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former food obsessed here

I’ve been there. On ALL the diets. Counting calories, restricting and depriving myself most of my adult life. I was Food Obsessed. How about you?  Do you have a constant stream of thoughts about food; what you can’t have, what you can have, how much you can have, how many calories, and so on??? It’sContinue reading “former food obsessed here”

“i’ve been struggling. please help”

I received this message today: “I have seriously been struggling to workout at all since COVID and shelter in place. Before, I worked out 6-7 times per week. I was training for my 4th marathon. Now, I think I’ve run 4 times since March and zero strength training. I cant decide if I should spendContinue reading ““i’ve been struggling. please help””

medium fat protein sources in Hawaii

Welcome to Day 2 of my 4 day coverage of low fat, medium fat, high fat and plant based protein sources here in Hawaii. As a virtual and female certified personal trainer on Oahu, my clients are often confused as to why protein choices matter. Most of the time they are unaware they are needingContinue reading “medium fat protein sources in Hawaii”

what type of exerciser are you?

I offer group coaching, DIY Programs, 1:1 (One on One) Private Coaching, and Dual Training (a combo of 1:1 and DIY). The most common question I get asked is “But Lee-Ann, how do I know which program is right for me?” In today’s live, I go over a few key things you should consider toContinue reading “what type of exerciser are you?”

i have some bad news for you…

I have some bad news for you… There is SO MUCH FALSE weight loss and diet information out there that has BRAIN 🧠 WASHED us to believe that hours of cardio and cutting your calories super low is the answer to weight loss.  ☝️THIS is a common issue I see many women making when theyContinue reading “i have some bad news for you…”

fitness do’s & don’ts

Does this sound like you? “I totally stopped exercising since it was crazy busy.” “I swore I was gonna start back in the gym after the New Year.” “I’ll start exercising in the spring!” Sound familiar? I work with a wide range of clients; but they usually all have the same starting point – theyContinue reading “fitness do’s & don’ts”

other trainers vs. me as your trainer

I’ve spent over 20 years working with many different trainers who have all taught me training strategies that didn’t necessarily agree with.  When I went on to do my own thing, I took everything I loved about each of them and blended it with all the ways I felt certain of in order to shareContinue reading “other trainers vs. me as your trainer”

my animal flow warm-up for you!

Priming your body prior to ANY physical activity is a MUST! MOTION IS LOTION! I didn’t always feel that way. When I was younger, I didn’t really bother much to warm-up and now I am in my 40’s, it’s a requirement. As I aged, I learned my body doesn’t recover as fast as it usedContinue reading “my animal flow warm-up for you!”

how long does it take to lose weight?

You’ve just started a new workout routine and eating a more healthy diet (after noticing those jeans have in fact not shrunk, *sigh*), and you’re asking this one important question: How long does it take to lose weight? Is it a few days? Please, be yes. A few weeks? A few months? Let’s go over some basicsContinue reading “how long does it take to lose weight?”

“you can’t rely on motivation to get shit done”

FIRST you need to take ACTION, especially when you aren’t motivated to do so. -Maybe it’s walking 5 minutes / day -Maybe it’s drinking water before you eat -Maybe it’s eating veggies with every meal or a fruit a few times a day -Maybe it’s logging your food one day per week.  Just Start withContinue reading ““you can’t rely on motivation to get shit done””