Our Mission

Our Journey was established in 2014 under the notion that people wanted to not only train their bodies, but also train their minds. As a growing wellness center, we sought to partner with local gyms but our mission was not welcomed with open arms.

Our Journey’s mission is to re-engineer our community back to good health physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. We focus on the whole person, which is why our services include everything from personal training to sound healing.

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When you're diligent with the pursuit of your goal, things will happen for you.

Justin Yarde, Co-Founder of Our Journey

Our History

Offering services in local gyms was just the beginning. We knew we needed to partner with other like-minded individuals in the community who shared our mission. We soon teamed up with fellow health conscious individual, Zephron Mongroo.

This partnership turned into something we never imagined, Springfield’s first vegan restaurant, Garden of Eat’n.

Garden of Eat’n was the first of its kind – a vegan restaurant with all organic, non-GMO ingredients. Through this partnership, Our Journey grew to be more than physical fitness training. We evolved into a true whole- body health and wellness center. 

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Our Founder

Justin Yarde, Co-Founder and Owner of Our Journey has been in the field of health and wellness for over 10 years. He currently holds certification by the National Academy of Sports Medicine in strength and conditioning, personal training, and healthy living. 
He got his start as the Sports & Recreation Coordinator of the YMCA and also served as the Assistant Supervisor to Health and Wellness at the YMCA. 
Additionally, his years of experience as a Physical Therapy Aid, makes his understanding of mobility an added value. Rehabilitation and personal training with athletes provided an incredible foundation, but Yarde began to shift his studies to nutrition.
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Specifically, this love of nutrition is what has kept him in the field of health and wellness. Yarde specializes in plant based nutrition and has administered over hundreds of detoxification protocols to help clients with weight loss, diabetes, iron deficiency, and gut imbalance.
Yarde has built Our Journey to its largest volume of clients yet, with new program program offerings and an approach to health that goes beyond the physical body.
Even with more to offer, Our Journey has kept our roots in nutrition and health of the mind body and spirit.

Get Started with Our Journey

Do you want to lead a healthier lifestyle? We are the support and guidance you need for all areas of your health and wellness journey

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Looking for more information? Ask us directly, we’d love to hear from you!

(413) 777-2774


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321 Albany Street
Springfield, MA 01108


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