Westchester, NY-based personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist Cheryl Slaughter was a self-described "chubby athlete" her whole life. Having two children added even more pounds - and that finally motivated her to work it off. Now it's been 17 years since Cheryl hit her goal weight. Here's how she's maintained it, and how organic cold-pressed Living Juice can be part of the program.
What’s your philosophy on healthy living?
Eat a ton of vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats, and whole grains! I try to buy organic as much as I can. I started an anti-inflammatory diet after some orthopedic issues over the years.
So it’s not a surprise you’re a fan of Living Juice. Which is your favorite?
My favorite juice is Green Vitality. I like the fact that you get a ton of veggies with only 40 calories! I would use that as a supplement to a meal. It’s like taking a vitamin.
And with flu season all over the place, fruit juices are excellent for building up your immune system! I enjoyed the Fresh Start - I love lemon and I love ginger; it was the perfect combination.
What prompted you to become a personal trainer?
I always had a passion for fitness and exercise but never knew what a portion was or what healthy options were out there. Once I hit my goal weight, I realized how much the exercise played a part in overcoming and expediting my process towards my goal. Becoming a personal trainer was a natural career path for me. I was able to share tricks that helped me, and I really enjoyed helping others. I was always doing research in the field and trying to gain as much knowledge as possible. That’s what prompted me to get certifications other than personal training.