So, what inspired our founder, Kathy Dauenhauer, to become a certified health coach and personal trainer then start Lean Living ~ Fitness and Well Being?
Kathy always felt sluggish, bloated and just “blah”. Growing up in a time of fast food and sugary desserts, Kathy didn’t have a lot of positive food role models in her life. She finally got sick and tired of being sick and tired and that is when she decided it was time to make a change and to focus on her overall health not only for herself but also for her family.
After 2-3 years of exercise training and studying nutrition she had lost over 60 lbs. and in the process fell in love with exercise and eating whole foods. Kathy had never felt better and when she shared her success with her friends and family, she learned that many others were feeling the way she used to. This is when Kathy became inspired to share her passion and wanted to help others feel great through
nutrition and fitness.
In 2020 Kathy became a certified health coach and is currently studying for her Personal Training certification through the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine).
Her studies continue as she prepares for her Master Health Coach Certification and to sit for the National Health and Wellness Board Certification exam.