human Form, shares more about the event:
Who Is Annette Franks?
Annette Franks, M.Ed., LPC, CWC is a Corporate Wellness Coach and Licensed Professional Counselor. She has over 30 years of counseling and consulting experience working with individuals, couples, families and corporations. Annette’s background in Integrative Medicine and Holistic Health Practices combined with her counseling and consulting experience make her uniquely equipped to help us balance our lifestyle, become aware of our behavior patterns and decipher the signals our bodies are sending us. Her utilization of both eastern and western health philosophies incorporates the best of both worlds.
How does The Human Form connect to The Women’s Fund?
We stand behind the Women’s Funds belief that empowering women and girls impacts entire families and uplifts entire communities. They may focus on enhancing economic self sufficiency for women, leadership for women and lifestyle skills for girls; while we empower them by building strong, confident bodies, inside and out. But the result – transforming lives – is the same.
The Human Form is built on the power of community – we strive to create a culture based on support and guidance that challenges our members to bring their best every day. We are proud to combine forces with The Women’s Fund, to create social change throughout central Ohio.
Is this event beneficial for men and women?
While men and women alike may feel the stressors of their daily lives, they may experience them differently, and for different reasons. Coming to this realization while listening to Annette over the years has changed the way I communicate in my relationship, with my family, with my friends and with my co-workers. Relationships is one of Annette’s specialties, and “ah-ha” moments in this department are common in her audience. While the seminar is absolutely beneficial for both men and women, it would be a great experience for those in relationships to attend together, to both be a part of building their healthier, more balance lifestyle.
How does what Annette is speaking about relate to what you do at Human Form?
At The Human Form, we consider ourselves a “holistic health and fitness studio”. While the word “holistic” has been thrown around a lot lately, to us it relates to the way in which we encourage our clients to become healthier – taking the whole body, inside and out, into account. While exercise and nutrition are certainly important factors in weight loss, increased energy, athletic performance, injury prevention, etc., we find that it is the lifestyle as a whole that allows people to achieve the greatest amount of success in improving their overall health.
Topics like optimal sleeping patterns, relationships, living in the present moment, listening to your body and having a personal vision can all be road blocks along the path to optimal health and vitality. Annette does a great job of explaining the importance of each of these areas and many more, helping to create more balance in our lives.
What is your connection to Annette?
Annette runs a week-long life enrichment retreat in Costa Rica each year. Looking ways to enhance our members’ lives beyond exercise and nutrition, and for my own personal growth, I attended in February 2013. Separated from work and family obligations, without technology, on top of a mountain in Costa Rica, we listened to Annette talk about “Balancing Mind, Body and Spirit” by day and did yoga, tai chi and salsa danced by night.
The experience was just the piece I’d been missing. We coach our members on improving their posture, effective workouts for improving body composition, executing movements with perfect form, injury prevention, eating high quality foods, hydrating well, etc.; but the passion and practical application Annette brought to the lifestyle portion of our holistic model was something I could not wait to share.
To learn more about Annette,
please visit her website: annettefranks.com
For more information on registration, location and details on the workshop, visit:
Hope to see you Saturday!