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 challenging, but  not impossible. Many of my clients say improving their health was much easier than they imagined  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.  They are  exercising and trying to make better food choices, but nothing is happening.  The majority of the problems are falling into a few categories:

  • Insulin resistance/Pre diabetes
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Hormonal imbalances and changes (MENopause )
  • Consuming low calories with the incorrect balance of macronutrients
  • Gut issues
  • Eating much more than you realize

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.​

Healthy is the goal of life

I joined a women's hiking trip this past week and  was reminded of several things. The most important was that fact that we have one life and it is much shorter than we all think. It is up to ME,  not my husband, parents, kids, or friends to help me make the most of my life. Surrounding myself with the people that make your life better is key. If we surround ourselves with negative people that tell us what we can't do then that is what we believe. If we surround ourselves with  people that cheer us on one step at a time no matter how long it takes to reach the top of the mountain now those people are our true friends. Every person is a work in progress for the rest of our lives. This not a bad thing, it is just life. We are constantly changing, and growing, AND learning. Life is full of twists and turns so it is up to us to navigate the road and make the best choices we can. My close hiking ...
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Do you need a trainer or coach ?

During a personal training session with a client today we were discussing when she would be able to go on her own if ever. She has trained with various personal trainers for over 12 years. Does she have the knowledge to train on her own? Probably, depending on her goals. Does she have the motivation? That is up to her. Most people look at training as a short-term relationship which it can be for those people that are self-motivated and disciplined. For many people it should be a long-term relationship. Paying for training or coaching long term is an investment in your health. Over the years I have met lots of very intelligent people that are not willing to pay for a coach or personal trainer. The main reason is that they feel they know what to do. The result is , they are not doing it. Now don’t get me wrong there are lots of people that are knowledgeable in nutrition and fitness that do not have any credentials in the industry. There is definitely not a shortage of ...
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Status Quo is also a GOAL

      Do you often feel like everyone around is crushing their goals of weight loss and muscle building and you are just hoping not to slide backwards ? There are certain stages in our life when creating crazy goals can actually do the opposite of motivation. The years around menopause can be a very stressful time of a women's life and creating crazy fitness goals can actually add more stress and your body does not respond well to lots of stress. Men can feel the same stress in their 40's and 50's when their hormones are changing and the workload of family and work are building up. There are so many forces trying to pull you backwards that remaining the same is a pretty big challenge .  Don't get me wrong fitness is very important during this stage for both men and women but it may not be the right time to train for a marathon if you have been sitting on the couch for the past few years. There are lots of other ways to improve your ...
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Food is Energy not the Enemy

I often hear clients say they can't eat anything without gaining weight and they blame food. Did you know that food is the body's best source of energy ? Did you know that food was the first medicine ? Did you know that food is necessary in order to build muscle ? How do we learn how to use food to our benefit rather than treating it like the enemy ? Educating ourselves on how to balance food in the right proportions to get the results we want to achieve is the first step. Before we were bombarded by food offerings other than animal products, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, we did not think much about food. Food was used as energy to do a full day's work. When flour was introduced the variety increased with added breads, then cakes, and so on. Now the variety at the grocery store contains more foods made from ingredients rather then foods that ARE ingredients. It is time to get back to the real purpose of food which is Energy. Deciding the mixture ...
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Turn your EXCUSES into SUCCESSES ?

I have conversations with clients all the time when they list the reasons why they did not accomplish certain tasks. Most people realize when the words are coming out of their mouth that it is a bunch of excuses, but how do they change it ? I personally believe that some people come out of the womb thinking in a positive way where others start out as a Negative Nelly. Which one are you ? You know those people that always see the positive things when others see the gloom and doom. The transition from the dark side to the sunny side takes time and  effort. Here is a quick and simple 3 step process to turn your excuses into successes: Do what you have committed to for at least 30 days. If you committed to hitting a 7:00 fitness class 3 x a week then do it. You may not enjoy it the first few weeks, but it will get better. You will find that are more productive when you get up and hit the class first thing in ...
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Did you hear the BOOM ?

I often ask my clients if they are hearing the signs their body is giving them ? Some people are in tune with their bodies while others feel they have an alien inside them. The human body is very intelligent and was created to give signs when things are not performing as intended. Some of the signs are subtle such as digestive issues or minor aches and pains in muscles and joints. Other signs are less subtle such as constant or stabbing pain, loss of feeling in limbs , and the inability to perform normal every day tasks. If you take action when the subtle hints arise, then you may be able to slow down or even stop the momentum of the problem. If you don't take action then the situation may continue to progress and cause irreparable damage. This is what I call the  BOOM. As we get older, we blame age and all it's evil siblings for everything that goes wrong from weight gain , weak bones, incontinence, and poor vision but the real question is what are ...
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