Georgina Blankenship launched her fitness and nutrition business because she is passionate about helping people reach their personal fitness goals and be the best they can be.
Blankenship has been interested in health, nutrition and fitness as a hobby for 30 years. Ten years ago, after realizing the profound impact that fitness and nutrition have on people's lives, she decided to formally educate herself in order to help others.
"Health really comes down to what we put in our bodies and how we exercise," said Blankenship.
She is a certified personal trainer, culinary nutrition expert, sports nutrition advisor and
instructor for The Buff Mom Bootcamp (www.thebuffmom.com) in Aylmer.
Through her business, Blankenship offers a variety of fitness and nutrition services that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of clients regardless of their situation and fitness level.
Blankenship offers personal training services in the gym or in the client's home. These training sessions can be done one-on-one or, for those who prefer the fun of working out with friends, group pricing is available. Before the training sessions begin, a fitness assessment is done to gauge the overall health of the client. Blankenship also requires her clients to have a pre-workup done by their doctor to ensure that they can safely go ahead with the training program. This is then followed by goal-setting and finally the training sessions. Clients determine the frequency of the sessions, some meeting once a week and others only once a month.
“A Taste of Nutrition and Fitness” is a mini training program that she offers for those who are looking to make a lifestyle change but don't know where to start or are unsure if they want to commit to a longer personal training program. This mini program provides a health assessment, nutritional consulting and a few training sessions with a follow-up consultation to make sure the client is on the right path.
Moving the body regularly is only part of a holistic approach to health. What we put into our bodies is equally as important according to Blankenship. In addition to personal training programs, she offers clients a variety of completely customizable nutrition services.
"No one program is fit for everyone," says Blankenship. "Individualizing is important. I work with the client to determine what they want to focus on and go from there. They may want to learn about macronutrients and how to incorporate more into their diet, focus on eating breakfast regularly, get their blood sugar under control or increase their levels of hydration."
"What is in your Fridge, Pantry and Freezer?" is a service that helps clients to organize their cupboards so they can quickly prepare healthy, nutritious meals. Blankenship provides a 60 minute in-home consultation to help clients purge foods that are stopping them from reaching their goals. Another service she provides is "Tour the Grocery Store". Blankenship accompanies the client on a shopping trip and explains how to navigate the grocery store to find the healthiest foods, read nutrition labels properly, save money, eat seasonally and identify and avoid unhealthy options. Detailed meal planning can be included with either of these services for an additional fee.
Blankenship wants her clients to know that health isn't about unattainable perfection, but about doing what is best for them and achieving their own unique definitions of success.
For more information about Blankenship’s services or to book a training session or nutritional consultation visit -www.geoginablankenship.com.