By Patriot staff
DUDLEY – It's a good time of year to start up a health-oriented business as at the beginning of every new year, thoughts turn to getting in better physical shape. Regina Doucimo, a certified nutritionist, can help you do just that.
She started her business, Natural Wholebody Nutrition, in October, and is gearing up for a busy 2013. Her program emphasizes the nutritional aspects of a healthy lifestyle. “You can work out as much as you want,” she says, “but what you eat is just as important in implementing lasting change that will improve energy, balance, and health.”
An ISSA Certified Nutritionist and Ace Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach, Regina works with individuals, families, or groups, orienting and customizing the program to specific needs, both in content and location.
A personalized one-on-one program, for example, would include six weeks of one-hour sessions, with email support between sessions. The goal would be to achieve and maintain an ideal weight, learn how to incorporate new, healthy foods, and make the necessary lifestyle changes. “I will even go through somebody's cupboard, do meal planning, or go shopping with them.” she said. She will take into account allergies and dietary restrictions.
Classes can be structured at the convenience of her clients. She recently ran a nutrition class for a group of Hubbard employees who work the third shift, after they finished work in the morning.
Regina also accounts for individual lifestyles. Like to have a cocktail before dinner? She can host a Healthy Happy Hour in your home, showing your guests how to make drinks such as healthy “skinny-girl Margaritas” with all natural fruits.
Families are a focus; she is particularly interested in helping kids and parents. “My own kids call me the 'nutrition Nazi',” she says. Her son and daughter are 12 and 13 years old. “I know the trouble parents can have with kids. They get to a certain age and you have no control over what they eat.”
Regina is also a licensed esthetician and manicurist and has spent many years in that business. As an esthetician she customizes facials to fit individual needs and skin type, and offers enzyme exfoliation treatment, as well as full body waxing. Her nail services include manicures, pedicures, and shellacking.
Like the nutrition classes, many of the spa services can be done either at Regina's home at 53 Lyons Road in Dudley, in the client's home, or at several local businesses with which she works.
In addition to providing health and beauty services, Regina has formulated her own line of natural, non-toxic cleaning products for home use, and sells them online.
Regina is not new to any of the services she provides. She began thinking about nutrition when she was
young. “I struggled with stomach problems as a child,” she explained, and wanted to learn how she could be healthy and “fix what is wrong with me.” Food became her medicine.
She ran a spa business, Faces to Feet, out of her Thompson, Conn. home for many years, giving it up when she moved to Dudley earlier this year. She also worked at a local gym for four years. And now she has launched a new venture that encompasses a more complete approach for natural, healthy living, just in time for tackling those New Year's resolutions.
- Saturday, 05 January 2013
- Posted in Categories: : Businesses in the News