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Watching the Merry Go Round

As a plant based health coach, I provide information and education about living healthy on a plant based lifestyle. Reducing your calories to under 1200 a day is not sustainable long term. Eliminating carbs is not sustainable long term. You should be physically active as well as eat a nutritiously balanced diet. Eating plant based all the time will provide you with key nutrients and energy. You should not consume processed junk foods and you should consume adequate amounts of clean water. http://nutritionstudies.org/whole-food-plant-based-diet-guide/

Take the First Step

Recently, I was witness to a fitness professional registering people to a new opportunity to join a program that would help them begin their journey to get in the best physical shape they had been in and even to win a monetary prize for doing it. The opportunity was extremely good and I couldn’t help but to encourage people as they came up for more information about the requirments. Most people would begin to give the trainer all types of excuses as to why they couldn’t participate. The excuse that I kept hearing over and over was that they wouldn’t be able to do the exercises.

People you must know that fitness trainers are trained to meet you where you are currently and help you to improve. The first step however, must be taken by you. You have to show up. You have to be consistent, You have to be honest with yourself and your trainer. We know you aren’t able to do the hardest exercises at first but we all have a beginning.

I encourage you to take the first step. Don’t give up on yourself. Keep going. Be persistent and consistent. Be honest and gentle (but not lazy) with yourself. Go be great! I believe in you!

Not here to judge you, just here to nudge you

Ricki The Health Coach

Current CV

Erickia Channell

PROFILE

  • Background encompasses extensive professional experience in the following key positions of responsibility: Health and Wellness Promotion, Clinical Research Coordinator; Regulatory specialist; GCP and ICH training; Registered Respiratory Therapist (Cardiac Cath Lab & Respiratory Care)

 

  • Strengths: President for GMH Toastmasters Club; Excellent communication/interpersonal skills (able to develop positive relationships with individuals of all ages and backgrounds); team player (works well with others) but very effective in an autonomous environments; Highly efficient with proven time management abilities; Extremely organized; incredibly responsible and dependable.

 

  • Computer experience: Very comfortable with all Microsoft office products.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • Clinical Research/GCP Training
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Study startup
  • Health Education
  • Protocol feasibility
  • Staff and Physician Protocol Training
  • Submission of Regulatory Document
  • Budgets for research trials
  • IDE trials

 

 

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Science-Health and Wellness Promotion                     December 2015-December 2016

Kaplan University

 

Certified Fitness Trainer                                                                    September 2014-December 2014

ISSA

 

Associate of Science- Health Science Major in Respiratory Care     August 1994-August 1997

Greenville Technical College

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Health Coach/Consultant                                                                          January 2016-Present

  • Online coaching and wellness program development.
  • Certified Fitness Instructor and run coach at JB’s Bootcamp.
  • Co-chair of Wellness ministry at Long Branch Baptist Church

 

Clinical Research Coordinator                                                                September 2010- Present

Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina

  • Coordinates screening, informed consent process, patient care, data management and drug and device accountability in compliance with study requirements in accordance with USO SOP and ICH guidelines
  • Works directly with the physician/investigator to assure understanding of study requirements
  • Actively participates in protocol initiations and study specific educational programs.

 

 

 

Registered Respiratory Therapist (Cardiac Cath Lab)                         Mar 2010 to Sep 2010

Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina

  • Schedule cases and employee on day-to-day operations.
  • Assist physicians by performing cardiac catheterizations using sterile technique.
  • Monitor hemodynamic and telemetry information.

 

Clinical Research Coordinator                                                                May 2009 to Feb 2010

UPR, Greenville, South Carolina

  • Coordinates screening, informed consent process, patient care, data management and drug accountability in compliance with study requirements in accordance with USO SOP and ICH guidelines
  • Works directly with the physician/investigator to assure understanding of study requirements
  • Actively participates in protocol initiations and study specific educational programs.
  • Coordinates local Institutional Review Board submissions as applicable.
  • Participates in and supports all site auditing and monitoring visits.

 

Registered Respiratory Therapist (Cardiac Cath Lab)                        August 2008 to May 2009

St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina

  • Schedule cases and employee on day-to-day operations.
  • Assist physicians by performing cardiac catheterizations using sterile technique.
  • Monitor hemodynamic and telemetry information.

 

Registered Respiratory Therapist (Cardiac Cath Lab)                         June 2003 to August 2008

Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina

  • Schedule cases and employee on day-to-day operations.
  • Assist physicians by performing cardiac catheterizations using sterile technique.
  • Monitor hemodynamic and telemetry information.

 

Registered Respiratory Therapist (Respiratory Care)                          January 1997 to June 2003

Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina

  • Performed vent management and weaning of post CAPG patients.
  • Worked in EDU and Trauma Center along with MED SURG and NEURO ICU experience.
  • Performed floor therapy and CPAP and BIPAP therapy.

 

ACTIVITIES / HOBBIES

 

  • Volunteering with the United Way of Greenville
  • Participating in Toastmasters
  • Leading Grocery store tours
  • Facilitating group sessions for patients who suffer with chronic diseases
  • Writing meal and fitness plans for clients and friends
  • Running marathons
  • Practicing Yoga

Applying The F.I.T. Principle

Beginning an exercise program can be overwhelming. For beginners, there is a ton of information and ciphering through all of it can be a huge cause of unnecessary stress. It is best to consult with a professional trainer if you are new to exercising. In fact it isn’t a bad idea to consult with a professional for great guidance regardless of your experience.

When deciding what program would be a good fit for you, incorporate the F. I. T. principle. The F. I. T. principle is used  by fitness professionals when prescribing appropriate exercise programs for clients.

  • Frequency-Should be 4-5 days a week.
  • Intensity-Should be moderate to vigorous. To gauge intensity, monitor your heart rate. Ideally, your heart rate should be high enough to place you in fat burning range. Use an online heart rate calculator https://www.heartmonitors.com/blogs/news/38044801-heart-rate-training-zone-calculator
  • Time-Should be 45-60 minutes. This may have to be broken up into smaller increments initially.

The F.I.T. principle will help you progress in your program. It is important to track y our progress and monitor areas where you need adjustments. Keep variety in your workouts so that your body continues to change and you continue to reach the goals you set for yourself.

Introductory course to Yoga

I have prepared a 3 week course on the introduction of yoga for a community class. This class is to introduce the student to yoga. The history of yoga will be explored and various components of a yoga practice.

Course Syllabus

Yoga for Beginners

 

Course Description

Yoga for beginners is a introductory course to the practice of yoga. This is a 3 week course that will focus on the origins of yoga, the 8 limbs of yoga and the beginning postures of yoga. This course will provide a brief look into the practice of yoga as a method of complementary medicine. At the end of this course students will be able to decide if they want to add a yoga practice to their health journey.

 

Course Objectives

History of yoga

Introduction of the 8 limbs of yoga

How yoga can be used in Complementary Medicine

Introduction to Yogi breathing

Introduction to yoga postures

Is a yoga practice right for you?

 

Course Materials

Pen, Paper and comfortable clothes

 

Assignments

Assignments are due at the end of each week.

Grades

N/A

General Course Outline Handout

Lesson One

History of Yoga

  • What are the origins of Yoga
  • The History of Yoga

 

 

Lesson Two

  • What are the 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • How Can Yoga be utilized in CAM
  • What is Yogi breathing

Lesson Three

  • Introduction to Yoga postures
  • Is Yoga right for you