SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME... I struggled with yo-yo dieting, weight loss and rebound weight gain for 14 years before finally finding balance and lasting success.
I know what's it like to feel stuck, frustrated, and powerless to food. There is a way out.
My journey with health and fitness began when I started to gain weight after high school. Understanding I had a strong family history for obesity, I spoke to my parents for guidance. My father told me there was nothing I could do to fight genetics and that I would continue gaining weight no matter what I did. My mother was a lifelong Weight Watchers member and told me it was the family curse. That conversation ignited a fire in me and I became determined to prove family history did not need to determine my destiny.
Unfortunately, at first, I spent many years trying to reach my goals the wrong way - developing a love/hate relationship with food, my body, diet and exercise. I went to extremes resulting in becoming underweight (at first) through excessive dieting and exercise. After recovering from those eating disorders I went to the opposite extreme by binge-eating. Soon I was overweight and suffered from high cholesterol and various health issues. I lived as a yo-yo dieter, always looking for the next fad diet or workout to finally fix my struggle with weight and my body. In the end, I lost 40 lbs and kept it off for over 14 years, losing it once again after having twins.
After reaching my goals I wanted to help others. I became a certified wellness professional (BCS), weight loss coach, personal trainer, and certified fitness nutrition specialist. I founded Barb's Fit For Life. My goal was to provide a service that encompassed the three parts I believe are necessary to achieve lasting results: exercise (through workouts that fit our lifestyle), sustainable nutrition (to achieve weight loss and health without extreme dieting or banned food) and mindset (through support/coaching). I wanted to partner with my clients to provide more support than they would get with a trainer in a typical gym-environment. This included additional assistance with the challenges many face when embarking on a new fitness program.
My specialties include weight loss/health coaching, nutrition, strength training, behavioral coaching, corrective exercise, core and balance training and more. I would love to partner with you to reach your goals.
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