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This is Pia BEFORE stress-free living.


This is Pia living a lifestyle of wellness (which does not have room for stress)!


Do you want to know what it takes to get out of the bondage of stress-filled living? Contact us today at 614-306-0532 or by emailing us at [email protected]

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Is Your Family Sabotaging Your Progress?

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Is Your Family Sabotaging Your Progress?

Do you often feel like your fitness and/or nutrition goals are often thwarted inadvertently (or on purpose) by the distractions of family and friends?

You are not alone if you do. When you finally make the decision to take on a new goal and change a major part of your life, it is often hard for family and friends to TOTALLY get on board and understand what this means for their lives. They will still expect you to do things that conflict with your success like eat out at a restaurant that doesn’t have the choices that will keep you moving in the right direction. OR bring all kinds of nonsense and foolish in the form of cookies, chips (or whatever your THING is) and expect you to stay strong and get over it!

It doesn’t work that way. In order for you to be 100% successful without as little stress as possible, the loved ones you are around the most have to make a semblance of a sacrifice and offer the support you need.

If you want your family/friends to get on board with your journey:


• share your goals and what it means for everyone as a family

• tell them how they can benefit from you accomplishing your goals

• (If relevant) tell them how you would love it if this is something you can do together, but you respect if they are not ready at this time

• Get them to sign a support agreement and POST it for all to see on a regular basis.

Here is a sample support agreement template:

Family Agreement

This is a sample template; however, you can design whatever works best for you. The point is that once something is in writing, it will be more likely to come true. There is power in the pen when it comes to commitment. Plus, it provides a safe way to engage in discussions that can be tough to broach with those closest to you.

All the best to you as you accomplish your goals!

Investing in Your Marriage

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Investing in Your Marriage

1. Marriage requires a HUGE INVESTMENT. Are you getting a sufficient ROI?

2. Did you invest enough only to yield a sufficient ROI or did you do what it takes to yield an ASTRONOMICAL ROI? High yields require risk and vulnerability… We submit that it’s worth it!

3. FYI: Sufficient often suggests bare minimum. To have the marriage that keeps you two from becoming strangers, you must go above and beyond which INCLUDES investing in yourself.

“Marriage, being the enormous thing it is, means we are NOT the same person after we entered the union… problem is learning how to love and care for the “stranger” to whom you find yourself married.” --Stanly Haurwes

In celebration of our anniversary month (and for those of you who share an anniversary with your spouse this month), here is a little nugget to consider:

  • Please make sure you don’t allow life and/or the kids to create strangeness in your marriage or worst cause you to be strangers living in the same bedroom.

  • Be intentional about investing in your marriage.

Last call for Come Play with Your Spouse session at Baobab Village Wellness. Invest in your marriage this weekend! It will yield high returns!

Last day to register is Thursday, August 17th at 8pm. Registration is $25 per couple. If you need to register in person please come to Baobab Village on Thursday, August 17th from 1pm-8pm.

In good health,

Team Fitzgerald

Is Your Ground Turkey Making You Fat?

Posted on August 6, 2017 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Is your ground turkey making you fat?

A lot of people are so excited to share that they’ve made the switch to ground turkey instead of ground beef. While this can be admirable in many ways, it doesn’t mean you will accomplish your weight loss goals.

Check out the comparison for 3 ounces of each:

Information is power and just because something sounds healthy doesn’t mean it’s the best for you at this time. As you can see, there isn’t much difference in fat content between the 85 and 93 ground turkey and the ground beef. The only BIG difference is the ground beef will stay in your system longer than the ground turkey.

Yes, burgers and meatloaf will taste better with the fattier meats, but having a major party in your mouth isn’t always an option when trying to hit a major weight loss goal (however, eating well DOES NOT have to be grueling… just attend one of our Unmasking the Healthy Eating Lies to find out HOW to not EVER eat bland or boring healthy food).

Want a nutrition plan that will help you lose weight without starving? Call and set up an appointment with one of our wellness coaches! We will help you EAT WELL as you LIVE WELL!

$uccess: Part 2

Posted on July 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

$uccess Part 2

H.L. Hunt, a $uccessful billionaire, gave 3 requirements for $uccess:

1. Decide what you want

2. Determine the price you have to pay

3. PAY that price


We want to offer a 4th requirement:


4. Pay the price for as LONG as you have to achieve the desired results.


Which leads me to this thing, this idea, this insidious mindset that is undermining the hopes and dreams of so many deserving people-- The Quick Fix!

