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Let’s talk goals + why

Okay, we all have goals. And for nearly everyone, health / fitness find their way into our goals in some form of fashion. Our clients are no exception. But when we talk goals for health / fitness, we really try to get well rounded. We recognize that a simple “lose weight” isn’t going to cut it. Nope, not good enough.

Rather, we think that if you really allow yourself to dream, you’ll recognize that health / fitness goals apply to every part of your life. What do we mean?

  • Family: You might have a goal to have more energy to play with your kids or grandkids. Great!
  • Health: Your doctor might have told you to get your blood sugars low. Alright, another goal.
  • Finance: Maybe you want to spend less on eating our or buying bigger size clothing.
  • Marriage: Hey, maybe you want to get in better shape so your confidence or desire in the bedroom will increase (we’re not pulling any punches).
  • Spiritual: Maybe you realize you’re leaning on food or alcohol more than prayer or meditation. Another great area to set goals in.
  • Personal: Maybe you just want to be proud of yourself and you’re tired of not showing up for yourself.

Your health and fitness goals really should span many areas of your life. And we know our clients tend to focus on just one area or another. Are you doing the same? Is it easy for you to say you’re doing this for your family or for the doctor but once you start daydreaming about how YOU will feel in that cute dress or even in the bedroom you clam up and stop daring to dream?

We want it all. We want you to dare to dream, to have many goals, to really connect with how getting your health / fitness in order will have such a domino effect in your life.

Once we find goals for the different areas of life, we’re going to want to drill down some whys too.

Why do you want to look good in your clothes? Why do you want more energy? Why do you want to stop emotionally eating?

We need the why. In the moment when you’re talking yourself into a workout or out of a candy bar, you need a why that is stronger than those desires. You need to want to be ablet o go on hikes and bike ridesw ith your kids more than you want to sleep in. You have to KNOW that why though, beforehand, so you can use it as motivation in the moment.

So, set your goals. Think long and hard. Think about all the different areas of your life and why health / fitness is important. Then, after you name the goal, name the why. WHY is it important to you? WHY is it more important than what you want right now?

Alright, so let’s hear it. What are your goals? Why are they important to you?

  1. Goal ~> Why
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If you’re interested in working with us to start getting healthy, stop living paycheck to fill out the contact form here and we’ll be in touch.


Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre focused on Fitness, Family & Finance. We know people are stressed about money, they’re unorganized, they’re unhappy with their bodies, they’re distracted and they’re not thriving. But we believe humans are built to be strong & energetic and that good things come to those who work hard and are disciplined. So we coach people to get healthy, to get organized, & to get debt free. The vision is people having a happy & healthy life they’re proud of. We don’t take excuses but we do get results!

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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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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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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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Move of the Day: Chest fly w/ leg raise!

Okay, this move is harder than it looks! First, let’s make sure we have light weights. With the chest flu, palms face in and go out with a slight bend in the elbows. The weight needs to be light since your lever (arm) is long (not bent @90), making the move harder.
Likewise, let’s go straight up and down, breathing our as you lower. Abs are in but if you feel any pain in your lower back, bend your knees or alternate one leg at a time!

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Move of the day: Inchworms

Move of the day: Inchworms! 🐛

The inchworm is such a great move for total body strength & stabilization. You’ll find it appear pretty often in our warm ups at Ideal Balance because it gets the blood moving and heart pumping!

Start with feet hip width apart, then roll down and walk out on your hands to plank position, keeping abs in! Then walk hands back in toward feet and return to standing, smile at the top optional. 😉

This move strengthens, stretches and targets all stabilizing muscle and it targets the front (anterior chain) and back (posterior chain) of your body.

Give it a try!!!

Join us for small group personal training M/W/F @ 630/830/930!!

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Move of the Day!

Dolphin push ups are the move of the day!!

This move is a “fun” twist on the traditional push-up while also incorporating some amazing yoga-style stretches. This move works core & back & shoulders & triceps & a little chest!! It’s so good!

Start in forearm plank and then, as if someone is pulling you straight up to the ceiling by your tailbone, push your weight back to dolphin pose. Be careful not to allow your hips to drop or your shoulders to sag!

Enjoy!!


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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Move of the day: Dips!

Move of the day: Dips!

Dips are not new but they are humbling if you do them right!

The further in your feet are, the easier they are.
The further out your feet are, the tougher they are.
Stack one foot on the other to make them super tough!

The point of this movement isn’t to bounce up and down, it’s to intentionally bend at the elbows, even if it’s just a few inches!

We did 80 today but we suggest you give 3 sets of ten a try! You’ll feel it in a few days in your triceps, anterior deltoids (back of shoulders) and rhomboids & lats (back)!

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Fitness Health

Unassisted Bathroom Trips for Life

We don’t know about you, but we’ve thought long and hard about this oddball topic: we would like the dignity of being able to take ourselves to the bathroom for as long as possible in our older years.

No really, this is something every human desires but possibly not something every human thinks about. So, if we all want to be able to go to the bathroom unassisted, how do we do that?

Take care of your body so it will take care of you.

Your body has gotten you through a lot in your life, we know that’s true! But, if you want it to keep getting you through, you’ve got to take care of it. By that we mean feed it right, workout, destress, laugh a lot and sleep well. Take care of your body and it will take care of you. None of that comes automatically, you’ve got to plan and be strategic in achieving those aims for your health.

Build balance

Balance is one of the best ways to maintain vitality as you age. Balance comes in all different shapes and sizes but everyone is capable of improving their balance. Moreover, many folks don’t realize that balance is something you have exercise in order for it to grow as a muscle. And, it will grow as a muscle!

During our small group personal training classes, we focus heavily on core- yes we do serious core exercises every single workout. We also incorporate Yoga and Pilates into our workouts. Finally, we do a lot of moves that require stabilizing muscles to activate which typically incorporate alternating legs or arms!

  • We call this the 1, 1, 2 press. DWe call this the 1, 1, 2 press and it's a chest/shoulder burner. During this entire exercise, you're holding the weights up in the air. You alternating lowering one, then the other, then both and press both back up. Then, you lower one, the other and both again. In this way, you are constantly having to stabilize the weight up in the air.uring this entire exercise, you're holding the weights up in the air. You alternating lowering one, then the other, then both and press both back up. Then, you lower one, the other and both again. In this way, you are constantly having to stabilize the weight up in the air.
  • Side planks all by themselves are evil. Add in a leg raise or even a leg hold and we're really digging deep. Just be sure your entire body is in alignment, head to shoulder to hip to knee!
  • Performing a one arm row & opposite leg raise in this, the stork stance, is a more advanced way to work on your balance and your strength at the same time!
  • Standing kickbacks can be done at any level. Holding a chair will help you balance, but your feet and legs will still be fighting to keep you upright. Here we've added a band for resistance. The trick to feel this in your booty is to lead with the heel!

The reasoning is this: If we have better balance, we can make it to the bathroom, down on the seat, backup and wherever we are going pretty easily.

What are you doing today to help your chances at unassisted bathroom trips for life?

Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida focused on Fitness, Family and Finance. They offer 1-on-1 coaching sessions in person and virtually as well as group coaching, small group personal training and workshops each month. We exist to inject hope and empower people to live the life God created them to live. If you’d like to find out more about working with us, please fill out the contact form below!