Stefania Xytakis (Nia)
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Stefania Xytakis (Nia)

ACE Certified Health Coach, Behavior Change Specialist, Professional LifegaurdUnited States
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Stefania Xytakis (Nia)
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Stefania Xytakis (Nia)

ACE Certified Health Coach, Behavior Change Specialist, Professional LifegaurdUnited States
About me
Aloha, I'm Stefania. Originally from the East Coast, I made my way to Maui ten years ago, must be the island roots in my blood. I've lived by the ocean ever since I could choose my dwelling place. It's taught me humility, discipline, and perseverance. When I came to the island, I joined a local canoe club where I learned invaluable information about Hawaiian history, culture and present-day struggles that changed the way I view the world. It was straight from the canoe to the surfboard where my love of water became a soul connection. Learning to surf at the age of 25 is no easy feat. I had my work cut out for me. I surfed and surfed often and the more I delved into the surf culture, I realized it doesn't promote longevity. Lots of waves, lots of beers and no talks about how we can surf into old age. I admire the aunty's and uncle’s, in their 70's, still out in the lineup. They earned that through a lifetime of diligently prioritizing all aspects of their health. So, here I am. After taking time away from the water to unfreeze my shoulders, moisturize my skin and round out my passions, I got to thinking. How can I be surfing ‘til I'm 70? The answers lie in our values, our daily routine, and our social support. That's where I come in. As a Kinesiologist from Longwood University, intuitively, I always knew something was missing from my education. That something was Behavior Science. It wasn't until I became an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Health Coach that I was introduced to this fascinating science. I became so enthralled, I continued onto becoming an ACE Behavior Change Specialist (BCS). As a Health Coach specializing in overhead water sports, it's important to me to be as water competent as possible. Along with being a BCS, I'm an American Lifeguard Association Certified Professional Lifeguard, which includes: • Globally • Waterfront • Deep water • Community First Aid • Aquatic First Responder • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer The socioecological model exists for a reason. Environment and social support play a significant role in our ability to succeed. Together, we create an intentional partnership that keeps you catching waves for longer by engaging, planning, and reaching values-based health goals. ...Let's meet where you are and see where it leads us. *All the food you see is made by me to portray my values of variety and balance in nutrition. swellhealthcoaching@gmail.com P.O. Box 2636, Wailuku, HI 96793
Projects
  • Top 10 Grocery Store Tips (from a Health Coach)
    Top 10 Grocery Store Tips (from a Health Coach)Navigating the grocery store is hard, especially in a fractured system where there's temptation at every turn. ** Here's some easy-to-implement tips for having a cart filled with balance and variety.
  • Delectable Recipes
    Delectable RecipesA compilation of flavorful & nutrient-dense recipes from my very own kitchen!
  • Nia's Lifestyle Knacks
    Nia's Lifestyle KnacksLifestyle tips & tricks relating to the multifaceted aspects of wellness.
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Work history
    Swell, LLC logo
    Swell, LLC logo
    Co-ownerSwell, LLC
    United StatesPart Time
    Maui ▫️Using behavior science to address health ▫️Unearthing values to create sustainable change ▫️Bringing the first sole, health coaching company to Maui
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    Private Swim InstructorMaui Float on Swim Lessons, LLC
    United StatesFull Time
    ▫️Promoted to full-time after 1 month ▫️Students show great improvement after 2 lessons ▫️95% of clients request more lessons for their swimmer
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Skills
  • Motivation
  • Positivity
  • Effective Communicator
  • Behaviour Change
  • Goal Oriented
  • Public Health
  • Coaching
  • Creative
  • Tenacity
  • Cultural Awareness
Education
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    Professional lifeguardAmerican Lifeguard Association
    United States
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    Behavior Change SpecialistAmerican Council on Exercise
    United States
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Awards
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    Big Sister of the Year, 2021Big Brothers Big Sisters, Maui
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    YMCA Hall of FameYMCA