Read this sentence and fill in the blanks.


(Your Name) ________________________ will work hard for a long, long, long, time to achieve (your goal)_______________________.

Repeat this sentence a few more times.

How does saying it make you feel?

Unfortunately, since the advent of the microwave and drive through window, our society has become immune to the idea of delayed gratification and all the beauty and longevity that accompanies it. Consequently, there are a lot of unmet goals and unfulfilled dreams just waiting to be birthed by many people.


Why is delayed gratification so hard? Why do we make it hard?


Could it be that we have too many things going on in our lives that we no longer have the capacity to slow down and wait?

Could it be that we subconsciously walk in a lifestyle of fear, the fear of missing out or falling short, that the idea of delayed gratification suggests failure instead of ultimate, sustainable $uccess?

Consider this:

Wouldn’t it be more fulfilling to forgo 3 (fast food restaurant of your choice) bacon cheeseburger meals that lack much nutritional value and leave you feeling depleted and $ave up for a nice meal such as a grilled double-cut pork chop with a side of grilled asparagus, and red garlic mashed potatoes? (Pork is not on trial today :)).

Maybe those aren’t your food choices, but you get the idea. The point is $aving up (delayed gratification) to enjoy a well-prepared, relatively healthy sit down meal is a lot kinder to your body than the fast food frenzy feast. You will finish the meal feeling empowered and a new muscle of discipline is developed because you waited!

$uccess is about doing what you have to do for as long as you have to do it, delaying gratification, until you reach the goal.

What permanent $uccess are you trading for a quick fix?

Success: Part 1

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Success: Part 1

"Successful people make a habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do.” Herbert Grey


What is the one goal you would love to accomplish?

What are the top 5 thigs you need to do to accomplish this goal (including any mindsets you need to embrace, etc.)?

What DON’T you like to do that is on that list?

If this goal is important to you, start doing more of things you DON’T like to do and do them DAILY! 

Keep up the consistency and see yourself ACCOM PLISHING your goal!

Would you like some help accomplishing your goal? Contact us to see how we may be able to help you reach any of your wellness goals.

Success Series: Meet Cleo!

Posted on July 7, 2017 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Success Series: Meet Cleo! 

How have you benefited from the Baobab Village experience?

I have learned ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle through eating and exercise.

What is your favorite part about Baobab Village?

My favorite part about Baobab Village is the fellowship with others and the knowledge I have gained from their leadership.

What surprised you?

I was surprise once I set my mind to lose some weight, I actually loss some weight by following the plan of Baobab Village Wellness Group.

How has your hubby benefited from your connection with Baobab Village?

My husband has benefited from the connection with Baobab Village by aspect of the program providing a healthy lifestyle, which is good for the health and wellness of our family. He has lost at least 17 pounds!!!

Why should people join Baobab Village Wellness Group?

One should join Baobab Village Wellness Group to help them set their goals through nutrition and private/personal or group training in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Additional Comments?

I love the atmosphere at Baobab Village because of the personal attention and professional knowledge of the staff.

Success Series: Journey Into Motherhood

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Introducing Camille!

A mother and her journey into wellness.

How have you changed mentally, physically, and spiritually?

Baobab prepared me for wellness before I knew I was expecting a baby. My mind and body were in sync. I am so grateful Baobab helped me to become my best self for me and my daughter.

How did you benefit from remaining active while pregnant?

Thank God I had a healthy pregnancy and managed to exercise 10 days before my due date. I was dedicated to fitness pre-pregnancy and had an extra incentive to stay healthy. I was happy throughout the transition because I took steps in the right direction. I'm grateful the Village supported me in this new chapter in my life.

What is your favorite part of Baobab Village?

The support and accountability system. Baobab has helped me remove the excuses become more effective in all aspects of my life. Also, it's a blessing to see other members evolve and transform. Oh, and I love the group huddles!

Why should people join Baobab Village or what are they missing out on when they don't?

Baobab offers custom coaching. You do not have to conform to anyone else's standard; you are required to be your best YOU even in a group. It's organic! We uplift at Baobab, not compete. You will get results, but you must make wellness a lifestyle -- by eating right, exercising, and taking care of your mind.

