Yikes! I am a Personal Trainer So How Did I Get This Fat?

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There are times when I feel like this.

Let me just clear the air a bit by saying this article is not meant as a judgement against anyone

particularly if his or her measurements are larger than mine. This is, however, a judgement on

myself and my sobering realization that I really need to get back in line!

Just a week ago, I declared to the world that I was going to initiate a transformation for myself

as I struggle with Read more

TxL has moved to Irish Dance Studio!

December 14, 2011 by  
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St. Patrick’s Day has come early for Training by Liz, and we are happily helping moms and working professionals drop the pounds at Cannon School of Irish Dance in North Olmsted.  With an expansive dance floor and a few tools, our exercisers are getting top-notch one-on-one training or semi-private training (up to four people).

Demystify and crush long-standing myths with us as we seek to EDUCATE you, unlike so many other trainers, who want your money for as long as possible and want you to feel dependent on them completely. Let us empower you to succeed!

What a great time to burn calories, too, as the New Year looms and the Christmas season is upon us. If you know someone who wants to lose 30 pounds, then send her our way. You’ll be doing her a huge favor and change a life for the better!  Click on this link to learn more about the best Cleveland personal trainer and how to lose belly fat once and for all.

This one thing will eliminate excuses

June 16, 2011 by  
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So many times, I hear excuses about “time” being a problem.

Or, in the case of many moms, that they are last on the list after a busy day.

What I don’t see in those statements or after a little digging around for the thoughts behind those excuses, is a real lack of intention when it comes to being fit.

We definitely intend to take our kids to their baseball practice and games because we want them to experience the fun of the game and perhaps we can also chat with friends.

That is good.

We intend to go to work, which requires our setting an alarm, getting dressed and out the door in time.  We see earning money as important, and it is.

We intend to go the grocery store because we have to eat.

et cetera

When it comes to our personal self-care, getting our hair done tops the list, and that is important. Nothing in my book comes
as close as having a new look just moments after entering the salon.

But in many cases disease prevention is last on our list.  We don’t intend to exercise 5-6 times weekly. Why is that?

We don’t look at staying hydrated or eating a minimum of 10 servings of raw, just-ripened fruits and veggies every day. We don’t know about the impact plants alone have on inflammation in the body, which is the precursor to disease, whether or not we exercise regularly.

Do we think our future selves don’t deserve to live a better quality of life?

Intention is what produces activity.

Intentional activity produces results.

Being intentional with exercise and proper eating will take you places you never would have imagined when excuses were easier to make. Having real intention will be the first step to staying accountable. Start with a calendar and defining your borders -what will you have to limit so that you can tend to your self care properly?  Twice a week workouts will not give you results, prevent weight gain or disease.  So, be realistic and honest here: 5-6 workouts per week.


What will you be doing to become or remain faithful to your fitness lifestyle?

Are you ready to mark those 5-6 appointments with yourself on your calendar every week? These are unbreakable commitments
to yourself now and a healthier you in the future.

For the best Cleveland Fitness Bootcamp, be sure to inquire about TxL Fitcamp and how we guarantee results.

AND if you have not yet heard of Juice Plus and how you can easily and economically add up to 26 servings of raw fruits, veggies and berries to your day, then you owe it to your present and future self to check it out. (Click the Juice Plus box on the right.)

21-Day Drop a Dress Size

May 23, 2011 by  
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What Would You Do With Some Extra Cash and a Firmer Body in just 21 Days?

Buy a new outfit? Give to your favorite charity?

During June, we’ll be continuing our “Drop a Dress Size” transformation challenge & here’s what you do:

  1. Put $20 in the pot and discuss your monthly goals with Liz.
  2. Work out 5x/week and eat right from May 31 – June 18, 2011. Of course, the “Rapid Fat-Loss Nutrition” plan will accelerate your progress! Ask Liz for specific nutrition help here.
  3. Make Fitcamp and at-home workouts part of your strategy. Not a member of Fitcamp? Well ask how you can get a special pricing for this month only.  Oh, and start making appointments for your own workouts now!!
  4. Watch the inches melt off your body and the muscles get sleeker!

All participants will weigh in & measure the week of May 31, 2011.  We’ll reassess on June 18.  If you’re doing consistent activity each week, we’ll put your ticket into the pool & draw for the winner 50% of the pot!  We’ll draw the winner and enjoy a post-workout smoothies on June 18. What’s to lose?? Sign up today by calling 216-263-4734!

