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Fitness Health

Not all kids play sports

A lot of kids stay healthy and fit because they’re busy playing sports.

But not all kids play sports.

Nope, some kids are like our sons: book nerds who really love math, Greek mythology and video games!

That doesn’t mean they don’t want to be healthy and fit. And it certainly doesn’t mean their parents want them left behind when it comes to learning about their body, their strength and building confidence.

That’s why we offer an afternoon class 3x a week that focuses on just that: teaching them to build strength and confidence in their bodies as well as their ability to do hard things. That’s what we all want for our kids.

So that’s what we’re offering. A place they can grow as a young adult in their health, fitness and nutrition knowledge.

Join us Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 4pm at Ideal Balance – 8418 East Bay Blvd Navarre, Florida 32566.


Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person and virtually as well as in Small Groups in Personal Training sessions, workshops and other events. We’re on a mission to inject hope and empower our community one client at a time. Contact us if you’d like to find out more.

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Budget Money

$40K in 10 Weeks!

We wrapped up our ten week Financial Peace University class this Tuesday! It was sure great. =D We had three couples and three single ladies and we just LOVED all of them!!!!

Between the 9 of them, they paid off $40049 in TEN weeks. They cut up !!!21!!! credit cards y’all!!! We have one couple who moved to Baby Step 3 during the class, we have another couple who will be on to Baby Step 3 in December and another by April!!!! We love what we do! =D

As a reminder, here are the Baby Steps:

  • BABY STEP 1
    Save $1,000 for your starter emergency fund.
  • BABY STEP 2
    Pay off all debt (except the house) using the debt snowball.
  • BABY STEP 3
    Save 3–6 months of expenses in a fully funded emergency fund.
  • BABY STEP 4
    Invest 15% of your household income in retirement.
  • BABY STEP 5
    Save for your children’s college fund.
  • BABY STEP 6
    Pay off your home early.
  • BABY STEP 7
    Build wealth and give generously.

We are Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coaches and we LOVE teaching Financial Peace University, though we only do it once a year during the fall. There are other ways to get our help if it’s something that’s been on your heart.

Financial Coaching / 2 meetings per month / $150 Learn More

Budget Like A Rockstar Workshop June 12 @ 8am. Tickets



Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person and virtually as well as in Small Groups in Personal Training sessions, workshops and other events. We’re on a mission to inject hope and empower our community one client at a time. Contact us if you’d like to find out more.

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Budget Generosity

Christmas Budget Planner

Do you know some of us act like we are surprised that Christmas comes on December 25th every single year? No it’s true! All of the sudden we panic both budget & time wise to get everything in by the deadline! You know, the deadline that comes on the same day every year?

This year we want to help you out. The amount you spend on Christmas can really get out of hand, especially when you consider party, decorations, teacher gifts and all the things we don’t always think about at first! We’re sharing this free Christmas Budget Planner to make this less panic-y!

So, let’s make a plan. Let’s be intentional. Let’s plan everything out and stay on track. When you have the funds to fund your plan, you’re able to give and celebrate in a generous spirit (rather than a stressed, Scroogey spirit). That’s the most fun way to celebrate!

Using this tracker will help you this year. But where the magic REALLY starts to work is when you sit down and plot everything out for next year. You go through everything you want to see & do & buy & have for the Christmas season, being sure to keep true to what’s most important about the season to you. After you determine that, add up all the categories of spending and come to your total sum. You’ll then take that number and divide it by 12. That dollar amount is now the amount you can set aside in a sinking fund each month in order to be ready to go by next Christmas! A sinking fund is a fancy accounting word that really just means a savings account with a purpose. So, unlike your long-term emergency fund which is also a savings account, the sinking fund is something you know almost exactly how much and when you’ll need to spend it.

So, take the planner to use for this season. Then print another copy and get serious about being ready to be generous and full of joy next season when you aren’t stressed about the Christmas plan or the funding of the Christmas plan!


Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person and virtually as well as in Small Groups in Personal Training sessions, workshops and other events. We’re on a mission to inject hope and empower our community one client at a time. Contact us if you’d like to find out more.

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Mindset

What We Believe P.2

Many people are walking around timid, scared and weak. That breaks our heart.

We have this uncanny ability to see all that you’re capable of. We see you as you were created to be. So, if we see you shying away from that, we feel it in our souls. And we feel called to bring out the powerful, strong and energetic version of yourself that is fully taking advantage of your one and only life!

Humans are filled with power & love and are built to be strong & energetic.

Some people haven’t ever had the feeling of strength coursing through their veins and through their thoughts. For others, it’s been a long time. There may be a lack of trust or belief that you are strong. That you are energetic. That you are filled with power and overflowing with love.

But we know that’s exactly how you were created and what you’re made of. It’s our job to bring all of that out. And we love our job.


Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person and virtually as well as in Small Groups in Personal Training sessions, workshops and other events. We’re on a mission to inject hope and empower our community one client at a time. Contact us if you’d like to find out more.

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Fitness Health

Obesity costs too much

42% of Americans are obese.

The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion in 2008.

The medical cost of obesity was $1,429 higher than those who weren’t considered obese.

Those are some stats from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention).

We hate those stats at Ideal Balance. We also know there is so much more to the *cost* of being obese. It’s absolutely our goal to help you not only understand how your weight is affecting your physical and mental health, but also to encourage you and motivate you to SOLVE the problem yourself.

Yes, you can overcome this beast of of a disease. We absolutely believe that.

You can feel better. You can have more energy. You can fit in your clothes easier. You can walk by the mirror and not dodge the reflection but be truly happy with what you see.

We believe in you. We know you’ve got what it takes.

And we’ve got what it takes as your coaches. At Ideal Balance we’re not going to promise you quick fixes. We’re not going to accept your excuses.

Nope, we’re going to help you face your emotions, your thoughts, your bad habits. We’re going to help you OVERCOME them so that you can build a lifestyle that results in health, confidence and strength.


Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person and virtually as well as in Small Groups in Personal Training sessions, workshops and other events. We’re on a mission to inject hope and empower our community one client at a time. Contact us if you’d like to find out more.

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Mindset

Hard work works.

We know that hard work works. And we don’t try to sugar coat it.

What we *do* though is everything we can to help our clients put in the work to get healthy, get organized and get debt-free.


We encourage, we motivate, we help develop habits and systems so that the hard work can do the work!

Do you agree that hard work works?


Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person and virtually as well as in Small Groups in Personal Training sessions, workshops and other events. We’re on a mission to inject hope and empower our community one client at a time. Contact us if you’d like to find out more.

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Mindset

What we believe P.1

A lot of people don’t realize the underlying stress and frustration in their lives is caused by an unbalanced life. So at Ideal Balance, we help people get healthy, get organized and get debt-free.

What we do is a reflection of what we believe. This week we are taking a look at our three core beliefs:

Good things come to those who work hard & are disciplined.

We absolutely love our clients and we want the best for them. The solution to every one of their problems, aside from prayer, is always hard work and discipline.

Hard work gets a bad rap but it’s the stuff that all the best things are made of. When we think of everything that we have in life that we truly love and treasure, we must admit that we came by it through hard work. In the rare instance that is untrue, that’s the unmerited favor, the blessings, the goodness that we can’t ever take credit for.

But! The things that we can take credit for, those things are always a product of hard work. And you know what’s cool? That hard work is something we can and should be proud of. The hard work you’ve done to buy a house, to have children, to be married, to get that promotion, to help others in a time of need–those are the things your character, your memories and your sweat have made possible.

So, if we know that good things come from hard work, we’re going to lean into that at Ideal Balance. We know our clients have goals like losing weight, getting our of debt and getting their homes organized. If you know hard work works, then you should lean into hard work, right? So we encourage, empower, push, motivate, bribe, and pretty much anything else to help our clients put in the hard work it takes to achieve their goals.

