is this you?

Each month you set a few goals and are excited and ready to start fresh! The first of the month rolls around and you spend a few days checking those goals right off the list. And then 2 weeks in, you find yourself off the rails, frustrated and your goals end up right out the … Continue reading is this you?

5 minute body scan with Lee-Ann Watanabe

FREE CONTENT ALERT! After some encouragement from a friend to do my own guided body scan audio (instead of using commercial ones out there; THANK YOU Hina!), I've decided to bite the bullet and do the DAM thing! Here is my first stab at a 5 minute body scan, FREE for all! This is the … Continue reading 5 minute body scan with Lee-Ann Watanabe

mobility flow – free DIY anywhere, anytime!

Using Mobility training to WARM UP, COOL DOWN or to BOOST MOOD can improve the range of motion of our joints and muscles. It can assist in improving our posture. Mobility training can alleviate 'everyday' aches and pains as well as improve our body awareness. Lee-Ann Watanabe’s Mobility Flow Use as a Warm-Up, Use to Cool-Down, Use to … Continue reading mobility flow – free DIY anywhere, anytime!

motivation versus discipline?

Last week I ran an #instagram poll asking people whether they believed motivation or discipline played a bigger role in adherence to a wellness / fitness / nutrition program...DRUM ROLL please... discipline won with a 91% vs. 9% tally. I USED to believe that motivation was the most important thing when adhering to a wellness … Continue reading motivation versus discipline?

non scale victories

My 50-year old client did a 3 week check in. The scale didn't budge but the inches sure did! You see, there is much more to long term wellness than that fickle number on the scale. After all, your value as a person, your experiences, success and the vibe you bring to the world can't … Continue reading non scale victories

people say the darndest things

Recently at a professional meet up, I was in group of other Personal Trainers. As we "broke the ice" a woman in our group gave us her "bio." She specializes in the geriatric population; trains her clients out of her home; used to race a lot of marathons and triathlons, and now just runs for … Continue reading people say the darndest things

your vibe attracts your tribe

Over the years, my fitness business started shifting toward more mindset, less fat loss. Other coaches will tell you 10 pounds in 10 days is doable. Other trainers will say if you want it bad enough & work hard enough, you’ll be worthy. It’s not in my integrity, for what I teach-no drastic or extreme … Continue reading your vibe attracts your tribe

it's never the right time

This past weekend, I was excited to attend the Brookbush Institute Human Movement Science Corrective Exercise Lab; 16 hours of education built around assessment, mobility and integration of common dysfunction patterns we see in most clients across the board. 2020 has been filled with much of this - taking risks with exciting and yes, scary … Continue reading it's never the right time

ask a trainer – tight back & shoulders

Ask a Trainer Tuesday!  Q: My upper back and shoulders feel SO TIGHT. What can I do, Lee-Ann? A: Release, Mobilize and Lengthen!  STAY TUNED for my mini band circuit video that will cover this 3-step process: Release, Mobilize and Lengthen!  Will you try this? If so, the first one to send me a short … Continue reading ask a trainer – tight back & shoulders

how much protein do I need?

Today in @24cycle class, I was asked from @basqueinhi about his protein intake requirements. AH! If I had a dollar for every time I’m asked that! Protein - the most common under eaten macronutrient! So, just how much do you need? Well, if you’ve got goals, there is a method to it; but, it’s pretty … Continue reading how much protein do I need?