Discover the inspiring journey of Neticia Blunt Waldron, the visionary behind Whole Woman Fitness.
In this interview, she shares her path from challenging beginnings in Chicago to becoming a community leader in Evanston. Whole Woman Fitness, founded during the pandemic, focuses on holistic wellness—mind, body, and soul. Learn how this program is changing lives through re-education, dietary analysis, affirmations, and emotional support. Neticia also unveils "Pathways to Wellness," a groundbreaking initiative that bridges healthcare disparities. Join the movement of empowerment, education, and community building with Whole Woman Fitness. Don't miss this powerful conversation about making a difference—one person and one community at a time.
Who Is Scott Talking To Today? A Spotlight on Netecia Blunt-Waldron
Welcome to another special segment where we dive deep into the lives of fascinating individuals. Today, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Netecia Blunt-Waldron, the dynamic owner of Whole Woman Fitness.
Netecia wears many hats in her life – from being a wife and mother to being a published author, full-time employee, and an entrepreneur. Originally from some of Chicago’s more challenging neighborhoods, she moved to Evanston about 15 years ago, where she serves as the Outreach and Evangelist Director for the First Church of God Christian Life Center. With a history of 113 years in Evanston, the church has played a pivotal role in the community.
Her passion for service, especially for underserved communities, was nurtured by the outreach programs she participated in as a child. These programs, she believes, guided her in the right direction during a time when the community lacked safety.
Having spent close to 16 years in healthcare, Netecia has always been drawn towards serving society's most vulnerable. Whether it's about imparting hope, addressing vitamin deficiency, or discussing financial literacy, Netecia believes in enriching the lives of those around her.
One of her proudest achievements is her book, "Worship and Warfare". A blend of prayers and personal experiences, it's a testament to her journey through challenging times. Written over four years, the book seeks to provide spiritual guidance and insights to its readers.
But what about Whole Woman Fitness? This initiative emerged from Netecia’s realization of a gap in the community. Designed as a comprehensive fitness program, it focuses on mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional wellness. Held at Fleetwood Jordane, these classes are not just about fitness. They're about re-education, affirmations, financial literacy, and much more.
Diving into the issues that plague society, such as the impacts of redlining, Netecia and I discussed how such programs offer solutions. The objective? To bridge gaps, nourish communities, and facilitate healing. Netecia emphasized the importance of nourishing women, as they play a crucial role in any culture.
Moreover, to support Whole Woman Fitness, Netecia introduced a line of high-quality fitness attire called "Waste No More", which also acts as a source of funding for the program, ensuring it remains accessible to all.
For those interested in joining or learning more, Whole Woman Fitness offers both virtual and physical classes, with a hybrid model available. Additionally, Netecia's inspiring book, "Worship and Warfare", can be found on Amazon.
I extend my heartfelt thanks to Netecia for sharing her story and enlightening us with her vision. Until next time, stay curious and keep exploring!