Hi, I’m Luci.
I help executives and their organizations sharpen their leadership edge and produce breakthrough results in health through food, movement, and brain science. I’m an exercise physiologist and nutritionist with an MBA and experience in start up and executive management, I know what it’s like to be extremely busy and successfully balance work with healthy habits and life.
In the last ten years, LuciFit, LLC, included myself and a team of trainers who helped executives and entrepreneurs in Washington DC and the San Francisco Bay area to successfully incorporate fitness and healthy nutrition into their busy lives through workshops, programs, and one-on-one training.
Before LuciFit, I was co-founder and managing partner in a start-up for a large fitness club and spa in Washington DC, which received awards and press for it’s high standards and attention to detail. I also had the pleasure of being the director of a fitness club and spa for the U.S. department of defense in Seoul, Korea, a high profile position for which I earned the Commanders’ Award for Civilian Service. I held a management role at the personal training department at the Honolulu Club in Honolulu, HI where I helped the department increase profitability and productivity. And, I was a personal trainer at the 92nd Street Y in New York City where I assisted in the cardiac rehab program.
Throughout my career, I’ve helped all kinds of busy people create better food and exercise habits for the betterment of their life: 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.
I’ve worked alongside ballet dancers, body builders, 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.
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 : 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. I started and grew LuciFit, LLC to a multi-state company with a team of trainers on both coasts which included much traveling. And in addition to my work and workouts I’ve been a student and 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- technological life we’re all living.
I travel 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 find out what it’s like to work with me privately here. Or, subscribe here to my blog for my weekly tips including my exercises, meditations, recipes, and realty-checks to your inbox.
To hear a little more about me, my story, and the book that I’m writing, click the video below.
Eat to Lead (C) Luci Gabel, 2018. Preorder the book here.