I am Michelle Gutierrez, owner/creator of Live Fit with Michelle and mother to two beautiful little girls, military spouse, Certified National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer and current Precision Nutrition Level 1 Student.
My passion for fitness started as a little girl. I vividly remember my mother as always being very active, whether it was swimming in her free time, doing sit-ups in the middle of our living room floor, or even popping in a calisthenics video to exercise along to. Sometimes I would even join in.
Throughout high school and college I frequented local gyms with friends. Simply put, I loved the way I felt after a workout. It wasn't until I had my first daughter, however, that fitness meant more to me than just working out at the gym. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I became very aware of everything I was putting into my body. I wanted the very best for my daughter even before she was born. I began to take a closer look at my nutrition and well-being as I knew that my actions would ultimately affect my baby. The healthier I was, the healthier my daughter would be. Just as I had watched and learned from my mother, I knew my daughter would be watching and learning from me. I couldn't expect to feed her well if I ate junk myself; I couldn't expect her to be active when she grew up if I made myself feel guilty for working out in her presence. I quickly learned that I could have my cake and eat it too by making healthy meals for the whole family and squeezing in jogs with my daughter in the stroller or working out next to her as she played on the living room floor. We both were happier and healthier! Fitness took on a new meaning - being fit meant having a healthy mind, healthy body, and healthy environment.
What started as a hobby quickly became a passion as I decided to become certified as a prenatal and postnatal fitness instructor for Fit4Mom in 2012. For 4 years, I taught fitness classes with my children in tow and was fortunate enough to be in a position to touch the lives of many women around me. I helped women realize that their potential was truly unlimited, helped them reach milestones they never thought possible, and helped them become the role models they wanted to be for their children. My career in this industry has also had a positive impact on my girls. My oldest daughter tells me all the time that she wants to be strong like me! It is also no coincidence that my daughters' ideas of fun are doing burpees and making healthy snacks in the kitchen with Mama.
In 2016, I took my love for helping women make lifestyle transformations one step further by getting my NASM Personal Trainer Certification and creating Live Fit with Michelle! My motto has and always will be that Living Fit is a Lifestyle and Not a Destination! I strive to empower others (young, old, male, or female) to stop thinking about quick fixes and start make lasting changes in their lives. My programs are designed to not only help clients reach their milestones but to also feel amazing in their skin and thrive for life. It is not just about getting my clients into incredible shape, rather it is about re-shaping their perspective on nutrition and fitness and helping them take daily, consistent steps to living a fit life!
Are you ready to LIVE FIT with me for LIFE? Head to my website - www.livefitwithmichelle.com and set-up a 20-minute phone consultation TODAY so I can start helping you with your lifestyle transformation!
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