Empowered Wellness

Empowered Wellness Unique programs and products leading to sustainable wellness!
Empowered Wellness was founded out of a passion for helping people to achieve their desired lifestyles in sustainable ways and due to donor opportunities for expansion, have begun transition to a non-profit organization! Our variety of solutions include a "best-of-breed" school wellness platform, online classes for adults, popular summer camps, after-school enrichment programs, and "one-of-a-kind" activity books and other original materials. Through fun, empowering, customizable activities, we aim to inspire program participants while subtle curriculums and small adjustments are gradually integrated.

04/25/2016
Think Like A Chef - Lesson 1

...and here is Think Like a Chef #1 (Class Intro). Our lessons are designed to be customizable for a variety of cultural, socioeconomic, or dietary situations. Enjoy:

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04/25/2016
Superfood Salads - Lesson 6

Here is a sample of the Superfood Salad class! This along with the next video (Think Like a Chef #1) gives a good idea of how we wrap up one lesson and transition to the next one at E.W.U.:

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04/25/2016
Integrate More Whole Foods - Lesson 6

The follow up class on Integrating More Whole Foods with the "Key Takeaways":

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Are you eating salmon, broccoli and rice for dinners? Don’t worry, there is still hope for you if you check out our bl...
03/30/2016
Blog

Are you eating salmon, broccoli and rice for dinners? Don’t worry, there is still hope for you if you check out our blog: http://www.empowered-wellness.com/blog/

School Wellness Programs, Summer Camps and Cooking Classes - Fairfax, VA - Ryan Lonnett

Ask the Coach: Everywhere I turn, I see candy! What can I put in my kids' Easter baskets or eat without feeling so guilt...
03/19/2016
Ask the coach

Ask the Coach: Everywhere I turn, I see candy! What can I put in my kids' Easter baskets or eat without feeling so guilty?

03/17/2016

What are your tips for putting a nourishing breakfast on the table when you’ve got an especially busy day ahead of you?

Should I only be eating organic fruits and veggies? Founder Ryan Lonnett has the answers in Ask the Coach.
03/14/2016
Ask the Coach

Should I only be eating organic fruits and veggies? Founder Ryan Lonnett has the answers in Ask the Coach.

03/13/2016

Have you heard of staying on the outside of the supermarket? That’s only scratching the surface on best practices. What are your tips for being more effective and efficient with grocery shopping?

03/11/2016
Best time & money spent!

Find out why Cindy, a 52-year-old mom from Gainesville, calls this program the “best time and money I’ve spent!"

School Wellness Programs, Summer Camps and Cooking Classes - Fairfax, VA - Ryan Lonnett

Struggling with picky eaters or kids who are making poor food and wellness choices? It might be time to inspire them wit...
03/10/2016
Superhuman Design Manual - Activity Book

Struggling with picky eaters or kids who are making poor food and wellness choices? It might be time to inspire them with the Superhuman Design Manual, where they’ll learn how to out-perform other, ordinary humans!

The Official customizable activity book that complements our Cooking for Superhumans enrichment program is also proving to be effective when used separately by families at home and now available as a stand-alone product!* Recommended for ages 8+

Do you struggle with the time, energy & skills it takes to plan and prepare three meals a day? Empowered Wellness Univer...
03/09/2016
Group Classes - NOW ONLINE!

Do you struggle with the time, energy & skills it takes to plan and prepare three meals a day? Empowered Wellness University’s popular online series of classes provide you practical tips that can be applied to your own unique situation!

In this breakthrough program, you adjust the carefully crafted lessons to your own unique home situation.

An exciting day at EW as our second book, Tales of Superhumans, is officially back from the publisher!  Our first book, ...
09/23/2015

An exciting day at EW as our second book, Tales of Superhumans, is officially back from the publisher! Our first book, The Superhuman Design Manual, was intended for kids 8+ and this one is for our younger audience. There are 9 fables, each with fun step-by-step recipes that inspire and empower kids! Check it out and help spread the word!

Big day at EW as we finally roll out our subsidiary company:  www.wristlists.com - Please check it out and spread the wo...
07/24/2015
Welcome

Big day at EW as we finally roll out our subsidiary company: www.wristlists.com - Please check it out and spread the word about our product and story!

Kids, adults and seniors are all using customizable Wristlists™ to remember the things that are uniquely important to them! Users aren't forgetting to do things or losing stuff as often!

Did you know that Summer Camp registration is open? EW's Food Science Camp is already full! Our Design Your Own Restaura...
02/24/2015
Summer Camps - Restaurant

Did you know that Summer Camp registration is open? EW's Food Science Camp is already full!

Our Design Your Own Restaurant Camp has been referred to as the "TOP CAMP in NORTHERN VA" due to the unique theme and our one-of-a-kind location!

Teams are assigned based on ages, so many folks refer friends and request to pair them together but seating is limited, so act now and still qualify for the Early Bird Promotional Rate! http://www.empowered-wellness.com/summer-camps/restaurant/

Summer Cooking Camps held in a REAL renovated restaurant in Fairfax, VA. Being referred to by many as the best overall camp in Northern VA!

