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Are you what I call the ‘Chronic Get Back on Track-er?

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You know what I’m talking about. You choose a fitness program or diet, get really excited your first day and perhaps the whole week, then you “fall off track” and “getting back on track” is your mission in life.

You see it wasn’t that long ago you were extremely excited and energetic to lead a healthy lifestyle. You know what’s good for you and you say NOW is the time to FINALLY do this! You diligently track your cals on My Fitness Pal, you beast it out at the gym (ehhh maybe beast is not a good word, but at least you took some workout selfies to keep yourself accountable) and you say N to the O when your friends invite you out for dinner and drinks. Let’s face it, you don’t want to be tempted. Bet you’re so proud of yourself!

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Fit Fem of the Month!

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Nothing makes me smile bigger than witnessing a Fit Fem transformation. I’m talking big pearly whites, eyes squinting, nose scrunched kind of a smile.

Let me tell you why you should purchase an In-Home Personal Training Program and work with one of our amazing Fit Fem trainers.

I want to share with you a Fit Fem testimonial from one of my really great friends and client for almost 2 years now. CRAZY PANTS, WOW time flies!

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You are perfect!

I say it again, you are PERFECT.

Don’t worry.

I’m not going to sucker you into a weight loss challenge or boot camp.  Tis the season right? Even though it still feels like winter here in NY, spring is on our mind, which means only one thing – it’s crunch time for the bikini bod.

But like I said, I’m not going to sucker you into another program that promises you will get your bikini body in 6 weeks. In fact, I REFUSE to do that to you.

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Interview with Vinnie Tortorich: America’s Angriest Trainer!

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I had the absolute pleasure of doing an interview with Vinnie Tortorich to help promote his new book #‎FitnessConfidential‬ which by the way is up for an Audy award (Audible.com) and is an Amazon bestseller. I read the book not once but twice it was that good!!!

If you don’t know who Vinnie is, allow me to brag for him a little bit. Once I’m done, you can go ahead and Google the guy.

Vinnie has branded himself as America’s Angriest Trainer. What he is so angry about? Simple- the obesity epidemic in this country and the misguidance and misinformation within the fitness industry. (If there’s one thing you should know about me, you should know that I tend to “rant” a lot about this, especially on Facebook!)

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Exercise is an Expression of Self Love

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We all know that feeling. You see someone at the gym and you think “Damn, I wish I had her body. She is so much prettier than me…maybe I just need to work out harder.” And then we go down the pointless hole of comparison. Worse, we bash our bodies and our confidence along with it, rather than realizing that it’s when we decide to love and accept ourselves that we’ll also start looking our best, too. Somewhere along the line exercise and dieting became like dishing out a punishment. As in, if we just exercise and diet enough then I’ll like my body. But it’s not going to be fun along the way!

Well I invite you to completely turn that view around.

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Fat Loss Dangers

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Boy did I get a reaction on FB! I’ll show it to you in a hot sec but let me explain the scenario.

After finishing posting a pic of my new favorite green powder, which I add to my green smoothies, I scrolled down my newsfeed and ran into not 1, but 3 statuses about ‘nutritional cleansing’.

OK PET PEEVE!!!! (I will withhold the name of the company) I have huge disdain towards a company that markets and sells fat loss through “nutritional cleansing”. Essentially this company (and many other ones) promotes shakes and pills with eating only one meal a day (usually a salad because you know real food has real calories and we’re not allowed to have calories when we are trying to lose weight… GEEZ) and then encourages customers who have lost weight to become “nutritional cleansing coaches”. 

I’m gonna hate on them right now. First, I used this product because of its promise of rapid fat loss. I took it = I got sick = Lupus. Second, the idea of regular people becoming coaches without investing in real education about food and its effects on the body makes my skin boil.

When I posted my opinion on FB, I couldn’t believe the responses I received. Check it out: 21 comments, 60 likes and counting…

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Your Valentine’s Gift

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Let me start off by saying how much I really LOVE YOU! And Happy Valentine’s Day!

Monday night was beautiful. It was my first real “speaking engagement” in a room of women entrepreneurs. (Let’s call them Fem’preneurs.)

I was nervous about speaking my truth in public. You see I have no problem writing my feelings and sharing my personal stories but when it comes to speaking, well that’s another animal. Be as it may, I still spoke MY TRUTH! I bared all!

My story? A fat kid, a body obsessed teen & adult, a diet pill addict, a chronic dieter and exerciser, and a woman living with Lupus.  I shared my story because I know each and everyone of us have suffered in some way - whether it was body shaming, yo-yo-dieting, or an obsession with the treadmill.

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about Syl, the fit fem

Based in Long Island, New York, Sylvia Nasser is the CEO and Co-President of The Fit Fem Studio, LLC. She offers in-home personal training services to local residents in NY and CT.

Sylvia is also a certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor through AFAA, and a Holistic Health Coach, accredited through Purchase College, at the State University of New York, as well as The American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

Want to learn more about The Fit Fem personal training services? Click Here!

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