Educate And Inspire
Laura works with each individual (or employee in your company) to identify areas of health concerns. She focuses on their risk factors, inspires and motivates them into action by showing them how to pick the diet and daily cardio that’s right for them, then implements it through her Commitment To Get Fit 6 and 12-week motivational weight loss challenge programs.
These 6 and 12-week programs serve to reinforce the long-term maintenance that will give each employee the tools to live a healthier lifestyle.
Set Goals and Develop Behavior
Employees will learn how to develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) health goals for themselves. Then they’ll learn how to stick to their plans through holidays, birthdays and beyond to maintain a true and successful lasting weight loss.
Support and Sustain
Laura is available for on-going coaching support, either one-on-one sessions for education and guidance or continuing 6- and 12-week motivational seminars for those who need a bit more help to reinforce their healthier new lifestyle.
She’s honest, direct and encouraging. And she walks the walk and walks the talk. She lived in obesity’s shoes for most of her life. Today, her own weight loss success story speaks for itself.
Laura’s coaching meets you where you are and moves you forward on the path to become the person you always wanted to be. This might involve a complete overhaul of your current diet and fitness lifestyle, or simply fine-tuning your lifestyle to help you reach your full fitness and wellness potential.
An excellent motivational speaker in all areas of business and life, Laura tailors her motivational programs to fit your specific needs.
Big ones! Through her highly successful “Commit To Get Fit/Elgin’s Biggest Loser” motivational weight loss and wellness program — which she held through her weekly talk radio show on WRMN 1410AM — Laura helped motivate Elgin and Fox Valley area residents to lose 1,800 pounds.
Laura prefers to work within each individual’s own chosen diet, since almost everyone has a diet that’s brought them success in the past.
Laura followed a modified Atkins diet plan to lose all her weight. She maintains her weight loss into her tenth year.
Cutting white starch and sugar from any diet and breaking that harmful carb addiction will ensure each participant true and lasting weight loss success. But it does require a commitment to following a healthier way of eating.
Laura motivates people to work toward behavior change and overall health and wellness balance in all areas of their lives: physical, emotional and environmental.
Physical Health includes nutrition, daily cardio, strength training, and meditation. The latter is key to rest and relax our minds, strengthen our willpower and resolve, and aid in management and reduction of stress.
Taking past and present injuries and illnesses into consideration, Laura helps people lower their weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, and other biometric numbers (waist measurement, blood sugar).
She leads by example. She lost 130 pounds in 2-1/2 years, despite a disability from a ski injury that led to double knee replacements. Her weight is down a total of 150 pounds, thus far.
Laura walks the walk and walks the talk. She gives people courage and hope when there is none by proving positive change is possible and the rewards are immediate. And she shows people that they have choices: smarter options in diet, health, fitness and lifestyle than they’ve traditionally used. The result? A healthy, lasing lifestyle change.
Emotional Health involves a person’s stress management levels, self-image, self-confidence, self-awareness, personal health and other mental barriers that may hinder behavior changes.
Having struggled with a lifetime of chronic obesity, Laura has genuine empathy for others who struggle. She is able to put herself in another person’s shoes and get right to the heart of the issues he or she faces. Her own experience, coupled with the extensive work she’s done with individuals in the motivational weight loss, wellness and personal improvement development arenas, remove barriers that an average health and wellness coach might face in a similar situation.
Environmental Health takes all factors that exist outside the body into consideration. Family, social and professional relationships all play an important role in supporting a person’s health and behavior change.
Our homes, workspaces, and social settings influence our health and wellness and can strongly affect success in lifestyle improvement.
Lifestyle changes are best achieved when supported by the environment in which we live our day-to-day lives.
Choose the diet that has worked best for you in the past. Most of us have one! Use that diet strategy to get your weight off. Your diet should be one that you can live with — through holidays, birthdays and beyond – for the rest of your life. No excuses!
The worst thing you can do is to pick a diet to go on where you will lose all your unhealthy weight, and then think, “Now what? What do I do to keep it all off for the rest of my life?” Liquid diets come to mind here. Or 500-calorie-a-day plans. Or any diet that isn’t based in the reality of your day-to-day lifestyle.
Pick a diet you can live with for the rest of your life, because that’s exactly what it takes to “Commit To Get Fit.” To find the secret to your own true and everlasting weight loss, you have to stick with your diet Monday through Friday…for life. And no going hog-wild on the weekends, either. Saturday nights (and maybe Sunday afternoons), you get a pass. Come Monday morning, it’s right back on the scale and your new diet and daily cardio plan.