I have seen many people struggling to improve their health and lose weight, but seem to fall off the proverbial wagon. These people seem to have tried everything out there… alone.
Research has shown us time an time again that working with a partner or a team of like minded individuals increases the success rates and can also provide that “little something” needed to keep you on track and help with long term success too. I have included a few articles with the information at the end of this blog article.
Having fought the weight monster and won, I understand the battle, the challenges, as well as many different techniques work for different people. My goal, as a Lifestyle Coach is to provide you with ways and means to reach YOUR GOALS and then maintain them.
For this reason I offer many different options to provide you with the synergy of a group.
I am now offering Group Coaching on a weekly basis. Tuesdays in Bonita Springs and Fridays in Fort Myers at lunch to provide my clients with the support of my coaching as well as others also looking to improve their own personal health.
I am also offering a Walking Club 2x per month through Your Life Enrichment Center – 2nd Thursday of the month at Estero Community Center Park & the 4th Thursday of the month at Lake’s Park in Fort Myers.
I will be offering 2 3-day 60-mile training walks per month in order to ramp up to an October event date. We will begin with shorter walks and tips for staying healthy and ramp up the mileage as our event date approaches.
I am offering a Muscle Reset Stretching class twice a week. Today’s lifestyles don’t allow for our muscles to be stretched and moved as our bodies are designed. Hours at the computer, on the couch, or driving places do not allow our muscles to be worked as they were designed and can cause a lot of pain in our bodies. By focusing our attention on specific stretching techniques we can discover greater relief and move easier on a daily basis.
For more information you can contact me or check out my Facebook Page The Healthy Grease Monkey.
How social support can help you lose weight – American Psychological Association
Among those recruited with friends and given SBT plus social support, 95% completed treatment and 66% maintained their weight loss in full. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)”
Two-thirds of those who enrolled with friends had kept their weight off six months after the meetings ended. In contrast, only a quarter of those who attended on their own had achieved that same success.”
Choosing a Weight Loss Buddy,Teaming up is more fun, and it may even help you shed more pounds. – Web MD
Shafran, who also hosts Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy, an Internet radio show focusing on weight loss, says people fail not necessarily because they’re following a bad weight loss plan, but because they lack a good support system.
"It can be the deciding factor that makes a diet work — or not work," say Shafran.”
Could friends and family hold the key to successful weight loss? – Yahoo Health
Better yet, the results seemed to stick. At a 16-month follow up, a majority of the group participants had kept the weight off and their blood pressure down.”
How your friends make you fat—the social network of weight – Harvard Health Publications
There are, of course, many reasons why people gain weight, and the Arizona State study provides only one possibility. But it also provides another motivation for each of us to make healthy choices—they help not only our own waistlines, but those of our friends and family, too.”