Friday, December 4, 2015

Advent Calendar of Good Deeds

This year our family has opted for something different from the typical Advent calendar.  In order to get our minds & hearts focused on the true spirit of the season, we are doing good deeds each day!

Some are as simple as giving a smile to everyone you see or holding open a door.  Others are more involved, like making cards for nursing home patience or baking cookies for local law enforcement.

The good deeds don't need to be grand, they simply need to come from the heart.

To keep the deeds for each day a secret I wrote them on little pieces of paper & hung them on this little "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree.  Each morning the kids read their good deed for the day as they eat their breakfast.

In addition to our preparations for Christmas I am reading a daily Advent devotion & a section I read the other day really spoke to the lifestyle that I strive to live & share.  It spoke of preparing yourself mentally, spiritually, & physically for the coming of Christ. 
*Treat your body with respect - exercise regularly & nourish yourself with healthy foods.  Don't get sucked into perpetual overindulging on rich foods & alcohol.
*Focus on giving & what you can do to help others now & throughout the year.
*Avoid overspending on gifts - keep it simple, focus more on experiences & spending time together as a family rather than things.
Have a blessed & healthy Advent season.

Holly, Jolly, & Healthy - De-Stress & Re-Energize this Holiday Season

Feeling stressed out, run down, and out of energy is typical for many during the holidays. But not you, not this year! We will use the 80/20 rule to make healthy choices most days, but fit in those holiday treats in moderation. I will share how I meal plan around the holidays, what kinds of dishes I take to holiday gatherings, and my tips to stay energized & low-stress during this bustling time of year. Join me for accountability, motivation, & lot of holiday fun! We'll roll into the new year building healthy habits & hit those New Years resolutions out of the park!

You may be saying...
Who wants to start a fitness group right before Christmas?
*Folks who want to find some BALANCE this holiday season & not feel like you are busting at the seams come NYE.
*Folks who want to have some tricks up their sleeve to avoid overdoing it at holiday parties.
*Folks who want more ENERGY to enjoy the season's festivities & reduce their STRESS in a healthy way.
*Folks looking for a positive community of support to roll into the new year with some of the ground work already laid to crush your 2016 resolutions.
You Get:
-Healthy Holiday Recipes
- Holiday Meal Planning Tips
- Fun Fitness Friends
- Daily Coach Support
-Tips & Tricks for Healthy Living through the Holidays & Beyond

What you will need:
*me as your coach!  Click here to get your free membership.
*a Beachbody home workout (fill out the questionnaire below & I'll help you pick the one that best suits your needs)
*Shakeology - the healthiest meal of the day to help you bust those holiday cravings
*a can-do attitude & some holiday spirit
You deserve a healthy holiday.
Join me today.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Masters Hammer & Chisel Fit Mommas Test Group

So I'll admit it....the picture above has been photoshopped.  Hahahaha... 
I may not have the body of trainer Autumn Calabrese now, but a girl has got to have goals!  My motto for the next to months is "Moms can get chiseled too!"  So who wants to join me?
Today is the day!  The launch of Beachbody's newest strength & resistance training workout - The Masters Hammer & Chisel! 
This is the first time these two power house trainers, Sagi Kalev & Autumn Calabrese, have teamed up for body sculpting, toning, & tightening workouts. 
If you loved the 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, or Body Beast this program will be right up your alley.  The Masters Hammer & Chisel focuses on a flexible, clean eating nutrition plan with a focus on proper portion sizes.  You even get color coded containers with your order to help you stick to proper portion sizes.  This program has 12 new workouts that are all only 30-40 minutes in length & can all be done in your home with minimal equipment needed.
Necessary equipment:
*a few dumbbells
*a weight bench OR stability ball
*a chin up bar OR door attachment with a resistance band
In each workout there are modifications shown for those working with limited equipment or who need to use a lower intensity, so you do not have to have a full gym of weights & equipment to make this program work for you.
In addition to all the tools you will receive in your challenge pack, I will plug you into a private online accountability group to keep you motivated, focused, & on track to get "chiseled" this December & January.
I provide weekly meal plan suggestions, healthy recipes, daily support, motivation, tips, & activities to keep this journey fun!  Having a community of positive support will help you get an amazing jumpstart on  your 2016 resolutions & get you into healthy habits for the long-run.
Hammer & Chisel Fit Mommas Test Group requirements:
*I must be your assigned Team Beachbody coach. 
*You must purchase a Hammer & Chisel Challenge Pack.
This includes your complete workout program, nutrition guide, portion control containers, &
a 30 day supply of Shakeology
Energize & Recovery Performance Line Supplements
*Daily engagement in the online accountability group
Are you ready to get "hammered & chiseled" & get a jumpstart on your 2016 resolutions?
Complete the challenge group application below today!  Space is limited!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

