About Sylvia Nasser, The Fit Fem
About Sylvia Nasser
Sylvia Nasser is a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and a certified Holistic Health Coach, accredited through Purchase College, at the State University of New York, as well as The American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).
She also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management/Political Science and a Master of Science in Technological Systems Management from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Dear Fit Fem’rs,
My name is Sylvia Nasser, founder of The Fit Fem.
For many years, I have helped women overcome adversity, break through barriers and discover their true physical and emotional beauty. As a young, professional woman, I’m always on the lookout for fitness programs that would enhance my own feminine physique and boost my self-confidence. It would be a lie to say that we are not all searching for the same thing. The reason I am reaching out to you is to inspire you to take action; you are not alone. In fact, you are ENTITLED to look and feel good about your image and your body. But how can I help?
Needless to say, the health and fitness industry is overwhelmingly saturated with products and services that all promise to deliver the same results. It can be extremely daunting and confusing to choose the right one. How do you know which program is the right fit for you? I’ve decided to eliminate all the guesswork; in this site, you’ll find various articles, videos and programs giving you the right information to help you attain YOUR fitness objectives…from exercise regimens, to fitness tips, to healthy recipes, designed to get you motivated and movin’. I promise to make health and fitness EASY for you.
Now, I’m sure you are wondering... "who is the hell is this chick and why should I listen to her?"
See…. that WAS me! I was the chubby chick who hated her body and her image growing up. I was the introverted chick who had a hard time socializing with people, who never could get the courage to talk to a cute guy and always felt like she had to compete with other prettier girls.
And despite the compliments anyone gave me, I still never felt like I looked pretty enough or thin enough. What was this paranoia all about? I attribute it to poor eating habits, physical inactivity, and a distorted body image. No woman should ever, ever, ever feel this way.
My job is to support you! A little encouragement always goes a long way! You’ll see! Now, I don’t wanna hear the excuses like you don’t have time or that don’t know how to exercise. You do! I want you to stop sabotaging yourself with negative self talk and pity. Actually, I think fitness can be quite fun…and I want you to think the same!
Looking to get healthy and fit? Don’t be afraid to take the next step in achieving your fitness goals. Get the results you want now! I’ll be there with you every step of the way!
Keeping the fun in fitness!
Sylvia Nasser is the Fit Fem
Helllllooooo ladies…And gents!! My name is Sylvia Nasser, certified personal trainer, fitness instructor and owner of TheFitFem – your one-stop source for everything fitness for women only.
Some of you may know me as the “Jumping Jack Queen” or the “Kick-Ass Kickboxing Instructor” but for those of you who don’t yet, lately I’m known to everyone as, “The Fit Fem! I’m so excited to share my wisdom and passion of fitness and ideal health with you…And so here it is… my first blog post ever as your Fit Fem expert. Watch Out World! WHOOP WHOOP!!!
Why have I started a blog? For one, I am taking my fitness passion to the next step. I wanted to create an outlet where I could help women attain beautiful bodies, inside and out. I want you to really get to know me, both on a professional and personal level. Eventually, I will gain your trust and you will consider me your go-to person when it comes to achieving any and all of your fitness goals.
Sure, I know there are tons of other fitness experts, blogs and websites that cater to women’s fitness and really, why should you even care about mine? Well, I’m not going to pretend that I know how to work a man’s body…actually I rescind that comment. I can definitely kick any guy’s ass. Just ask my boyfriend! He ONCE came to a class and never returned. He was embarrassed that he couldn’t keep up with my high energy and intensity given in each and every class.! I know all you men out there can’t handle what we women got to offer. With that said, I know that you all want a motivational, fun, exciting and energetic workout. Something to make you exhilarated regardless of what fitness level you are! If you agree, then this site is worthy enough for you to check out.
Here’s a little more about me:
It all began one summer’s day… My journey toward optimum health, fitness and wellness began when I was looking for a summer job that required little or no experience, a flexible schedule and one that would provide some extra spending cash to go shopping. In 2003, I walked into the doors of a Lucille Roberts; a woman’s only health club located in Plainview, NY and got hired as a “desk girl”.
Soon after I started my new job, I found out that as a perk, I would have a free membership to train. Sure, why not? Taking a couple of fitness classes wouldn’t hurt. This former “pleasantly plump” chic needed some exercise in her life. I felt almost desperate at this point in my life, to lose some weight. I get to work out for free? Sure, things weren’t working up until then, so why not try something new, right? In fact, I had struggled with weight and a distorted body image throughout my entire life. Yes, I openly admit I dabbled with hokey exercise gadgets, like that stupid abs belt promising that you'll melt your abdominal fat away by sending electrical pulses to your muscles making it contract while you sit there and eat a bag of cheetos...right like that was really going to work... I even took dangerous diet pills for a while, eagerly looking for a quick fix.