Exciting news! For all of the folks who have been asking for a Level II Cooking Camp for kids who love to cook, you'll w...
02/24/2015
Summer Camps - Aspiring Chefs Cookbook Camp

Exciting news! For all of the folks who have been asking for a Level II Cooking Camp for kids who love to cook, you'll want to check out our Create Your Family Cookbook Camp!

Another one-of-a-kind EW Program, where aspiring kids learn to "think" like Chefs while they work in a renovated restaurant kitchen and reinvent their families' unique traditional meals in their very own cookbooks! We can't stress enough how DYNAMIC our approach is, as each camper's family meals will be individually evaluated in our workshops...there isn't a camp anywhere like this one!

Early Bird Promotional Rates still in effect but seats are limited: http://www.empowered-wellness.com/summer-camps/aspringchefs/

Summer Cooking Camps are held in a REAL renovated restaurant! Reserve your spot!

Since our Superhuman Design Manual (that complements our after school classes) is changing the game as a stand-alone wit...
10/30/2014

Since our Superhuman Design Manual (that complements our after school classes) is changing the game as a stand-alone with kids who aren't able to enroll in our program, we're excited to finally open up distribution. It's a one-of-a-kind, original kids activity book that influences healthier choices while doing fun activities in the kitchen! It includes our proprietary concepts that continually prove to get through in a positive way to even the youngest elementary students! Check out the quotes / support from nationally recognized wellness champions: http://www.empowered-wellness.com/products-services/superhuman-design-manual

The Summer Camp for our joint partnership with George Mason University is filling up and only 3 weeks remain open.  Kids...
04/30/2014

The Summer Camp for our joint partnership with George Mason University is filling up and only 3 weeks remain open. Kids will be designing their own International Restaurants and learning to cook in a REAL restaurant!: Must see: http://www.empowered-wellness.com/summer-camps/restaurant/

Our after school enrichment programs are in 20 local schools and getting great reviews.  We've made a lot of improvement...
03/26/2014

Our after school enrichment programs are in 20 local schools and getting great reviews. We've made a lot of improvements to increase the hands-on cooking activities and kids are now signing up for a second round (although some on the waiting list). Check it out at: http://www.empowered-wellness.com/after-school/

Empowered Wellness After School Programs for Winter session underway.  Kids loving our unique class,"Cooking for Superhu...
01/30/2014

Empowered Wellness After School Programs for Winter session underway. Kids loving our unique class,"Cooking for Superhumans", which offers combination of fun projects, cooking and learning about nutrition! Let us know if your elementary school runs enrichment programs! Our coaches are passionate and amazing:)

*REUTERS REPORT* State of U.S. health 'mediocre': top risk factor that leads to ill-health is POOR DIET: http://reut.rs/...
07/12/2013
State of U.S. health 'mediocre': report

*REUTERS REPORT* State of U.S. health 'mediocre': top risk factor that leads to ill-health is POOR DIET: http://reut.rs/1bnR50S

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is falling behind its economic peers in most measures of health, despite making gains in the past two decades, according to a sweeping study of data from 34 countries.Although

06/12/2013

"Love my empowered wellness class Gainesville Sport&Health with Ryan Lonnett and Empowered Wellness!! Friends, you really should check it out! Ryan is a fantastic nutrionalist, friend, motivator , chef, and educator!

- Thanks @Cindy Orndorff Denny!!

Thanks to everyone who has referred us to their PTAs and school administrators to discuss our unique school assemblies a...
05/09/2013
Health Coaching, Empowered Wellness Fairfax, VA School Programs

Thanks to everyone who has referred us to their PTAs and school administrators to discuss our unique school assemblies and after school programs:) Feedback has been humbling and we're excited to have already added 10 more schools for Fall 2013!

Curious how we can empower kids to make healthier choices in your school?: http://www.empowered-wellness.com/schoolprograms.html

Health & Wellness Coaching: A guide to finding and sustaining your healthiest lifestyle

Is your new year's diet resolution built to stand the test of time?  Check out my thoughts on the @Sport&Health January ...
01/15/2013
Sport & Health Clubs | Are Your New Year's Diet Resolutions Destined for Failure?

Is your new year's diet resolution built to stand the test of time? Check out my thoughts on the @Sport&Health January Newsletter:
http://www.sportandhealth.com/NewsArticle.aspx?id=11739

We are what we eat, right? So it's logical that any sudden changes in our diet could have an immediate impact on our health and weight. Unfortunately, if the change includes denying ourselves of the foods that we love or that our bodies are designed to need, then it's likely that cravings w...

