Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Your Assignment.....

Hope your week is going well! And if you are in Southern Cali you are beating this heat. Stay hydrated.
Came across this the other day and shared it with one of my classes they enjoyed it and I hope you do to. Feel free to share:)

Finish Strong!
Chelsea Cooper, CPT

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Clean Eating food list

Here is the clean eating food list that I mentioned in the email.
If you can print this out and take it with you when you go shopping that would be ideal.

Remember we are starting the 2 week Challenge  on Monday December 9th-December 24th. Its also good to have and do periodically. The more you can eat the foods listed below on a daily basis the better.

Chelsea C.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lean Body Fit Camp Case Study #7

Lean Body Fit Camp Success Story : Sophea Z .

Sophea Zamora has been with us since March of this year. She not only works extremely hard but she is always wants to learn more and is willing to get out of her comfort zone in order to get to her goals. She is a great person that is full of life and laughter and we are grateful to have her as a client at Lean Body Fit Camp. She is still on her journey but I encouraged her to share where she is today in hopes to inspire others that they too can do whatever they put there minds too. Here is her Success Story.

Sopheas Journey to finding LBFC and herself.
 In the beginning of this year 2013, I finally made the decision that I no longer wanted to live the way I was living with myself. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, you name it and I pretty much had it. My eating habits were bad. I ate whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. There were no limits on my food intake at all whatsoever. I was about to turn 32, on Jan 28, 2013 and I said to myself that I didn’t want to die young because of my obsession with food.

 I started all this thinking in December 2012 and finally made the leap in Jan 2013. At that time I weighed in at 192 pounds. I bought a gym membership to  24 hour fitness. I lost 10 pounds in the first month. On my second month it was a little more difficult to lose, so I decided to talk to a personal trainer at 24 fitness.But  I didn't feel like I got the attention I needed.

I still continued to work out by myself and lost a few more on my own. March rolled around and I received a lovely email from the one and only Chelsea Cooper in regards to the 6 week slim down challenge and I was 175  pounds. I was afraid to sign up at first cause I knew how you work and I wasn't entirely sure if I wanted to work out hard. I know I am lazy, but I did want to shed the pounds so I knew it could definitely be done with Chelsea and her program since I had been there before but was not taking it seriously like I do now. I enjoy going to class, actually I crave the workout if you know what I mean. When I do not go to class it sets me back a few steps and I do not like it.  
Now that I have been going to boot camp for a few months, I can truly say that I am happy with the progress. I am currently 160 pounds. Since attending boot camp I have learned a few things:
1) I learned  food is a necessity but it doesn’t have to be your enemy.
2) I learned that 80% of what you put into your body determines the outcome of physical appearance and the other 20% is exercising. I didn’t believe it at first because I thought 80% is working out and the 20% is food.
3) Preparing your meals in advance helps if you know you are going to be busy
4) I started learning how to eat healthy food and what healthy carbohydrates actually were.
5) Recovery time is also important as well, taking the time to recover allows you to function so much better the next day so you are prepared to work out and start your day.
 6) Last but not least, if you have to want it bad enough from the inside out, and really want to change and the rest will fall into place.

I feel so much stronger today and I would like to thank you for pushing me, inspiring me and I am extremely grateful you opened up LB fit camp. It has changed me mentally and physically. I love that the class always end with an inspiring quote. I love that you want to help people like me. So again, THANK YOU for being you! Sophea Z., 32

There you have it. If Sophea can do it so can you. What are you waiting for. The time is NOW!

Peace and Blessings!

Chelsea Cooper

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

5 Things I learned from the Perform Better Summit!!

This past August I went to The 3 Day Functional Perform Better  Summit 2013... I had a great time, hanging with fitness professionals, learning and  just having a great time. It doesn't get much better...for me of course.
At the end of any seminar,workshop or summit I step back and think about what I learned. Of course they give  you a huge booklet with all of the presenters presentations which is great, but sometimes you can leave those events overwhelmed with new information and ideas. So I sifted through the information and began implementing some of the ideas right away.

Here is a sneak peek into some of the crazy workouts we get to do...of course I couldn't shoot the video and workout but I did participate in most of the workouts! Feel the Burn and energy!


Any how I picked 5 things that were my biggest Ah ha moments and thought I would share.

