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?

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

my insecurity – imposter syndrome

It took me over 10 years and a vicious irritable bowel disease to arrive at my current spot, and why understanding and mastering my mindset has been so important to me over the last several years so I thought I would give you a glimpse into my own history of struggle. When I first set … Continue reading my insecurity – imposter syndrome

can i strength train with a sore stomach?

CAN I LIFT weights with a sore stomach? 🤔 CAN I EXERCISE with GI issues? 😳 CAN I STRENGTH TRAIN with an Ostomy? 🙋🏽‍♀️ YES YES YES! December 7th this year will mark 5 years of living with an Ostomy and ZERO ❌ Ulcerative Colitis issues. I spent most of my adult life struggling with GI dysfunction. Despite that, exercise … Continue reading can i strength train with a sore stomach?

be comfortable being uncomfortable

I have a list of mantras I've created with my clients over the years; a list I refer to as LAWisms. With over 20 years teaching, coaching and training experience, I have many lawisms. And no, I don't consider my way to be THE LAW; but the nickname stuck when my triathlon training buddy referred … Continue reading be comfortable being uncomfortable

can i exercise too much?

In this week's wellness Wednesday IG live mini training, I tackled a client question: can I exercise too much? Let's play Jeopardy, why don't we? Ken Jennings: Alex, I'll take Wellness Wednesday for $1,000 Alex: You got it Ken! This occurs when a person exceeds their body's ability to recover from strenuous exercise Ken Jennings: … Continue reading can i exercise too much?

are you a stressed mom with no time?

My baby sister had a kid and moved away to a new place where she didn’t know anyone or have any family. She’s got her #squad now, but dam, having a baby is work! Hiring a sitter wasn’t something she wanted, but she knew exercise would help with her emotional mood and mindset as she started this … Continue reading are you a stressed mom with no time?