Whole Approach Wellness

Whole Approach Wellness

5.0 (3)
12 employees
2 years in business

About this pro

We have a plethora of practitioners for every need you can think of. The difference is: we care more about your wellbeing than your bank account. 

So if you see someone for a few months and you don't need to see them anymore: great!  Our mission is to get you feeling better than ever. 

Choose from our nutritionists, massage therapists, trainers, autoimmune specialists, chiropractors and more. 

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Credentials

Los Angeles, CA 90024
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Houston H.

    Dana is not only compassionate and gentle in her approach, she’s encouraging, motivating and very knowledgeable about the body and correct form. I’ve seen positive changes in my body since working with Dana on my particular goals.

  • Sayuri I.

    Dana saved my ankle!! I had a huge, debilitating, hyper pronation issue with my ankle for over a year that caused my body to utilize my muscles only on the left side when working out. Even when I ran or did abs, I’d only feel the muscles working on the left side of my body, it was so unsettling. After a lack of results after seeing array of physical therapists and doctors, I was starting to become hopeless about whether or not I’d be able to run safely or even stand properly without some sort of surgery. I one day spoke to Dana about my issue and she told me about a very holistic way to restore proper function in my ankle while lessening its vulnerability for injury. She gave me an exercise regimen to improve not only my ankle stability, but restore muscular balance to my whole body. She is extremely intelligent and thoroughly taught me about my condition and what preventative and stabilizing practices I should adopt and they worked fast! I was impressed! Dana cares so much about her clients and she’s so fun! I honestly did not expect to benefit more from a trainer over a doctor, but results clearly speak for themselves. Someone like her makes you have a new respect and different perspective for the field. She’s the real deal! I love her so much! My body now feels drastically more healthy and stable. I can finally run and do abs again to the point where I feel the effects of the exercise in my right side too! It’s such a relief. I am eternally grateful 🙂

  • Ashley

    Dana Andrews is hands down the best!!! I had never worked out in a gym before but wanted to become strong. Dana is extremely friendly and easy to talk to- I started working with her and made her aware of what I wanted out of personal training and she was really able to put herself in my shoes as she does with all her clients and create a personalized approach to my wellness plan. Dana helped me transform from being shy, insecure, weak and afraid to move in front of people into a confident, strong female who now enjoys working out and lifting heavy and doesn’t care who is watching! Dana helped me with my nutrition teaching me what I needed to eat in order to become stronger and feel better. She also taught me how I could still incorporate the foods I love aka my guilty pleasures in a healthy way!! #win I honestly wouldn’t be where I am today without Dana not only with my fitness but in my life. She helped me create confidence and feel good about myself in all aspects! She also tells awesome cheesy jokes that will put a smile on any ones face!! Ashley N.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We offer a one hour complimentary discovery session to get to know each person in depth, as an individual (for nutrition, physical training and life coaching). Almost like taking an x-ray before surgery. We ask a lot of questions, take baseline measurements (body composition, current biomechanics, biggest obstacles etc) and discuss goals. 

The second session is a training session where we apply everything we learned in the first session to a practical hour of movement - whether that's energetically or physcially: we are getting you to your goals! 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Top of the line personal training certification through NASM and AFFA 

RKC Kettlebell 

Pre-post natal certified 

Precision Nutrition 1

Zumba 

experience with Fascial Stretch Therapy, A.R.T., Restorative Posture Institute 

and more 

massage therapists have hundreds, if not thousands of hours of experience. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Almost. One hour Online session is $80 and in person is $120.

However, everyone's program will be different. That single fee could include an entire week of action steps toward a life, fitness or career goal or even daily nutrition accountability. Each person needs a different level of support and detail. 

More information for quality services are found at wholeapproachwellness.com/services


How did you get started teaching?

The love for movement. The love for teaching. And the love for my family. I adore being of service and watching people progress and become the best version of themselves! 


What types of students have you worked with?

Age 4 to 77. Healthy to chemo. Financially set to destitute. Injured to sports professional. Name it. I've got your back. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I trained a client that came to me with so many pathologies that she couldn't straighten her knees without pain. She and I, among others, trained to hike the Salkantay Trek. This April, we completed a 53 mile trek in four days and not only did she have no pain, but she was also leading the pack wondering why everyone else (me included!) was taking so long. Needless to say, when we reached the summit of 19k feet in Peru, we cried and hugged for a long time. It was beautiful to watch her flourish and gain her power back. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for high level certification. MANY people can call themselves a trainer, life coach or a nutritionist LEGALLY without an actual certification. Education means everything. It's the difference between paying for a great trainer now and your body lasting as long as your spirit ... and paying a little bit now and a lot more for a surgeon in the end because a so-called "trainer" injured you. You have this one body. Take care of it and it will return the favor. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How many times a week do you currently move? How many would you like to? 

What level of commitment are you? 

Do you have medical issues that should be handled before taking on an exercise program? 

What certification does does the teacher have? How many years of experience? Have they ever worked with (insert your situation i.e. Injury, diabetes, arthritis etc)? 

What does the teacher do for you BETWEEN sessions?

Do do you get a record of all sessions?

does the teacher write a specific program tailored to your individual needs?

Can you obtain your program once it's completed? 

Why should I choose this teacher? What sets them apart?