1. I am NOT normal. Well actually I knew that before I walked into the PB Summit its just confirmed now LOL! I say that only because one of the speakers said that everyone at the summit was not normal because we are the only people that go on vacation and the first thing we want to know is where the gym is in the hotel. Everyone in the room agreed that's what we all do. Hey don't judge me... I like working out, balance is the key in all things.
2.When you want to be more than just 'average' or good at something you must invest time and sometimes money.  I usually go to seminars at least 3x a year. For some reason this year I've only gotten to one so far...but the year is not up yet.  I have  come to realize that to really be "Great" at anything  you have to go where the "Great"ones are. And in my case many of the top fitness professionals present and allow us to find out how they have become so successful at these seminars.
Basically learn from the best in what ever area you want to get better at whether its fitness, business, finances, family, relationships, spiritual etc. We are not meant to do this life alone there are so many great resources and people that are willing to help us in whatever area we desire.

3.Like Energy attracts like Energy. When I walked into the Convention to get my badge and all my goodies, there was this almost tangible energy. It was a good energy of expectation, excitement and passion. You really can't put a price tag on that type of energy, its contagious and feels great!

One of the crazy workouts we did!!
Everyday since the Summit I have vowed to be that energy, that light when I walk into a room. And its not for me or my ego its actually for the people around me. Marianne Williamson  sums it up when she said "As we let our light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same". And that's my mission  to let people know that they are a bright light and to not cover it up for others.  At our Fit Camp that's especially true everyone that walks through our doors has there own individual greatness that they must let shine. And my job is to uncover it:)

4)  Learning is fun...and life long.  Some people have bought into the misconception that as soon as you are out of school you stop learning, stop reading, stop everything. It's like you learned everything in formal schooling. I believe after formal schooling is where  the real "fun"  takes place.

Now we can read about whatever topics we want and  we don't have to sit in a class for an hour and hear about obtuse angles, the periodic table, and when the tariff act took place. I'm not saying that this information isn't useful in some aspects but what about actually learning something you are passionate about.  Not going through a curriculum that someone else thinks is important to you but making up your own study. I love the quote that says "Anything that isn't growing is dying". So lets continue to grow and learn you have the power and the resources are out there.

 5)I am blessed beyond my capacity to comprehend. As I was at the Summit listening to the presenters and doing the hands on workouts. I took a  few minutes and took  it all in.
I'm not sure how I became  a fitness professional it was not a life long dream. I don't know why I have had the pleasure to help so many women and men lose weight and gain a new life and self awareness. I don't know how I can be at a fitness summit and have classes  going on at the same time..oh yes I do..  I have awesome trainers that are teaching and doing a fabulous job!

I've realized I  don't have  to figure it out, my job is to be grateful and take in every moment of every day. Stop and look at your life if you have great people in your life and you doing something you love on a daily basis you are very rich and blessed. If you don't have those things in your life...you can, its your choice. Today you can move toward creating a life you want and deserve.

Well that sums up a few of my take aways from this years PB Summit. Of course I met a lot of new people, laughed alot, networked, got sweaty and learned more than I can write in one blog. Hopefully some of the things I learned you can use as well.
Untill the next time.
Until the next time!
Take Care
Love.Peace and Fitness!

Chelsea Cooper, CPT

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A good laugh and my birthday pictures...the pictures aren't the good laugh...Enjoy

Hope your week is going Fabulous!!

They say laughter is good for the soul and we all should have a few good belly laughs a day. I believe it keeps you young and healthy. There may not be much reason to laugh today in your life or circumstances but remember things are always changing and a good laugh could be just what you need. So click on the link at the end of this and laugh away.....

yep the Aquarium was too fun!!
 Last weekend I turned 36 and I had way too much fun...actually you can never have too much fun! Here are a few pictures of the day that turned into several days of festivities.
Jelly fishes!!!

My sister put this together..how did she get in all the pics?

Me and a friend at the house party my friends and I  crashed sort of like the wedding crashers!! LOL!
Made my cousin laugh when I made this when we went out for my b-day dinner ( you must celebrate yourself first)

Everything you see here was organic :)and delicious

It was another beautiful day in Long Beach...
This is what I did all Sunday..chillin on the couch

Okay on to the video...If you workout at Lean Body Fit Camp you never have to worry about any of these things happening to you...but if you don't  and  you work out at a gym or some other random places..I can't guarantee it won't happen...its pretty funny.
Here is the video:

Until the next time....
Peace, love and Health

Chelsea Cooper,CPT

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lean body Fit Camp Farm tour (Pics)

A few weekends back LBFC had a GROW IT. SHARE IT. EAT IT Farm tour. We spent the morning farming (okay we didn't really farm but we saw people farming)  in the middle of the city.

