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These are answers to the most common general questions we receive. For questions unique to your situation, please schedule an initial consultation.
What does the LEAP acronym stand for?
Lifestyle Enrichment through Active Participation. Established in 2003, its singular focus is to help anyone seeking to change their health, fitness and wellness for the better.
Is LEAP Living licensed?
Yes. LEAP Living, LLC. is licensed and governed under the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Every two(2) years, American Council on Exercises(ACE) requires me to recertify and to maintain Basic Life Savings(BLS) and AED certifications every two years.
What is Medical Fitness?
It is the utilization of movement as treatment for those suffering from injuries and chronic disease. Medical Exercise Specialists assist those towards a healthier life by designing programs that not only help alleviate the symptoms of chronic health conditions, but prevent them from occurring altogether.
What is a Health Coach?
A Health Coach is a partner in an individual's behavior change process. This process involves the use of evidence-based skills and knowledge to support the patient or client as they set goals, unearth values & strengths, and access intrinsic motivations to encourage the development of sustainable healthy behaviors and attitudes.
As a female, will I bulk up from weight training?
This myth has persisted for decades and is further from the truth. One of the fundamental ingredients for muscle growth is testosterone, which is a hormone found in high concentrations in men, but not so much in women (women do have testosterone, but not in the levels present in men). While some females are predisposed to developing significant muscle tone and size, this is not the case for all. Women lack the chemical make-up required to “bulk up” without extreme training volumes, strict dieting habits and possible supplementation. Because of the many benefits of weight training, including its contribution to weight loss, women can and should lift weights (heavy ones) without the fear of becoming anything more than healthy, toned and strong. Note that these characteristics are not synonymous with “bulky.”
How soon should I see results?
Because of many differences from one person to another, there is no definitive answer to this question. On average, noticeable strength gains are seen within three(3) months. In regards to weight loss, noticeable and sustained changes can take up to a year or even more. But it is more than worth the effort because of the benefits to physical and mental health and well-being.
What is EIM(Exercise is Medicine)?
EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions. A global health initiative, managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), designed to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, and connecting health care with evidence-based physical activity resources for people everywhere and of all abilities. EIM encourages physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals.
What is TBG(Tool Box Genomics)?
You are born with every potential version of you already intact. Everything you do in life can impact your genes: what you eat and drink, your work habits, where you live, and all the little choices in between. Our everyday actions and interactions turn parts of our genetic code on and off, changing the likelihood we’ll develop health concerns that lie in wait or even changing our life expectancies. TBG is a genetic testing service offered to doctors and to individuals curious about their own genes that analyzes both your genetics and the micro-expressions of your genes called epigenetics. TBG's quality of science is strong.
Are masks and vaccination required?
Yes, currently for group classes, and, for those who have been exposed to COVID-19 and its variants. For those diagnosed with long COVID, LEAP Living requires a doctor’s clearance and a list of contraindications provided by your primary care physician.
What do you accept as payment for your services?
Cash, Zelle, Pop Money, Cash App