The Go WOW Living Team is made up of women like you.
What is wellness coaching?
When you bring together dynamic women who give from their hearts and their talents; women who share hopes and joys and are willing to sweat a little, too, you create something wonderful. You create a community of women who believe in themselves and each other. You create a team of fun and fit women who want to make a difference in this world. We at Go WOW Living have such a team. Wellness coaching is our term for the diversity of women bringing total health and overall well-being to our members.
Go WOW Living is not only a workout group, per se, yet fitness is an essential part of our makeup. Inner and outer health and wholeness encompass the WOW Experience and GWL message. Our team is comprised of a group of women committed to living a full, whole, complete life including tangible and intangible aspects.
The women listed below are not employees. They are not all wellness coaches in terms of their business titles but they do contribute to the wellness and health of Go WOW.
They contribute their time to me and the women of Go WOW. They are the backbone of Go WOW Living and, in this small way, I want to express my gratitude and share their wonderful talents with our readers.
Wellness coaching takes a community approach.
Our team is awesome and we want you to be part of it.
When you join Go WOW Living you, too, will be part of our team. As you become part of our growing, national presence, we would love to showcase your talents and utilize your skills in our organization.
We are honored to introduce you to some of the exceptional women who are part of our team:
Lauren Ganes – from soccer mom to running coach.
Lauren provides a major segment of organization and inspiration for Go WOW Team – SF Bay Area. As a mother, teacher, and wife, Lauren was fully dedicated to her family and especially, the activities of her children while they were growing up. Now that they are adults Lauren has delved into exploring her own athleticism and interest in coaching other women.
Recently certified by Road Runners Club of America as a long distance running coach, Lauren has been active and competitive in running and triathlons for the last decade.
Go WOW Living applauds women like Lauren who give freely to their community and also understand how valuable (and satisfying) it is to explore and grow from inner discovery and physical challenges.
Lizette Militar – Lizette is an avid runner and often finds inspiration running in the early dawn along the San Francisco Bay. She brings with her over 25 years of software product development and management experience and has worked in both small startups and large, global organizations.
Now in the second half of her life, she has stepped out of the corporate world to discover and create Lizette 2.0. In her words, “I have found my love of wisdom rekindled, along with a passionate desire to live a more authentic life, with higher purpose and meaning.”
Elaine Merrill – older runner, coach and friend to the velocity-challenged
Elaine Merrill, USATF Level 1 and RRCA-certified running coach, specializes in training and encouraging new runners, older runners, and any potential athletes who want to ramp up their fitness level. She took her first run at the age of 32, and 37 years and 11 marathons later is still going strong. She believes that humans are wired to be active their entire lives, and finds for her that the sheer enjoyment of running or walking at any speed can trump a breakneck pace any day.
Elaine recently started running with Go WOW and also following dietary suggestions outlined in Coach Stephanie Atwood’s Belly Fat Blow-Up books. She is reaping the benefits of her involvement, and encourages all women to eat healthy and to get out the door every day and see what happens! Sometimes, under the influence of endorphins she posts her thoughts on running and other topics in her blog Running Commentary.
After years of assisting small business owners with starting or improving their businesses she has finally begun the journey of creating and operating her own business. eFitnessHero advocates for and utilizes her passion for fitness as a tool to decrease the risk of developmental delays in children.
Elizabeth donates her time to causes she believes in and that are close to heart. She is a policy board chair for the Alameda Family Head Start Program and is involved with many women’s groups around the Bay Area. She provides her life experiences as an example for new mothers facing challenges after childbirth focusing on weight loss and incorporating fitness into the family routine.
Elizabeth hopes to create changes in the fitness industry by making fitness about the entire family and, through connections with community nonprofits, to help parents gain access to resources they need.
Dr. Michelle Cleere, Psychologist – Best-selling author Dr. Michelle Cleere holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a M.A. in Sports Psychology. An athlete herself, her passion is unlocking the power of the mind so that athletes can have the motivation and confidence to do what they do.
- Creator of the “Beat the Demons” System™ For Peak Performance, she mentally coaches athletes, helping them to ‘Beat their demons’ so they can perform more consistently without having to work harder.
- As a 15 year USAT Coach Dr. Michelle developed simple and effective tools to mentally train her athletes, which are used by coaches around the world.
- Dr. Michelle serves on the faculty of JFK University. Her research focuses on how the mind can be used as an ally and trained to improve performance.
For more information about Dr. Michelle visit her website: drmichellecleere.com
Dr. Sandy Baird, Chiropractor – Dr. Baird specializes in sports injury management and extremity adjusting techniques. A lifelong athlete, Sandy draws on her athletic and academic experience to provide a comfortable and effective treatment experience that best addresses the needs of her patients.
Sandy treats local elite athletes and weekend warriors alike.
Dr. Baird is a certified Active Release Techniques provider, which requires undergoing a rigorous credentialing process that includes in-depth knowledge of muscular skeletal structures in the entire body. She is also certified in Graston Techniques and SpiderTech taping, which have become the gold standard treatment modalities for soft tissue injuries.
For more information and to contact Dr. Baird please visit her site at riverstonechiropractic.com
The women listed below have all contributed to the wonderful community of Go WOW Living. Please head over to our Wellness Coaching Preferred Providers and Awesome Women Contacts Page for links and further details.
Hazel Wood, Chi Running
Ellen Gordon, Gordon Designs
Amy Griffith, Nutritionist