Education is Key: Making Communities Whole
Health is indeed wealth. And now more than ever, the world is need of people who can teach and share with others how to live their best lives now by living a holistically healthy life from the inside out. This is why we're happy to announce that we're now offering scholarships in the field of holistic health and fitness.
In addition to the individual benefits, having a fit and healthy community has a number of positive ripple effects. For example, healthy people are less likely to use healthcare services, which can save money and resources. Healthy people are also more likely to be productive members of the workforce and contribute to the economy. And last but not least, a healthy community is a happy one. One that shows compassion for their neighbors both near and far, and works to maintain balance for all, in what sometimes seems to be a very unbalanced world.
On a global scale, the importance of becoming a fitness and holistic wellness professional can be seen in the growing epidemic of depression, obesity, and chronic diseases. The World Health Organization estimates that over 1.9 billion adults worldwide are overweight or obese, and that noncommunicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes account for 74% of all deaths globally. Health and wellness trainers and teachers can play a vital role in helping people to reverse these trends and improve their overall health and well-being.
Overall, becoming a provider and teacher of holistic wellness services can make a real difference in the lives of individuals and communities around the world.
Ways to Donate
Zeffy is "fee free" for us.
For this part of our mission, we've partnered with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) to provided scholarships for health and wellness certifications to a select group of motivated individuals in our immediate Hawaii community and on the mainland US. With over 3 decades of experience, NASM has earned an impeccable reputation for providing some of the most respected credentials in the fitness industry. Over $10,000 in NASM scholarships will be awarded in 2024 to motivated individuals who can show need for assistance and a strong desire to contribute to their community through holistic health and wellness education. Here are the certification scholarships we'll be offering:
Personal Trainer CPT
Certified Nutrition Coach CNC
Certified Sports Nutrition Coach CSNC
Group Fitness Instructor
We're currently accepting applications for the our 1st quarter scholarship awards. We'll be awarding scholarships at the end of each quarter throughout the year. In the meantime, here's what you need to know if you'd like to be a part of the mission, or apply for a scholarship:
Our fundraising drive is active. You can donate here.
To qualify, applicants must:
Make a 2-3 minute video that includes the following:
Introduce yourself - What's your name, where are you from?
Why do you feel compelled to become a certified personal trainer?
How do you plan to use your certification to help your community?
Feel free to use your cell phone. We're more interested in who you are than your video production skills.
Be 18 and over with a high school diploma or G.E.D.
Provide 3 non-familial referrals, with at least 2 that are business related (job, or school instructor)
Engage in a quick video interview.