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ACTIVATING INCLUSIVE WELLNESS FOR MIND, BODY, AND COMMUNITY

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THE CURRENT

Current Wellness will be opening in 2020 as a wellness center for physical and mental health in downtown Raleigh.  "The Current" will include a movement space for functional fitness and yoga; a teaching kitchen for food education; and private coworking offices for mental health counseling, bodywork, and other wellness practitioners. 

Founders Brit Guerin and Nathan Williams bring diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise to this venture.  Brit has a professional background in fitness, mental health, and educational programming, which is complemented by Nathan’s experiences in outdoor education; project management; and higher education.

The Current will strive to be an inclusive space where all people feel welcome and a community of wellness practitioners serving the mind, body, and community needs of Raleigh. 

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MISSION

Activating inclusive wellness for mind, body, and community

 

VISION

To be the leaders in redefining wellness as the combination of physical, mental, and social wellness
with social justice and self-compassion underlying all pursuits.

WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

Compassion

We empower individuals to grow, while fostering body-acceptance, body kindness, and intuitive wellness

Community

We bring people together in order to collaborate, connect, and celebrate one another. When we feel part of something bigger than ourselves, we thrive.

Inclusion

We are inclusive of all body shapes and sizes; racial identities; gender and sexual identities; ability levels; ethnic and cultural backgrounds; and celebrate what makes you unique.

Equity

We remove barriers to wellness for all peoples through financial and in-kind support.

Mental Health

We fight the stigma around mental health, reduce shame, and normalize help-seeking behaviors in order to help people gain clarity, reduce stress, and learn positive coping strategies for an improved quality of life.

Food

We educate individuals about food not only as fuel, but also for building healthy relationships, connecting to communities, and pure enjoyment.

Raleigh

We believe in Raleigh. Our care for Raleigh includes being sustainable, partnering with local businesses like ourselves, and celebrating the past, present, and future of our vibrant city.

WHAT WE DON'T LOVE SO MUCH

BMI and using weight as a metric for health: Time and time again, people are shamed for their body weight. This is fatphobia and wreaks havoc on one’s physical and mental health. Current Wellness will never weigh you, measure you, or judge your body. 

 

The “Obesity Epidemic”: A lot of the research on “weight-related diseases” that started this “War on Obesity” does not account for weight stigma and weight cycling, among other flaws. Your body is not the problem.

 

Restriction and diets: When we restrict ourselves from food, we aren’t listening to our body. Our bodies are smart and will make up for it later through binging. Instead, we teach intuitive eating.

 

Body scales: We promise to never weigh you. This is body shaming and does not support positive health. 

 

Seeking help equates to weakness: Seeking help is the opposite: it’s courageous. Let’s stop the stigma and start talking about mental health in day-to-day conversation. 

 

Socially constructed beauty/thin ideals: These made-up constructs lead to social comparisons, unhealthy thoughts and destructive behaviors. We support diversity, embracing who you are, and care way more about the kind of person you are than what you look like. 

 

ABOUT BRIT

Brit leads people and programming for the Current. Her day is filled with seeing clients (both for mental health and movement), teaching classes, mentoring the Current's movement team, and bringing people together through special workshops and events. Having taught fitness programming and education courses for over 12 years, she is excited to finally fulfill her own vision for sustainable fitness.

Her education includes a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Kinesiology, as well as a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LCMHCA), ACE Health Coach, and ACSM Exercise Physiologist. She is trained in ViPR, TRX, cycling, yoga, pilates, strength and interval training, kickboxing, aqua fitness, dance fitness, and more.

ABOUT NATHAN

Nathan heads up outreach and operations for The Current, including facilities, finances, and technology, but more importantly relationship-building with community members and organizations.  In his full-time day job, he manages the Outdoor Adventures program at NC State University, and occasionally shucking oysters at Locals Oyster Bar.

Given his love of food and the outdoors, he is likely dreaming up a new food class, wellness adventure, or garden project as you read this.  Nathan has a Bachelor's in Outdoor Education from the University of Minnesota - Duluth, a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!!), and a PhD in higher education from NC State.

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