I HELP FINANCIAL ADVISORS & INVESTORS GROW WELLTHY
I'm the Founder & CEO of Grow Wellthy™ and the creator of the Wellth Academy™. As a financial advisor's daughter who became an exercise physiologist & certified wellness coach, I help financial professionals and their clients earn back their health so they can retire wellthy.
I grew up as a financial advisor's daughter. For over 30 years my father helped a lot of people build financial portfolios to protect their wealth and prepare for retirement.
I worked in his office growing up and always wondered why some of his clients would save and work hard their entire lives only to get sick or die prematurely.
It seemed like such a waste to me!
What bothered me even more was watching financial advisors, who know how to plan for the future, ignore their own health for decades.
In the name of health & wellness, I've done it all.
I did research for the NIH (National Institutes of Health) on exercise and high blood pressure.
I was an in-home personal trainer for wealthy clients.
I ran corporate wellness programs, cardiac rehab programs, and group fitness programs.
I even moved to Australia for a year and half to launch a fitness program!
It all works so well on paper. It all works so well in the lab.
All the certifications, degrees, and conferences say the same thing. Get to the gym. Work out in your target heart rate zone. Eat a certain number of calories. Lift weights with sets and reps 3 times a week. You get the picture.
20+ years in the wellness industry...
I have a master's degree in exercise physiology, and I'm also a certified wellness coach.
For 20 years, I searched for answers - trying to figure out why the US was in the middle of a health crisis that the people in my industry couldn’t fix.
But I know from my experiences in the real world that that we can throw most of that out the window.
Thankfully research has caught up to this idea in the last couple of years, too. So believe me when I say that you don't need to do any of that stuff to get healthy, lose weight, and protect yourself from chronic disease in the future.
Stevyn Guinnip, M.S., CWC
My own struggle & revelation...
I had always been active, thin, and fit when I was young. My lifestyle...or body chemistry...or genetics - or maybe all 3 - made it seem.
But, then I turned 40. I got a stressful desk job. And I had an emergency hysterectomy with sepsis, a blood transfusion, and 5 days in the hospital while living in Australia. All around the same time. (read more on that here)
BOOM! The body I once knew was no longer the same.
My hormones disappeared literally overnight. My desk job pinned me behind a computer all day, so it was no longer easy to stay active, and I was under constant stress trying to build a business in a foreign country.
Also, around 40 is a common age for people to notice a significant decline in health - metabolism slows down, muscle mass decreases, and risk of chronic disease increases, etc.
I was hit with a quadruple whammy - age, hormones, a desk job, and high stress.
During the year following my surgery, I was on a negative spiral downward in my health. My weight climbed. My waist thickened. My energy plummeted. I was in adrenal fatigue. My blood sugar crept out of the normal ranges, and I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes.
My frustration and fear grew. I kept thinking to myself…”I have a master’s degree in exercise physiology. I earned the most sought-after certification in my industry (American College of Sports Medicine). I’ve been coaching other people for years. How can I not figure this out for myself?!”
I beat myself up because the things that used to work for me to maintain my weight didn’t work anymore.
My pre-diabetes is gone. A1C and fasting blood sugar are normal! I lost 20 lbs in 10 weeks and my waist shrunk 4 inches. I can't tell you how incredible it feels to have my peace of mind back. I know I'm no longer on the road to chronic disease.
Yes, my life-threatening surgery changed my body forever. Yes, I got a desk job and had an intimate knowledge of stress. Yes, I was over 40 now. But that is how I figured out the answer. I now see those things as a gift.
Because, at a time when I needed help, conventional health and wellness 'wisdom' failed me.
But I found the solution and would love to show it to you, too.
Interestingly enough, I realized along the way that people in the financial industry are uniquely equipped to win at their health. (Remember, I’m a financial advisor’s daughter. I have 30 years of second-hand FA knowledge under my belt.)
That’s why I founded Grow Wellthy and why I only work people who understand financial principles. They will get it, and when they are ready, they will be successful.
Stevyn Guinnip, MS, CWC, PN1
Wellth Advisor, Founder & CEO