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LIDA'S STORY

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Being healthy is a journey, not a destination.
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Growing up with an alcoholic father and a verbally and physically abusive stepmother, I learned a few things about myself. I had a fighting spirit, and playing outside every moment possible became my escape and my continued love for being active. Food on the other hand was my “drug”, of choice, especially sugar. I ate to avoid my emotions, which meant I ate A LOT!  I would take the money I earned sewing and delivering papers and sneak a ride down to the 7-Eleven and buy candy – and I’m talking about a lot of candy - that I would take home and hide and then of course, eat!   

 

The positive and negative (self-sabotaging) belief systems that I learned at a young age became who I was - my story. That was until I reached my early twenties. I woke up to the fact that I cried all the time, had no friends, and trusted nobody. I was very unhappy. I knew I had to do something, but since I had no one to turn to, I started reading “self-help” books. 

 

Fast forward many years and a lot of work later, I consider myself a “healthy” person. I live an authentic life, have a loving husband, take part in the community, and have a business and clients that I love. Through Head-to-Toe Coaching I can take my love of being active along with my optimistic view of life and desire to help/inspire others to change their beliefs and scripts to create a healthy lifestyle. I am continually growing and fine-tuning my happiness and joy by improving myself with education (certifications), awareness, and feedback. For me, being healthy is a journey, not a destination.

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      Certifications

 

NASM – National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Certified Personal Trainer

  • Certified Nutrition Coach

  • Behavior Change Specialist

  • Weight Loss Specialist

  • Performance Enhancement Specialist

  • Mental Toughness

 

AFAA – Athletics and Fitness Association of America

  • Group Fitness Instructor

 

University of Pittsburgh

  • SparkPro Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach Training

 

Other

  • Forks over Knives Cooking Certified

  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition - Health Coach

In the works:

  • NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialization

  • Johns Hopkins University – Introduction to the Biology of Cancer

 

Personal values - Integrity, Optimism, Authenticity, Exploration, Fun

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More about Lida's Coaching style

I just love the World Health Organization’s (WHOs) definition of health - “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”  There is so much packed into that statement. My approach to health is truly from Head-to-Toe!  Once we get past the fact that each of us lives in a human body, we’re all different, yet similar.

 

As a coach, I will help you create a health plan, physical-related goals, and any personal goals you want to attain.  I will help you create an action plan to achieve those goals, break negative patterns and habits and replace them with healthy ones that serve you. It doesn't matter whether you are a "group" kind of person or prefer to be coached individually, there is a program for you.  Your success IS my success. 

We know we need to change what we’re doing or face serious consequences, but making changes, big or small, without support and accountability can be incredibly difficult.  We we are creatures of habit.  Through the transformative power of coaching, behavioral psychology, intuitive listening, habit change, and healthy lifestyle design; I can help you no matter where you are physically located!  That’s the beauty of online capabilities – no limitations. Of course, if you are local, then more of your guidance can be in person.

 

I as hands-on in your journey as you need me to be.  I will walk alongside you towards your goals and success. I will bridge the gap between "wanting to do" or "knowing" what you should do and doing! I will hold you to your greatest potential while supporting you along the way.  I want you to be Your. Best. Self. so you can live Your. Best. Life. 

Testimonials

"Lida is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and helpful. I appreciate her nonjudgmental approach while still encouraging accountability. I really enjoy learning from her." - Shari

"Lida did a great job with the run program I participated in. Workouts were well thought out and suited all skill levels. There was a wide variety so it was never boring!" - Barbara

"Head-to-toe-Coaching will take care of your physical and mental health. Coach Lida is very knowledgeable, down to earth and very dialed into the needs of her clients. She is able to met her clients where they are on their health journeys." - Jennifer

"I’ve worked with Lida at Head-to-Toe Coaching on two separate occasions. One was in more of a group setting with several other women, and then we later worked together one on one as I was addressing some of my own personal goals.I found Lida to be thorough as she gathers information and really seeks to understand where you currently are in your health journey and where you want to be.As she meets with you each month she brings both encouragement and accountability, and a perfect balance of grace and challenge.....more on Google Reviews"  Lindsay

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