Needless to say, I absolutely fell in love with fitness. After 3 years of working that same job, I became a certified group fitness instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Yes, the girl who’s never lifted 2 lbs her whole life, was slowly BUT SURELY becoming The Fit Fem, and was now teaching “kick-butt” strength training, cardio kickboxing, and step aerobics classes with her own unique style.
Ok, here I am, I’m a trainer now and amidst all that seemed or appeared to be perfect, I was really MISERABLE…I knew how important fitness was and I was making it more of a lifestyle, but, damn, something was still missing from my life. Maybe it was the fact that I still had to maintain my corporate lifestyle; you know the 9-5 hustle and bustle that most of us have to endure in order to survive!
Although I still worked out, I wasn’t giving it my all. I went back to wearing my "fat" pants to work every day. You know that feeling when it takes you 10 minutes to stuff yourself back into your favorite pair of pants, holding your breath and praying that the zipper doesn't break and your pants don't tear?
No need for sympathy here ladies, but damn did I despise myself. What happened to that extremely energetic and positive person that I became not long before? Could it be that my eating habits were reverting back? Maybe it was the stress at work and the poor sleeping habits that the stress resulted in? Was it the lack of balance in life? Whatever the culprit was, either way, I knew that I felt much better and looked much better when fitness was a main staple in my life. It was something I could control and it was something I was determined to keep as part of my life, so what did I do? I got back in the game! Where are you at in your life right now? Does my story sound in any way, familiar?
Fitness is what you make it…Listen; I know that it’s easy for “life” to get in the way of what’s important. Let’s be real, we all are victims to the excuses and lies we tell ourselves everyday! And sure, I know what it’s like to say that you don’t have the time to devote to your body and your health. But, I’m not here to pity you or play a part in your comfort zone. I’m here to take you by the hand and guide you to the promise land of the beautiful feminine physique! I’m going to be “in your face”, and push you when you don’t want to be pushed. I’m gonna tell those of you, who say you don’t have the time, to stop making the excuses and stop the BS. You do have the time. You can create time if you really need to and guess what? YOU REALLY NEED TO!!!! If your body is important enough to you, you HAVE TO prioritize fitness! But what’s the secret? How can you fit a workout into your busy schedule? Easy, first you treat fitness as you would any other daily ritual; showering, brushing your teeth, putting on your makeup, and then you find the fun in fitness! What’s that, ‘Fun In Fitness’? That’s right! You find activities that you actually enjoy doing, something you feel great when you partake. Just like dieting, there is no one size fits all. I’ll tell you something, the women who take my classes don’t work out because they enjoy muscle soreness and lack of energy, no way. They enjoy the feeling that comes as a result from their hard work! Yes, they work hard, but they also have an absolute blast, because they’re doing something that is FUN! They worked hard, but they never even realized it! This is what I’m all about and these are the type of exercise regimens that I’ve created for you!
So, why am I the expert that you should choose to learn from?... Wait, before I tell you how helpful I will be to you, I’ll let some of my clients tell you how I was able to help them! Check out the testimonials!
Feelin' your pain... I know, first hand, what it’s like to feel uncomfortable in your own skin. I know what it’s like to be in a place feeling like I don’t fit in. I know what it’s like to feel embarrassed that I can’t keep up with the other women. In fact, there were many days I felt totally ashamed of my body. If I knew then, what I know now, I would have never allowed myself to be ashamed. You see it’s not your fault that you’re out of shape. Well, not entirely. We are all victims of the media and even the obesity epidemic. That’s right! Food is less expensive than it ever has been and humans are busier than ever before. Cheap food and no time equal obesity! Case closed!
Don’t ever be ashamed of your fitness level and try your best not to feel overwhelmed by the gym atmosphere. As your trainer, instructor, mentor and coach, all I demand is that you give me your best effort. Follow my instructions and I guarantee you the results! I’ll provide all of the step-by-step guidelines, so all you have to do, is follow my instructions on form/alignment, energy, music, pace, etc... All you have to do is commit and keep on committing! Think about how much fun you can have with exercise and about all of the extreme benefits that come along with it – weight loss, a tighter body, looking and feeling younger, increased stamina and energy, boosted self esteem, more confidence….Empower and enjoy yourself…that’s what fitness is all about!
Hello World! I’m the Fit Fem, and I’m ready, willing and more than able, to help YOU reach any and all of your health, fitness and fat loss goals! Are you ready? If so, let’s go and follow my lead!