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The Peak Performance Plan: Small Changes, Enormous Impact

by Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer 

 

For local nutritionist Bonni London, holistic wellness is the name of the game––and that is the exact motivation behind her Peak Performance Plan, a multi-faceted approach to changing one’s lifestyle through body, mind and spirit.  

A licensed dietician and personal trainer who received her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from NYU, London has dedicated her almost 20 years of experience to pointing clients toward long-term health and an enriched quality of life. The Peak Performance Plan, her most recent endeavor, is a merger of this professional expertise and passion for helping others reach their strongest, most exuberant selves. 

“The Peak Performance Plan is unique because it goes deeper than just instructing people on how they can live healthier. The PPP aims to come alongside participants, so they feel supported in achieving their goals. It takes into account each person as a whole including their life stressors, social obligations and medical histories. The ultimate objective of the PPP is for participants to adopt sustainable practices that align with their goals and values,” London enumerates. 

She continues, “The longer I have been counseling people in my private practice, the more it’s become clear how challenging it can be to make long-term, meaningful changes in lifestyle, even with the best of intentions. So I sensed the need to create a program that addresses more than just a basic diet plan. 

Sarasota is among the nation’s top retirement communities, and I want to help individuals continue finding enjoyment as they get older. Medical care has been successful in delaying death which I witnessed firsthand working in long-term healthcare facilities (a.k.a. nursing homes) for nearly a decade, but I want to optimize and extend this quality of life. I have seen what can happen to the human body when we don’t take a proactive role in caring for our own health, so with the PPP, I am targeting environmental influences within our control such as nutrition, exercise, sleep habits, stress management and social interactions.”   

In addition to London’s personalized attention and assessments––comprised of strategic goal-setting, a guided supermarket tour, supportive emails and consultations to track the client’s progress––she has also joined forces with three other wellness experts to design an inclusive program that touches on both the physical and psychological facets of life-change.  

Art Emrich, PhD., a certified hypnotist, customizes a CD for each participant to listen to as they’re drifting asleep which recalibrates the subconscious with empowering messages. Alyson Zyldjian, a professional chef of 30 years, offers two private in-home cooking lessons. And finally, Elizabeth Harrison, an interior organizer, rearranges the storage of food in the client’s kitchen to minimize the stress around eating and provide easier access to healthy options, while keeping temptations out of sight.       

By educating and equipping her participants to view their well-being through a more holistic vantage point, London has enabled an increasing number of people in the Sarasota community to transform their habits, succeed in their intentions and experience greater longevity. These core tenets of the PPP have staying power because they’re based on small, manageable and realistic shifts that can be integrated into an existing routine. London’s modus operandi is simple, and her actionable strides are effective. 

“Spend time formulating your end goal. Use visualization techniques with as many specific details as you can think of. Strive for progress, not perfection––that one mile you had time to run today is better than those five miles you never ran. Combine a new ritual you want to adopt with one that you engage in already. Replace an afternoon ‘siesta’ with a brief, invigorating walk. Just a single positive change leads to another which becomes a long-term strategy to build on, she concludes. Now that’s a 2018 resolution worth keeping past February!    

 

Bonnie London is the developer of the Peak Performance Plan, and has been an accredited, licensed and registered dietician since 1999. Her private practice London Wellness is located at 950 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 101, Sarasota. For more information on the Peak Performance Plan and her additional services, call 941-584-8487, email Bonni@LondonWellness.net or visit LondonWellness.net. 

 

Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer is the Managing Editor of Natural Awakenings Sarasota–Manatee. She also works as a freelance writer, blogger and social media marketer based in Southwest Florida. Her personal blog HealthBeAHippie.Wordpress.com features practical tips for embracing an active, nutritious and empowered lifestyle.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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