Warning: Sprinting causes orgasms...
This is the first time I heard this from a client but not the last. Exercise releases endorphins—runners high. A natural, on top of the world climax during & after the exercise is over.
When I was on my 80lb weight loss journey, I would be so amorous after training sessions my husband began to wonder what the hell I was doing with my trainer in those sessions.
Watch this quick video to see the post sprinting climax this client experienced:
Learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable.
Some of my best moments come from stepping out of my comfort zone.
This one in particular was uncomfortable for many reasons. I had to learn the art of spinning, get comfortable with cardio, find my rhythm & wow the Soul Cycle judges in a 60 second window.
Oh & did I mention practicing for this while sorting through & packing up my 3,000 sq foot house to move to a 1,000 sq ft NYC apartment?
But none of that was as uncomfortable as having to move one week before my husband & daughter so that I could be there for the Soul Cycle audition.
I missed out on saying good bye with my daughter to the house she’d grown up in the last 15 years.
Missed out on walking through the empty house remembering the princess birthday parties, the the Thanksgiving dinners, the leisurely pancake breakfasts with Elliana playing guitar in the background, and making s’mores in the backyard.
Missed out on watching the house get smaller in the rear view mirror as the Penske truck pulled away from the only life she’d ever known.
So why did I choose the Soul Cycle audition over all that? Because my daughter said “Mom, if you don’t go you will always wonder, what if??!!”.
Watch the video to see how I trained Vanessa to face her fear head on & knock it down. All this was to prepare her for the Mud Run she was planning on doing.
All that hard work paid off. Vanessa earned that Mud Run medal. She broke down that wall. She said it was really hard but not nearly as hard as not doing it.
She said her “I ams” got her through the race. “I am focused”, “I am doing this”, “I am ready”, “I am breaking down the wall”. Vanessa learned that her mind is stronger than her body.
Her mind broke down that wall.
My clients are my gifts...
I do not want you to lose weight. Losing implies you lost something precious you won't get back. Do you want to get the weight back you lost? No!!! Of course not!
A very intuitive client of mine made this wise distinction for me when I asked her if she wanted to lose weight. Now I pass this wisdom on to you & all my clients.
My client, Dawna said "I do not want to lose weight. I want to shed weight" Shed meaning out with old and in with the new.
Shed away those pounds, inches & fat but do NOT lose what you have no intention of finding EVER again!!!
Dawna showing off her Canadian backside.
Watch this video to see me helping Dawna shed.
Shedding everything but her hat collection!
At first this made me laugh.
Since moving to NYC it's a reminder of who I am.
Sometimes even I forget. I get lost in the darkness & forget who I am at my core. That place I draw strength from.
When I feel off balance, shaky & weak. When I start doubting myself. When I get bitchy with my husband & daughter. I know it's because I have forgotten who I am. What I'm made of. That all the power lies within me not outside of me.
My clients give back all the love I give to them. I am so blessed to have them in my life.
I am BAM Lisa.
Yes, I am training my Arizona clients via Skype or FaceTime!!!
This is a great way to stay accountable to reach your goals.
A little FaceTime with me is all you need along with the power you already have inside of you.
What one client said after our Skype training:
I could smell her fear from across the country! "Bloodhound instincts"
Anothet client's words:
Another who found herself again:
The power lies inside. I help guide either in person or via Skype. Either way as long as you find yourself again. That's all that matters.
The last 20lbs I lost melted off in the great outdoors.
The last few bitches I like to call them. I would meet my trainer in cold weather, scorching hot weather, rain, didn't matter I was there to train.
Anyone can train in the comfort of a climate controlled gym. If you really want to condition your body train outdoors.
You will naturally work on balance navigating uneven terrain.
You will work with resistance, running against the wind.
Your cardiovascular system will get a workout battling the elements of weather.
You will work on agility dodging dogs, dog poop & people.
There are stairs you can climb to lift your booty. Benches you can do dips off of & step ups on.
My own coach in Arizona, Andrea Atkins, recently reminded me of this. I was complaining that I don't have a gym here in NYC yet. She replied "A gym? You don't need a gym! Create your own. Use the great outdooors as your playground AKA gym."
Thanks Coach! Even from afar you are motivating me 😘
After a mom & daughter team workout these beauties spontaneously held hands during relaxation time.
I am love.
I am my mother's daughter.
Journey to wellness starts in the mind first. Then I get the call, text or email asking for help. I'm honored to hold the hands of these twin sisters on their journey 😘