LVA Fitness And Empowerment

LVA Fitness And Empowerment

15 years in business

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Life is meant to be enjoyed….and that means all parts of it, including our bodies. That being said, I have a few questions for you:

Do you love your body?

{Like, you love getting dressed every day because you are rockin’ it in the full length mirror?}

Do you love your life?

{As in; you jump out of bed in the morning excited and fired-up to make a difference in the world?}

Do you love who you are, how you feel, what you do everyday?

{Like, are you comfortable in your own skin and embrace the essence that is YOU?}

If you’ve answered “no” to most of those questions {or all of them} it’s okay. I’ve been there too. Just know that you can turn those feelings and apprehensions around. It’s not easy, but it is completely “do-able.” With support, motivation and some TLC action you can love your body, and life. I promise!

I’m here to help you…

LVA FITNESS TRAINING As a fitness trainer and coach, I love creating fun and innovative fitness programs for my awesome students. I welcome and encourage you to contact me and find out more about training with me. 

LVA EAT SMART COACHING This valuable coaching tool is something I use to help my students improve their diet {I don’t mean starving yourself or eating “bird food”}. Did you know that, what you put into your body is 80% of the fat loss factor? With some support and guidance from me, I promise you’ll succeed in yourbetter me journey.

THE I AM INITIATIVE This initiative and movement is an empowering self-defense seminar for women of all ages. During the I Am Initiative workshops, I discuss topics such as self-esteem, trusting your “gut”, the negative impact of bullying and being a positive force for change in this world. I also offer Girl Scout events and retreats for girls.

BODYReDESIGN ONLINE a five-week virtual course that includes life-changing nutrition, fitness, and healthy life style teaching. With only a few simple rules, personal check-ins, video support, and minimal exercise you can transform your body into a leaner, healthier version of yourself.

A little more about me (in case you’re interested)…

I have been fighting since I was 22, well over a decade. Please don’t try to add up numbers, no matter my age I am still rocking it in the sport of kickboxing.

I find that as I get older, I get better. I am a walking/talking testament to the fact that nothing beats experience! I am on the US National Kickboxing team and in 2011 I started fighting on an international level. I plan to continue to rise to the top in the next few years and am always striving to be the best I can be in whatever sport, opportunity, life lesson I am in.

Fighting isn’t the only important thing about me but it does explain a lot about who I am. I found my way to the sport when I was 19 years old and it was during a time I was suffering from lack of motivation, depression and was sporting a really skewed sense of my skills and talents.

Needless to say, my self-esteem was KO-ed, down for the count and I didn’t see myself coming back from it.

But then…I put on gloves and punched some pads. My life changed right there.

In that moment I felt strong, and confident, but the feeling didn’t stay with me right away. I spent a few years struggling to find the light and laughter living within me, learning to love who I was, and gaining confidence in myself. But I eventually made it, and found it all.

Even in those bleak years, I always knew that I could lace up my gloves and punch/kick my problems away for an hour. And now I am proud to say I am someone who walks boldly towards my dreams.

In actuality the journey I am now on was spawned from that first kickboxing class I took at age 19.  I vividly remember that first class too because I was in tears and the owners Suzanne and Beth Williams helped me see that there was so much in my life to get excited about.

I went from feeling defeated in life to living my victory. I am in LOVE with my life and I have lots of dreams…BIG dreams. One of them is a gold medal and a world kickboxing championship.

As of this moment, I can assure you that I am well on my way and have competed in 4 bouts fighting on the world stage of kickboxing including the WAKO world championships as well as earning the North American light weight championship title.

An even bigger dream of mine,  the ultimate championship, is empowering peeps like you to follow your dreams and live your life proudly and joyfully in the body that was gifted to you. The common thread that runs through everything I do is “how can I use what I know, what I’ve experienced and what I believe to help others.”

I believe that if you move your body with love and appreciation, that love will spread into your life. When you feel well, you have energy to live well.

xoxo, LVA-

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Minneapolis, MN 55417
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I set up a complimentary phone session to connect with a new student and see if I'm a good fit to work with them.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I'm a retired professional boxer, current member of the US kickboxing team.

I have certifications in PT and Nutrition.

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