Lifting weights showed me how to love and appreciate my body for all it can do instead of wishing it were different

NAC Personal trainer, Kristen Ramezzana created and designed a program that focuses on empowering young women and building self-confidence through strength training. Kristen tells her story about why she is so passionate about fitness and how it changed her and her life. Through the program, Kristen strives to build upon the inner and outer strength that you already have!

What is Beauties in Beast Mode? Personal Team Training with maximum of 8 participants for Young women ages 12-18!

This is why I do what I do. I want to teach girls to be strong, capable young women and to be proud of what their bodies can accomplish. “Skinny” is not automatically synonymous with “healthy”.

Coach KristenOn why she does what she does!

Kristen Ramezzana

Kristen Ramezzana

Beauties in Beast Mode Founder & Certified Personal Trainer

I truly think that there is almost nothing more difficult than being a teenage girl in this day and age. The bullying doesn’t stop once the dismissal bell rings, and girls have so much more to compare themselves to than just the “popular girls” now. From a young age, girls are shown how to hold themselves to a ridiculous standard, and are scrutinized no matter who they are, or what they do. While no one can control the actions of other people, the: anxiety – fear – doubt – insecurities – body image issues – body shaming – low self esteem – comprise so much of what can make those teenage years miserable. And if I can help even one girl silence her self-doubt, heal her body image issues, or gain confidence to pursue the things she’s always dreamt of doing, I consider it a win. A big win.

I remember what it was like to be a teenager. It was recent enough to be able to recall certain memories like they were yesterday, yet long enough ago to have transformed into a completely different person, mentally, physically, and emotionally. They say hindsight is 20/20, and they’re right. But if I could go back in time and change something about my past experiences or struggles, I wouldn’t change a thing. Because not only did I learn and grow immensely, but without my experiences, I wouldn’t be able to relate to, help, or impact today’s young girls so powerfully. For any young girl who is struggling with insecurities, body-image issues, or anything else that just totally sucks as a teenager, here is what I want you to know, having lived through it and come out on the other side:

  1. Comparison is the root of unhappiness. Do NOT compare yourself to anyone else, whether it be in regards to weight, grades, or athletic/academic accomplishments. Focus on your journey, your goals, and your success.

  2. What other people think of you literally doesn’t matter. Your opinion of yourself is the only one that counts to make it a good one.

  3. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Finding yourself is hard enough as it is; you shouldn’t have to hide who you really are. Being true to yourself is incredibly freeing, and it will welcome true friends with similar interests into your life.

  4. Don’t let anyone determine your self-worth. You are enough. And you don’t need to act a certain way or look a certain way to be valued by the people who truly matter.

  5. Don’t lower your standards to keep people in your life. Keep your standards high and let everyone rise to them.

  6. You are not alone. You’re not the only person struggling with something, and even the seemingly-strongest people have their struggles. Sometimes it helps just to remember that.

  7. Take care of yourself. Distance yourself from toxic people, nourish your body with good food, pick an activity you like and make time for it regularly. Being self-destructive will never get you where you’re trying to go.

  8. Some of what you worry about has no bearing whatsoever on your life in the long run, so don’t sweat the small things. The random person you don’t get along with in high school, or a quiz you received a less-than-ideal grade on won’t matter 10 years from now.

I started a program for teen girls, to help them gain strength and confidence. Because strength and confidence in the gym, translates to strength and confidence in life. And nothing makes me happier than seeing a girl become a completely different person, and handle struggles and stressors with newfound confidence. They come for the workouts but leave with so much more.

Everyone has a purpose in life. This is mine.

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