Losing weight, eating better, getting fit, toning up, having a spring in your step, reducing aches, gaining confidence, and having more energy. Any of these on your wish list? The pursuit of health and fitness is plagued with confusing and conflicting information, but under all the controversy, there’s a sensible underlying thread that we tend to skip over while getting bogged down in other details. If we truly spend time repairing our thoughts and habits around the basics, the results are amazing, and lifelong. We get caught up in black and white thinking, thanks to the diet industry, and our struggle to understand what works for our own bodies. We look externally for diets, plans, and food rules that will keep us on the right path, rather than truly learning to pay attention to our bodies. When we inevitably stop following the plan because life doesn’t always line up with rigid rules, we assume we just need to muster up more will power and stick with it longer. Diets fail you and it’ll be an endless cycle unless you repair your relationship with food and get in tune with how your body feels. Diets and weight loss plans and challenges lead us to believe we’ll only achieve our goals by making a big change and it couldn’t be further from the truth. You’re truly only achieve them by making small change consistently.
I’ll guide you through slow, manageable, sustainable change that fits into the life you already lead, with the habits you already have. With diets, there’s an end point, where you’re left without any mental energy (willpower) left (truly ingrained habits take no mental energy.. ever drive home without remembering it?). Those free of diet mentality who stay naturally trim and content have ingrained habits such as stopping when satisfied, enjoying the lighter feeling of being satisfied but not full, not stressing over what they’re eating, not labeling foods good or bad, following their physical hunger cues, leading to naturally balancing heavier and lighter meals and keeping them from allowing others to influence what, when and how much they eat, and finally overindulging at times without guilt or worry. Taking the journey of Food Freedom Coaching with me will leave you able to trust yourself and feel confident in any food situation.
I offer Food Freedom Coaching in group cohorts or individually, Personal Fitness Training for individuals, buddies, or small groups, Fitness Classes, and Incentive Challenges. I’d love to help you find what makes you feel AWESOME!
Text or email and we can set up a time to chat on the phone about your goals.
I’m a certified Exercise Physiologist (American College of Sports Medicine), Nutrition Coach (Precision Nutrition Level 1), and Dance Fitness Instructor (World of Dance U-Jam Fitness) with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from UIUC. I’ve managed corporate wellness centers, provide small group and individual fitness training, teach fitness classes, run online incentive and coaching programs, and individually coach for weight loss and improved health. I’ve been passionate about health and fitness for over 20 years and am always eager to learn and apply more. I’m married with 3 school-aged children and am a breast cancer survivor. I love to dance, hike, bike, ski, skate, stretch, plan, organize, travel and spend time with friends and family. I also enjoy fun challenges like trapeze, ropes courses, epic hikes and fun endurance events.
When it comes to nutrition, the most compelling thing I’ve found helpful is stopping and asking myself why and talking myself through moments. “Why are you eating so fast right now?” “Why are you obsessively thinking about getting 2nd’s?” When you actually acknowledge what you’re doing “out loud”, you uncover thoughts around food and eating that you never realized were there, influencing what you do.
Join me on the journey to better energy, clarity, confidence, and a more relaxed, fulfilling relationship with food and exercise that leads to a healthy body weight even when life is imperfect.