After you stuff, lose the fluff - 3 Day Refresh & Clean Eating Support Group

All week long I have been sharing cleaned up versions of Thanksgiving favorite recipes, but let's face it....PIE HAPPENS!  And even if you don't go totally overboard with your Thanksgiving feast, you may just feel the need for a fresh start for December.  Goodness knows there will be lots of parties, get-togethers, family dinners, & gatherings that will make staying on track with clean eating & fitness down right tough.
Let me help you plan for success & minimize the holiday weight gain with
*clean eating tips & recipes
*weekly sample meal plans
*daily support & accountability
*personalized support
We will start planning for our 3 Day Refresh on Nov. 27 & hit the ground running on Nov. 30.
Requirements for this group are:
*3 Day Refresh + drink Shakeology daily for the remainder of 2015
*share your weekly meal plan
Optional (but highly recommended) :
*daily exercise
I can help you find an effective workout you can do right at home in as little as 30 minutes a day!
Here are my personal 3 Day Refresh Results
Let's get the ball rolling.  Please, complete the short questionnaire below:

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutrient dense foods out there.  You get a serious bang for your buck with this root vegetable! Packed with vitamins, minerals, & flavor...sweet potatoes are a winner every time.
A lot of people like to turn sweet potatoes into a casserole with brown sugar & marshmallows...but these beauties are so naturally sweet I dare you to give this super simple preparation a try.
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Thoroughly rinse your sweet potatoes.
3. Use a fork to prick holes all over the sweet potatoes.
4. Place each sweet potato on a square of aluminum foil & add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil on each sweet potato.  Wrap the foil snuggly around the sweet potato.
5. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet & place in the oven.  This is so the coconut oil does not drip all over the inside of the oven.
6. Bake for 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of your sweet potatoes.
7. Remove sweet potatoes from foil, slice open, & enjoy!  Sprinkle with a little cinnamon & you are good to go.  You can add a dab of real butter (skip the margarine...yuck!) or a tad of coconut oil & a sprinkle of sea salt, but sweet potatoes are so flavorful, you really don't need any toppings.
Plus the coconut oil we wrapped up the sweet potatoes with makes the skin soft & yummy enough to eat!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Green Beans with Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions

To be totally honest, I have never been a green bean casserole fan.  The limp, gooey texture does absolutely nothing for me.  But with Thanksgiving fast approaching & knowing there ARE lots of green bean casserole fans out there, I whipped up this recipe to give you the key flavors of that dish, but with a FRESH new take.
Move over green bean casserole, there's a new side dish in town.
2 lbs. fresh green beans, cleaned & trimmed
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
8 oz. button mushrooms (or your favorite mild mushroom), sliced
2 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 Tbls. fresh ground black pepper
2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1. Clean & trim your fresh green beans. 
You can buy pre-washed & trimmed green beans, but in my grocery store they were $0.50 more per pound.  It only took Luke & I a few minutes to prep our beans.
2. Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil & add 1 tsp. sea salt.
3. Boil green beans for 5 minutes.
4. Remove green beans from boiling water & place into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process & keep the beans a nice bright green.
5. In a large pan, saute sliced onions & mushrooms in 1 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil for 3-5 minutes on medium heat, until onions are translucent & mushrooms are slightly browned.
6. Add an additional 1 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil to the pan. 
7. Drain all water from the green beans - be sure to get as much water off as possible. 
Hot oil + water = bad news.
8. Add green beans to the pan of oil, onions, & mushrooms.  Top with 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. sea salt (or to taste), & 1 Tbls. fresh ground black pepper (or to taste). Stir well & saute for 2-3 minutes.
Enjoy with your Thanksgiving turkey or a delicious side dish for any meal!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Healthy Through the Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching it is easy to get caught up in the hustle & bustle of this time of year & lose yourself in the process.  You know you will be busy with preparing the house, shopping for gifts, doing crafts, baking, wrapping, attending parties, cooking, going to the kids' chorus concert, seeing a holiday play, attending your company holiday gathering, hosting...
the list goes on & on.
How will you deal with the stress of the holiday season?
Many folks will turn to the comfort foods of the season.  Some may have a few alcoholic drinks to loosen up. A few may just curl up on the couch & let the stress overtake them.
This is NOT you....not this year!!
My game plan?
Workout daily, even if it's only for 30 minutes a day.  Make a weekly meal plan chocked full of delicious, healthy recipes my whole family will enjoy.  Live by the 80/20 rule - I know that there will be cookies, appetizers, & glasses of wine, I will enjoy them in moderation!
I plan on completing my all time favorite workout ChaLEAN Extreme (I always go back to my old standbys when I know the times will be toughest to stick to a routine) & I am looking forward to jumping into Beachbody's newest workout The Masters Hammer & Chisel in December.  With a plan of action in place I am more likely to stay on track.
How can I help you?
I will help you find a workout that will fit your schedule, your needs, & your goals.  I will plug you into a community of support in our private Facebook group where I will post daily motivation, tips, recipes, & weekly meal plan ideas.  I will help you trouble-shoot your areas of weakness (like those Christmas cookies calling  your name...)  I'll share some great healthier alternatives to holiday favorites that you can take to your gatherings. 
Your job is to commit yourself to THRIVING this holiday season, not just surviving.  Commit yourself to getting a jumpstart on those 2016 resolutions rather than digging yourself a hole you have to climb out of come January.  You check in daily with the group for that layer of accountability to keep you focused & on track! 
Gift yourself with better health! You deserve it!
Group requirements:
You must be doing a Beachbody home workout program (I'll help you select the one that best fits your needs)
You must drink Shakeology daily (learn more about Shakeology here)
You must be ready to approach this holiday season with a positive attitude & ready to roll into 2016 with some healthy habits in place.
If you are ready to get the ball rolling, complete the questionnaire below & I will contact  you with more info via email.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has been a favorite of mine for many, many years.  Time with extended family that I only got to visit with a few times a year.  Delicious food.  The yearly epic "dice game" run by my Grannie Annie. Double dessert (hey, a girl has got her weaknesses...luckily I have a bit more will power these days).