Download the flyer and hang it on the fridge!


April 2011 Fitcamper of the Month

April 7, 2011 by  
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Way to go, Sara!

Sara Golden is our latest Fitcamper of the Month!  Sara has a history of fitness as a gymnast in her school years, a Juice Plus consumer and an avid exerciser.  Her commitment to showing up to every class whether tired or not, during the crumby winter blahs, and thrashing out a crazy-hard workout is testament to her fitness ethics.

She provides inspiration by her example and is noticing her body getting chiseled for her efforts these past two months.  As a token of recognition, Sara will be donning a Training by Liz embroidered V-neck and pampering her exercised hands with a luxurious TxL hand towel.

Congratulations, Sara, our Fitcamper of the Month!

March 2011 Fitcamper of the Month

March 5, 2011 by  
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She has earned the world's plushiest hand towel.

Congratulations go to Nora Peralta, a not-real-busy mom of six (ha!), Administrator of Padre Pio Academy Catholic Grade School, massotherapist and professional thumb twiddler (when she can fit that in). Nora has made perfect attendance to Fitcamp in February despite the fact that her household was going through chicken pox at various times. Now, that’s DEDICATION!

Nora is already finding her clothes are fitting looser after just four weeks. (Yes, Fitcamp is designed to burn belly fat.)

She will enjoy her very own resort quality TxL hand towel and manicure!!

To enjoy your own two weeks of FREE fat-melting Fitcamp classes, click this link.

WKYC Hollie Strano Interviews Liz about Self Massage Techniques

September 22, 2010 by  
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It’s always great fun being able to reach a wider audience and give moms a solid, effective and inexpensive way to improve fitness.  Take a look at this clip from WKYC Channel 3 News with Hollie Strano and our special fitness mom, Laura Schmidt, mother of 5!

September Fitcamper of the Month

September 22, 2010 by  
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As laid-back as a surfer, Jennifer does show a tenacious side at Fitcamp.

Congratulations belong to Jennifer Casteel, who has shown tremendous focus and determination to improve her fitness. Jennifer is a very busy wife, mom of two and a practicing masso-therapist. She still makes time for her fitness and has recently embraced our “Rapid Fat-Loss Nutrition Plan” to further accelerate her goals, which has caused a 15-pound fat loss since August!!!

Jennifer never misses class and makes training a high priority.  She travels 20 minutes away for our 5:30 a.m. class!

She knows that in order to be a high-energy wife and mother, she needs to work on her own self-care.

Jennifer is the proud winner of bragging rights and a $125 make-over from Mary Kay and is our Fitcamper of the Month!

Contact Training by Liz for Cleveland busy moms fitness: info@trainingbyliz.com.

Juice Plus+ Prevention Plus Lecture

August 29, 2010 by  
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“Nutrition is not taught in many medical schools and is a blind spot for most physicians. There is no question that the impact of diseases can be lessened or prevented altogether with better nutrition.”

-Dr. Paul Williams, ER physician from Atlanta, GA, currently NSA’s Medical Director

Friday January 28th

Dr. Paul Williams will come to Cleveland to present a very compelling lecture on disease and nutrition. You will definitely want to bring someone who needs inspiration, education or simply affirmation for the good things they currently do.

DoubleTree Hotel Cleveland South
6200 Quarry Lane
Independence, OH 44131

There will be limited space for my guests and you are invited.

Make your reservations now to lock in your spot as my special guest.  Call or email me today to let me know that you are officially attending because seating is limited:

liz@trainingbyliz.com or 216-263-4734

Click this link to download the flyer for Dr Paul Williams:

CLE PPL Dr Paul Williams 1-28-11TxL-1

August Fitcamper of the Month

August 16, 2010 by  
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Lisa's amazing fitness journey is inspirational for anyone seeking to lose over 50#.

Lisa’s amazing accomplishments include burning 80 pounds off her body.  But with a firm desire to keep going, her fitness journey has lead her to Training by Liz Fitcamp.  As a teacher to blind students, a wife and a mother, there is no doubt that Lisa is committed to helping others and is well deserving of her hard-earned results.  Lisa has shown tremendous will-power fitting her workouts into a hectic life despite moving homes, vacationing and the many other distractions that come with marriage and parenting.  Congratulations, Lisa, you are the Fitcamper of the Month!  Enjoy your free month of Fitcamp!

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