Hard work works. -Ideal Balance

Unfortunately, you don’t always feel like working hard. Did you just nod your head? This is true for all of us. So, we add discipline into the recipe so that Hard work + Discipline = Good Things.

Discipline was defined by President Abraham Lincoln this way:

Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.

Abraham Lincoln

While hard work will get us there, we have to have the self-discipline to keep at the hard work, even when we don’t feel like it. It’s really important to understand that we won’t always want to put into the work. It’s important to acknowledge that with ourselves before we embark on the journey toward a goal. It’s going to take hard work and I’m not always going to want to do it…but I am going to do it anyway. I’m going to choose to be disciplined, I’m going to choose mind over matter even when I don’t feel like it. When we do that, we are able to anticipate and overcome the moments where our toddler brains try to talk us out of hard work.

The “D” word gets a bad rap but it really shouldn’t. Discipline is what helps you achieve. The goals you desire to achieve. In that way, discipline is like your best friend and it’s something you should be really happy to have around!

At Ideal Balance, we don’t assume this discipline will come to you all on your own. Nope, we keep it real. We work on building habits and thought patterns which will ultimately be the key to being disciplined. Habits are what make hard work become easy and inevtiable. Taking control of our brain, understanding that we want to choose the pain of discipline over the pain of regret is also what makes in-the-moment decision making for discipline easier.

So, we understand that discipline brings stability, consistency, structure and, honestly, freedom in your life. We understand that hard work is both the end and the means to all of our favorite things. With these things in mind, we believe:

Good things come to those who work hard & are disciplined.


Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person and virtually as well as in Small Groups in Personal Training sessions, workshops and other events. We’re on a mission to inject hope and empower our community one client at a time. Contact us if you’d like to find out more.

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Fitness

Move of the day: Frog Circles!!

Move of the day!

Slider Frog Circles!!

Challenge your core in a totally different way! If you don’t have sliders, use paper plates or towels on a hardwood/tile surface.

This move works your entire body: shoulders, hips, transverse abdominal and more WHILE forcing your body to use all the stabilizing strength it has! You’re also keeping the muscles under tension which means NO BREAKS. 😉

Start in plank position, toes on sliders. Tuck knees in, then slide outward and back until your feet come back together. Next, reverse the movement. Don’t allow your hips to dip or shoulders to slouch!

Give a try, start with ten circles back & forth. Tell us how they feel! See Less

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Generosity

2 steps to being instantly happier

Last night we were so fortunate to have Katie & Brandon Oakes as our guest speakers for our Dream Date Night: Generosity. Below are two of the tips they shared with us about generosity that really blew our minds!

1. Be generous.

How joyful do you feel when you’re generous? Think about anytime you’ve been able to give your time, you talents, your money to someone who really needed it. Think about when you’ve been able to be generous for no reason even. How did that make you feel? We bet you’re smiling right now, thinking about it! Being generous MAKES you happy. It’s actually kind of a selfish thing to do, if you think about it. Being generous 100% makes you happy. So, if you want to be happy, BE GENEROUS.

You can totally be in control of your own mood, mental health, happiness by being generous. In this way, it’s a really neat thought to think that you can protect your joy by being generous. You can be proactive and protective about your joy by being generous.

So right now, how can you be generous? Give someone a compliment, pay for someone’s coffee, pick a way to be generous!

2. Give what you need.

Sometimes you feel like you are in need of something in particular, maybe a mood boost, help with the kids, a hug, loving words. Do you know the act of giving that away will actually help you fill a need. It’s a weird phenomenon, but it absolutely works! SO next time you feel that way, give a try and watch your happiness levels instantly go up!

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Budget Money

The Car Payoff Dance!

What do you do when you pay off your vehicle?

~A HAPPY DANCE~ of course!

Listen as Jess explains why she paid off her 2015 Kia Sedona, how she paid off her van and how she felt when she did it!

As you can see with this video, we work with clients 1-on-1, virtually or in-person, to help them reach their financial goals!

What could you do with your car payment money?