Among the many ways Adrienne Ione, our June 2019 Trainer of the Month award winner is raising the bar, one that stands out is that she takes it “outside of the box.” Her business, Silver Linings Integrative Health in Tacoma, Washington, promotes physical activity in her community for seniors, all done outdoors, with a focus on the benefits of nature on physical health. She is a partner with the National Institute for Health on Aging, and a volunteer for many organizations including the YMCA, Rainbow Center, Alzheimer’s Association, and Catherine Place. Her commitment to empowering and motivating seniors to recognize and appreciate their strengths and contributions drives her to raise the bar, not only for the industry, but for the quality of life of each and every person she passionately works with.
Here is a look at how Adrienne is raising the bar…
What inspired you to start your business?
In 2004, while volunteer teaching at the downtown YMCA, a gal in a water aerobics class inquired about psychological services geared toward people in their 70s. I found very few resources, and this motivated me to combine my educational and professional background to meet this community need.
What is one hard lesson you’ve learned in business you believe has been most valuable?
I have been very fortunate since I started this small business adventure - garnering much support and mentoring along the way.
If I asked one of your clients why they choose you over other trainers, what would they likely say?
Adrienne is an excellent teacher and a creative and patient advisor. She is the consummate professional. I have learned so much about nutrition, exercise, and the psychology of good health. And she offers all of this outside.
Name one or two ways you are trying to raise the bar in the industry.
By placing people at the center of their living experiences and encouraging them to trust themselves on their journey toward making connections among their thoughts, body and emotions. I am also publishing research on study findings of the effects of nature on physical and mental health.
- Master of Arts, University of Washington Tacoma
- Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, University of Washington Tacoma
- Associate of Applied Sciences in Psychology & Exercise Physiology (Honors), Miramar College, San Diego
- Step It Up: Increasing the City’s Walkability
- Dementia & Diversity in Primary Care, Stanford University School of Medicine
- Dementia-Related Behaviors & Advanced Care
- Mind-Body Approaches to Wellbeing
- Dementia-Related Behaviors & Basic Care
- Senior Group Exercise Instructor
- Senior Personal Trainer
- Science of Happiness, UC Berkeley
- Business Name: Silver Linings Integrative Health
- Website: www.yes2aging.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/silverliningsintegrativehealth
- Guided Meditations: https://insighttimer.com/adrienneione
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoo8JAZ25OYO7WqDVTfyVOg:
- Year started in business: 2012
Recognition & awards:
- Popham Award Nomination
- Tacoma Award Program: Best Wellness Program 2018
- Top Pro 2018
- Best of 2015 Thumbtack
- Best of 2016 Thumbtack
- City of Destiny Service Award
- United Healthcare Innovative Service Delivery Development