To assist employers in achieving positive, measurable, sustainable health improvements in their workforce and a substantive reduction in health care costs. To inspire & empower others to achieve optimal health via healthy sustainable life choices.
Wild Renaissance, LLC:
is a Durango, Colorado based company, focused on healthy sustainable living. Total sustainability begins with personal health & wellness. Our commitment is to make our health and wellness information, education & coaching system the most effective in the entire health & wellness industry.
Health Renaissance COACHsite Wellness:
is the unique and effective health & wellness system that utilizes on-site personal coaching methodology integrated with our scientifically based Optimal Human Performance system. Our clinical roots in cardiac and metabolic rehabilitation, cutting-edge nutrition programming, the latest functional fitness training and broad field experience in lifestyle coaching ensures measurable & sustainable, healthy results.
Health Renaissance COACHsite Wellness is the culmination of over 30 years of experience in wellness, clinical health care & chronic disease management. We are not just “academics” or “entrepreneurs” jumping on the wellness bandwagon – we’re in this from the experiential, hard core, clinical perspective – to provide real results. Our founding management team represents a combined 110 years of professional experience and passion for life. This company was designed specifically because NOTHING else worked! Our company, our program – is how we live: we don’t just talk it, we walk it!
Principal Founder and CEO
Carmen Ritz is the principal founder of Wild & Health Renaissance and the originator of the Optimal Human Nutrition (OHN) system. She has worked for over 30 years in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, diabetes management and health & wellness programing. She holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology & post graduate training in human physiology & performance. Her professional experience encompasses a broad clinical background & experience in western scientific based and holistic natural based health practices. Her personal story includes being a recovered, competitive athlete and regaining her health after implementing the OHN in her own life.
In her clinical & personal experience, Carmen observed the consistent failure of conventional nutrition and lifestyle approaches in improving health and chronic disease outcomes. Frustrated by this and the epidemic increase in poor health and chronic disease in our modern world, she began an extensive analysis of scientific, empirical, and clinical research on human biology, psychology, nutrition and metabolism. This research became the basis of the Health Renaissance COACHsite Wellness & Optimal Human Nutrition.
Carmen’s passion is to share her experience and knowledge; to provide valid information and practical tools to anyone who truly wants to take control of their own health and achieve an optimal state of well-being.
Founding Member and COO
Educated in the sciences and fascinated by the practical applications, Stephen realized the significance of the physical environment on health and well-being. He has worked as a carpenter, solar installer, master electrician, Ki-Gong Instructor and life coach, and is a Certified Lighting Management Consultant. Stephen has managed a large division of a solar heating system design and installation company, a large commercial electrical contracting firm, and a Ki-Gong training center. His management experience in the commercial and industrial world provides significant practical applications as a life coach.
Stephen compliments his work experience with a well-rounded background in health, exercise and world travel. He is a former competitive athlete and has formal training in ballet, Tai-Kwan-Do, Yoga and Modern dance. After recognizing his own need for healing in his early 40’s, he began an intensive study of and completed an instructor training program in Korean Ki-Gong. After two years as an instructor, Stephen became the manager and primary instructor in a Ki-Gong training center.
Recognizing the need to create a truly integrated wellness concept, Stephen developed Kinetic Integrative Fitness (KI-Fit). Based on the concept of functional fitness, this system became the key physiological component of the Health Renaissance program. Stephen’s broad array of expertise lends significant strength to his role as manager of the Health Renaissance COACHSite Wellness team.
Founding Member and CFO
Bob began his professional life with a BS in Chemical Engineering. However, his restless mind led him into the world of high finance and an MBA. His professional career has involved petroleum engineering, commercial banking, investment banking, small business board directorship and ownership, management of a variety of businesses, substitute teaching and hospital outreach development.
His moment of life changing inspiration occurred during his work in hospital outreach services, when he became aware that he was involved in something that truly had a positive effect on people. With his new found awareness he became a leader in the development of an employee wellness program for the hospital where he worked. It was here that he and Carmen Ritz began their collaboration and discovered the real possibilities of creating health & wellness, on a large, population based scale. It was during this collaboration that Health Renaissance was born. Bob provides the leadership & over-site for our legal, accounting, business structure, and financial matters.