By: Chelsea Wellness Center
Christian became a member of the Wellness Center in April of 2017. He was looking for a place to work out that had everything that suited his partner and himself. They were also looking for a place that was close to home. He also likes the Wellness Center because of the wildlife outside of the windows on the fitness floor. It adds for a nice break in between exercises. His favorite are the chipmunks.
When Christian comes into the Wellness Center, his routine consists of the elliptical for 30 minutes and following that up with strength training, stretching, and core work. Once a week, he adds some yoga to his regimen. He likes to listen to podcasts in French when he works out. The French language and culture happens to be some of his hobbies he enjoys. He also enjoys cooking with local food from the Chelsea Farmer’s Market.
Christian lives here in Chelsea. He moved back to Chelsea with his partner after 20 years away to help his brother care for their elderly parents. He grew up in the northern suburbs of Detroit and moved out of Michigan to attend graduate school. He currently works as an Outpatient Dietitian & Community Nutritionist at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. Through St. Joe’s Diabetes Education & Nutrition Services, he encourages patients to adopt healthy eating habits. He also works to promote food assistance programs at local farmer’s markets.
Christian firmly believes that taking care of ourselves is a practice. This practice does not require perfection, just forward progress. Taking one small step at a time can make a difference over the long haul. Be gracious and kind to ourselves. As a child of immigrants, he has many opportunities that his parents never had. He’s motivated to make the most of these available opportunities by living mindfully, learning from others, and responding to the world with compassion and generosity.
Christian works hard every time he walks onto the fitness floor. This hard work is motivating to everyone in the Wellness Center. Great job Christian!
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