As soon as November rolls around the anticipation builds & I start counting my blessings even more than usual.  This year I'm striving to fill the internet with warm fuzzies, 15 seconds at a time.  Each day of November I will share short video talking about something I am thankful for that day.  I invite you to join me in this #30ThanksgivingDays celebration by posting your own pictures & videos on Instagram & Facebook using #30ThanksgivingDays so I can see who else is celebrating.  I will be giving away prizes, just to say thanks for joining me!

Day 1
Day 2

Monday, October 26, 2015

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

If you are carving jack-o-lanterns this week for Halloween, DO NOT throw out the pumpkin guts!!!  You can roast the seeds for a crunchy, healthy snack.

* Separate the seeds from the other pumpkin guts and place in a bowl of water.

* Skim the seeds from the top of the bowl and place on a paper towel to pat dry.

 *Place the seeds on a baking sheet.

 *Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt.

 *If you want to spice things up, sprinkle with a little chili powder and ground cumin.

 *Stir with a spatula to be sure all of the seeds are covered with the oil and seasonings.
*Spread seeds into a single layer on the baking sheet.

 *Bake at 300°F for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 *Allow seeds to cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Pumpkin Pecan Granola Bars

Chewy granola goodness that the whole family will devour!
3 1/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
a sprinkle of sea salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup honey or pure maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 cup roughly chopped pecans
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
*raisins would also be amazing in this!
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit &
grease an 8x8 baking pan with cooking spray or coconut oil.
2. In a small bowl combine applesauce, pumpkin puree, honey, & vanilla.
3. In a large bowl combine rolled oats & spices.
4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients & stir until well combined.
5. Fold in pecans & chocolate chips (or raisins).
6. Spread evenly in a greased 8x8 pan.
7. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees, or until golden brown.
8. Remove granola bars from the oven & allow to cool for 20 minutes before cutting into 8 bars or 16 squares.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

No Sugar Added Crock Pot Applesauce

So easy, so tasty, so good for'll be making this homemade applesauce over & over again.
 Tastes like dessert but without any guilt!

