Photo of Trey's lap top and coffee for your viewing pleasure.
Bellow are a few questions that frequently arise when future clients are curious about our philosophy and who we are both as coaches and fellow humans. We do our best to answer as honest and open as possible.
If you have any further questions please email them to us directly!
What does a Holistic Lifestyle & Movement Coach do?
As Holistic Health Coaches, we provide knowledge, structure, and tools to empower individuals to be the CEO of their health. We work with people guide people regarding their physical wellbeing (strength programs, joint pain, mobility routines), circadian rhythm/sleeping patterns, nutrition, exposure to toxins in both body & environment, hormones, relationship with Self & others, mindfulness, and more.
We work with clients individually, host group programs, create courses, Ebooks, and provide as much health related research and content as possible.
What's up with the pine cone logo?
The pine cone has been known to represent the pineal gland (aka your third eye) in many ancient cultures and societies all around the world. The pineal gland is found in the brain, and takes its name from the pine cone, due to its distinctive cone-like shape. We now understand it as an endocrine gland that secretes important hormones such as melatonin and serotonin which help in the modulation of sleep patterns, mood, cognition, and memory.
I decided to use the pine cone as our logo since it represents a higher state of consciousness and physical presence within the body...since that is what we are trying to practice and teach overall.
The logo was designed by my friend Chris Nathan. Check his artwork and illustrations on his IG account stilltrey_.
How do you care for your clients and how do you measure progress or health?
This isn't really a question we receive often, but more of something we would like you to know as a future client.
Our measures of health are not based on how you look, your body fat percentage, the number on the scale, or how much you lift. Our measures of health are based on how you are feeling, your energy systems, your stress levels, and the quality of foods you ingest (not the quantity), your physical pain, you coping skills,
We care for our clients' first and foremost by making sure they are seen and heard. We make sure their total well-being is considered when we make any coaching decision. We also give our clients the space and freedom to change their minds about what they want they want, the freedom to show up as they are, and the reassurance that they have the power to change their lives. One main reason we do what we do is to get people thinking about why they want the things they say they desire. We have seen that joy comes from returning home to your true self through enjoying the foods you eat, moving your body in various natural / functional way, working in cycle with your hormones, having beneficial relationships, and feeling content in the way you serve the world.
Who do you work with?
Our services can be for anyone, as everyone deserves to feel at home in their body. We work with the old, the young, the new, the seasoned, and both men and women. (We both collaborate when working with clients; however, Addie [usually] works 1:1 with the gals and Trey [usually] works 1:1 with the fellows, so they can go deeper into the nuances of hormones (menstruation cycles vs. men's hormone health).
We feel confident we can serve anyone who has a willingness to heal their total being, anyone who is on the path to bettering themselves. We want to help people see there is life beyond physical ailments, chronic pain, inflammation, insomnia, dieting, and unknowingly working against your body's innate intelligence.
Pre-workout fun in the park w/ my partner Addie and two clients Corinne and Olivia during the "quarantine."
Rapid-Fire Questions that we picked up from Tim Ferris's book TOOLS OF TITANS that are fun to answer! Try them out for yourself and see what you come up with.
What is something you believe that other people think is insane?
That we are all walking each other home.
Ram Dass, an American spiritual teacher and psychologist once said, "We are all walking each other home," reminding us that we do not go through life alone and that the world has not gone completely mad as the news and media would portray it. Compassion is not in short supply, and it just might save us.
What is your favorite
documentary or movie?
Favorite documentary is The Departures.
It's a documentary of three adventure seeking travelers that leave their "conventional" lives in search of unique experiences through some of the most beautiful and remote places on earth. The videography by Andre Dupris is f'n amazing!
Favorite movies: Shawshank Redemption, The Hobbit / Lord of The Rings Trilogy, and Snatch
My favorite documentaries are Free Solo, I Am Heath Ledger, and Pelada. They all remind me that life is incredibly complex and messy, but that doesn't make it any less beautiful. Life is a blank canvas, and we are all the artists.
My favorite movies are Good Will Hunting, The Dark Knight, Deja Vu, and A Beautiful Mind.
What purchases of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last 6 months?
