Hi, I’m Coach Janet…
In my late 20’s, I smoked a pack of cigarettes a day, ate lots of trans fats, never exercised and was a workaholic.
Eventually I changed my wicked ways, quit smoking and started training regularly. After twenty odd years immersed in the corporate life as a project/portfolio manager in the I.T. department, I left to pursue my dream job. And now, I help others find a healthy life style and will never work another day in my life!
I learned lots about nutrition in order to place first in Ms.Figure OPA (grand master category), but will not compete again.
Today I’m a member of the over-50-club, in the best shape of my life.
As a mother of two teenage boys and two step children, I understand how busy your life is and that you need to get fit and strong in limited time.
My philosophy is to find balance in nutrition and exercise. Eat healhty foods most of the time. Find an activity you enjoy and execute it with intensity. De-stress, take care of yourself physically and mentally.
I like to help my clients rock the body they have! It’s uniquely yours, embrace it. We aren’t models on the cover of the magazines (who by the way, are starved, dehydrated and photo-shopped). We’re real people, with real issues and lives.
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Co-Author of What’s Left to Eat
Why do I Coach?
The “5 Whys” was a system originally used by the Toyota Motor Corporation. It’s very simple and really cuts to the core of why we want something.
The idea is that when you want to accomplish something (or if something goes wrong), you ask one why.
“Why do I want to accomplish this?”
Then, with whatever answer you come up with, you ask why to that. And so on, five times.
I did this exercise to discover my true motivation for training women. This is how my “5 Whys” played out:
Why do you want to coach women?
To help them lose fat & get stronger.
Why do you want to help them?
So they feel better about themselves.
Why is it important that they feel better?
By some estimates, 91% of women don’t like their bodies or themselves. That’s just wrong on so many levels.
Why should we correct our self-image?
As I kid, I was picked on because of the way I looked. I know what it’s like to feel shitty, weak and self-conscious and what it’s like to feel strong and confident. It’s extremely liberating to feel empowered.
Why is feeling empowered, strong and confidence so important?
Beauty fades, Strength never will! Get fit & healthy; Maintain your youth and stay out of the nursing home!
Call for your free consultation. Let’s transform the thought of an active lifestyle into an action plan.
Certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1, FMS Certification, CPR, Functional Training Specialist, Reiki Level 1
Here’s me at 22 and again at age 49.
PS I’m not that skinny anymore!