Once you hit your 30s, it’s a whole new ballgame when it comes to your body and your health. Your hormones start to shift, and so does your metabolism. You lose a little muscle tissue every year (up to 5 lbs every decade), which knocks your metabolism down a little more. By this point in your life, you’ve got some added challenges in the form of balancing the demands of work and home. Something’s gotta give in that equation and it’s usually exercising, good sleep and many other healthy habits that fall off the priority list.
But I’m here to tell you a busy life and getting older doesn’t mean you can’t have the body you want. It doesn’t mean that you can’t feel amazing. It doesn’t mean that you can’t keep your weight in a happy place.
That’s where I come in. I work with men and women to turn back the clock with the right exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyle strategies. I’ll show you how to exercise to build muscle, endurance, flexibility and core strength. I’ll show you how to eat to fuel your body so you can feel and look your best. And I’ll teach you the lifestyle habits and survival skills that will help you maintain your body for years to come.
I’m not about the quick fix, the fad diet or the insane exercise regimen. I vote for sanity, common sense and a routine that actually works for people with real lives who don’t have a lot of free time to waste, who don’t want to feel deprived and hangry (hungry + angry) and who aren’t always going to be in control of their environment (like when you’re traveling or out to eat).
My approach is rooted in a few key principles:
- Give me strength
- I [heart] food
- Eat what you’re craving … and enjoy it
- Good health isn’t just the number on the scale or the size of your jeans
- No boredom allowed (it’s a total motivation killer)
I didn’t always have my act together and know how to care for my body.
Since my teenage years, my weight fluctuated pretty dramatically. I tried just about everything to lose weight. And sometimes, I’d manage to get to a fairly healthy number on the scale.
But, because I wasn’t thinking about it as a lifestyle—just the immediate need to drop some weight—I would put it right back on. And them some as you can see by the photo on the left. That’s me at my heaviest.
Even though I didn’t feel good and had stopped really looking at my body anymore, the turning point for me came the day I had to buy a size 18 pair of pants for the first time.
I remember being in the fitting room and thinking “WTF? How did this happen to me? Am I this big? I’m only 34… I’m too young to feel this shitty. Is this what I have to look forward to for the next however many years?”
I decided to do something about it by finding a trainer who could help me.
It took me a while to get to where I am today—a much healthier and happier woman. For me, 40 is the new 30, since, at 43, I feel and look way better than I did at 30.
I’m not going to lie. It wasn’t always easy. And it was definitely a learning process. But, it was so worth it when I consider how much better I look and feel, and how much more I am capable of now than I used to be.
Through my journey, I realized how much I wanted to help other women who are battling similar issues and who want to look and feel amazing. So, in another big life change I became certified as a personal trainer and health/nutrition coach, and founded Evolve Fitness & Coaching.
Are you ready to get the body you want?
I would love to be the partner you choose to help make it happen. Why would you pick me over anyone else you could work with?
- Because I get it. I’ve been there and I made it through. I’ll help you do the same.
- Because I will hold your hand while I’m kicking your ass.
- Because I will cut through the shit and the hype. We will focus on doing the things that get you lasting results without leaving you deprived and miserable. Or worse, injured.
- Because I don’t want you to blindly follow a plan… I want you to take ownership so you can sustain your health and keep the body you want for the rest of your life.
Get in touch now and let’s get started.