Hmmmmm. The first thing that pops into mind would be this Apple Magic Mouse 2 that I bought from Amazon a few months ago. I have a MacBook Pro and it just navigates so much easier than using the touchpad. It's only $75 and well worth it in my opinion.
My favorite recent purchase would either be Ancient Nutrition's Plant Protein ($39.95)so I can make rad smoothies or my Mac Sports Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon ($81) that I use to haul coaching equipment to and from the field, or groceries and things to and from my house.
What have you changed your mind about in the last few years?
Your anger and judgmental character is only a mirror of your internal struggles from within.
"Why should we feel anger at the world? As if the world would notice?" -Marcus Aurelius
That not everyone has to agree on everything.. We don't need 7.5 billion humans who think the exact same way. Our diversity is what makes this place beautiful! However, I do believe we have to respect each other for the way they think and operate. The one thing we all need to agree on is that we should offer compassion and to every single living being, including ourselves-- no matter what.
Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?
"I am loving awareness" by Ram Dass has been circling my mind for the better part of a year. Something I like to meditate on when needed.
Also this quote amongst many others by Alan Watts are on my fridge. My favorite one reads: “We do not 'come into' this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean 'waves,' the universe 'peoples.' Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. The fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated 'egos' inside bags of skin."
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..." -Jack Kerouac
“There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.” - Hermann Hesse
What is the worst advice you see or hear being dispensed in your world?
That way you look is the marker of health and wellbeing.
One of the biggest lies of our lifetimes is that we should all be chasing the same flawless "toned" aesthetic, and it's everywhere we look on billboards, magazines, ads, movies, and shows. We hear, "lose weight with me by doing X," until everyone subconsciously wants to be the thinest versions of themselves for no reason of value.
Something that goes along with this is that someone should workout in a gym the same time each day and eat the same amount of food each day. Do we think our ancestors spent an hour a day in a fluorescent lit gym and tracked their macros?? Right.. Likely they lived a lifestyle full of varied movement and ate mainly whole plant, vegetable, fruit, and animal foods free of herbicides and hormones.
Your needs change daily. Drop the rigid routines and tune into what your body and being actually need.
If it were really about health, there would be no before and after photo. Everyone has their own path and way of becoming whoever it is they want to become, so we don't shame people who want to change their body aesthetically, we just believe that the focus should be on health behaviors and becoming the best version of you.
If you could have one gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it, what would it say?
"Invite your fears in for a cup of tea."
-Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance
Beautiful mural we found while walking the streets in Flagstaff, AZ. U N I T Y
Any ask or request for our community? Last parting words?
Do what makes you happy.
Do whatever makes you explode from the inside out. You know, that thing you can't stop thinking about. When your thoughts gravitate towards it, your adrenaline starts to kick in, and you get overwhelmingly excited... DO IT! Your friends may laugh at you and tell you you're crazy. Your family might tell you not to do it and that you need to do X, Y, or Z instead. You might even tell yourself those same things, but deep down you know that isn't true. As long as you feel right with whatever you truly desire, you cannot go wrong. And even though something doesn't work out like you had hoped, there is always a lesson to be learned.
Can you imagine a world with everyone who inhabited it did what everyone else told them to do? I sure as hell would not want to live in a place like that. I believe that humans thrive in doing the things that make us genuinely happy and fulfilled. It's also never too late to start either. Trust in your heart. Trust in your gut.
Find what is true for you. Give yourself the freedom for that to change. So stay curious and never stop asking questions. Seek, but let it be okay to not have the answers; life is far from black and white. Peel back layer after layer after layer. Drop the stories, the ego, and the assumptions about who you are. Your thoughts and feelings are ever-changing, but you are the infinite blue sky. Your true nature is love and light. We all come from the same place, so honor that light in all other beings. Be so connected to the Divine in you that goodness seeps out on everything you touch. Let yourself be fully human; experience everything as deeply as you possibly can. Everything in this life is impermanent, so slow time down with your presence and awareness. Have grace with yourself, always. Give others and yourself the freedom to be who they are in each moment. Try and understand other people from the lens of empathy. Never stop striving to make the world a more joyful and harmonious place.