Meg Root | Health & Wellness Speaker, Educator, Trainer

Meg Root | Health & Wellness Speaker, Educator, Trainer

Contact Information

Website: megroot.com
E-mail: meg@megroot.com
Phone: (951) 751-1502

Owner of Wellness Feels Good!, a wellness lifestyle, programming, and education company focused on sharing an effective, sustainable, and feel-good message about positive lifestyle change that inspires and empowers people to live happier, healthier lives.

I serve individuals, businesses, destination resorts, and community wellness organizations in need of high quality, engaging and evidence based wellness programming including presentations, keynotes, workshops, risk management training, individual wellness coaching, and fitness class programming.

I have extensive experience working as a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, program coordinator, and wellness educator at premier health and wellness resorts across North America including Rancho La Puerta, Green Valley Boutique Hotel and Spa, Meadowood Napa Valley, The Spa at Sea Island, The Oaks at Ojai, and Glen Ivy Hot Springs.

Popular Health and Wellness Speaker

  • Circle City Toastmasters: “Inspired G.O.A.L. Setting: From Goal-setter to Goal-getter in 2017!”
  • Parkview Community Hospital Better Breather’s Club: “I Know What I Need to Do. I Just Need to Do It!”
  • Parkview Community Hospital Holiday Dinner: Holiday Wellness Address
  • Glen Ivy Hot Springs Employee Wellness: “From Workplace to Well-place.”
  • Glen Ivy Hot Springs Employee Wellness: “The Wellness Factor: Elevating Guests’ Experience from Spa Day to Wellness Day.”
  • The Oaks at Ojai: “9 Things I Know for Sure About the Power of Wellness”
  • Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Regular Guest Presenter: “I Know What I Should Do, I Just Need to Do It!”
  • Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Women’s Health Day: “Take Back Your Life!”
  • Rancho La Puerta: Three Time Returning Family Week Presenter
  • Riverside Housing Authority: “The Language of Wellness for Caregivers”
  • Kaiser Permanente Department Administrators: “Finding Wellness in Your Crazy Busy Life”
  • Todd Elementary School Faculty and Staff: “Your Wheel of Wellness”

Convention Presenter

  • IDEA International Convention, Anaheim, California: “Walk Reebok Coaching Clinic”
  • IDEA International Convention, Orlando, Florida: “Walk Reebok Distance Training”
  • Reebok Fitness Conference, Phoenix, Arizona: “Walk Reebok Training”
  • IDEA International Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada: “Walk Reebok Training”
  • IDEA Specialty Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota: “Fitness Walking Skills and Drills”

Published Articles

  • “Smooth Sailing Towards Specialization,” IDEA Fitness Journal, September 2014
  • “The Magic of Mentoring,” IDEA Today, July, 1998
  • “The Coach Approach,” IDEA Today, February, 1996
  • “Mind-Body Walking,” IDEA Today, February, 1996
  • “Overcoming the Pitfalls of Walking Programs,” IDEA Fitness Manager, April 1995
  • “Is It Time to Diversify?” IDEA Today, February 1995

Education and Current Certifications

  • B.A. Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE), Health Coach, 2017
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE), Medical Exercise Specialist, 2011-Present
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE), Group Exercise Instructor, 1988-Present
  • STOTT Pilates Mat/Reformer, 2008, Core Stability Barre, 2013-Present
  • Toastmasters International: Earned Competent Communicator/Competent Leader Awards, 2016
  • American Heart Association CPR, Current

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Achieved advanced designation as a “Qualified Speaker,” Toastmasters International, 2017
  • Achieved Competent Communicator and Competent Leader Awards, Toastmasters, 2016
  • Member, Club Secretary, VP of Education, Toastmasters International, 2013-Present
  • St. Simons Island Montessori School, Board of Trustees, 2007-2008
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Media Spokesperson, 1995-1997
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Quality Assurance Team Member, 1995-1997
  • Voted “Rookie Coach of the Year,” American Racewalk Association, 1994
  • Two Sport Monogram Winner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Getting Personal

Outside of my passion for all things wellness, I have been traveling through life with my husband and partner of 30 years, Jim Root. We have two boys, Jimmy (17) and Christopher (14), who keep us busy with hockey, scouts, and their day-to-day growing-upness. I love cooking and taking cooking classes, (I cook from the heart with a healthy twist, just like my mom did), and I enjoy reading memoirs because they are often inspiring wellness stories. My two favorite fitness activities are swimming and walking, but if I had to pick one—hands down—walking! To stay in my wellness zone, I have been known to strike out for a 10-minute walk on a moments notice.