"And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
Hey there! 😊
My name is Jaime Morocco, and I am a Certified NASM Personal Trainer & Precision Nutrition Coach as well as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner And Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner in training.
I also quit my job in Silicon Valley in 2016 to pursue my dream full-time. And guess what my dream is? 🙂
You see – I was a Personal Trainer after I graduated college (eek so long ago!), and I loved it. I worked my way up the ranks at the studio I worked at – but I felt like something was missing because I knew I wanted to have my own business one day.
So I went back to school for my MBA in entrepreneurship and ended up working in the start-up scene in Silicon Valley (& yes – real life SV is exactly like the HBO series).
While working in SV – I started an online Personal Training business because I really missed working with clients. Yet, I was having a hard time working my 9-5 and keeping up with clients. I ended up dreading going into work because I knew my heart was with my clients and in my business. One thing led to another and in Summer 2016 I left my job to pursue my passion. (Want to know what really happened? I prayed for months I would get laid off and then I did – yipeee!)
So I did what any other 29 going on 30 something gal would do who wanted to take a risk and pursue her dreams – I left the Silicon Valley world of tech and moved in with mom and dad back in my home city of Boston (yeaaaaah!). And here I am.
Through the 2016-2017 my business and outlook on nutrition and optimal health went through some major shifts. For years, I was taught that achieving optimal body composition was all about eating mostly nutrient dense foods, watching portion control, the proper split of macro nutrients, and getting adequate exercise. And it worked for the most part – as it does for MANY people, until it doesn’t.
In my own health journey, I began to feel tired, hungry and bloated all of the time. There were a lot of other not so fun things happening (eczema, ocular migraines, anxiety attacks – you name it!).
So I dug deeper into the world of functional nutrition. I discovered I was dealing with a host of things- primarily hormone imbalances, gut imbalances etc. I later learned that the “source” of these problems had a LOT to do with stress.
Sure – I was strong, fit and toned – but on the inside I didn’t look so great. I realized that for so long I had prioritized my aesthetic goals for my health, and I knew I wasn’t alone. My 6 hours (or less) of sub-par sleep mixed with my training schedule, work stress and at times under fueling... left my body total stressed out.
Also, it was at this time that I noticed that my clients were also experiencing things like weight loss resistance, foggy thinking and out of control cravings, despite their superb adherence to their nutrition program and being told by their doctors that “everything looks fine”.
So I read everything I could get my hands. I began reading and researching different nutrition modalities along the lines of Paleo, Ketogenic and HFLC (High Fat, Low Carb) and I implemented what I learned – first on myself, then on family and friends and finally with a small group of clients before expanding it out. It was nothing new or novel – it was simple nutrition – tailored to what was needed for the individual.
But the results were astounding.
Once we reduced stress, got a handle on blood sugar, and found the protein/carb/fat "sweet spot" for each individual – hormones balanced out, weight came off and then, without fail- I would get a text message or email from each client that said, “I FEEL so much BETTER”.
These shifts in my outlook, which were proven to me by real world success stories, prompted me to further my education and help clients unearth the root causes behind their metabolic dysfunction and general feelings of "bleh".
What was even MORE interesting is that many of these clients had tried Whole30, Paleo even Keto before – but they didn’t realize that they had a few missing pieces to the puzzle.
2017-2018 is going to be an exciting year as I wrap up my training and begin to implement many more modalities into my practice!
making "healthy" versions of treats
reminding people of how powerful they are.
Soul Powered Wellness takes a whole body approach to reaching your goals. Many of us sacrifice our internal health in pursuit of aesthetics or "fitness". This can lead to a host of problems down the line.
Using my unique methodology - we use the innate intelligence of your own body, mind and spirit to reach your goals in a safe and healthful way.
The symbol of Soul Powered Wellness is the Solar Plexus Chakra. A chakra is a region of the body that energy flows through. We have 7 main chakras (although it is believed that there are well over 100), and each one is responsible for a different aspect of our physical/mental/spiritual wellbeing.
The Solar Plexus chakra is called the "manipura" which means "gem city" or "lustrous gem" and is located just above the navel.
"The Solar Plexus chakra is said to be a source of personal power, self transformation and self esteem. The Manipura chakra also controls metabolism and digestion.
When you feel self-confident, have a strong sense of purpose, and are self-motivated, your third chakra is open and healthyLocated around the navel in the area of the solar plexus and up to the breastbone, it is a source of personal power and governs self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation. The Manipura chakra also controls metabolism and digestion." (from chopra.com)