We had a blast I  learned that tomatoes don't go on trees (hey persimmons look just like tomatoes from a distance). Im a fitness trainer not a botanist:)

We went to 3 different farmers markets/community gardens. All those that came had a blast and if you didn't make it you missed out for sure.

Here are a few pictures of our fabulous day!!

Us chillin at Farm lot 59 in Long Beach


This sunflower is huge!! Nature at its best

thats a pretty good shot if I don't say so myself.
Tanya C pointing out something very profound...
Larmar one of our super trainers found a baby  melon but I had to find a way to get in the picture..yes that's my hand:)
Our Tour guide at Farm Lot 59 Sasha...she was great thanks!!

The Scarecrow looked lonely so we decided to cheer him up

This is the front of Zaferia Junction you can buy a farm plot and farm and eat the food that grows!

they had chickens we were all mesmerized....they were cute but greedy
Posing for the camera...looking good ladies and gents i think we are missing a few people

Our LBFC crew is too silly... Angie B and Tanya were acting like they were discovering something new...don't quit your day jobs!

We went to three  different places on our LBFC GROW IT. SHARE IT. EAT IT. outing.

We went to the
  •  Growing Experience  located at 750 Via Carmelitos Long Beach, 90805 this was an Awesome Community Garden and farmers market its a must...they had everything from fish to chickens to hydroponic plants and apple orchards.
  •  Farm Lot 59 located 2714 California Ave Long Beach, 90755. they had a stand watermelons, celery, and a host of other fruits and veggies. It felt like we were in another place.
  • Zaferian Junction Garden Tour  on 10th and Grand Ave wehre people by a plot of land plant there fruits and vegetables they take care of their mini farm and harvest and eat off it. It was Awesome... We all learned so much.

A special Shout out to Tanya Comerford who put this tour together for us.You Rock!Thanks we couldn't have done it without your help.

At L.B.F.C we not only do we  have great programs that help you lose weight and feel great we are truly a community that looks for ways to improve our selves and our local community.
So if you are ready to change your life for the best and get in the best shape of your life with a great group of people, come get a week for Free:)

 The next excursion which is LBFC Beach Day is coming in August...all are welcome. Ill keep you posted :)

There are more pictures on Lean Body Fit Camps Facebook page go here

Love and Health,
Chelsea C.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Your Body Pledge of Allegiance

This is an Awesome Pledge that we should all have somewhere where we can see it  and read daily. Feel free to save, print and pass along.

My Body Pledge of Allegiance:

Today, I vow to start loving my body – no matter how I am feeling, how I look, and wherever I am in my journey.

I promise to stop the self- criticism, negative self-talk, and to be present in each moment to stop and acknowledge my negative thoughts, and how I am feeling. This will help me realize that almost everything my inner critic says is not true, and to change my beliefs.

I pledge to never again to participate in a barrage of bashing of myself. This includes picking myself apart when I make an error in judgment or a mistake – no matter how big or small.

I promise to begin treating my body with respect by feeding it what it needs, and taking care of it so it can function as efficiently as it can - no matter what my age.

I promise to recognize that I can only ask so much of my body, and that it deserves to sleep and rest in order to prepare for the next day, and I will honor by giving it at least 7 hours of sleep every night.

I promise not to consciously or unconsciously compare my body to others.

I promise not to be influenced by the media, or the fashion industry in what makes a woman beautiful, or the right size. I know that the media does not set the standards for beauty or my self esteem, and is there only to further their own agendas, and line their pocketbooks.

I vow that I will no longer let the scale or a certain size define me.

I promise to recognize that all body types can be beautiful - including mine.

I pledge to recognize my strengths, achievements, and attractiveness. I will affirm to myself every day that I am a wonderful just as I am in that moment.

I promise not to criticize myself, punish myself, or feel guilty when I make a mistake. I am human, not perfect; I know that my mistakes are a way to help me learn, which then helps me become stronger.

I pledge to be true to myself and others because it is who I wish to be.

I promise to stand up, and speak up for myself and others when I hear something harmful or emotionally demeaning said. We all deserve the respect and love of others.

I vow that I will remember that I deserve to love myself right here and right now – in every moment.

Today, and every day from here forward, these are my choices!

Create a great Day!

“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” -Steve Maraboli

Chelsea C.