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Fitness To Freedom

Create Inner Peace and Self Confidence by Breaking Unhealthy Cycles



248 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $18.95 (CA $24.95) (US $18.95)

Publication Date: November 2019

ISBN 9781988736730

Rights: US & CA

Golden Brick Road Publishing House (Nov 2019)


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Fitness to Freedom is a collection of health, wellness, and fitness stories written for women by women to educate, inspire, and encourage readers to live their best and find their balance. The authors in this book share with other women how we have managed to make health and fitness a lifestyle that fits and works in our lives. It includes everything you wanted to know and more from fitness gurus, athletes, competitors, and fitness instructors, as well as from everyday women who just love fitness and keep active because it’s their passion.This dream team of authors has collaborated to create a rich book full of fitness truths from women warriors who are making health and wellness work in their lives while helping others do the same. What are the keys to their success? What gym life hacks help them day to day, and can move others along their fitness journey? We come together with passion, drive, and persistence to live our best lives and share love, commitment, and learning in the hopes of informing and empowering other women to live their best life in and outside of the gym. Our stories of life lessons and personal transformation connect through recurring themes of self-love, self-confidence, and being unapologetically you. The authors in Fitness to Freedom all have unique and powerful stories, lessons, and knowledge to give to other women to inspire their fitness journeys.

Author Biography

Rachel Balunsat was born and raised in San Francisco, living a bicultural life as a Filipina- Caucasian American. She now splits her time between California and Kauai, Hawaii and works as a health coach and entrepreneur. Her first career was as an award-winning wedding photojournalist. However, after struggling with her health for many years, she became an alternative health practitioner focused on healing with plant-based nutrition. She now competes as a vegan bodybuilder and has won several competitions in her mid-forties. She is also a visionary painter who is passionate about creating a sustainable world. She is currently working on a memoir.fb: rachel.balunsat | ig: /wildess_superfoods_alchemist Led by her interest in developing others, Pauline Caballero is always looking for ways to create opportunities for people to thrive and live their best lives. She is a wife and a mom of two boys, as well as the co-founder of Power Yoga Canada, a hot vinyasa studio brand. She has also held various corporate executive positions. Pauline is interested in eradicating the belief that we must all find balance and would rather help people accept the organized chaos that we call life. You can find Pauline practicing yoga with her youngest son or watching her eldest son play hockey. She is a rink rat with a passion and love for sport and Heather Lee Chapman is a personal success coach with over a decade of experience coaching individuals to be their best and live their best lives through mindset, movement, and nutrition. She is a certified nutritional practitioner with a diploma in applied nutrition, as well as a personal trainer specialist. Heather has a bachelor’s degree with honors in human kinetics, with a major in movement science and minors in biology and social sciences. She is a lifestyle and brand ambassador for Arbonne and an affiliate for the Proctor and Gallagher Institute.Heather is also the creative director of and an inspiring educational speaker. She believes that we are all meant for greatness and for a fulfilled and happy life, and her mission is to ensure we all achieve those goals. Heather believes it is essential that you treat the body as a whole: mind, body, and soul. She has worked with athletes with brain and spinal injuries to improve their quality of life and can assist you in identifying areas of improvement for optimal physical and mental performance. She focuses on identifying limiting beliefs and replacing them with affirmations and actions that serve you, recreating yourself to align with your truth, step into your power, and identify your true passion and purpose. Julia Lefaivre grew up playing sports, including competitive soccer, and rowed on her university crew team. After university, though, Julia followed a different career path and became a teacher for almost ten years. When she became a mom for the first time in 2011, she found herself in lost in this new identity. She returned to teaching after both her first and her second child, but she continued to struggle with who she really was. Julia continued to be drawn back to her roots as an athlete and her love for fitness. Five years ago, while still teaching and raising her two kids, she began her online fitness business in the hopes of one day transitioning out of teaching and into the fitness industry full-time. She accomplished that dream. Not only does Julia coach women in fitness and nutrition, she also inspires women through her podcast, The Thriving Woman, and through her success coaching. This jack-of-all-trades, no-excuse momma of three works to inspire and empower women to take control of their health, regain their energy, and build strength and confidence so they can conquer any challenge life throws their way and become the best version of themselves. Nadia is a Certified Raw Foods Chef (CRFC) with the Raw Food Chef Alliance. She attended the Pa