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Here’s how one Staten Island girl turned a well being and wellness professional

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — After a tv manufacturing profession, which included working for Sony TV, NBC and on the units of the Montel Williams and Wendy Williams exhibits, Amanda Gargiulo, 41, discovered herself at a crossroads.

Ater combating panic assaults and nervousness, she knew one thing needed to change, and he or she wanted to modify gears in her profession. Around this time, Gargiulo began a 40-day yoga problem.

“I had no clue what it entailed, but I remember a friend saying if you think you need to do it, you probably do. I teared up, then signed up,” recalled the Bay Terrace resident who holds a bachelor’s diploma in communications from St. John’s University, Grymes Hill, and one other bachelor’s diploma in theater from the College of Staten Island, Willowbrook.

“I started clean eating, cut out sugar and meat, practiced Baptiste power yoga six days a week for six weeks, meditated everyday and started using inquiry questions to journal. The program gave me access to presence and that presence took the blinders off… I was able to naturally control the symptoms of my anxiety, including negative thoughts, panic attacks and reactivity,” added Gargiulo.

Ater combating panic assaults and nervousness, she knew one thing needed to change, and he or she wanted to modify gears in her profession. Around this time, Gargiulo began a 40-day yoga problem. (Courtesy of Mary Hart)

This life-changing occasion led to her changing into an authorized yoga teacher, educating at quite a lot of studios, together with Be Yoga & Dance in Rosebank, and several other Island-based Intoxx Fitness areas. But when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shuttered the globe, she took her wellness journey a step additional.

Utilizing her background in tv, she got here up along with her personal model, Nourish Your Soul Wellness, to supply personalised yoga and vitamin counseling through the pandemic in 2021.

“I have always been so interested in how the foods we eat make us feel, and I decided to run with it,” she admitted, noting through the pandemic she enrolled in a vitamin program by National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Nourish Your Soul Wellness

Nourish Your Soul Wellness presents a roster of providers, together with: one-on-one vitamin teaching, personal and group yoga courses, meditation and vitamin tip movies. (Courtesy of Mary Hart)

“I was already living a whole food focused lifestyle, and people constantly asked me about it. I loved finding new recipes and simple ways to incorporate these types of foods into my diet. I wanted to share all I learned during my own health journey, and struggles, to show everyone that they too could find their own balance without feeling the need to ‘diet’ and without being overwhelmed,” added Gargiulo.

SERVICES OFFERED

Nourish Your Soul Wellness presents a roster of providers, together with: one-on-one vitamin teaching, personal and group yoga courses, meditation and vitamin tip movies.

“I have a three month package nutrition program where I work one-on-one with clients. It includes nutrition check-in sessions every week. It includes one private yoga class every week, and one meditation every week,” she mentioned.

Nourish Your Soul Wellness

Utilizing her background in tv, Amanda Gargiulo got here up along with her personal model, Nourish Your Soul Wellness to supply each personalised yoga and vitamin counseling through the pandemic in 2021. (Courtesy of Mary Hart)

WELLNESS VIDEOS

Gargiulo’s aim to create her personal model stemmed from her want “to share little bite size pieces of advice that anyone can use to support themselves on their health and wellness journeys.”

The thought for programming was spurred through the shut down of the pandemic.

“I decided to start filming different yoga and wellness tips and my Youtube Channel was born. The channel has since expanded, and I now also share whole food focused, healthy meal ideas. My goal is to help people see they can do things everyday to support their own health, and it doesn’t have to be incredibly time consuming or intimidating,” mentioned Gargiulo.

In addition, she has partnered with manufacturers and firms for a reside stream purchasing app, Shop Lit Live.

“I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible wellness brands, including Sunday Citizen and Aila, which further allows me to share my expertise with a wider audience,” she mentioned.

CONQUERING ORTHOREXIA

Before launching Nourish Your Soul Wellness, Gargiulo turned obsessive about residing a wholesome way of life, which led to her being identified with Orthorexia, an unhealthy give attention to wholesome consuming. Once she corrected this subject, she wished to assist others be taught the “dos” and “don’ts” of wholesome consuming.

Gargiulo mentioned it was her battle with Orthorexia that helped her obtain stability in her life.

“A lot of us struggle with our relationships with foods. I want everyone to know its okay and to be compassionate with themselves. It was only when I was kind and understanding with myself and used the tools of yoga and mindfulness that I was able to find the root cause of the issue and make the change. I want to help all clients find the balance and what works best for them,” she mentioned.

Nourish Your Soul Wellness

Utilizing her background in tv, Amanda Gargiulo got here up along with her personal model, Nourish Your Soul Wellness to supply each personalised yoga and vitamin counseling through the pandemic in 2021. (Courtesy of Mary Hart)

Gargiulo mentioned her favourite a part of the job is having the ability to present “value” to shoppers.

“I love to dig below the surface to help my clients find the things that may have been holding them back in the past,” she mentioned. “There is nothing better than watching my clients have an ‘aha’ moment, and see how they may have been getting in their own way,” she mentioned.

Nourish Your Soul Wellness

Utilizing her background in tv, Amanda Gargiulo got here up along with her personal model, Nourish Your Soul Wellness to supply each personalised yoga and vitamin counseling through the pandemic in 2021. (Courtesy of Mary Hart)

NOURISH YOUR SOUL WELLNESS AT A GLANCE

Website: amandagargiulo.com

Website: nourishyoursoulwellness.com

Instagram: Instagram.com/amanda.gargiulo

Facebook: Facebook.com/gargiuloamanda

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfnjiKfc1jRULkH58B-YJPQ

New Businesses in Focus is a weekly column that relates the tales of recent Staten Island enterprise house owners.

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