Fusion Wellness : Committed to Helping People Find Healthy Options
Sep 29, 2015 10:16AM
● By Sheila Julson
Beth & Tim Rohrer
When Beth and Tim Rohrer, husband and wife, made lifestyle changes that involved healthy eating and more exercise, they saw positive results and became inspired to empower others to achieve their health goals in a realistic way, fusing services for each person’s individual needs. The result was Fusion Wellness, a comprehensive center that comprises fitness, nutrition counseling, yoga, massage and more.
Beth, a registered nurse, has worked in health care for over 30 years. During that time, she grew weary of seeing all the sickness resulting from poor nutrition and unhealthy lifestyle choices. After changing her own health for the better, she achieved certification in nutritional and wellness consulting through American Fitness Professionals & Associates. A short time before that, Tim, who worked in the fitness industry, acquired his personal trainer certification. The couple fused Beth’s nutrition counseling with Tim’s personal training services, and Fusion Wellness was born in November 2012.
Fusion Wellness hosts a small fitness center, where Tim leads personal training sessions for individuals and small groups. “Our focus is very individualized,” explains Beth. “The programs are tailored to a person’s needs, their skill levels and their goals.”
New to the nutrition and wellness coaching services is Chef Robert Wolpert, who, along with Beth, will teach participants how to cook with organic and non-GMO produce for optimal nutrition and flavor. The classes will be held in Fusion’s new commercial kitchen. This past August, Fusion constructed an aeroponic greenhouse on its grounds, which will provide naturally grown produce year-round.
Jaci Hoosier teaches the vinyasa flow yoga classes at Fusion, which focus on core movement and balance for all levels. Fusion also offers massage sessions through two therapists—Joshua Copeland and Julie Shearer—and have an infrared sauna.
“The infrared sauna gives off dry heat that enhances circulation, detoxifies and cleanses,” says Beth. “It’s more comfortable than traditional steam saunas, and it has many therapeutic medical benefits such soothing arthritis pain, promoting relaxation and improving cardiac output.”
Beth emphasizes that Fusion has a non-traditional approach. “We’re not a spa; we’re not a membership gym; we’re a fusion of services for people to look at what’s best for them. There’s curiosity as to how that works, but once people settle in and create their own package of services, they get very excited over the results they see,” she says.
Lancaster County has embraced wellness in many different ways, Beth observes, citing the thriving organic and non-GMO restaurants in the area, and she aims for Fusion to be part of that wellness culture. They partner with the East Petersburg Events Committee to sponsor events. Tim works with the School District of Lancaster as a strength and conditioning coach, and Beth offers her wellness and nutrition expertise to retirement communities and schools. “At every age level, we can inspire people to take ownership of their wellness and realize there are small changes that can make a very big difference,” she affirms.
Fusion Wellness is located at 1895 Graystone Road, in East Petersburg. For more information, call 717-475-1381 or visit FusionWellnessPA.com.
Sheila Julson is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer and regular contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country.