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Local realtor Brooke Filosa interviews local women to give us a platform to educate other women on our business and how we can help them.
Check out my full interview below!
Cherise Mazur is Cranford Mom who is a holistic health coach who helps her clients to create a life free from restricted diets & excessive exercise. She does one on one health coaching focused on self-care, relationships, career and so much more. She also has a blog where she shares healthy recipes and recently became an RYT-500 yoga instructor.
How did you get started?
I came into this healthy lifestyle stemming from a very unhealthy lifestyle. Growing up I always struggled with my weight which I would hide under baggy clothes (thank God it was the early 90s and that was the style!). I tried every diet possible from detoxes, 3-day cleanses, and pills; any type of quick fix that was going to have me lose weight really fast was what I was looking for. Obviously, we know those are not sustainable. Back then we didn’t have the resources that we have today to learn what to use and what is right. So, once I had my daughter (she is now 18), I knew I had to change because I didn’t want her to go through what I was going through. I basically educated myself in the beginning and eventually, I became a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor because I loved what I was doing and I wanted to help other people. Everything grew from there; about a year and a half ago I enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition out of New York City, and they take a whole health approach to wellness which is what I really like. It’s not just about the food on your plate, it’s also the food off your plate; how is your relationship? how is your self-care? how is your stress management? If none of that is in balance then it doesn’t matter what you are eating.
What does your coaching experience look like?
I work with clients 1:1 and I’m virtual. I like to start with a 3-month retainer because you really don’t start to see change until you hit the 6-8 week mark when we’re working together, creating those healthy habits and with the accountability and support that I give you. We meet once a week on zoom and we address your goals for last week, how they are progressing, and maybe what we need to change or work on going forward into the next week. I also do group coaching as well if people are open to bringing their friends and family.
You are very focused on nutrition and share a lot of recipes. Do you create them yourself or get them from other places?
It’s a little bit of both. A lot, I definitely create myself; I’ve been cooking a lot just trying to figure out better ingredients for myself and for my family. When I bake a lot now, I don’t use any white sugars, it’s either honey or syrup. I try to stick to grilling or baking when I can and the air fryer is your best friend– go get one! I create a lot on my own and get inspiration from other food bloggers and things like that.
You also have a blog; what kind of content do you share?
Originally it started as a place to share my healthy recipes with everyone and now it’s evolved and I share lifestyle tips. For example, I put something on there about how to build your macro bowl or why certain orders of eating can help level out your blood glucose levels. There are a lot of fitness and health tips on there now. You can also sign up for my newsletter and you’ll get a free 5-day meal plan guide. I’m just here to help!