Meet Meg

Meet Meg


I believe wellness should be available to everyone.
I believe achieving wellness shouldn’t be a painful struggle.
I believe Wellness Feels Good!


I’m Meg Root, a recognized health and wellness educator, speaker, trainer, and founder of Wellness Feels Good!. I focus on sharing a sustainable, feel-good approach to wellness that inspires and empowers people to live happier, healthier lives.

Overcoming the Obstacles to True Health and Wellness

Let’s be honest.

Crafting and sharing a positive, actionable wellness message that inspires and motivates individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices is a tall order these days.

Life is stressful and people are ambivalent about change. And there’s always the “I HATE TO EXERCISE!” or “DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!” barrier.

Creating effective, results-driven health and wellness programming is equally challenging.

If you’re a business owner, lead a company, or manage a department, you know the high cost of unhealthy employees who arrive at work tired, stressed, and disengaged.

If you’re a program director or community health leader eager to engage people in positive wellness conversations and experiences, you know the challenge of filling a room or providing content that offers a fresh and out-of-the-box approach.

That’s Where my Expertise Comes In!

I’ve spent over 25 years living, teaching, and speaking at many of North America’s premier destination spas, including Rancho La Puerta, Green Valley Hotel and Spa, Meadowood Napa Valley, The Spa at Sea Island, The Oaks at Ojai, and Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa.

My mentors, teachers, and colleagues have been the best and brightest thought leaders in the wellness community.


Sea Island, Georgia years.

My husband, Jim Root, past Chairman of the International Spa Association (ISPA), has been successfully leading spas and wellness companies for over 30 years—and I’ve worked side-by-side with him in mutual support of his mission.

My education and training, together with my life and professional experience, enable me to deliver evidence-based wellness content and programming that has the feel-good feeling of a luxury spa vacation, and can be engaged in by people across the full wellness spectrum.

I have been acknowledged for a presentation style that encourages people to relax, participate, and take action around a subject that often feels intimidating and overwhelming.

How Do I Do It?

In the early 1990’s, my husband and I went to work at Rancho La Puerta, North America’s first and foremost destination spa, in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. Our plan to stay a few months between job opportunities, turned into nearly 8 years!


Rancho La Puerta walking track . . . home of my popular fitness walking workshops.

Living and working on the same property, was the ultimate education in managing a healthy work-life balance. We also settled into an idyllic life filled with daily movement, healthy eating, mindful living, and positive interpersonal connections.

When we left the Ranch to continue both our personal and professional journey (which now includes 2 kids and 2 cats), we “took the Ranch home with us” and continued to live with a passion for meaningful work, and a desire to lead both companies and individuals to optimal health and well-being.

 A “Well-come” Message

In 2011, after teaching thousands of fitness classes, walking clinics, and personal training sessions, I took a leap into leading wellness workshops and creating customized wellness programming.

The magical life we led at the Ranch and the other premier destination spas, became the template for the approachable, feel-good wellness message I share with audiences.


Yoga . . . one of my favorite classes to share.

Whether I’m speaking to an audience, leading a workshop, supporting an organization’s employee wellness initiatives, or teaching a group fitness or yoga class, I eliminate the feeling of being pressured into wellness or lectured to, and put the fun and positive energy back into wellness education.

Let’s Do This Together!

People REALLY DO want to wake up each morning, and head into their life and work making healthier choices. They just struggle to know how to do it, and feel confident they actually CAN DO IT!

It has become my life’s work to lead people to wellness. My workshops, wellness content, and program consulting can help you and your company or organization do the same for the people you serve.

I’d love to partner with you to empower your employees, guests, or audience to take charge of their health and lifestyle choices. It’s a win-win situation for everyone!

Simply fill out the contact form below and let me know how I can help you bring more feel-good wellness to your group.

Feel good. Be well.



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