What is Sweat is Free™?

Sweat is Free™ is the name of my wellness service. The name was derived as a result of an epiphany when receiving my emergency room bills. First and foremost, thank goodness for good insurance. The numbers on those bills were incredibly high. I remember myself saying, “I could buy a lifetime membership to a gym 3 times over with amount listed on these bills! Sheesh, at least sweat is free.” (commence epiphany here). Since that moment that became my mantra for what has become my focused system on fitness. This focus to fitness, also known as wellness, involves motivation (psychology, sociology), exercise, nutrition, and finance education.

What Is Diverticulosis? What Is the Difference Between That and Diverticulitis?

Diverticulosis is a gastrointestinal condition in which pockets form within the digestive track (esophagus to colon). When foodstuff materials get trapped in these pockets, it can create an infection, thus swelling. This swelling is known as Diverticulitis. When the pockets are infected, it can create mild to severe pain and aches. If severe enough, the infected area can rupture. There are only two results when this occurs, emergency surgery to prevent poisoning of the body or death. An individual can have diverticulosis and prevent diverticulitis based on nutritional choices and stress management techniques.

I personally have diverticulosis and went through quite the ordeal with 2 severe diverticulitis flares. 16 months later, through sound health ychoices in nutrition, mandatory rest, and eventually exercise, my intestinal track mended, I dropped over 100 pounds and engage in a healthy, active lifestyle. Diverticulosis never goes away but it can be managed to prevent future flares.

Why Would You Consider Finance an Important Part of Health?

If you do not have money to pay the bills, it will undoubtedly create stress. Mental stressors can increase the excessive release of cortisol, a hormone that has the ability to create fat storage. Stress may also create other physical disorders, such as headaches, migraines, stomach aches, digestive problems, neck and lower back pain. It can thwart concentration and leave you unmotivated to do anything outside trying to find money. Exercise is last on the list. Ironically, it could be one of the best stress relievers. This is why finance is considered an vital part of health. Without financial management disciplines, a healthy lifestyle cannot be achieved for long or at all.

Why Should I Listen to You?

I was a personal trainer that got bitter with both the industry and life in general in my mid to late 20’s. That is when I began to become overweight. In my early to mid 30’s, I became morbidly obese. Since my 2 visits in an emergency room (within a 2 week period) I turned over a new attitude and outlook on life. Life is worth living, not simply existing day to day in it. I have dropped over 100 pounds and have maintained that loss for 5 YEARS later. I know EXACTLY what it is like to be miserable, to have little to no self-esteem, to nearly give up on all hope. I also learned how to overcome that mindset as well. I have the both the academic and practical background to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.

What Are Your Qualifications?

I have earned both an associate’s degree from Heritage College (Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork) and Bachelor’s degree in Health and Sports Sciences from the University of Oklahoma, with a minor in Psychology and Sociology. At the beginning of my career, I was involved or part of wellness or sports programs at California State University, Long Beach, (Women’s Golf, Soccer, & Volleyball), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Oklahoma. I am certified as a personal trainer from both the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). I have been involved with group fitness, personal training, and the fitness management industry for over 20 years. I also carry personal training liability insurance.

Furthermore, I know what it is like to be in a long-term depression....and how to snap out of it.

I Am/Feel Too Old, Is It Too Late For Me?

I like to quote Henry Ford’s famous quote every time I hear or read this, “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” Your path to success begins with how you think about yourself. If you do not think you can, you have already lost before starting. If you think or have the smallest glimmer of hope that you can, now we have a starting point. J To answer your question, NO, it is not too late to begin a path to a healthy lifestyle. It will take 3 things to get started, 1. Decide 2. Make a plan and 3. Take action. I can help you with that if you wish.