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natasha. 22. personal trainer. cosplayer. yogi.

CLICK HERE FOR MY FULL GUIDE TO HEALTHY LIVING Want to participate in #teamnocheats for the month of October? click here and track the tag #teamnocheats! My name is Natasha and I'm a certified personal trainer. In 2011, I decided to change my life. At 5'1", I went from around 200 lbs to about 120 lbs in a year and a half (give or take). Since then, I have lost even more fat, gained muscle, and maintained my healthy lifestyle. I have found a passion for fitness, nutrition, exercise and yoga and made it my career. I had a breast lift, reconstruction and augmentation in February 2014 to remove the excess skin on my breasts. Some of my other interests include Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Star Wars, Supernatural, comic books, horror flims, sci-fi movies, Smallville, LOST, cosplaying, tattoos, my dog Fozzi-bear and my boyfriend Mitch! Please check out my FAQ, all of my pages and Google before asking any questions! I offer meal and workout plans online, and for business/personal training inquiries, please email me at makethatchangefitness@gmail.com! Check out my PT page for more info! I'm also sponsored by Stride Fitness Apparel! Check out their website here and use coupon code imgoingtomakeachange for 20% off of nerdy, awesome workout shirts!

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omfg I’m dying because the light behind me is making my shape look ridiculous

remember that time i was jade from mortal kombat at chicago comic con good times man

My #teamnocheats goals! 🎃👻🎃👻🎃 I’ve already been 6 weeks Dominos free which is the longest I’ve ever gone! Their pizza and bread bites are my ultimate downfall. But I’m going to stay strong til Halloween! 👍 hoping to take my ACE exam at the end of October! #fit #fitness #motivation #goals #personal #teamnocheats

just found this picture of me from flashback weekend (horror convention) I look so gooooood

Love these new leggings! They make my butt look 🍑 and they were only $6 at Ross! 👍 #me #personal #booty

Post #armday mirin’ in the gym bathroom 😜💪 #me #personal #progress #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift #fit #fitchicks #fitgirls

IS THIS NOT THE BEST THING YOU HAVE EVER SEEN?!? @stridefitnessapparel THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DESIGNING A SIGNATURE SHIRT FOR ME AND MY FOLLOWERS!! Guh I can’t wait to get mine! It’s so perfect. I feel so special 😍😍😍 get yours and plenty of other nerdy fitness shirts here: http://www.stridefitnessapparel.com/collections/new/products/like-jean-gray-to-phoenix-im-gonna-make-a-change-on-an-athletic-grey-racerback 👍👍👍 use the code “imgoingtomakeachange” at checkout for 30% OFF!! If you buy this shirt, PLEASE let me know and tag me in your pictures to be featured on my blog and Instagram! #imgonnamakeachange #phoenix #xmen #jeangrey #personal #workout #workoutclothes #takeyourstride #fit #fitfam #fitness

Testing out poses for Comic Con.

Me n the Fozz

Here is a new PT post for all my new followers that has been updated with a few reviews and before/afters!

Here is adeleismyspiritanimal's review of my in-person training (this is an old review as she has lost a total of 34lbs since we have been training together!) :

imgonnamakeachange has been my personal trainer for almost three full weeks now and I couldn’t be happier! I have lost 17.2 lbs in that time using her workout and mealplan along with meeting with her once a week to workout (before and after pics when I feel more brave!). The value you get from her training is absolutely incalculable. I feel more confident not only in my body, but also in taking on this new lifestyle I want for myself. The best thing about being trained by Natasha is that you never feel like you’re inferior or a lesser human being because of  your number on a scale or fitness level. She has been in your shoes; she knows what you’re going through. She adapts workouts to your needs and never makes you push past anything your body can’t handle. I pulled something in my hip the first week and she changed my cardio workout until I can handle my original workout. Also, I told her that my knees can’t handle a lot of weight on them one at a time, so she showed me an alternative to lunges that have made me sweat and swear (in a good way, I assure you). 

More importantly though, you never feel like she’s obligated to be there. She doesn’t stand on the other side of a treadmill and wait for you to get done with your workout. She works out right there beside you, checking in with you the whole way to make sure you are ok. I know full well she can do 40 minutes on a stairmaster but she didn’t even bat an eyelash when I had to stop at 3 minutes as we ventured towards the elliptical instead. You can accomplish everything you want, even in baby steps like mine, with Natasha. 

Also, her meal plan is great! There’s so much variety you don’t have a chance to get bored of anything! Her recipes are a great compilation of ones she has used herself along with great suggestions for snacks that actually keep you satiated until your next meal. If the meal plan wasn’t very good, I assure you I would have already bailed.

So all in all, I couldn’t be more happy with my training thus far with Natasha. She is exactly what I was looking for in this whole experience. I feel with her by my side (even on that evil stairmaster), I will get to my goal weight eventually and I know she will be as proud of me as I will be of myself.”

I have 3 plans that I offer right now: 

1. $20 Bootcamp Meal/Workout plan: I recently developed this plan for optimal fat loss and muscle gain. It’s a long the lines of a competition meal plan (ie. bikini competitors) and it’s very strict, but easy to follow and on the cheaper side for groceries if you are on a budget! It is not customized, but easily modified to fit your needs. The meal portion of the plan is very detailed and laid out, but can be modified for food allergies and whatnot. I also have a vegan version available. It also comes with a full weekly grocery list and a basic workout schedule that you can modify to fit your needs (ie. if you have access to a gym or not, it’s a basic outline of how much cardio/strength you should be doing daily and when to take your rest days). It is a week long plan, and you can repeat it over and over for as many weeks as you like! It teaches healthy habits and will get you on the right track of getting into a healthy lifestyle. 

2. $45 Custom Month-Long Meal/Workout Plan: This is a customized plan to fit your body’s needs. It will come with a detailed meal plan with lots of delicious recipes, a grocery list guideline, and a full workout schedule with detailed cardio and strength workouts. I can do both vegetarian and pescatarian versions, and am working on both a vegan and gluten free version. Please allow 1-2 weeks for me to put your custom plan together. Most of the time it only takes me a few days, but I do also work full time and only do personal training on the side, it takes me a bit to put these plans together sometimes. 

3$80 Full Training Package: This package includes a custom plan, the bootcamp plan, my personal phone number for you to text at any time with questions or if you need motivation, weekly check-ins and 2 Skype sessions! You get all this for one month/30 days. I can only take on a max of 5 of these clients a month, and can only take on clients in the US currently because of texting rates. 

You can email me at makethatchangefitness@gmail.com if you are interested in any of these packages! I will have a form for you to fill out and we can go from there :) I take payments via Paypal and also do in-person training in the Chicagoland/Northwest Suburbs area. Please email me for rates and more details if you’re interested in in-person training! I am a certified trainer, I also work at a yoga studio and am working on my Fitness Nutrition cert and Group Fitness cert - and plan on getting my yoga teacher training done within the year! :)

me n this lil nugget are waiting to pick up my boyfriend

my baby is so cuuuuuttee

Giving my little angel bear kisses at work 💖💖💖 can we talk about my cheekbone tho flawless

Held my #handstand off the wall! 👍👍👍💪💪💪 #me #personal #progress

Greetings from work! #me #personal