🍎 Thinly slice 12 apples - I used 6 Granny Smith & 6 Stamen but you can use whichever apple is your favorite!
🍎 Place in your crock pot
🍎 Add cinnamon to taste - I used about 2 Tbls.
🍎 Add 1 Tbls. vanilla extract (optional)...
🍎 Cook on high for approximately 3 hours, stir once per hour.  We like our applesauce a little bit chunky, so this texture was perfect.  You could cook yours a little longer / stir more for a smoother texture.
I topped mine with pecans for added texture & crunch.  Healthy fats are always an added bonus.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Awesome Autumn Accountability Group

Autumn is the time of year when we start putting on more layers of clothes, firing up the crock pot for warm, hardy meals, & begin the endless season of celebration.  Whether it's over-the-top tailgating before the football game, sticking your hand in the kids' trick-or-treat bucket, or feeling more stuffed than the Thanksgiving turkey, autumn can be an easy time to fall off the fitness wagon....but not you, not this year!
This year you can stick to your guns, fit into your favorite jeans, & feel great throughout the fall & beyond! The Awesome Autumn Accountability group will give you daily motivation to make healthier choices, weekly clean eating meal plans, delicious recipes that your whole family will love, & tips to bust those junk food cravings. 
This will be my fourth autumn participating in & now coordinating accountability groups. 
Why do I continue to use this method to keep myself on track & help others do the same? Because I tried to get into a workout routine & make healthier food choices on my own, but without someone to keep me accountable I easily slipped back into unhealthy habits.  Not only did I get real results, but I have sustained those results for over three years & have helped many others do the same.  Check out a few of our success stories here.
To give you extra incentive to stay on track this fall, I will be running a friendly contest amongst the participants of the Awesome Autumn accountability group.  We will build a positive community of support with a fun twist of competition to keep everyone accountable to their goals. 
You will earn points daily for completing your workouts, sticking to your meal plan, sharing your own healthy recipes, & checking in with the group....all the things that you need to do to succeed in your health & fitness journey!  The top two participants with the most points will win a new workout program to help keep the ball rolling.
When you win, you will be able to chose from classic P90X or P90X+.
Are you ready to have the most awesome autumn ever? 
Complete the 'challenge group application' below.  Then I will help you select the Beachbody home workout program that will best meet your needs & goals.  I will help you select the Shakeology  flavor(s) that will most please your pallet & get you set up in the Awesome Autumn private accountability group on Facebook where we will do our daily check ins.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Maple Ginger Crock Pot Pork Chops

6-8 lean, bone-in pork chops
4 large sweet potatoes, cubed
3-4 large carrots, chopped into bite-size chunks
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 Tbls. brown mustard
1 Tbls. apple cider vinegar
sea salt
fresh ground black pepper
garlic powder
approximately 1 inch piece fresh ginger
Layer sweet potatoes & carrots on the bottom of the crock pot.  Add 1/2 cup water to the vegetables.  Season vegetables with sea salt & pepper.  Place 1/2 of the fresh ginger into a garlic press & smash, then distribute over the vegetables.
Fresh ginger - use half to season vegetables & half in the pork chop glaze
Season pork chops with sea salt, pepper, & a little garlic powder.  Place pork chops on top of vegetables.
To make the glaze: In a small bowl whisk together 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, 2 Tbls, brown mustard, 1 Tbls. apple cider vinegar, & remaining fresh ginger (pressed in the same manner as earlier). 
Pour the glaze over the pork chops.
Place the lid on the crock pot, set crock pot to low, & cook 5-6 hours.

Chicken & Vegetable Soup

With autumn upon us my family craves warm, comforting foods like soups & stews.  This recipe is easy & versatile.  I could be made with a wide variety of vegetables to suit your family's tastes, be adjusted to the ingredients that are on sale at the market, or tweaked to accommodate what you find in your fridge & pantry.

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4-5 red skin potatoes, cubed
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
4-5 large carrots, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 bag frozen brussel sprouts
1 box low sodium chicken stock
sea salt
fresh ground black pepper
*Other favorite ingredients for chicken & vegetable soup that I did not have on hand today - parsnips, fresh green beans, kale, & spinach.
Layer onions & potatoes in the bottom of the crock pot.  Season with some sea salt, pepper, & garlic.

Add carrots, brussel sprouts, & season a little more.

Season chicken breasts & place on top of vegetables.  Pour the entire box of chicken stock on top.  Place lid on crock pot.

Set crock pot on low & cook for approximately 6 hours.
Use two forks to shred the chicken breasts.  Mix to incorporate chicken throughout the soup. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Crock Pot Comfort Foods Cleaned Up! - Free 5 Day Recipe Swap

Fall is in the air & soccer season is in full-swing for my kiddos.  So my go-to kitchen appliance these days is my crock pot!  I can throw my ingredients in the crock pot in the morning, set it & forget it until it's time to feed the brood.  On nights when I'm not even sure how we are getting everyone everywhere they need to least I know they will have a delicious, nutritious, home-cooked meal that will be warm & ready to eat, even if we don't all make it to the table at the same time.
This week I am hosting a crock pot recipe swap over on Facebook where I will be sharing some of my favorite crock pot meals, introducing a few new recipes, sharing some clean eating tips & shopping lists, as well as answering questions about how I feed our busy family healthfully.
If you'd like to join us click here:

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dairy Free Pumpkin Ice Cream

In the end of summer / beginning of fall we are met with the conundrum of lingering warm temperatures & the overwhelming urge for everything PUMPKIN!  Now you can have the best of both worlds with this dairy free pumpkin ice cream (that's pretty much guilt-free too!)

