Personal Training In Ridgewood NJ!

I love the beautiful small town vibe in Ridgewood New Jersey and the surrounding towns of Bergen County New Jersey. This area has some of the best restaurants, activities, school systems, physicians and so much more! Ridgewood NJ even has a quaint little authentic French cafe that I am madly in love with.

Offering Personal Training In Ridgewood NJ over the last fifteen years has been a blessing. I have met some of the most amazing people from celebrities to sports professionals to some of the highest ranking women and men in corporate America! Each one has taught me something along the road to their fitness and overall health goals and many have become dear friends!

Fit, Healthy and Fabulous, LLC started out as personal training in Ridgewood NJ but has branched out over the years to offer a more balanced approach to fitness. I have taken multiple courses and have been certified in many new modalities in fitness and wellness so that I could offer my amazing clients more ways to feel healthy and fit.

We offer help with nutrition and healthy eating and when necessary refer to our Registered Dietician for more in depth counseling. Meditation and learning how to breathe is one of the most important things that you will ever learn in your lifetime. We will teach you how to relax and learn healthy breathing techniques with guided meditation and if you are more of a group type we have a fantastic meditation coach that offers weekly classes.

I have also added Reiki to Fit, Healthy and Fabulous, LLC. After going for a Reiki session myself and feeling the difference it made in how I felt. I was hooked! I am now a Certified Reiki Master Teacher Practitioner and Certified by The Angel Quest Healing Center as an Angel Therapy and Energy Healing Practitioner. If you are curious about these services feel free to contact me for more information and an in depth description.

All of these additions have brought many new clients who are looking for so much more than a fitness routine with exercise and set counts for an hour training session. The clients at Fit, Healthy and Fabulous, LLC are educated on the importance of being healthy and fit BODY, MIND and SPIRIT! And we have everything they need to help them achieve and live a healthy lifestyle.

What are you waiting for? Contact us today to start living your best life ever filled with positive, healthy choices.

In Home Personal Training

In Home Personal Training vs. Private Studio Personal Training?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions that I am asked when I speak to a potential client for the first time. There are many reasons to choose an In Home Personal Training program and one of the biggest is convenience. A personal trainer can come to your home for a personalized, functional and efficient workout. Whether you are training for a marathon, dropping the baby weight, recovering from surgery, toning up for your wedding or just looking to kick start a new fitness routine and healthy lifestyle, a certified and experienced personal trainer will get you results, hold you accountable, teach and guide you through an effective in home workout in the comfort of your own home and on your clock!

In-Home Personal Training is a great opportunity for people who do not enjoy the gym setting, may be a little self conscious of their body and weight but have the desire to get in shape. Many think they need expensive fitness equipment, which actually can be very basic or have all the bells and whistles, a good workout does not require machines and heavy weights! Fitness bands, light weights, a core ball, your attendence, motivation, your personal fitness goals and an experienced personal trainer are all that is required to get the results you want.

Private studio training is great if you do not have any equipment at all and just want to get up and out of the house, get to the gym, work out, take your shower and get on with your day! In Studio Personal Training sessions have a set price for each session and while In-Home Personal Training sessions have a base price too, they are also priced according to location.

Whatever you choose, a good fitness routine starts with the guidance and expertise of a certified personal trainer, your goals, dedication and willingness to change your current lifestyle to a healthy, fit life that will benefit you for many years to come.

We offer studio personal training in Ridgewood NJ or the privacy of your home gym. The choice is yours!

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Yummy, Healthy, Watermelon!

Yummy, Healthy, Watermelon!

It is that time of the year again! Watermelon Season! Sweet, juicy and packed with healthy benefits. Watermelon is one of my absolute favorites!

The health benefits of watermelon are plenty, it packs a punch of vitamins A and C and has a good amount of vitamin B6, potassium and magnesium just to name a few.

Vitamin A – for optimal healthy eyes, it boosts your immune system by enhancing the infection-fighting actions of white blood cells called lymphocytes.

