Meet Elina Davis, Home Bodies Trainer to Manchester, Hookset, and Londonderry NH and surrounding areas

While I was very active as a young child, at 15 my life drastically changed and I stopped exercising. Soon after that, I developed Grave’s disease and I had to get a big cyst removed from my neck. I overate to deal with my feelings. I learned as a child to eat as much as I could when it was available because we were poor. Once we finally had more money, the food we had tasted better and my overeating continued. I also took medication for my thyroid which increased my hunger significantly. So 3 months later I was more than 30 pounds overweight and it devastated me. At that time I didn’t know enough about good nutrition, strength training or even cardiovascular activities, so I tried a lot of fad diets and even tried to start dancing again, but I couldn’t lose more than 10 pounds at a time and I my thyroid problems worsened due to my extreme dieting.

So, one day I decided to do it right. I started buying fitness magazines, reading about nutrition and working with a personal trainer at the gym. I learned a lot, saw great results and since then I have always exercised on a regular basis. Fitness and proper nutrition were the solution to my weight problem and significantly improved my health and my confidence levels. Fitness taught me that you don’t have to be overweight and unhealthy: You have an opportunity to change your life. It also made me stronger emotionally and made me more disciplined and determined.

I have always loved helping people and sharing my knowledge with others. When I was forced to fight my desire for bad food and my lazy habits, I learned a lot on my own. I always wanted to help other people and educate them so they won’t have to go through hell to get the results like I did. I want to help people but do it the right way from the beginning.

When I meet with a client I start by asking: what are their goals and expectations? I need to find out what they want to accomplish with their body, how hard are they willing to work for it, and what might the deadlines and obstacles be. I ask them about their lifestyle, nutrition and exercise habits and health concerns. I do some basic fitness assessments to see what they can do. Finally, at the end, I provide several exercise and/or nutritional guidelines. At that stage I usually explain the importance of gradual lifestyle change, fitness and nutrition education and developing discipline. I usually finish a session with a series of questions to make sure we are both on the same page. Also, at the end of the first session I explain that I can change a workout or suggest different nutrition guidelines if the client is not comfortable doing certain things or if, after we tried them, we both see it is not the best pick. I mention that everybody is different and that it will take some time to see what works best for each person.

I really love circuit and interval training, because it provides freedom to incorporate different types of moves, organize/adjust it to the client's needs and see great results. I am familiar with Zumba, plyometrics, and kickboxing as well.

I emphasize that it is extremely important to gradually change your lifestyle and not panic if it takes you longer to achieve a goal. In order to do that, it is crucial to learn how your body works. Knowledge is power!

Also, no matter what, you have to think in advance about potential obstacles may prevent you from effectively following a diet and/or exercise plan. This way you can think in advance about how to overcome these obstacles. Let’s say you know that your office vending machine offers only junk food--so realize that you have to cook food in advance and bring it with you to work. This brings me to my next point: you have to take your body seriously! You have to perform your job at least satisfactorily to get paid, and likewise you have to work hard on your body to achieve results. But that doesn’t mean that you have to kill yourself the first day you begin to work out. You can work gradually to increase your endurance and shrink your portions to achieve results that you will then be able to sustain for a lifetime.

Finally, I always emphasize the necessity of diversity in diet and exercise plans. By mixing it up, you will be better able to stick to it without getting bored.

Here is Why Elina is the Trainer For You...

I am certified through the ISSA. I lost over 30 pounds about 7 years ago and still maintain my weight. I completely changed my lifestyle and nutrition and exercise habits and know a lot about obstacles and motivation. Also, it is very easy for me to adjust to different personality types and adjust the workout/diet plan on spot. Also, I love food and I’m a stress eater so I know a lot of “tricks” to how to stay on track no matter what. I cannot wait to inspire you to your best body ever. Fitness and healthy bodies are my passion, which is impossible to achieve without proper nutrition and exercising. People feel my passion and are inspired to change their lives.

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