Fitness and Nutrition Expert, Licensed Zumba, Zumba kids and Zumba Strong instructor, & Founder of Golden Sneaker
My Zumba classes were born out of a deeply personal need: as a biochemist by profession, I left my career to raise my firstborn. Though it was the best decision of my life, my energy levels were plummeting and I felt lackluster about my body. As I sifted through options for places where my baby and I could both reset and recharge—play-dates, mommy and me classes, and meet-ups in the park—I found virtually no fitness classes for mothers who didn’t want to leave their children behind, without forking over a fortune. It’s a realization that triggered the creation of Mommy & Me Zumba classes in 2014. Moms exercised while the kids played and danced, well within eyeshot. After an 18-month hiatus following the birth of my second child, I returned in 2016, with a modified approach to my initial endeavor. Zumba (Kid-Friendly)included hired babysitters, who watched children while classes were in session. The result was an unbeatable stress-reliever for moms, and a safe and enjoyable environment for their children. Thanks to its success, I was able to expand my menu of classes to feature Zumba Kids, Zumbini, and Slim-Down Challenges, in collaboration with A Green Unicorn. In 2017 I decided to go back to school and joined Fit Chicks Academy for Fitness and Nutrition Expert program. And upon graduation I was able to launch Personal training and Macros Based Nutrition Coaching!
Today, my very own fitness company, A Golden Sneaker, which I launched in 2017, is an energizing and convenient platform which is a close-knit community of supportive friends, and a guilt-free pick-me-up for moms, committed to restoring their confidence, endurance and sanity.
On the left is me in 2016. Who took care of everyone in the family. Trying to fix my sons severe eczema and allergies holistically. Taking care of a demanding toddler. But never had or made time for my own health. I gained 20 lbs 6 months after I gave birth because I was stressed, my hormones were imbalanced, always grumpy and moody. I was an emotional/ binge eater, I felt like a failure most of the time because I felt like crap about my body and I wasn't able to fix my sons skin issues, he was in constant pain so was I, I was depressed. This cycle continued for a while, and I continued to gain weight until I was able to take charge, educate myself about how food works in my body. Macros based dieting saved my life. I lost 35 lb without restricting myself of any food chains.
WHAT IS MACROS BASED NUTRITIONAL STRATEGY?
Macros based diet or IIFYM is a Nutritional strategy that stands for If It Fits Your Macros . It helps users lose weight by tracking macronutrients ( protein , fat, and carbohydrates) without restricting food choices. Macros are the only place calories come from so by hitting macros, users inherently hit weight loss calories. There are several apps that track macros especially My Fitness Pal. You add your macros based on your goals and you can track them on daily basis,
I am ready to help other women out there who are struggling the same way I did. Contact me for your FREE 30 min Macros Coaching Guide!