Jen Rulon Presents: How Integrating Physical Activity Enhances Workday Wellness

by Brooke Young

"In life's transitions, a guiding hand makes all the difference."

Jen Rulon is a former Ironman Triathlete turned life coach, blending her passion for fitness with her love for Costa Rica to guide others towards holistic wellness.

With a focus on mindfulness, she incorporates daily meditation and self-care into her leadership style, fostering a positive work environment. Jen emphasizes the importance of preparation and consistency in maintaining a healthy diet amid the demands of entrepreneurship.

Her workspace in Costa Rica serves as a sanctuary for focus and creativity, while she prioritizes rest and relaxation to sustain peak performance. Through her journey, Jen inspires others to embrace change and prioritize well-being on their own paths to success.

Name: Jen Rulon

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“From my background as a dedicated triathlon coach to my current role as a life coach, I understand that change is not always easy, but it is an inevitable part of our journey.”

Thank you so much for joining us. Please introduce yourself to our readers.

Jen Rulon: From a 15-time Ironman Triathlete to an everyday healthy human, I made a shift by combining my love of fitness, Costa Rica and living authentically and now help others do the same.

Life is a series of transitions and sometimes we need a guiding hand to navigate the twists and turns. From my background as a dedicated triathlon coach to my current role as a life coach, I understand that change is not always easy, but it is an inevitable part of our journey.

I am here to be your companion and guide, supporting you through your personal metamorphosis.

Jen Rulon
“Connecting with locals in Costa Rica has also brought a lot of awareness about what is important to me personally and professionally.”

As an entrepreneur, how do you incorporate mindfulness or spiritual practices into your leadership style? Can you share an instance where this approach significantly impacted your business decisions or team dynamics?

Jen Rulon: Well, the great thing is, is that I am a one woman show. So, I am pretty adamant that I take my meditation and coffee time every morning before I start my day.

Now granted I do work with contractors for my podcast and a business coach and marketing, but I personally do not have a team. I noticed when I take that time especially for me, I know I will be in a good headspace the rest of the day.

Balancing a busy professional life with healthy eating can be challenging. What strategies or habits have you adopted to ensure your diet supports both your body and spirit, especially under the pressures of entrepreneurship?

Jen Rulon: I don’t think it’s challenging at all because it’s what I’ve done for most of my life. One thing that I do see people use as an excuse for being busy or the kids or fill in the blank, if it’s important to you, you’ll find a way.

I will always suggest to my clients that if you need to food prep, make sure that all the meals or recipes or organized and you can head to the grocery store on a Sunday. Then you have everything ready for the week, then you can make it happen.

But my habits that I have established are:

  • I get up around 530 am during the week and on Sunday.
  • I make my coffee, and while the coffee is brewing, I will drink 32 ounces of water with lime.
  • Once I have my coffee, I will then go to the beach with my coffee and my phone, but do not work and will take 10 to 12 minutes of meditation.
  • I am usually back sitting at my desk by 7:45 AM and will start reviewing emails.
  • At times, I would immediately go to work out around 8:30 but I’ve started taking calls before I work out so I could split my days because my time is extremely important as well.
  • If I am back to back calls, that can be very hard for me and hard on my mindset as well. I want to make sure that I am the best that I can be for the clients that hired me. And that I’m not giving my energy to things that no longer serve me.

How have you transformed your workspace to enhance focus, creativity, and inner peace? Do you have any specific routines or environmental changes that have made a significant difference in your workday wellness?

Jen Rulon: Well, since I live in Costa Rica, for the first two years living here, I have not had air-conditioning, and that was fine for quite some time but once I started really getting more clients and I was doing more writing along with my podcast, The Everyday Healthy Human, I decided to add air-conditioning in one room.

There are days that I will lock myself in that bedroom, with my notifications off and will work with clients training plans, the podcast or any writing opportunities that may show up for me.

Every day I have to do some type of movement as well, such as strength training, surfing, walking, or riding my beach cruiser into town at the local market.

I have also noticed since I do work online, I truly cherish those one hour calls that I have with my clients as I know human interaction and connection. Can play a big role for the creativity space. And even connecting with locals in Costa Rica has truly brought a lot of awareness on what is important for me personally and professionally.

“If I am not feeling relaxed before I hit the hay, I will take a shower, put some lavender on my body, such as oil or lotion, and then play some meditation music, so I can quiet the mind before I fall asleep.”
Jen Rulon

Quality rest is crucial for peak performance. What sleep hygiene rituals do you follow to maintain high energy and clear thinking? How have these practices contributed to your success and well-being as a business owner?

Jen Rulon: Well, I wish I could tell you that I get eight hours of sleep, but I don’t. Just recently, I bought a Oura ring, and it’s amazing how much it tracks for your sleep and your daily movement.

But, what I do realize is that I am consistent with going to bed at the same time and waking up at the same time. Now, there are days such as Saturday, that I will call it “Sleep in Saturday ” and that allows me to feel like I have caught up a little bit on sleep, but I know that’s not always the best option.

So, my ring will tell me to get ready for bed around 830 and I should be in bed by at least 10 but I know it doesn’t always work that way. I have been going live on TilTok and connecting with people there for the month of February.

If I am not feeling relaxed, before I hit the hay, I will take a shower, put some lavender on my body, such as an oil or lotion, and then play some meditation music, so I can quite the mind before I fall asleep.

Brooke Young, VIP Contributor to WellnessVoice and the host of this interview would like to thank Jen Rulon for taking the time to do this interview and share her knowledge and experience with our readers.

If you would like to get in touch with Jen Rulon or her company, you can do it through her – Linkedin Page

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