We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Coleman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, how does your business help the community?
In the realm of self-help, there are so many options to choose from – with Via Health Collective it is simple one-stop shopping to connect you to a wellness coach and a life you will LOVE. Via provides people with the tools they need to succeed by encouraging them to use what they already know. Specifically, recovery coaching helps people build a better, sober life that they have always dreamed of by connecting with JOY, community, and life skills. With Bitchin Kitchin – we are feeding people healthy REAL food with no compromise on taste and flavor. Affordable, flavorful, easy – everyone wins. We are helping people carve out the time they need for other important things by taking care of the essentials.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets me apart – my eternal optimism and zest for life. Compassionate, dedicated, encouraging. I will NEVER give up on YOU. What am I most proud of – the work I do – changing people’s lives, giving them a second or third chance on the life they deserve, and the gratitude and appreciation they feel. I also make a mean sweet potato pancake. I feel like everything I was supposed to do and meant to do came in the order it was supposed to. Oppurtunintes continued to present themselves to me when I least expected it. I was never looking for any of this yet it found me. 17 plus years in the fitness world (answered an add in the paper for a gym called Will, Power, and Grace and the rest is history) Fell in love with CrossFit 10 plus years ago due to the incredible sense of community, the movements, and the requirement and love to do hard things. Certified L2 plus olympic lifting, endurance, and kids. Started recovery work 5 plus years ago (got referred to them to help design and gym and ended up there full time) – had no idea what sort of sense of purpose it would give me. Designed an entire wellness circiuclum and program for an inpatient treatment center. Currently teach fitness and wellness to the residents. Through the above mentioned and multiple other outlets (speaker for girls to women, local writer for paper, coaching at the Phoenix) found a love for helping others achieve the life the love through fitness and well being. Started Bitchin Kitchin in order to take the effort and stress out of eating healthy – provided people with a road map to eating better with sensible delicious meals. Was asked to join VIA this year as the brainchild of some friends. We provide a talented group of coaches to meet YOUR needs. Functional medication, healthy coaching, nutrition, sleep, recovery coaching, etc. Lessons along the way – lead with compassion, teach through moderation, guide with humility. There will always be someone or something telling you you can’t – you can, you always can. One more rep, one more try! When life knocks you down, do a burpee. And – always remember to say thank you to those who make a difference. That is where the magic happens. PS – don’t forget to get outside daily. By practicing simple daily doses of self-care you will be a better version of you to serve others. The world should know that we are AWESOME! No really, we can totally serve you in a way that works for you – think of us as the toolbox of health and wellness – all you have to do is open it up and you will find that all the tools are already inside you waiting to be sharpend and utilized – let us join you on your journey.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A day in the life of the mile-high city by Sarah Coleman 🙂 Spend the night at Union Station (The Crawford) and get all the perks of downtown living. Feel the hustle and bustle and vibe of the city. Plus – the pulse of the train coming and going. It is also dog friendly!
*Have breakfast downstairs at Snooze – excellent fun food
*Workout at CrossFit 720, grab a yummy smoothie at the smoothie bar right down the street after your workout *Kick off your shoes at one of the many parks and get some sun
*Take the graffitti tour in RINO – a must to explore the art and history of the city in a unique way, stop and get some snacks or amazing ice cream at the Denver Central Market, get your flexy on at Core Power Yoga on 13th Street (plus there is a great little bakery across the street for a yummy healthy snack.
*Dinner at Cholan – don’t forget to have the french oino soup dumplings *If you hit the timing right – see a show at Red Rocks or the Denver Botanical Gardens (you can bring your own food and drink here)
*Have a night cap at the Terminal Bar
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The power of gratitude is what makes me tick – can we list 100 people?! There are so many responsible for supporting this journey. My husband – for listening ALL the time. My sister – for believing in me more than I believe in myself. My VIA team – for having the vision and the gumption to dive in headfirst. My tribe – without you there is no me. My family – reminding me that laughter is the best medicine. My fitness community – for the push and camaraderie and the inspriation of community. My clients – who deserve the best lives they are fighting to create – you inspire me.
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