A new business has popped in Marlboro, and it’s a name already widely known in the U.S.
Profile by Sanford has more than 200 stores across the country, with more on the way. Profile is the brainchild of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nutritionists, exercise scientists and clinical psychologists of Sanford Health (https://locations.profileplan.com/nj/englishtown/114-us-highway-9) system to help people live healthier through losing excess weight. Its model is based on what doctors and researchers have proven to be the keys to simple, effective and sustainable.
Profile coaches nationwide have helped members lose more than 2 million pounds with an average BMI reduction of 2.65 percent.
“Almost everyone who comes to us has tried at least five to six different dietary programs and failed, so they’re usually very defeated when they come to us and very skeptical which is totally understandable,” said Wellness Manager Jessica Volaric.
Unlike traditional one-size-fits-all weight loss programs, Profile offers a different approach.
Profile members are partnered with a coach that makes a plan specific to them, setting goals and adjusting those targets as progress is made. Plans are based around the pillars of nutrition, activity and lifestyle.
Profile has 5 protocols for members to choose from so that their needs are met fully and uniquely.
In each protocol, coaches work with clients to evaluate their needs, motivations, goals and any health concerns such as past surgeries or diseases. Programs are customized for each client, and focus on eating habits and nutrition, activity levels, lifestyle, mental and emotional health.
When a someone joins Profile, they receive all the tools convenient for the member’s quest to long-term health. Members also get unlimited one-on-one e private consultation with their coach to set and monitor goals, update meal plans and receive motivation through their journey.
Coaches must continue education throughout each year to maintain certification. Volaric said “Our coaches are so engaged and such great cheerleaders in our members’ corner that I think everyone is pleasantly surprised to see our investment in them and in their success,” she said.
Coaches work with members to customize their approach to sustainable healthy eating and exercise as members transition to different stages.
“ The journey is different for everyone. We want to focus in on those coaching sessions and the behavioral change which is so important,” Volaric said. “Activity looks different for everyone. For someone, it could be taking the dog for an extra walk around the block. That could be a goal for someone that week.”
Profile by Sanford also connects clients to different activities throughout Monmouth County such as, but not limited to, classes, gyms and fitness partners – any activity that can help them maintain life-long health and wellness. Members learn to make healthy choices on their own. Clients are even taught how to navigate menus for dining out when they’re not preparing their own meals.
The staff at Profile wants to make sure it is a good fit for the individual based on what their goals are and any pre-considerations the person may have, so the first coaching appointment is always free. To talk to a coach, call 732-355-3869 or visit ProfilePlan.com/Marlboro and click “Meet Free with a Coach.”
Profile also works with businesses to offer discounts for employee health wellness. They offer on-site lunch and learns on topics such as stress eating or meal prepping to educate staff members on best practices in real time. Right now, Profile is offering these free services on virtual platforms to support businesses through the pandemic. To inquire about becoming an employer partner, email Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Profile has a beautiful office conveniently located on Route 9 and Rt 520 in the Marlboro Plaza right next to Hobby Lobby and Anthony’s Pizza. At this time, Profile is offering virtual consults only and curbside pick-up due to COVID-19, but they are eager to reopen with new safety procedures in place in the coming months. Follow @ProfileBySanford on Facebook for more updates.