Vitamin B6 – helps your immune system produce antibodies, these antibodies are needed to fight off many diseases. Vitamin B6 helps maintain normal nerve function and form red blood cells.

Vitamin C – helps to boost your immune system’s defenses against infections and viruses, and protects your body from harmful free radicals that can accelerate aging and eye conditions such as cataracts. Vitamin C helps keep your skin young, hydrated and healthy too!

Just two cups of watermelon is a great source of potassium, potassium is a mineral necessary for water balance and is found inside every cell in your body. People that have low potassium levels often experience muscle cramps. Ever get those leg cramps that wake you up at night? Try eating watermelon or a banana daily!

My favorite way to eat watermelon, is to put it in the blender and make a watermelon water, just cube it and blend, it is healthy, refreshing and filling too. You can also make it with cucumber and a splash of lemon too, either way it is refreshing and healthy.

Pick the ripest and sweetest watermelon with these tips:

*Look for a firm, symmetrical watermelon that is free from bruises, cuts or dents.

*The watermelon should be a bit heavy for it’s size, watermelon is 92% water and most of that weight is water.

*The bottom of the watermelon should have a beige/yellow colored spot from where it grew on the ground and ripened in the sunshine.

Have a great summer and be sure to go to the local farmer’s markets in your area and enjoy all the fresh produce of the season!

refreshing watermelon

How One Little Dog Helped To Heal My Broken Heart

It has been five years since I last saw my mother, she left us on a cold, freezing icy day in February 2014, after her battle with cancer. In truth you never get over the loss of your mother and there is a part of your soul that dies that day with her. But life goes on… or does it? My mother was my best friend and second to her was my constant companion of over 15 years, Brandon. Brandon was my soul dog and just after losing my mom Brandon started showing signs of aging and slowing down. He declined rapidly in the summer of 2017. I remember those warm days that year and the big famous eclipse that we watched together, he even put his protective glasses on, it was always fun, games and much laughter together!  Brandon and I were always together and outside doing what we loved for fifteen years. Hiking, walking, finding and picking four-leaf clovers. I was always taking photos of our adventures together and I am so thankful that I have those memories.

Many say really?  It is just a dog!  Well I will beg to differ with you right there! Dogs are family, they bring much joy and happiness to a household and on October 11, 2017 on a very unseasonable night at 1 AM I lost that happiness and I have not found it since. A little piece of me died that day too!

Being a rescue volunteer, I am blessed to be around so many animals beautiful dogs, cats and wildlife too! But I lost a fire that I had in me to have another dog, I love them and I will always help and volunteer but the spark just went out and has yet to return. I have a beautiful gift and business doing Reiki on animals and people too, the one for animals is and for people I help so many souls and it is a blessing to be able to do so. The fire is there when I work, I feel it energetically but then when I am alone it seems to be dull again. Being a Reiki Practitioner also makes me feel energy much more than the average person at times.

So why is this a blog on my health and wellness website? The reason is simple, recently, I watched my girlfriend Stacey’s dog Bindi. She was going away for a week and wanted someone she could trust and feel comfortable with leaving Bindi, of course I said yes. I know Bindi and she is a little doll. But to me it was helping a friend by assuring her Bindi was safe and allowing her to get away, to be stress free and enjoy her vacation. My friend Stacey deserved it she is a full time RN, huge animal advocate and dog foster volunteer, she is always giving back. What I did not foresee was that Bindi would help heal a part of me and make me aware of how sad I have really been on the inside since my losses. As our week together started I realized how much I loved having Bindi around and how I was talking to her and laughing just like I always did with my Brandon! Hmmm…the back and neck pain that I was having from an old injury pretty much disappeared! I exercise, do yoga, practice Reiki daily and eat right but the pain was still coming and going as of late. Wait a minute my skin looked better too! Could that be?

