Female Fitness in Business | Palmetto Scene

Female Fitness in Business | Palmetto Scene


♪ I pretty much have always been
into fitness. I played sports in middle school and high
school. Originally, I would say that I started
training with weights shortly after I got
married. My husband was into weight training and
he introduced me. I really just was working
with him to get in a little bit better shape
after having three children and kind of
being off and on at the gym like most people are.
And he really encouraged me to consider competing. ♪ inaudible dialogue ♪ I started dancing back
when I was in high school and college and you know
dance for many years. I did contemporary dance as
well as modern ballet. And then my interests
turned over to the fitness industry. I was an
aerobic instructor for many years and then I
became a personal trainer. And I realized that I
really enjoy helping people reach their goals
you know as far as their health was concerned and
also as far as the way they looked, or the way
they wanted to look. I do work with some
senior citizens here at 803
fitness and also I do some outside programs where I
work with senior citizens. And actually those are
some of my favorite clients
because no matter what when they come in they
have a bunch of ailments but they still come, you
know, and they don’t complain and they do the
work out and you know and so it’s a great group of
people to work with but most of them understand
the importance of exercising. Because if
you sit around, you’re gonna start to feel stiff,
things that bother you are gonna get worse. And you
know you’re getting weaker. So you want to stay
strong, you know just get stronger and just keep
that body moving and active. Nutrition is important because it’s the fuel. That
is probably one of the more difficult changes,
changing how you eat, how you think about food.
I try to emphasize or at least get
a grip on what a person’s relationship with food is
first because sometimes that might be
part of the cause for them having you know
a difficulty with maybe losing weight that
they you know have been carrying around for the
last several years. One thing I do believe
and I’ve been coached on and trained on is the
concept of bio individuality. And all
that means is there’s no one way of eating. Even
there’s no one way of exercise for one person.
So a lot of my clients will say ‘Hey! You know
what, I’m gonna try the Keto diet because I have
all these friends that do Keto and it worked for them.’
And then when they try it they may get frustrated.
And they may not get results. And you know they
come see me. And I’m like well maybe Keto is not
the best for your lifestyle. So let’s dig in.
Let’s figure out. And I do a number of
assessments. I do a lot of food blogs I do grocery
store tours. I look at things from the
Ayurvedic aspect which is just the Indian traditional
health Chinese medicine. We’re going to gather a
lot of information about you and your lifestyle
so we can figure out the best eating strategy for
you. I feel like a lot of
doctors are moving towards partnering with
health coaches that are out there because frankly
there’s just not a lot of time to be able to spend
with the patients that are out there. So as a
health coach, you know I really dig in and I
listen because there’s a lot of
different things that could be going on with
the person’s lifestyle, that what I’ll do is I’ll
pinpoint the biggest hurdle and then we’ll
start working there. The Bod Pod is a
very accurate and safe assessment tool to
measure the amount of body fat and amount of
muscle that’s on the person’s body. There’s a
lot of other methods of testing. There’s the skin
fold calipers. There’s bio-impedance, some other
ways of testing that can be kind of quick and
dirty you know measurements, but the
Bod pod is going to be one of the most
accurate ways to get the amount of body fat. So
what I want to see I want my clients to start off
with a body fat test, we’ll see where there percentage
of fat is and what we do know is for men, men we
don’t want them to be over thirty percent body
fat that can be risky. And women, we don’t want them
to be over forty percent body fat. So we get our
baseline and then we go through the program
figuring out the best eating strategy for them,
figuring out the best exercise program, figuring
out stress management techniques, the whole
nine. And so the food yeah
the food is everything.

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