Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Podcast 004: Marissa Lavin - Redefining Fitness

It’s not always easy to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle, especially when you’re a busy professional. Marissa Lavin, of Fitness Redefined, is a fitness professional, who pairs a scientific approach to the body with an artistic passion for practice of training. She is a graduate of Fitness Institute International, and holds a Masters Degree in Maternal and Child Health from George Washington. She founded her first professional training company when she was in graduate school, but moved back to South Florida after her graduation, where she founded Fitness Redefined with her husband, Gary. She offers an innovative fitness program, and teaches clients about how to take a more active role in their own health.

Tune in to this episode to find out more about how being mindful can impact your health and wellbeing, and take those first steps to a healthier you.

Key Takeaways:
[:20] John introduces his guest for this episode — Marissa Lavin.
[1:27] John has personal experience working with Marissa, and feels that it has made a huge impact on him.
[3:30] Marissa's background is in dance. How did she transition from dance to fitness?
[6:26] Fitness Redefined has a less intimidating atmosphere, a more accepting feel, and a more holistic approach to health and wellness.
[9:11] How did Marissa and Gary start Fitness Redefined?
[11:53] Another aspect of training with Marissa is mindful eating — making better choices when it comes to food, and strategies around that. Marissa delves into this concept that is constantly coached at Fitness Redefined.
[17:14] There is incredible power in our brains, in being mindful, and being conscientious in what we’re doing — we just have to take time to listen to our bodies, and be attentive to the food we're putting into our bodies.
[19:23] What does Marissa suggest people to look out for in fitness facilities or health related activities?
[23:09] Marissa has a ‘quality over quantity’ philosophy. How does that fit into her clients’ busy lives?
[25:38] Marissa shares some health tips that can help your health and wellness.

[28:39] Get in touch with Marissa via her website!