Profile: Michelle Fain

What is your favorite healthy meal for just you or your family?

One of my favorite healthy meals for myself and my family is salmon and veggies in parchment paper. Add a little bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon slices, and put it on the grill. It comes out incredibly moist and delicious.  

What nutrition and dietary guidelines do you believe to be effective?

There are a myriad of fad diets out there, from keto to paleo to the cabbage soup diet. I believe in eating a well-rounded diet of unprocessed foods. And if you need a “diet,” the Mediterranean diet is the most sensible diet in my opinion. 

What is your biggest health and wellness tip?

Make exercise and being healthy fun. Find a sport or activity you love, join a hiking or biking group, or join a gym with classes you enjoy. If you decide you want to eat healthier and do meal prep for the week, grab a friend who wants to do it as well and prep together on the weekends. 

What do you like to do in the Prescott outdoors to stay fit and healthy?

Almost every Sunday, my husband and I explore the trails in and around Prescott. There are trails of every difficulty, from an easy stroll to a grueling climb and everything in between. 

What is your next goal in your health and wellness journey?

My next goal is to hike Mt. Rainier. A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to hike Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It was an incredible experience. And to continue to push myself both physically and mentally.