Category Archives: Fitness

I was told I wouldn’t make a good coach. ⁣⁣

When I was starting out with my career in health & fitness – two comments plagued my journey. ⁣⁣
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I was told I wouldn’t make a good coach from a fitness trainer I had really respected. ⁣⁣
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I was too quiet. ⁣⁣
Didn’t have the personality for it. ⁣⁣
It wasn’t the right fit. ⁣⁣
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That same year when someone asked what I did and I responded with ‘I’m a nutrition coach’, they replied that they ‘would only take nutrition advice from someone who is 100lbs and 10% body fat.’ ⁣⁣
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As much as those comments stung, by some miracle even with my then very low self-esteem, I didn’t let them stop me. ⁣⁣
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Maybe it was stubbornness of wanting to prove them wrong. ⁣⁣
Maybe it was the passion I had for genuinely wanting to help people. ⁣⁣
Maybe it was the fact that I had been in the exact spot of the clients I wanted to help. ⁣⁣
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But something inside me knew that I was capable and I decided to work for it. ⁣⁣
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I think back to those two comments a lot and realize just how much they taught me. ⁣⁣
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I quickly learned to never let someone else decide what I was or wasn’t capable of. ⁣⁣
I taught myself that “Looking the Part” means nothing… ⁣⁣
and that having the heart, hustle, knowledge, & belief is everything. ⁣⁣
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Please never let fear of judgement or failure hold you back. ⁣⁣
You are FOREVER more than enough. ⁣⁣

What things are you letting fear and judgement hold you back on? ⁣

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🌻 10 Things I’ve Learned in the Last 10 Years ⁣🌻

1️⃣If you never address your mindset, no amount of change to your external appearance will create happiness. ⁣
2️⃣Comparison is the thief of everything. The less you do it, the happier you’ll be. ⁣
3️⃣Fitness is an amazing form of therapy and should never be used as a way to “punish” yourself for what you ate. ⁣
4️⃣My relationship with food and my body will forever be a work in progress, and that is okay. ⁣
5️⃣Perfection doesn’t exist. The less time you spend chasing it, the better. ⁣
6️⃣You can be a strong person and still struggle with anxiety and depression. ⁣
7️⃣Ditch. The. Timeline. ⁣
8️⃣It is equally as important to take care of your mental health, as it is your physical health. ⁣
9️⃣As you get older, you will care a whole lot less about what people think about you. ⁣
🔟The things you struggle with now, have the potential to teach you the biggest lessons and become your biggest strengths. ⁣

Here’s to another decade of failures, mistakes, lessons & learning that GROWTH & TIME can be a very beautiful thing. ⁣💫

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New Year Reminder

People complain about the “New Years Resolutioners” in the gym. ⁣

Maybe if you help them instead of making fun of them, they won’t feel so intimidated and stay all year. ⁣

You may be the very reason this is the year their new habits stay around all year.⁣

And if you are that NEW person, know that it doesn’t have to be just a resolution this year. It can be the beginning of a completely new lifestyle.⁣

If you’re here trying to better yourself you are WINNING. Period.⁣ 🙌

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10 Years of Change

2010 was a tough year for me. ⁣
I had just graduated college with a degree in dance and zero idea of what I wanted to do with my life. ⁣
I was in the process of recovering from an eating disorder, and weighed about 40lbs more than I had been just a few years before. ⁣

I had accepted the fact that if I wanted to thrive and live a healthy life, I needed to eat food, so I did. ⁣
I was in a period of healing. ⁣
of growing. ⁣
But I also felt so stuck. ⁣

I hated my body and thought it would never change. ⁣
I believed I would forever be unhappy in my skin. ⁣
I had zero idea of what life had in store for me or what direction I would go in. ⁣

The perfect reminder that everything is temporary. ⁣

For me this was a low. ⁣
But it was also the springboard for the rest of my life. ⁣

I grew → then shrunk a bit ⁣
Built strength → then shared it ⁣
Found fitness → realized my passion ⁣
Hit bottom → learned to fight ⁣

Forever going through seasons and periods of growth. ⁣

If you’re in a tough spot remember it could be your greatest opportunity for change. ⁣
Embrace it. 💛

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Barre Blend

Barre Blend is a low-impact, high-intensity, and high-energy workout program from barre expert, professional dancer, and Yoga Instructor Elise Joan.

Barre Blend helps create a lean, toned physique through a fun fusion of ballet barre, Pilates, and cardio interval training. It incorporates a variety of techniques rooted in dance, focused on high-reps of small-range movements, dynamic exercises, core stabilization and active stretches, all while keeping your heart rate up.

You’ll feel the burn as you sweat, stretch, and strengthen to energize your entire body. Get ready to feel graceful, strong, and gorgeous in just 60 days.

The Workouts

There are 8 weeks of workouts broken into 4 phases and 40 unique workouts. Workouts run from 30 to 40 minutes, and Elise changes up the moves and level of difficulty as you progress through the program.

While every workout is full-body, she gives special focus to one body part each day. These include:

CLASSIC FULL BODY BLEND

BOOTY BLEND

CARDIO BLEND 

CORE BLEND

LEAN LEGS BLEND

When you want some extra targeted toning, add these 10-minute enhancements to any workout:

ENHANCE THE CORE 

ENHANCE YOUR CARDIO 

ENHANCE THE UPPER BODY 

ENHANCE THE LOWER BODY 

ENHANCE THE BOOTY 

And on rest days, you can add these recovery workouts to release tension and restore mobility:

10-MIN YOGA BLEND 

15-MIN YOGA BLEND ROLL & REPLENISH

The Nutrition

The nutrition plan uses simplified portion controlled nutrition to teach you exactly how much of what foods to eat.

It’s simple nutrition and totally customizable to your goals. You’ll also have the option of a mindful eating nutrition approach.

Shakeology

Acts like salad, tastes like cake! This superfood packed shake has the nutritional equivalent to 7 plates of salad in one glass. I drink it daily as one simple, easy meal I don’t have to think about. It’s helped me so much with my mega sweet tooth and conquering cravings.

The Performance Line

The Performance Line is designed to take your results to the next level. Energize our plant based pre workout provides a natural energy boost before your workout and recover, a whey based protein shake, will provide the proper post workout fuel to help you maximize results and recover effectively.

The Support

My favorite part of this journey is the support and accountability to keep you motivated throughout your program! We check in daily in our online private Facebook community and also have a private tracker app, separate from Facebook to log your workouts, measurements, progress and more!

We share our wins, struggles, swap recipes, and provide all the support you need to successfully reach your goals.

Results!

Marina lost 15.8 lbs. and 10.75 Inches in just 8 weeks!

Jessica lost 16.6 lbs. and 7.25 Inches in just 8 weeks!

Laura lost 11.2 lbs. and 9 inches in just 8 weeks!

Amanda lost 16.8 lbs. and 12.5 Inches in just 8 weeks!

Who is this For?

This is a low-impact, high-intensity, and high-energy workout program for anyone looking to build long, lean, toned muscles.

Since it requires no dance experience, Barre Blend is a great workout for new exercisers or people who are just getting back into fitness. Plus, there is a modifier you can follow.

And if you’re more advanced, you can choose heavier dumbbells, add Resistance Loops, and follow the intensifier, who makes the moves more challenging.

 What Equipment Do I Need?

No Ballet Barre Required! You can use any sturdy household object at the right height (such as a chair, sofa, countertop).

You will need 1-5 lb. weights to complete the workouts.

Resistance Loops and Barre Socks are optional.

Are you in?!?! Apply below to join us!!!