If It Is Important To You, You Will Find A Way. If Not, You’ll Find An Excuse.

JodyVinson

Jody Vinson

Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, & Business Professional

Welcome to Back to Basics Nutrition and Fitness.

Welcome to Back to Basics Nutrition and Fitness. My goal is to help you feel and look your best.  Change can be tough, but definitely not impossible. Many of my clients say improving their health was much easier than they imagined it would be once they got started. My job is to make the lifestyle changes as painless as possible while still achieving great results. Recently I am noticing a trend with my clients that they have started their journey of adding exercise and trying to eat healthier, but nothing is happening which is why they reached out to me. The majority of the problems are falling into a few categories:

  1. Insulin resistance/Pre diabetes
  2. Nutritional deficiencies
  3. Hormonal imbalances
  4. Consuming low calories with the incorrect balance of macronutrients
  5. Gut issues

Gut issues are a very common problem lately and can be  difficult to navigate on your own. They also tend to be the underlying cause to a variety of other problems. When you are not able to absorb the nutrients from your foods, problems start to happen. Deficiencies can cause problems such as muscle pain, fatigue, and weight gain. Vitamins and supplements may be needed to get your body to do it's job efficiently. As we age our body goes through changes that may require supplementation.  For the past few years I have used Arbonne as a compliment to my healthy coaching and personal training business. It helps with my mission to improve the overall health and quality of my clients and my own family. Every year I continually to be impressed with the line of Vegan, gluten, dairy and soy free products to support a healthy life from pre and probiotics with digestive enzymes to make up and skincare.  Check out the line up at https://www.arbonne.com/Pws/JodyVinson/store/AMUS/default.aspx . Contact me for your free health consult to determine the best place to start to improve your health. 

 Back to Basics is not your typical personal trainer and health coaching business ? After a decade in the fitness industry teaching a wide range of classes from boot camps to water aerobics and Pilates I decided to focus more on 1-to-1 training. This change allowed me to dig deeper into the needs of each client and see larger improvements in strength, mobility, balance, and endurance . Creating unique workouts specific to the client from a mix of strength training, Pilates, yoga, cardio, and balance exercises is my strength. Your goal may be increasing strength so you can get out of a chair easier and feel comfortable getting up from the floor when (not if) you fall. Losing weight and reducing inches is often a goal of many clients with the added bonus of increased strength ( confidence), energy level, and reduced pain in joints. I am an avid tennis player so I love working with fellow adult athletes to improve their performance both on and off the court. Adult athletes can benefit greatly with cross training to avoid injury, improve agility on the court or field, and recover more efficiently to reduct muscle break down. 

If you are ready to up your game of life, call me at (316) 650-9437, email backtobasicsjody@gmail.com or complete the  form on the contact page and I will be in touch within 24 hours.​

Midlife Crisis – It’s never late to improve your health

    Midlife crisis by definition is an emotional crisis of identity and self-confidence that can occur in early middle age. Most people agree this is the age between 40-55 years of age. Women often struggle to understand what their role is if they have been the primary caregiver and now they are empty nesters. Men often reevaluate their career and relationships at this time. The one thing that both sexes typically agree on is that this is a time when their health becomes more important. Your body is going through some normal changes that may be causing problems. Menopause can be the trigger for women where men go through changes typically associated with less muscle mass and more body fat. The habits you had in the past are finally catching up and your body has had enough. Health becomes a priority but where do you start? Many people find themselves 20, 50, 100 + pounds overweight which can be overwhelming. Some people can clearly remember their younger selves as the high school or college athlete with a strong and ...
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Losing weight is not the problem, maintaining it is

If you ask an adult that wants to lose weight if they have been successful at losing weight in the past the answer will be an astounding YES. Most adults are able to stick to a "diet" to lose weight for a set number of weeks or to reach a goal such as a wedding or a big birthday celebration. The difficult part is not losing the weight but knowing how to live a full life and maintain the weight loss. As we get older the methods of exercising more and eating smaller portions no longer works. The biggest differences as we age are the changes that occur naturally as part of the aging process. Understanding the factors that affect weight loss and knowing how to adjust them to allow for a good quality of life can be challenging. Hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, Vitamin D, and insulin are large factors in the recipe for weight loss. As a personal trainer there are many benefits to physical fitness, but large amounts of weight loss for most people is not ...
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Make every day like Hair Day

Every woman I talk to loves when they have their hair appointment. Something about a fresh cut, style, and maybe even color to make you feel your best. What is it about hair day that makes the day all better ? Someone is pampering you by washing your hair with just the right amount of pressure and massage. All you have to do is sit in the beauty chair and let someone fuss all over you. The end product is perfectly styled hair and a relaxed client ready to take on the world. How do you duplicate the feeling of stepping out of the beauty salon when you leave your house every morning ? The first step is to show yourself some self love by taking a few extra minutes in the morning to wake up properly, not like you are being shot out of a cannon. Savor the smell, taste, and warmth of your morning coffee or tea. Take the time to have a nutritious breakfast, pack your lunch and walk out the door ready to tackle whatever the ...
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What did 2018 teach you ?

Every year it is natural to reflect on the previous year and look forward to the following year. Some people make resolutions or goals for the next year. This year how about trying a different approach? Instead of going through the same process and ending up with the same results, let's look at it in a new way. Let's take a common situation such as the New Year's Diet. Each year millions of people start on their New Year's diet to shed the pounds they gained over the holidays as well as the pounds that have accumulated over the last 20 years. A fad diet is not going to fix it, but it can be a start if you have a different mindset. Everybody is in a different stage of change, but if you have a timeframe such as 30, 60 or even 90 days to be "good" then you can go back to your old habits you will be in the same situation next year at this time and probably have even more weight to lose. You may have ...
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Rome was not built in a day

Rome was not built in a day……..   When starting any new health program ,the challenges typically start with what you ARE willing to do versus the things you are NOT willing to do . Both of these concepts both start with discipline, funny how that works. Many of my clients beat themselves up for the habits they may not be willing to change. This may include eating certain foods, amount of time allocated to sleep, etc. Instead of looking at the short falls I would rather focus on the positive changes that are being made such as reducing the amount of processed foods, the increase in water consumption, and the mental shift to focusing on the aspects that affect your health. Little changes happen every day which equal big changes over time.  I have a client that constantly reminds me that Rome was not built in a day. As a health coach and personal trainer, I help clients to see the positive changes they are making and if they are struggling then we troubleshoot these challenges together. Some people ...
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New Season = New Challenges

Every time the seasons change there are new obstacles to overcome. Fall brings changes in temperature, new foods in season, Football Season begins and new shows start up on tv. Are you one of those people that did great in the summer with your healthy living plan, but when cooler weather hits you abandon all those habits you created and fall into cheese dip and beer while watching your favorite football teams. When the weather changes the other big obstacle is allergies. Fall can be tough on people that suffer from allergies such as mold and ragweed. If your body is full of processed junk then it is inflamed and not able to fight off the histamine reaction your body has to protect itself. If you are eating more nutrient rich foods, getting adequate sleep, staying hydrated and building muscle then you are better armed to keep the effects of the environment far away from you. Certain foods are better at fighting the fall allergies than others. Eating foods that are natural antihistamines such as apples, onion, and garlic are ...
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