Time for another NUTRITION SHOWDOWN: Spam vs Lunchables.  The American Heart Association daily recommendations for a 7 y...
12/18/2012

Time for another NUTRITION SHOWDOWN: Spam vs Lunchables. The American Heart Association daily recommendations for a 7 year old are ~12 grams of sugar and 1,200mg sodium. The lunchable doubles the sugar guidance in just one meal and crushes a serving of Spam in calories, fat, sugar and sodium. The Lunchable has stamps saying that the chips are whole grain and that it's a good source of calcium....really? In fairness, these two are very different and maybe not a great apples to apples comparison but if I have a choice, I'd go with.....neither and see if you can get one of those apples instead.

Our classes give great ideas for packing school lunch boxes. Let us know if you're interested in attending one for FREE!

According to several studies (ones not industry funded) the fructose in most added sugars does boost liver, muscle and v...
12/18/2012

According to several studies (ones not industry funded) the fructose in most added sugars does boost liver, muscle and visceral (belly) fat. Excess fat anywhere increases the risk of insulin resistance and diabetes but a fatty liver and visceral fat may increase it most. Unfortunately for us, they put it everywhere in packaged foods...a few examples:

11/01/2012

VERY excited to announce that Empowered Wellness has forged partnerships with several leading fitness companies, where we will be leading unique group classes!

Are you one of the many busy parents that doesn't have the time, interest or skills to prepare the majority of family meals at home or you're getting tired of the same old meals week after week? We're kicking things off with FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES that are packed with value and quick wins! Parters expect to fill the sessions quickly, so please let me know if you'd like me to reserve a seat for you or a friend. I'll find a time / location that is convenient for you.

Also happy to provide more information, so feel free to pass along (first FREE class is tomorrow)!

Food for thought: I've posted on why I recommend water over sports drinks for kids. At a presentation yesterday, someone...
10/25/2012

Food for thought: I've posted on why I recommend water over sports drinks for kids. At a presentation yesterday, someone pointed out that chocolate milk is the trending sports recovery drink based on research. I asked who funded the research and they didn't know, so I looked it up and found that it was supported in part by the Dairy and Nutrition Council, Inc., who is dedicated to providing timely scientific information on the health benefits of milk, cheese and yogurt (so that dairy companies that fund them sell more dairy products).

Here are labels for reduced fat chocolate and fat free plain milk from Shamrock. 300 calories and 40g of sugar in the chocolate milk (which is about the same as a bag of skittles or a king sized snicker bar). IF you are a high endurance athlete that is sweating for a sustained period (cyclist or long distance runner, etc.), your body benefits from a boost of carbs, protein, and even a little sugar or salt helps retain water and regain some energy....but I'm not convinced that 40g of sugar is ideal and again, this only applies to high endurance training or competition....not kids.

As usual, try not to over think nutrition and keep it simple. Water is the best drink and eat foods from farms not factories.

10/24/2012

Thanks again to all of the teachers and parents that helped with our presentations at Great Falls Elementary School, especially JS. Great kids and they seemed to get our simple message: When possible, choose foods from Farms not Factories!

Do you really know what your kids are eating at lunch? How about: pancakes, chocolate milk and ice cream.From 3 cafeteri...
10/24/2012

Do you really know what your kids are eating at lunch? How about: pancakes, chocolate milk and ice cream.

From 3 cafeteria visits recently:

Observations for those buying lunch:
#1 Even w/ improved guidelines, there are still many unwholesome options
#2 Some kids make healthier choices but most don't (choc milk over white milk ~3-1 ratio). Choc milk has ~22g sugar, about same as Reeses candy bar.
#3 Most qualify for a dessert and many of those only eat the junk and toss the rest (see picture below)

Observations for lunch packers:
#1 Parents offering many options including many wholesome ones
#2 For those that packed sandwiches, veggies, fruit, juice box, chips and a dessert....I saw so many that started with dessert, then chips, then juice box and sandwich if they had time. Some ate the fruit and veggies of course but not the majority. Do we need to give that many options or treats? Less may be more here IMHO.

If you want ideas for packing or teaching how to make healthier choices, feel free to contact me.

How far we've come since Hippocrates said to "let food be thy medicine":  I visited a relative in a PGH area hospital la...
10/01/2012

How far we've come since Hippocrates said to "let food be thy medicine": I visited a relative in a PGH area hospital last week. Hours after receiving 2 stents for clogged arteries, they gave him a dinner of two bags of potato chips and a ham, cheese and mayo sandwich. As he was finishing, the dessert lady came in to offer up some ice cream. We were joking the next morning about it when a new lady showed up for the patients 10am snack time...not sure that this candy / soda cart was what Hippocrates had in mind. Really?:

Do 95% of dieters really regain the weight and more?  I'm not so sure about that stat but some ideas on how to prevent t...
09/05/2012
Do 95% of dieters really regain the weight and more over time?

Do 95% of dieters really regain the weight and more? I'm not so sure about that stat but some ideas on how to prevent this from happening in my article in next months Your Health Magazine or found on the Patch at: http://mclean.patch.com/blog_posts/do-95-of-dieters-really-regain-the-weight-and-more-over-time

Do 95% of dieters eventually regain the lost weight and more within a year? Find out if it's true, what some reasons may be and how to end the roller coaster once and for all:

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