Leanne Lougheed

Leanne Lougheed

Healthy nutrition + fitness pack powerful wellness punch

Make nutrition part of your summer wellness goals

Whether you’re working toward your first 10K or losing those last 10 pounds, success takes a two-pronged approach of nutrition and fitness.

“Both aspects are important,” says Leanne Lougheed, owner of Quality Fitness in Castor and a certified personal trainer. However, for those who think they can work off a cheat day with a longer run, “nutrition is about 80 per cent of your weight loss or maintenance goals. You can’t outrun a bad diet.”

Beyond weight loss, nutrition affects everything from your energy level to your stamina. “You can definitely tell how well you’re eating when you get into the gym,” Lougheed says.

“The key is to stop thinking in terms of the fad diets and instead figure out what works for you – to learn how to bring nutrition and fitness into your life.”

To help you negotiate the ever-changing landscape of new diets and nutrition advice, Lougheed has launched a personal training and nutrition coaching package, custom designed to you and your goals.

Working with Alison, a trainer certified in precision nutrition, she’ll guide you on an appropriate nutrition plan. “It’s not a program based on a specific plan, such as Keto or intermittent fasting, it’s tailored for the client,” explains Lougheed, also working toward her precision nutrition certification.

Following an initial consultation, the program provides a minimum twice-monthly check-in exploring your successes and challenges, and answering any questions that might have come up. Sessions can be one-on-one at the studio, or via FaceTime or Zoom, a platform Lougheed has used through the pandemic to work with personal training and fitness class participants. Or, sign up for a combination of the two, based on your preferences and schedule.

“Once we have a 90 per cent success rate with your goal for the week, we build on it, adding an additional goal to keep you motivated. We want you to move forward without getting overwhelmed.”

Complementing your nutrition consultation are twice-weekly personal training sessions – in person or via Zoom – providing access to a trainer and trainer platform, start-up fitness test, body composition assessment and weekly weigh-ins, before and after photos and 25 per cent off Crossfuel products

Summer is a great time to give your diet a nutritional makeover. Not only are fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables in abundant supply, but we tend to be more active outdoors. Camping or roadtripping? Here are a few tips to keep your nutrition goals in check:

  1. Pack the water – You know you need to drink more water, not only because it’s warm outside but because it’s an essential piece of your nutrition plan. Make carrying your water bottle a habit and you’re more likely to use it!
  2. Pre-plan your menu – It’s easy to fall back on poor food choices if you’re hungry on the road or at the campsite, but a little pre-planning for healthy meals, snacks and drinks will help you stay on track.
  3. Prep and pack – Spend a few minutes to chop veggies and fruit before you go, and pack your water and other healthy snacks to keep you fuelled up on the go!

Excited to jump-start your fitness routine? Learn more at qualityfitnessstudio.com or call Leanne today at 780-237-8582.

READ MORE: 5 ways to jumpstart your fitness routine – virtually!

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