Fit Teachers with Heather Swader was created specifically FOR TEACHERS by me: a teacher AND a Beachbody coach! Why, you ask? Because the life of a teacher is sometimes not all it’s cracked up to be. Sure, it may seem like we have a pretty relaxing schedule with Monday through Friday jobs and summer’s off but most non-teachers are fooled by the facade. What they don’t see are the hours of preparation, teaching, grading and rinsing and repeating that happens on a daily basis. Add the stressful interactions with students, parents and administrators and now the “teacher life” is very similar to the jobs of others; early mornings, late nights, stressful days and not enough hours in the day to do what we actually enjoy doing. Throw in a salary that doesn’t reflect the impact a teacher makes on society and a diet that isn’t much better than what’s fattening our children and you’ve got a perfect storm of unhealthy (I think I can actually hear your head nodding).
Why do teachers struggle with fitness?
When I began to think about why so many teachers struggle with their fitness I knew one thing for sure… it’s NOT because they’re lazy or have a “lack of desire.” Most of my teacher friends bust their ass on a daily basis with little to no acknowledgement. Not putting in effort certainly isn’t the issue here. It’s clear the reason teachers struggle with fitness is roadblocks. There are forces (some out of our control) that are limiting teacher’s efforts to get fit. Identifying those roadblocks helped me come up with a business that focused on the needs of teachers and their lifestyles.
Fit Teacher with Heather Swader:
I try not to make excuses but I know better than to be unrealistic. Most teachers simply cannot afford to pay good personal trainers hundreds per month on top of buying clean, healthy foods and an overpriced gym membership. There’s NO WAY I could afford this as a teacher and mom to two beautiful girls. After talking with many of my teacher friends I realized a few things that make teachers unique:
1.) Teachers have a busy schedule (especially if they have kids of their own!). Teachers need a nutrition plan that is simple and easy to follow. Most teachers can’t fit in six meals per day or snack all day long and there’s no way most teachers can afford to spend hours per night prepping complicated meals and counting every last calorie.
2.) Exercise needs to be effective and efficient. We need maximum results in the shortest amount of time per day. Going to the gym for an hour or more doesn’t work for most of our schedules (unless we get up at 4am and THAT isn’t happening!).
3.) Support is crucial. As a teacher I know how quickly work can build up. When the going gets tough the first thing to falter is fitness and nutrition. With the proper support system in place we can prevent this from happening by creating an infrastructure that doesn’t allow it.
When you contact Fit Teacher with Heather Swader, we will work together to come up with a fitness solution that meets YOUR needs. Whether you prefer to work out in the comfort of your own home or at a gym, we will find a program that will get results. Nutrition is 80% of the battle in almost any program. Your fitness program will include a nutrition guide that has been prepared by a registered dietitian and created with the idea that starving yourself is never the correct way to go. You’ll also receive clean recipes and diet help from me to help you maximize results. You’ll receive private 1-1 help from me, your Beachbody coach, to work toward your fitness and nutrition goals. You’ll also gain access to a private community of people all working toward similar goals with support from myself and other coaches. This is a system that will keep you accountable and motivated throughout your journey.
To be successful, you need to be committed. The winning formula is Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success and we’re going to help you get there. Rest assured that the tools given to you are going to get you results if you commit to succeed starting NOW!