There hasn't been a time when being healthy has not been a part of my paradigm. One of my earliest memories as a kid is going to funeral parlors with my grandmother to view the body of a friend. The adults would converse about the cause of death - heart attack, sugar(diabetes), cancer, liver disease (alcoholism), on and on. My next memory is of myself standing in an open field, between two buildings where my friends and I played tag, kickball, softball, declaring that I will always work at being healthy and seeking peace. I have kept both promises. Being at peace with myself and others was not a difficult task. Setting boundaries and developing my own identity with morals and values was key to that. In my late teens, I started shopping at the local health food store - New Leaf. Trying foods, supplements and herbs I researched and read about. Playing organized recreational sports, exercising at gyms and community centers, jogging with friends has been steady. Practicing peace, deliberately and consistently eating quality foods and in the right quantity, and keeping it moving lead me to my practice - LEAP Living (Lifestyle Enrichment through Active Participation). I believe that finding your health and well-being requires you to actively participate in a consistent manner through engaging your mind, body and spirit. As an ACE Certified Gold - Medical Exercise Specialist, ACE Certified Health Coach and Exercise is Medicine Credential - 1 provider, let me help you find your path to a healthier you.
"Ever been with a great group of people you really connect with, people who really put a smile on your face, positive people, people who take really care of themselves? I know where you can meet them three days a week for an hour and it will change your life. I know it changed mine! Group
work out is a blast"
Kate L., Tallahassee
“Leap Living real time internet training is fantastic! I can workout from my home knowing I am supervised by a certified medical exercise specialist. Using only a few basic tools. It made recovery from my broken leg faster and got me back to a regular work out program sooner than my physician anticipated," Pam M., Lenox, MA
"In working with LEAP Living, I have strengthened my body substantially. Diane (my personal trainer) was able to modify exercises to my specific needs & in doing so I have seen great gains in all areas from my arms, legs and core to my general fitness level." Rachel A., Tallahassee
" Diane performed a miracle for me. I had been experiencing chronic neck and shoulder pain for a couple of months. During that time, I had seen a chiropractor twice and a massage therapist once, with no improvement. Then, during one of my classes with Diane, we focused on stretching for almost the entire session. That afternoon, my neck still hurt, but it felt different. The next day, the pain was gone; no neck pain and no shoulder pain! I remained pain free for two weeks, until I did something that stressed my body (trying to hold back an overly enthusiastic dog on a leash). Even then, after one class with Diane, I felt good again."
Janis S., Tallahassee
Several years ago I found myself diabetic, overweight, w/fibromyalgia & in chronic in pain. That's when I put myself in Diane's very capable hands. Diane set up a program for me that helped me bring my weight under control & got my health back on track. Years later, the weight is still off, diabetes under control & I'm still sold on Diane!" Libby W., Tallahassee
“I highly recommend Leap Living’s real time internet thing. Like many people I have a busy schedule and really appreciate the convenience of not having to drive to the gym. Also I have been very impressed with Diane’s fitness knowledge & motivational ability.” Ryan A., Seattle, WA
Your health & wellness goals are personal. Let's find yours through thoughtful exploration of what's matters, what's real, and what's attainable.
I heard you. Your goals and experiences are mixed with my knowledge and skills to design an integrated program that's uniquely, YOU.
Eat, Move, Rejuvenate... Well!
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