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About Me ~ April Adams

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Have you ever heard the saying, “You are a direct reflection of the top 5 people you spend your time with”?

It's a quote that struck a chord with me years ago at a work conference, and I've carried it with me every day since. This simple yet profound idea has been my guiding light on a transformative journey.

I'm April Adams, the heart and soul behind Shine Bright Wellness. Life has taken me on quite the rollercoaster ride, filled with ups and downs. If it weren't for my unwavering faith in Jesus Christ, I might not be here today to share my story. I'm here to tell you that, regardless of your past, your story can be used for good in this world.

To share how Shine Bright Wellness came to be, let's rewind to Labor Day in 2018 – a pivotal moment in my life. My two precious girls and I found ourselves fleeing an abusive relationship, desperate to escape the darkness that had consumed me. I hit rock bottom – battling depression, crippling anxiety, and even thoughts of ending it all. My lifeline was the love I had for my daughters; I couldn't bear the thought of them growing up without me.

I was unrecognizable to myself – overweight, deeply unhappy, devoid of self-love or respect, and wrestling with anger towards both myself and God. Then, in December of 2018, during a heartfelt prayer for change, I received a calling. Jesus led me to the path of coaching, a journey that allowed me to prioritize self-care for the first time. I embarked on a health and fitness transformation, sharing my progress along the way. This journey not only improved my physical health but also became a cornerstone of my mental healing.

Balancing a full-time job, part-time coaching, and navigating the challenges of single motherhood while settling bills and navigating a divorce was chaotic. Yet, through it all, God remained my constant source of peace. After a year of committing to my fitness routine, I knew it was time for deeper inner healing.

In January 2021, I fully embraced a 12-step program to work on my trauma, past pains, and to elevate my wellness journey. Simultaneously, I decided to stop self-sabotaging and turn my personal growth into an elevated wellness business opportunity. I was determined to share what I was learning, particularly as I grew spiritually and healed from past traumas. Removing alcohol from my life became a significant milestone. I learned that accountability is essential – 'Without accountability, we cannot grow, nor can we ever improve ourselves.'

Over these years, I've examined my life, faced recurring mistakes head-on, and committed to not repeating them. I'm far from perfect, but I'm unapologetic about granting myself grace. My faith in Jesus and trust in the process keep me moving forward.

I'm rediscovering what makes April happy. I'm learning how to shield my children from the challenges I endured and am solidifying my self-worth and boundaries, ensuring that I can shine my light unapologetically.

Fast forward to 2023, and I've relocated my girls and myself from our small hometown. I've become a certified life coach and now have the incredible opportunity to support others in achieving their daily goals. As someone who wears many hats, I am able to help others walk through several facets of this life. As your life coach, I am able to keep you accountable and course correct as you go. "Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to results." - Bob Proctor

Through my story, I hope to inspire and uplift, showing that there is hope and healing after the darkest of times.

At Shine Bright Wellness, our mission is to empower women on their journey, reigniting their energy, purpose, and confidence day by day. We believe in fostering a sense of community and providing holistic support through fitness, nutrition, and life coaching. Together, we light the way towards a brighter, healthier future.

In conclusion, I'm passionate about helping you embark on your wellness journey. Let's take the first step together towards a healthier, happier you! I invite you to sign up for a free consultation with me today and let's begin this transformative experience. Your well-being is our priority, and I'm excited to be your partner in this journey to a healthier and happier life!


By: April Adams

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