Yes, it can and it was happening, my skin was looking healthy and vibrant! Not that it was terrible but there was a different glow and happiness that was not there a week before. I actually felt fantastic, I was sleeping better too with Bindi next to me, what the heck was going on! The proof is in the experience and pictures that I took that week. Naturally I was taking pictures all of the time that is what I do with every animal and it was Brandon and my thing too. But when I downloaded the pictures I noticed I looked less tired, I was noticing that I looked a bit tired the last few years and thought maybe I should get some work done after all I am older now, (sigh) but I looked better in these recent photos. Pictures show a person’s energy, I can see energy in most photos and around animals and people in person too. But I never experienced such a difference with my own energy in a photo until now which is why I felt I needed to share my experience and thoughts.

My health and fitness advise…exercise, eat healthy foods, decrease alcohol intake, drink lots of water, meditate, get Reiki treatments and ADOPT a Dog!

My thoughts are that animals really are the best medicine. If you love dogs, cats, mice, wildlife or farm animals whatever it may be, it is a healthy approach to spend time with them to increase your health and wellness. Get out there and volunteer there are so many places that need you and your time. Adopt or foster a shelter animal they need homes and a safe place to rest their little heads. The added bonus of a dog… daily walks, you burn more calories and get a little extra exercise for you too!

Thank you Bindi xo

Reiki for Weight Control

People often ask me, what is Reiki? Can Reiki help me with my weight and fitness goals? The answer is yes, it can.

Reiki for Weight Control has been shown to have amazing and successful results. Reiki helps balance the flow of energy inside the body and the energy around it too, it is possible that Reiki can lead to the release of weight when these energy fields are balanced and working in harmony.

Positive, upbeat energy = A fit body and mind!

The truth is you really cannot be healthy and fit if you are stressed out, always in a hurry, eating incorrectly and feeling frazzled. I see this everyday with many people, they are busy being too busy and just spinning their wheels on a daily basis. Yes, I am going to say it out loud “YOU” are causing your own physical and mental chaos! I understand that we live in a fast-paced world these days, but you need to step up and set boundaries for what you will and will not accept in your personal space.

Have you ever noticed how you reach for unhealthy snacks or blow off your exercise routine when you are stressed at work or from others in your space causing you to be stressed? You need to say no and keep your appointments and goals on track when others try to change times and meetings for you, there will be times that it may be hard but at least try, I find that it is easy to do and most people are very flexible. The energy that is present in an environment is shared, energetic imbalances can be shared as well, so be mindful of the energy you are putting out there and the energy you are exposed to as well!

When it comes to Reiki and weight issues it is best to revisit the way you think about getting the weight to come down and how to feel comfortable again.  I like to think of weight loss as more of a weight “control”,“removal” or “release”. In my opinion weight “loss” is a negative thought pattern no one likes to lose something so why say weight loss, unfortunately it is a necessary title that is universally used to relate health and wellness options to the entire industry when trying to reach people that are looking for help with weight issues! When we meditate or take a moment to think about a positive approach to our goals we can manifest our weight goals in a different way. Reiki can remove negative thoughts and release stress and worries to facilitate the whole process.

I created a program that will help you create an affirmation along with an appropriate exercise program, meditation and healthy food choices that can help you focus on your personal goals. I have tried it and it works very well.

These are just a few of the many benefits of Reiki that can help with your overall health:

*Reiki enhances overall well-being and helps to create a more positive mindset.

*Reiki reduces stress, helps alleviate behavioral and emotional issues.

*Reiki reduces pain from arthritis, joint issues and promotes relaxation to facilitate and enhance the body’s natural healing response and gives you the ability to do a goal specific fitness routine.

Reiki can also be done with distance treatments and can be given from a distance with video or photos. It has been proven to be extremely effective, sometimes even more effective than hands on healing for some. I personally have done distance Reiki on people and pets all over the country, assisting with lost dogs, humans and dogs with cancer, seizure issues, stress disorders and all with great success and outcomes.

Reiki has been beneficial for many people and animals over the years and while there are still many skeptics on the idea of Reiki, I have seen it’s amazing results and suggest that anyone that is skeptical give it a try or read more about it, there is a lot of positive research that supports and proves that Reiki is an amazing energetic and healing practice.

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Reiki and Weight Loss