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#aloha, i’m Lee-Ann, your #honolulupersonal trainer

Aloha, my name is Lee-Ann Watanabe. I am a Media Planner turned Personal Trainer after a diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis showed me that my life was too short to be stuck at a job I didn’t truly love.  One other thing that I’ve never loved much though – my body. Initially, my passion for fitnessContinue reading “#aloha, i’m Lee-Ann, your #honolulupersonal trainer”

memories of a third grader

I spent a long time of my life being BUSY to keep me distracted. I thrived off of having these long to-do lists. And I would derive great pleasure checking items off. I can recall an evening as a third grader, I was in my bedroom with all my school books stacked up high visuallyContinue reading “memories of a third grader”

health without hurt

Give yourself permission to be more and do less. Simpler said then done RIGHT? I mean, we have this never ending to do lists! This is where a bit of my tough love of comes in. If you want health change, you will HAVE TO trim your to-do list down. You will HAVE TO carveContinue reading “health without hurt”

the lessons i’ve learned in 2020

Every year I pick a word for myself; a word that I keep in my head and heart as I tackle my year.  My word for 2020 is unstoppable. Ha! How funny is that for this year where everything was put on pause including my Honolulu-based personal training and fitness training business. The year ofContinue reading “the lessons i’ve learned in 2020”

invincible versus vulnerable

Eat THIS for New Years and still look incredible!Made you look, didn’t I?If you followed me for a bit, then you already know that THAT stuff is just as much BS as the recent protein igtv Jillian Michaels spewed to her 1.3 million following informing them that protein was BAD BAD BAD. Can’t the sameContinue reading “invincible versus vulnerable”

i didn’t turn into oatmeal, by the way…

I remember the day clearly. It was 8:45 am at my office cubicle where I worked at one of the largest Honolulu-based advertising agencies as a Junior Media Planner getting ready to eat my bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. A few bites in, my co-worker Paula (yep, this is her REAL name), walked past myContinue reading “i didn’t turn into oatmeal, by the way…”

how to balance your exercise

Having balance in your life is important. As a Honolulu based personal and virtual trainer, I’m frequently asked how much time should clients spend on resting, lifting, doing cardio, stretching… The KEY is to include the core components of a well rounded fitness routine. You can remember it this way: Make sure your exercise routineContinue reading “how to balance your exercise”

i knew this would happen

Excessive cardio caught up with me…. or maybe age did 😝 Either way it took about 20 years! In a very small space of my brain 🧠 (teenie tiny) I knew this would eventually happen; that my over cardio and low calorie dieting days would became unbecoming.  Through my years, I’ve seen the rebound whenContinue reading “i knew this would happen”

what is your why?

Most of my clients have a weight loss or body fat loss goal. But it’s never really about losing weight. Over my 20 years of training experience as a female in person and online personal trainer in Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, I have 100% certainty that having a simple “loss” goal of some sort isn’t juicyContinue reading “what is your why?”

who the 21 day fitness fix isn’t for…

AN EXCUSER – when push comes to shove, this 21 day fitness fix isn’t for someone who relies on excuses to get a pass. No energy and no time won’t cut it here. The emails will take less than 5 minutes of your space and your daily anchor action will give you important insight intoContinue reading “who the 21 day fitness fix isn’t for…”