Hi, I’m Luci.
I help people drop the fads, sort out the myths from reality, and understand food and fitness in a way that works for their body, and for life.
I’ve been in the fitness and health industry all of my life. I’ve worked alongside body builders, ballet dancers and professional athletes, and learned much about how they train for their sports. I’ve worked together with doctors and physical therapists getting mutual clients to optimal health.
I ran my own personal training company for 10 years. My team and I helped customers in Washington DC, and the San Francisco Bay area to successfully incorporate fitness and healthy nutrition into their busy lives.
Before that, I helped several other, large facilities manage and grow their personal training, group exercise and spa departments, mentoring and leading other fitness and wellness professionals along the way. I had the pleasure of being co-founder and managing partner in a large fitness-spa start-up in Washington DC which received many awards and press attention for it’s high standards and attention to detail. I managed the personal training department at the Honolulu Club, a first-class golf and recreational club on the beach of Honolulu. And, I directed the growth and expansion of a large, non-appropriated funds resort club for the U.S. department of defense in Seoul, Korea, for which I earned the Commanders’ Award for Civilian Service. In all of these jobs, I maintained a group of personal training clients.
I’ve helped all kinds of people to create better food and exercise habits for the betterment of their life: From triathletes, martial artists and former basketball players, to CEO’s and work-at-home mom’s with very little time for movement; from generally healthy individuals to those with obesity, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, post operational joints, post cardiac rehab, and cancer survivors, and cancer survivors who are athletes.
My education includes: a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (from Johns Hopkin’s University); a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis on Genetics (University of Maryland); an education in Nutrition and Dietetics (4-year accredited degree program by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Maryland); and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical and Psychological Health.
I speak from experience when I say that you can be optimally healthy even while over-scheduled and juggling many things at once: I acquired 2 master’s degrees inside of 3 years. While partnering in and directing the five-star fitness and spas above, I got my black-belt in Tae Kwon Do, competed in triathlons, run races and other multi-sport races, and maintained a photograph-able fitness body. I started and grew LuciFit, LLC to a multi-state company with a team of trainers on both coasts which included much traveling for business. And in addition to my work and workouts I’ve been a student, and then a teacher, of Yoga and Pilates since 1998. This has given me a unique perspective on business, busy-ness, and what it takes to stay healthy in the modern-day life we’re all living.
I love to travel. I’ve traveled the globe significantly for work and for fun. These days, I live in the SanFrancisco Bay area, my immediate family lives on the east coast and, my husband’s mom lives in Italy, where we visit on a regular basis. You can see my pictures, as well as my musings on food and exercise in other countries, here on my blog.
The three, most important lessons I’ve gathered from my education and experience to date are:
1.) Exercise is the fountain of youth.
It’s not self-punishment, it’s the epitome of self-care. And it will make you younger, right down to your DNA.
2.) Diets Don’t work.
In order to be lean, fit, and energized, most of us need to eat more, not less, of the right stuff. Choosing healthy food that fits your personal needs and preferences is easy and delicious when you know the basics of how it’s done.
3.) You’ve got to listen to and respect your body.
It’s the only way to create lasting health and fitness, the kind that runs deep into the fiber of your life.
Click here to see the work I do with groups and corporations. I work with a small number of clients every year, and you can click here to find out what it’s like to work with me privately. Or, subscribe here to my blog for my weekly tips including my exercises, meditations, recipes, and fitness realty-checks to your inbox.