Imagine you are destined to be a fitness sensation and even have a degree in health sciences, but instead you choose a career in a multinational corporate environment where you struggle to find inspiration and the drive to go on! You finally reach that point tagged ‘rock bottom’ and things have nowhere to go but uphill. That exactly is the story of Natalie Jill, the uber-successful sports nutritionist and fitness trainer. Her story is amazingly inspiring and so is her journey to the top tier of fitness training. Her franchise program, Natalie Jill Fitness, began as an accident and it went on to become a huge success across the country. Her social media footprint is huge and across multiple platforms more than a million people subscribe to her fitness philosophy. The uniqueness of her workout plans is that it can be done anytime, anywhere in under seven minutes without necessarily having to be in the gym and heavy equipment. Natalie’s motto in life and in her fitness business if “Excuse or Solution….You Decide”. Her journey is testament to the fact that it is never too late to start working on yourself and loving yourself is only going to bring good things in life.
- Despite being hugely passionate about fitness training, with having a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance, Natalie decided got into a career in sales and marketing in the corporate sector. She worked tirelessly, always looking forward to leaving office and hitting the gym.At 40, she was a new mom and going through a harrowing divorce. She was overweight from the pregnancy and had to take a voluntary demotion to dedicate time to her new baby. That put her in a financial crunch and she eventually acquired 1.4 million in debt. At this point in her life, her self-proclaimed rock bottom, Natalie took the decision to turn her life around.She started by giving up her corporate job and enrolling herself in courses to become a nutritionist. She eventually shed her baby weight and acquired several certifications to become a nutritionist and fitness trainer. She had a clear vision what she wanted her life to be and started working towards that goal. In no time, Natalie started to sport those perfectly sculpted abs, toned legs, and super-strong arms that her fans have come to associate with her. Besides starting to work as a personal trainer, Natalie also ventured into fitness modeling, which, she admits, was done to build a credible image for her future business ventures. It is extremely inspiring to know that fitness modelingdidn’t happen to Natalie until 39 years.In 2011, she started out with Natalie Jill Fitness, where she developed personalized fitness workout and weight loss programs. Her programs contained step-by-step nutrition plans for successful body transformation. She made her debut initially with the nutrition plan but then started including the fitness program as well. Her 7-Days Jump Start System catapulted her into overnight success. Within 3 years of launching the program, her business reached the seven figure mark.Today, Natalie is not only a successful trainer and nutritionist, but also a published author with several books like ‘Natalie Jill's 7-Day Jump Start: Unprocess Your Diet with Super Easy Recipes—Lose Up to 5-7 Pounds the First Week!’,‘4 Week Jump Start’, and ‘Stay Lean Recipe Books’, and Workout DVDs like Natalie Jill's REV4, Total Body Weight Beginner, Total Body Weight Advanced. She has featured in renowned fitness publications like Fitness Magazine and Health.com. She has graced the covers of Fitness X, Glam Today and Cosmopolitan. Her story has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Buzzfeed, LA Times, Marie Claire, People Magazine and many more. She has been named among the top 10 influencers in Fitness in several lists in mention-worthy publications.Currently, Natalie is not only working on her new set of fitness program, but has also started a very successful consulting business to launch other fitness brands in the competitive market.What Makes the Person So Special
- Natalie’s journey to the top has not been an easy one. She has had to face not just financial hardships but also had to endure adversity in the form of discouragement and negativity. People around her constantly reminded her of her responsibilities and advised her not to take that road. She was competing with people half her age and people were ready to write her off based on age alone. But Natalie listened to her heart and went for what she was passionate about.Initial days in her business were hard and for two years she could not afford any employee. It was just Natalie and her current husband Brooks. The risk paid off in a very grand level. Her success is inspiration to thousands of women around the world who have had their back against the wall and is looking to turn the tables of destiny back in their favor.Single moms especially find her inspiring because she managed to make a name for herself without having to sacrifice her duties as a mom. Natalie showed that it’s possible to choose both children and career at the same time without having to prioritize one over the other.Behind The Curtains
- Natalie grew up in Washington DC and subsequently moved to San Diego, from where she is based out of currently. Her daughter, who is almost a teenager now, was a baby when Natalie and her husband filed for divorce. Natalie remarried in 2015 to long time business associate, Brooks Hollan, at a destination wedding in Cabo. She has a pet Labrador named Bean. Natalie suffers from severe back pain which limits her fitness regime. She is determined to develop a modified fitness routine for women like herself who can keep fit without hurting their backs.
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