I am a Total Mind and Body Transformational Coach with a joint Certification as a Health Coach and Life Coach.
A little bit about me. I am 44 years old, and I was born and raised in Fremont, California. I currently reside in Chandler, Arizona. I am the co-owner/founder of LIFE FIT LOVE with my wife Monica and have a strong passion for helping others succeed and exceed in achieving their health goals.
I grew up in a very competitive, athletic family and developed a strong interest in overall health and wellness at a young age. In the year of 1991, at the age of 17, I was diagnosed with cancer. I woke up one morning during the summer of my high school senior year and was not able to take a full breath, gasping for air. After panic set in, I rushed to my parents and struggled to explain what I was experiencing because of the limited air I was able to inhale. We immediately rushed to my family doctor and had a chest X-ray where the doctor noticed 2 tumors in my lungs and immediately sent me to a specialist at Stanford University's Children's Hospital where more extensive tests were performed. My parents and I sat impatiently in the examining room waiting for the results from the tests the doctor performed. After waiting for what felt like several days (but was only about 30 minutes), the doctor returned to the room, then turned to me and asked: “Is there anywhere on your body that you know doesn't seem right or any growths that you know about on your body?” I looked up at the doctor with watery frightened eyes and said, "Yes." As I was reluctant to share where the growth was, the doctor asked me to show it to him. I pulled up my hospital gown and showed him a tumor the size of a tennis ball that I had been hiding, too embarrassed and scared to tell anyone about, in my left testicle. A couple of minutes later I was being prepped for surgery to have the testicle removed and spent the next 9 months receiving successful chemotherapy to treat the tumors that spread from the testicle to my lungs. 27 grateful years later, I am still cancer free!
After a tough battle with cancer and beating it, I started a nutrition and physical therapy program in which I adopted a love for health and wellness. With years of acquiring knowledge and experience to keep my body and mind operating at an optimal level, I attracted interest from others who were seeking help to achieve their own personal health goals. With my commitment to health and wellness I am devoted to helping others with their health goals but quickly learned that giving a meal plan or workout regimen was not enough for long term sustainable results. There is something deeper than that. There has to be a shift in mindset so that we can do the different to make a difference for transformation. A healthy lifestyle simply becomes natural to us without having to think about being different...we just are.
My health and life coaching techniques are based on subtle shifts to rewire the brain and focus on the positive and let go of what no longer serves you.I do not focus on what you eat or an exercise plan. I help people towards sustainable long-lasting habit change by taking seemingly simple steps consistently in a fun, easy and effective program. I ultimately work with people to achieve their desired health goals.
Health and Life Coaching with Brian Leggett
- Weekly one-on-one phone call meetings 45-60 minutes each
- Personalized step-by-step program to transform your unique body from the inside out
- Curated and crystal clear information to move you forward towards achieving your goals
- Creative action steps and in-session exercises to put our work together into motion
- Access to continuous support Monday-Friday via text or email with a response from me within 24 hours
- As your coach, I will be your source of choice and guidance
My unique approach towards you successfully achieving your health goals include the three key components to an effective program: continuous support, essential accountability, and most importantly, the right system in the right order.
There is NO JUDGMENT HERE!
I am committed to holding you to the highest version of yourself so that you can gain and sustain the healthy lifestyle that you desire.
I am a Certified Health and Life Coach and the co-owner/founder of LIFE FIT LOVE with my husband Brian. My inspiration to create our coaching practice began after managing my own health challenges.
It was April of 2015 and I had completed my 7th bodybuilding competition in the figure class. Each time I was on stage was an improvement to my body composition and I truly loved it. I had been an athlete my whole life, so I understood the meaning of hard work and dedication to win. The problem was, my body no longer did. My prep this time around was very difficult as I struggled to lean out and maintain energy. I considered quitting, instead I pushed through only to end up in 3rd place feeling like a complete failure. Deep down I knew something was not right, and my body was rejecting this way of living. I decided to let go of the dream I had to get my pro card and focus on what was important to me. Easier said than done! I still found myself obsessing over calculating my macros and working out 7 days a week. I wanted that stage ready body and struggled to let it go.
I didn’t realize how I had affected the people I love most. My husband and family were very concerned with my health and mental state. I finally, had a come to Jesus moment when my husband said he just wanted his wife back. Boom! A punch to the gut. So, I prayed for guidance and restoration to start this new journey, so I could get back to the person I was before.
As I worked toward healing my mind, body, and relationships, several health problems showed up for the next 3 years and some are still present. I ended up needing a hysterectomy at the age of 40. I experienced weight gain, low energy, and brain fog. After numerous doctor visits, blood work and MRIs, we discovered that I had spinal stenosis, a bulging disc in my C5, and several thyroid nodules that would eventually need to be removed. It was very transparent that some of my health issues had developed due to the stress I had put on my body from competing. When you look back and have to come to terms with the fact that you created most of them on your own, it can be a hard pill to swallow. Instead of allowing these situations to get me down, I turned to faith and trusted I would get through whatever the future held.
Fast forward, after following a natural treatment plan. I found my happy weight and have so much energy that I am able to do the things that make me glow again. My relationship with my husband is better than ever and we are both following our dreams by doing the things we love as a team. Physical fitness is still a big part of my life, but tuning in to what my body needs is a priority. I will always be a work in progress and I can honestly say that I love myself enough to respect it.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I hope my story resonates with you and if there is one thing I hope you take from reading this, it is that YOU ARE WORTH IT!
My program does not focus on telling you what to eat or how to exercise but is centered around habit change, intuitive eating, increasing your energy and loving your body. Together we can co-create what makes you feel vibrant, healthy and happy.
Health and Life Coaching with Monica Leggett
- Our private one-on-one coaching sessions are held via phone for 45-60 minutes each
- Access to continuous support Monday-Friday via email or text with a response from me within 24 hours
- Curated information to move you forward in your journey
- Creative and fun action steps, in- session exercises, ideas, and inspiration
- Ongoing motivational and emotional support
- As your coach I am committed to believing in you and your ability to achieve your vision of success. Together we will co-create a plan that is personalized through education, inspiration, support and accountability.
My programs focus on developing healthy behaviors around nutrition, movement, weight, and stress management. The tools I share will allow you to open up to new possibilities for your health and life. This is a safe space for you to be vulnerable and 100% authentic.
There is NO JUDGMENT HERE!
I invite you to create a lifestyle that is sustainable so you can experience freedom from dieting, more energy, less stress, body confidence, and self love.