Who am I?
I’m someone who had dreams of being a world famous singer and songwriter who put all of her time and energy into her career. I kept late hours, hanging out, going to all of the jam sessions, drinking while there, then grabbing breakfast at the local diner as the sun came up. I was stressed out living the life of the constant grind and hustle just to get by. Social eating was a big part of my life, and there was one summer where I had brunch every single weekend with a new friend as my guest each week. But even as I write this, I realize the summer of brunch was really about emotional eating, because I planned out the entire thing while the winter blues had me feeling down. But by 2015, I was unhappy with my weight gain, and I was also scared as I watched my father deal with a diabetes related health crisis. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever been through, and that year was a real eye opener for me. I kept thinking, would I get a diabetes diagnoses and end up in the hospital some day too? And that’s when I decided to make some changes.
I tried a lot of workouts, because all of the fitness gurus told me that their favorite workout was the best workout and the one I absolutely should be doing. I went pescatarian for a while because one of my friends was pescatarian and she was always able to manage her weight. I worked myself to the max and then pushed even further, adopting the “no days off” mentality which ended up with my body giving out on me because I overloaded my central nervous system. (I didn’t even know the scientific definition of that phrase until studying to become a personal trainer.) In spite of lots of setbacks, I was making progress. But I knew I didn’t want my weight loss to be just a passing phase. I knew I had to find a way to make my new lifestyle stick, so I crafted habits for myself that would be easy for me to stick to. And when it was all said and done, when I reached my “final form” I felt like a superhero. I felt more powerful than I ever thought possible. But I never forgot my origin story and I wanted to help others craft their own success and forge their own path. I was able to find what worked well for me, and that principle, the understanding that everyone has an individual path to fitness, is what prompted me to create Electric Body. People ask me, why that name? Why Electric Body? The answer isn’t very complex: I decided I wanted my body to feel like it was alive and vibrant, not just existing for my eventual decay.
My First Client Was Me
Once my friends and family saw the transformation I’d made, they kept asking me to train them so they could get results too. So that’s when I decided to become a personal trainer.
Online Trainer Certified (OTC)
Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS)
Behavioral Change Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
As I was studying to get my certifications, I ran across quite a few stats that struck me as alarming. Black women are disproportionately affected by all of the major diseases out there including heart disease, risk of stroke, diabetes, mental health. We also tend to have the least access to the necessary health and fitness that would help us course correct these diseases. Learning this sparked something in me and from that moment, I was on a mission. But once I became certified, I started working in a gym where my clientele didn’t reflect the work I wanted to do, and the rules in place wouldn’t allow me to do the full range of coaching that I was seeking. So I left my corporate high paying gym to forge my own path and I created Electric Body to help black women re-engineer their bodies by coaching them in nutrition and exercise. I want those stats and figures that jumped off the page at me to shift from alarming, into something revolutionary by changing the way we care for our bodies.
What is Electric Body?
The Fitness Hierarchy
Fitness is monotonous. You keep hearing the same things over and over. You’re being bombarded with messages from the media and pop culture that tell you thin is what’s in, being skinny is healthy, abs are the template, get that perfect beach body. Everyone is screaming at you, telling you that their special diet program or 6 week fat blasting program is exactly what you need. At Electric Body, we’re not here to tell you there’s some secret formula that you need to follow, or some special diet that will cure everything for you. And we’re not selling you one of those “get fit quick schemes” that promise a quick result with no lasting change made in your life. That’s not what we do.
A Better Way
Electric Body is for the people who don’t fit the mold that the fitness status quo preaches about. We’re the champions of the people who make their own path. I might be the expert when it comes to health u0026amp; fitness, but you’re the expert when it comes to your own life. What’s the best exercise for you? The one you’ll enjoy doing and can fit into your life. What’s the best meal plan for you? The one that reduces your calories without starving you, but that isn’t bland and boring for you. What’s the best way to reach your goal? The way that you decide fits best into your life for the long haul. We don’t tell you what to do, we guide you and help you find your own way.
SMASH THE FITNESS HIERARCHY!!!
If you’re serious about having the body of your dreams on your own terms, then Electric Body is exactly what you need! Contact us TODAY for a FREE Fitness Consultation to learn more: