Jeanette Scott, co-owner of Way of Life Weight Loss Center, had been struggling, longing for a career change. Little did she know, that desire would lead to a business plan, and ultimately Scott would find her calling.
“I knew I wanted a career change,” said Scott. She debated on returning to college or opening her own business. “…At my age it was scary, but a part of me was still up for the challenge,” Scott added. “The deciding factor, was me saying out loud what I was struggling with, which was my own health and weight. As a matter of fact, my exact words were, ‘Chris, I need help.'”
Chris Fry, who also co-owns Way of Life, responded that he too would like to become involved in a weight loss program. According to Scott, one conversation led to another, and before long, she had prepared a business plan.
The weight loss center’s goal is to help their customers become more educated and aware of how obesity affects their health. “Studies show a 63 percent obesity rate in the United States. Children and teens are also struggling. Weight can have damaging effects mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.”
Specifically, Way of Life, accurately named, is not a diet. The program is about tools that anyone can use to have a healthy way of life. Scott, and Amy Johnson, a health coach at Way of Life, have a unique one-on-one connection with each client, customizing and catering to their individual needs.
In addition to their coaching services, Way of Life also offers Skype and mail order services to their out of town clients and an app to help keep you on track. With the program, clients see an average of 2-3 pounds of weight loss per week.
“We want to encourage people to get healthy from the inside out, with food, nutrition and wellness,” added Scott.
Way of Life is located at 610 West Center Street in Greenwood. They are open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. You can also find them on Facebook at Way of Life.