AFPA Graduate of the Month: Alyssa Sparks, Holistic Nutritionist

Over the past 26 years, we’ve licensed over 119,000 well being, diet, and health professionals. Every month, we acknowledge one in all our distinguished graduates who use what they’ve realized to encourage others and make a distinction. 

Meet our graduate for the month of December, Alyssa Sparks, an AFPA licensed Holistic Nutritionist

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How did you initially grow to be excited about well being and health?

I used to be a aggressive {and professional} dancer for over 20 years, and I at all times had a love for well being and wellness. I had many fantastic alternatives to be launched to numerous sorts of health and well being consultants through the years of my coaching, and I rapidly realized that my ardour was additionally my calling. After being a scholar of Pilates for over 10 years and utilizing it to assist rehab from critical dance-related accidents, I grew to become a licensed Pilates Teacher, which then led me to create my very own wellness enterprise.

What certification did you select, and why did you select AFPA?

I selected the Holistic Vitamin certification as a result of I wished to supply my shoppers with a deeper understanding of the significance of diet and the way it can complement their well being and health targets. I used to be searching for a program that was science-based with each Japanese and Western medicinal influences in order that I might have a greater understanding of diet and general well being. It was the right program for myself and my shoppers.

What was your profession like previous to turning into licensed?

Turning into licensed was an exquisite addition to my already present wellness enterprise. Shoppers had been continually asking me about what they need to eat, dietary supplements they need to take, and the best way to obtain targets concerning weight reduction and meals. It grew to become very clear to me that this might be an added worth for my shoppers if I might help them in diet together with Pilates. My enterprise rapidly expanded to seeing new shoppers that solely wished diet steering and assist, and it additionally introduced me new shoppers that wished a full-service wellness expertise with each Pilates and diet, which modified the scope of my enterprise.

What’s your profession like now?

My profession now continues to develop and develop in numerous methods. I’ve been in a position to attain new shoppers, collaborate with numerous companions and fellow wellness practitioners, and develop my choices in methods I didn’t initially anticipate. I’ve extra freedom and management over my schedule and choices, which is, I believe, what each entrepreneur hopes for when taking the step to start out their very own enterprise.

What are your favourite elements of your profession?

I completely love the connection that I’ve with my shoppers, and it has at all times been my favourite a part of my profession. Once you work within the wellness house, you create a deeper bond together with your shoppers since you are providing help and steering in a weak a part of most of our lives. The significance of residing a wholesome life-style and the explanations for which can be actual and uncooked, and it creates the house for true, weak connections.

How has turning into licensed with AFPA impacted your life?

It has opened so many fantastic doorways to not solely develop my enterprise but additionally to proceed my schooling. There are unbelievable applications to additional my research, and it offers me the chance to proceed rising each personally and professionally.

What recommendation do you give others occupied with turning into licensed?

My recommendation to these considering of turning into licensed is to decide to the work and observe your ardour. Should you lead with ardour and see it via, you may be pleasantly stunned to see the place your life can take you.

To attach with Alyssa, observe her on Instagram for extra data or go to to study extra.


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