Success Series: It Ain't Easy Being Me

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

It Ain't Easy Being Me!

When you turn 70, what will your life be like? Unfair question? But, really, if you get to live that long, how do you envision your life? Your health? Your relationships? Your career?

We are featuring a fabulous diva who just turned 70 years wise last week! Take a look and enjoy her story.

Share 3 things you are celebrating turning 70 years wise.

  1. Being alive and well.
  2. I have been truly blessed by God. He has given me so much grace and mercy. He has blessed me with so much more patience and understanding for other people and plenty of forgiveness.
  3. That I could be married again at 67 yrs old after the death of my last husband, to love him even more than I thought I could, and to understand the true gift of love.

What WAKE-UP call do you have for women?

  • Find yourself.
  • Believe in yourself and be confident in your abilities. 
  • Learn what marriage is really about 
  • Be open to sharing your faith and helping others heal from their past.
  • Create boundaries and be careful who you let into your inner circle. 

What do you wish you knew about wellness when you were in your 20's, 30's, and 40's?

I wish I had learned more about:

  • Being healthy and the importance of working out more. This became even more important as I entered menopause.
  • How to balance being a wife and mother while running my business, although this came with time and perseverance.

Why isn't it easy being Rhonda? What are the misconceptions about your life and what is the REAL deal?

There are no misconceptions about me because I am who I am. Real deal is I try to eat healthy, exercise, love my family and friends, and my career. I am very happily married to my wonderful husband.

I work hard to make sure that I am happy with my life, and I still have fun! Life is too short not to!

Success Series: Mastering Menopause!

Posted on April 7, 2017 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Mastering Menopause!

1st time Losing Weight at Baobab  

Enter Menopause!

What helped you lose weight in spite of menopause?

After much frustration, I signed up for nutritional coaching at Baobab Village. I was given a meal plan that surprised me because it meant eating MORE than what I was use to eating. I learned I wasn't eating enough food to support my metabolism. I also continued my exercise program at Baobab Village.

Share a challange faced during the process and how you overcame it. 

Following a structured meal plan to hit certain percentages of macro-nutrients. I'm still getting use to that :-) Increasing my daily water intake-- hard at first but much easier now.

Are there any other menopausal symptoms that decreased as a result of the Baobab nutritional coaching and exercise program?

I don't have as many hot flashes I as I did before I changed my way of eating, and I can see a difference in my hair and skin.

What are you celebrating as a result of being at Baobab Village?

I celebrate being part of a God-centered "family" that honors your body, mind and spirit. I love being part of the Baobab Village. The love and support I received over the years has meant so much to me. The Baobab Team truly walks in their faith and gifts. I thank the Lord every day for Baobab Village.

Ursula has lost over 20lbs in a little over 2 months which includes two holidays!

Want to be a success story?

Want to MASTER menopause?

Click https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unmasking-menopause-myths-and-weight-loss-tickets-33265375634" target="_blank">HERE to register for Unmasking : Menopause Myths and Weight Loss Workshop.

Success Series - Ayeshia

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you know this person?

                               Before     After

Allow us to introduce you to Ayeshia Pompey!

Interview with Ayeshia

How have you changed mentally, physically, and spiritually?

Since joining Baobab Village I have lost 40lbs, gained muscle, and became stronger. With the knowledge gained at Baobab Village my confidence has returned and I'm more aware of God's vision for my life. Spiritually, I have learned so much from the Baobab staff and clients about intercessory prayer and seeking God's Word daily to strengthen my mind and body.

What is your favorite part of Baobab Village?

My favorite part of Baobab Village is that it's not just about working out and eating right. They take a holistic approach to health and wellness. You may come for a workout session or nutritional counseling but you will leave with knowledge on how to approach your life from a different perspective. They will take you out of your comfort zone but if you trust the process you'll reach the goals you set for yourself.

Why should people join Baobab Village or what are they missing out on when they don't?

I encourage everyone to consider joining Baobab Village. It's like a second family. They care about you as an individual and are invested in helping you achieve your goals. No session is the same and you will always learn something new. The atmosphere is one of love and encouragement. If you really want to be transformed from the inside out then Baobab is where you need to be.

Additional comments??

I want to thank Baobab Village for all that they do, for going above and beyond and personally investing in each of their clients. My journey would not be what it is without the knowledge and encouragement I received from the staff at Baobab Village.


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