Nutrition

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About

About Mel Cowen Fitness:

Hey fitchick!  Thanks for stopping by.  My name is Mel and I am a 40-something woman, wife, mom of 6, grandma of 3.  In 2010, I had about had it with my fitness and was ready to pull my hair out.  It seemed like no matter what I did, I was never going to lose the weight I had gained and I was relegated to being an old, frumpy, weak woman instead of the hot mama that I knew was somewhere deep inside of me.  I was blessed to find a great workout program that acted as my gateway drug into working out… HARD!.  FINALLY I had found a program that worked.  It wasn’t just because the workouts were intense – I had done intense before.  It was because I also learned how to eat to fuel my body for peak performance.  Even as a nurse, I really didn’t know enough about good nutrition practices to make a dent in my weight loss.  By adding sound nutritional habits to my arsenal of weapons against the war on frump, I was able to EAT MORE and still lose weight.  Way more weight than I thought was possible.

My journey started for mere physical reasons.  I wanted to look good so I could start feeling good about myself again.  But what I have learned over the past 5+ years is that it took more mental and emotional work to really get to where I wanted to be.  Through personal development, training, and lots of time in prayer, I can honestly say I am a far different, more improved version of me then I was back in 2010.

Now it’s my turn to pay it forward to you.  I have been serving clients since 2010. I focus on your wellness from head to toe, inside and out by taking what hasn’t worked in the past and developing a plan together that is easy to follow and maintain. It isn’t about just looking hot in a bathing suit.  It’s about finding yourself again, learning to love who God made you to be, regardless of your size and shape.  I take a 5-pronged approach to your wellness by focusing on:

  1. EARTH – this is your foundation of strength.  We develop a strength training routine that targets those tough areas that women struggle with most.
  2. FIRE – this is your cardio conditioning.  Now that you’ve started a strength training routine, we use cardio to help you burn the fat.  Low impact moves are used to keep your joints healthy too.
  3. AIR – as we age, we start to lose balance and core strength.  Your program will incorporate both into your workout routines while improving your overall flexibility.
  4. WATER – I think this is one of the most important pieces of the work we’ll do together – here we focus on your hydration and nutrition.  How many calories? How many macros?  Meal planning, menus, recipes – yep, it’s all in there!
  5. HEART – you can start a program with the best intentions, but if you’re mind’s not right, it’s just not gonna last.  I take your emotional wellness seriously and help you to overcome past challenges while developing new, healthier habits.

Being a nurse and certified diabetes educator, I also offer additional support to women with diabetes and/or concerns with heart health.

Every woman is unique and I cherish that individuality by providing you with a plan created with you in mind.  If you have been struggling with your health or with being motivated and accountable to yourself, contact me today to get started.

 

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