4 frozen bananas
1 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix...the only ingredient should be pumpkin)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup (go for the REAL thing, you'll thank me!)
1-2 tsp. ground cinnamon*
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg*
1/4 tsp. ground ginger*
1/4 tsp. ground all spice*
1/4 tsp. ground cloves*
*Adjust spices to your flavor preference.  You can also use a pre-mixed pumpkin pie spice.
Step 1: Break frozen bananas into chunks & place in food processor.  Pulse several times until the bananas look like small pebbles.
Step 2: Add in 1/3 cup pure maple syrup & 1 cup pumpkin puree.  Blend until almost completely smooth.

Step 3: Add the spices in the quantities mentioned above or to your flavor preference.
Blend until totally smooth.
You can eat the ice cream as a (very) soft serve at this point or spoon it into a resealable container & freeze for a few hours before serving.
I love to top it with pecans or even a few dark chocolate chips.  Yum!
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Friday, September 18, 2015

Family Flex Friday Contest

In our house fitness is a family affair.  We know that daily exercise helps us to relieve stress, have more energy, feel more confident, and more easily deal with the daily hustle & bustle.  We know the time we invest in our physical health & healthy eating habits pays off with less trips to the doctor, better over-all health, & God-willing, a longer life expectancy.
Momma does a variety of Beachbody home workout programs & teaches PiYo Live fitness classes.  Daddy is an avid runner & also incorporates Beachbody workouts.
All the kiddos pay soccer, love to run, play outdoors, ride bikes, and will sometimes jump in with Mom & Dad's workouts too!
I challenge you to make fitness a family affair in your house this fall!  Whether it is playing sports, taking a walk, going for a bike ride, or sweating it out in your living room...I want to see your family flex your healthy habits. 
Every Friday between now & the end of October I want you to share a picture of you & your family members on or Instagram (find me on IG @jhrbek22) with the hashtag #fitfamiliesflex
All participants will be entered into a weekly drawing for a FREE PRIZE!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Vegetable Pie

Summertime means fresh vegetables!  Whether they come from your backyard garden or the local farmers' market, fresh veggies are the perfect summer side dish.

This vegetable "pie" combines four of my favorites...zucchini, tomatoes, onion, & red potatoes. The great thing about this can swap out the veggies for different ones that are abundant in your area.

1 large zucchini, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2-3 ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
2-3 red potatoes, thinly sliced
extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
black pepper
garlic powder
*I used the slicing blade in my food processor to slice the zucchini, onion, & potatoes.  You could also use a mandolin. 
**This recipe filled two pie plates & fed our family of 6 with some left-overs to spare.  You could make this at the beginning of the week & enjoy for days.

Mist your pie pan with olive oil or olive oil cooking spray.
Make an overlapping layer of potatoes on the bottom of the pie plate.  Sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, & garlic powder.
Add a layer of onions & top with a layer of tomatoes.  Season with salt, pepper, & garlic.
Top with an overlapping layer of zucchini.  Season & drizzle with olive oil.
Bake for 40-45 minutes at 400 degrees.
I served our vegetable pie with lemon pepper chicken, but it would also be delicious with your favorite fish.
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Monday, August 3, 2015

Team Poise & Purpose VIP Health & Fitness Challenge

You are a Very Important Person...don't go telling yourself otherwise!
How many times as parents, care-takers, co-workers, or friends do we put everyone else's needs before our own? We want to help everybody & make everyone happy. We want to be superheroes.
But then we feel run down, blah, and worn out.
It is not a bad thing to take some time for yourself each day to improve your health & fitness. As a matter of fact, if you take even just 30 minutes a day for a workout you will have more energy, more strength, & be more physically apt to deal with the other responsibilities you have throughout the day.

