Meet the Peace of Mind (POM) – Now Team


Any life change can be a challenge but for many, the ones needed to improve health and wellness can be among the most difficult. Peace of Mind (POM) – Now seeks to help clients overcome those challenges through exercise, nutrition and the kind of support people need to make a permanent and lasting difference.

POM is led by three like-minded entrepreneurs – trainer Mike Knight, chef Kristi Hunt and meal planner Michael Paul -- dedicated to one core commitment: helping people achieve exceptional health and fitness through specially tailored exercise and nutrition plans.

Knight knows what it takes to make the transition to peak physical conditioning. At the age of 36 and with a body weight of more than 330 pounds, Knight was told by his doctor that he had to change his life or die. That was his wakeup call. Knight turned to biochemist Paul, also known as Macro Mike, to create a highly detailed diet based on nutrition and performance goals to turn his eating habits around. And being a busy bachelor, Knight quickly realized he needed help to fully execute Paul’s plans, and turned to Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Hunt to prepare and package his meals each week.

Knight, Hunt and Paul have created POM-Now to help others achieve their own successes, focusing on weight lifting and nutrition to help clients fully transition from the world of 30- and 60-day fad diets to instead giving their bodies the healthy fuel they need to train, push and feel better than they ever have before.

The team fully recognizes that every life, every schedule and every palate is different, which is why they commit themselves so fully to their clients. “You’re trusting me with your life, not a workout,” says Knight.

That means the team asks a lot of questions about what their clients like, dislike and what their expectations are. Paul creates a diet plan that incorporates foods that each individual likes and therefore is more likely to actually eat. Hunt makes sure that every meal is perfectly portioned and includes variety to avoid taste-bud burnout. Knight, meanwhile, works with clients in the gym, guiding and supporting them through tougher and more challenging training regimens as their overall health begins to improve.

The team is also looking at ways to support the psychological aspects of this type of lifestyle transition. “Everyone has a psychological relationship with food,” says Paul. “We want to help people correct that.” And they remind them that nothing is a quick fix. Paul adds, ‘It’s literally taken you your whole life to get to where you are today. It’s going to take time to change that too.”

The POM-Now team wants to make sure that people undertake weight loss in as safe, responsible and effective a manner as possible. Says Knight, “When our weight starts going up, the first thing we do is cut calories. But do we ask ourselves, what about sleep? What about stress?”

And fad diets may get quick results but they rarely last. “They’re not teaching people or changing anything,” Paul says.

Knight, Hunt and Paul want people to be in it for the long haul and find their “why,” their reason for wanting to change, just as Knight did when his doctor told him his life could be in jeopardy without serious alterations to his way of life.

“We care so much about people, we don’t want to see them get hurt,” Knight says. “We want to find out what your ‘why’ is and help you get there.”

Adds Paul, “I don’t want lifelong clients. Part of my intent is to provide people with enough information to think of food the way I do and give them the tools they need to make healthy decisions later.”

Hunt’s meals make the transitions even easier, helping reduce the stress of shopping and cooking meals and allowing clients to focus on other aspects of their physical renewal. “Peace of Mind literally means they don’t have to think about any of this,” she says.

So if you’re ready to make a true and lasting change in your life and find a healthier you, it may be time to call the experts at POM-Now and get going on that better tomorrow.

POM-Now will be hosting an open house on April 4th. To learn more please contact Michael Knight at 248-231-3732.