We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Bowers and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amy, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I have always been passionate about health and wellness! I love to cook and eat healthy and I am an avid exerciser. Once all of our 4 kids were in school, I decided to pursue my passion and went back to school for nutrition, After completing a year long program and becoming a certified health coach, I decided to start my own business. I knew I could help people look and feel better, and teach my clients that food can be your medicine and help heal you from the inside out. My business has ebbed and flowed and has definitely transformed over the past 7 years, I am proud of my brand, and what I have created!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I think what sets me apart in the nutrition and health coaching world is my belief in moderation. I do not believe in diets or quick fixes, and it is not always about weight loss. Eating healthy and making positive lifestyle changes is all about looking and feeling your best and getting yourself to Optimum Health. I am most proud of my clients who I have helped reach their goals. Nothing is better then seeing someone transform into their best self. Optimum Wellness and Nutrition has evolved over the years, including several rebranding’s. It has not always been easy, and there have been times when I wanted to throw in the towel. At one point, I had a business partner, but we both decided it was better to work on our own. I have learned that owning your own business takes a lot of hard work, but it is also really fun and super rewarding. You have to do something that you love and are passionate about. My health coaching is just as much a love for me as it is a business.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love this question! We would start our first day off with a long power walk on the Katy Trail, then hit The Gem Juice bar in Preston Center for their Elevated Coffee and Smoothies. We would do some shopping on Knox and Henderson, being sure to visit Lululemon, Jonathon Adler and Sid Mashburn. We would have a late lunch at Le Bilboquet. Then we would head down to Klyde Warren Park and relax on the lawn there. Dinner would be Mexican at Mesero in Inwood Village, where we would sip on some Ranch Waters. The next morning, we would go to a yoga class at Core Power Yoga at Preston and Forest. We would have an early lunch at Flower Child on Royal Lane to wrap up our visit! I love when the weather cools down in October and you can enjoy time outside in Dallas. Dallas has so many great areas, culture and restaurants to enjoy!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband has been a huge inspiration to me. He is a cardiologist and together, we have always made health and wellness a priority in our lives. Bruce encouraged me to pursue my dreams and has supported me as I have grown my business. I am so lucky to have such a smart and knowledgable husband. He has helped me understand from a medical perspective how important nutrition is to overall health.
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