Make yourself your own VIP for at least 30 minutes a day & you will be able to better serve all those folks who do see you as a do-it-all superhero.
Everyone matters!  Each & every person deserves good health, happiness, & to feel their absolute best each & every day.  
If you are ready to start treating yourself like the VIP that you are, then join these four fabulous coaches & I on a health, fitness, & clean eating adventure through the months of August & September.
You will get tips, insight, support, healthy recipes, sample meal plans, daily motivation, fun mini challenges, & accountability from not one or two...but FIVE coaches.
We all have different backgrounds & strengths to help you reach your goals.
Meet the coaches:
Amber Lee:
Amber is the newest member of our team & will be bringing great energy & fresh ideas to our VIP challenge.  Amber is no stranger to helping people feel fabulous - as a hair stylist she helps people look amazing.  Now she is ready to help our challengers FEEL great with daily exercise & healthy eating.
Working long hours on her feet, Amber knows what it feels like to want to just sit down & take a load off after a day of work....but she knows how to push herself for something better & she's ready to help you do the same.
Amy Dilatush:
Amy is a mom of 2 girls, ages 5 and almost 10 months. After the birth of her first daughter she lost 65 pounds using a combo of exercises, weight watchers (which she quit due to expense and complication of tracking points) and finally T25 (once my gym membership fees got out of control).
Amy gained around 35 pounds while pregnant with her second daughter.  She lost 25 of that so far jogging, T25 and most recently 21 Day Fix and Shakeology (which she loves)! 
 Amy is currently a stay at home mom but she plans to return to work soon. Amy is a clinical social worker and also has a certification in behavior analysis  -so helping people change behavior of any kind is what I do professionally. Given my lifelong struggle with weight and my professional background, I thought becoming a Beachbody coach would be a good fit for me as a side gig.
Laura Hennigan:
Laura has been skating in a counter clockwise direction on the derby track for five years.  Her internationally-ranked team, the Chicago Outfit, has made playoff appearances every year since joining the Women's Flat Track Derby Association.  Laura has played with all three Outfit teams and previously supported the team as a skater-coach.

Laura found Beachbody after taking a year off to focus on starting a family with her husband.  Since discovering fertility issues, and treating those issues, Laura has used Beachbody products to help her stay fit, focused, and healthy.  Shaun T is her spirit animal, and her favorite Shakeo combo is chocolate, banana, and peanut butter.

Laura loves Beachbody coaching because she enjoys helping people reach their wellness goals, and helping people tweek their current routine to enhance their performance.  She LOVES challenge groups--and likes a little friendly competition to keep everyone on target for their goals.
Lori Waters:
Lori is our resident runner. If she's not racing through Disney parks, she collecting medals all around the Sunshine State. Sometimes, the whole family takes part. Her daughter is often her running buddy for 5k races.

Lori loves whipping up kid-frie
ndly recipes (like veggie loaded mac & cheese!) with her two adorable kiddos. With fall approaching, get ready for some new pumpkin creations!

Lori was initially drawn to Shakeology as a healthier and more complete alternative to homemade smoothies. She later discovered Beachbody home workouts to help her build muscle and increase endurance for runs. Using Beachbody on Demand via Roku, she's able to workout daily with any celebrity Beachbody trainer. She's currently training for a 10k/5k challenge race to celebrate her 40th birthday.

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Jessica Hrbek:
 My family, my students, & my teaching career all came ahead of my own self-care for many years....and after baby number four it really showed.  Thanks to the support I received in challenge groups my energy increased, I regained my self-confidence, & dropped 40 lbs. and 20 inches.  The community of positive energy & support changed not only my physical appearance, but did a complete overhaul on my attitude & outlook on life.
In addition to supporting my beautiful family, now my passion is helping other moms learn how to make health, fitness, & clean eating a priority for themselves & their families.  One of my favorite things to do is get in the kitchen with my kids & whip up healthful, tasty recipes.  I love being about to pursue my new-found passion & be a positive role model for my children all at once.
I am the founder of Team Poise & Purpose and proprietor of . I joined Team Beachbody as a coach in February 2013 after having personal success in challenge groups.  I want to share the tips & knowledge that I have learned along my journey with other moms.  I want to show you that when you make yourself a priority, even if it's for only 30 minutes a day, you will be better equipped to take on all the demands of your busy life.
We will help you find a home workout program that will fit your busy schedule & meet your needs.  We will help you learn how to meal plan & incorporate a daily dose of dense nutrition with Shakeology.
We will keep you accountable & motivated by helping  you set goals & surrounding you with a community of support in our PRIVATE Facebook group, accessible only to VIP challengers & coaches.
It our goal to help at least 50 ladies feel like VIPs this month. 
Will you join us?
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