Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 9, 2006
The first of Laura Dion-Jones Casey's weekly “Motivational Monday Lunchtime Fitness Walks” is scheduled to begin this coming Monday, June 5th at 12:00 noon. Meeting at the foot of the Picasso Statue in downtown Chicago's centrally located Daley Plaza, Laura's weekly motivational and fitness walks are geared specifically for workers in City Hall, the Thompson Center, the Daley Center and the rest of the Loop who are looking for the motivation to walk daily, lose weight and get healthier, but can't seem to do it by themselves.
What separates Laura's approach from the rest of the health and fitness pack is her emphasis on the complete fitness makeover package. Her extensive background in the hair and fashion industries placed her as one of the nation's first and top Plus Size designers from 1986-1998. She was also one of the nation's first and top Plus Size models from 1980-1988. Personal appearance makeovers are her specialty and Laura has hundreds of successful transformations for women as well as men to her credit.
With over 30 years experience in motivating people to look, feel and be the best they can be, Laura is an expert at coaching weight loss and looking great as the numbers on the bathroom scale decrease. Her varied qualifications and extensive background in fashion, beauty and fitness explain why she's considered one of the country's top lay experts and motivational coaches for weight loss, fitness walking, improved personal appearance, self-empowerment and increased self-esteem. Laura works it all hand in hand.
“Laura's Motivational Monday Lunchtime Fitness Walks” are a prelude to her innovative “Improve Yourself from the Inside Out -- Improve Your Life” program. Encouraging and inspiring to people of all ages, shapes and sizes, Laura teaches the basics of developing walking into a daily habit and finding the right diet to make a lifelong change.
Beginning walking, meditation, creative visualization, breathing techniques, proper shoes, walking wardrobe, and even finding motivational music are all a part of the complete package Laura offers in her companion makeover seminar series.
Laura is a “One-Woman Straight Eye for the Every-Gal or Every-Guy” who's in need of a motivational best friend to help make them over into the new person they have always dreamed of being. Her ability to communicate crosses a diverse demographic. Younger women and men look up to Laura like a cooler, chicer big sister; older gals and guys identify with her because she's not a youngster and see that her motivational coaching can help them look and feel as healthy and as sharp as she does. Everybody Laura meets gains the confidence that they, too, can do what she's done - "Commit To Get Fit," no matter what their age or how heavy or out of shape they may be.
It all starts with daily fitness walking and “Laura's Motivational Monday Lunchtime Fitness Walks” is the perfect place to begin. As Laura says, “You gotta wanna.” Laura knows how to make people wanna and then she shows them how.
Laura lost 130 pounds in 2 1/2 years and has kept the weight off for over 18 months. Developing walking into a daily habit and cutting white starch and sugar from her diet were key components to her tremendous weight loss success.
In addition to her success as a motivational coach, Laura is writing a How-To/How I Did It book, Pound by Pound: How To Move, Lose Weight, and Stay Motivated 365 Days a Year For The Rest of Your Life (And look fabulous while doing it). She also speaks and writes motivational articles for an online support group (http://www.poundbypoundonline.com).
Obesity and poor health have no prejudice and know no bounds, but society has a prejudice toward overweight people no matter how wealthy, famous or powerful they are. Laura's motivational techniques raise people's awareness of lifestyle choices so that they can take control of their weight, their fitness, their appearance, their self-esteem and their life.
Ms. Dion-Jones Casey looks forward to these weekly motivational lunchtime walks with great anticipation. She hopes participants are motivated and encouraged to walk daily, eat healthier and take action to live a longer, happier, more fit life. And, of course, continuing their health, fitness and self-improvement quest right along with her.
Advice for achieving your own weight loss success story can be found at her motivational website (http://www.poundbypoundonline.com), at her blog (http://motivation.poundbypoundonline.net), and by attending one of her seminars.
A sample chapter of Laura's book, Pound by Pound: How To Move, Lose Weight, and Stay Motivated 365 Days a Year For The Rest of Your Life (And look fabulous while doing it) is posted on her website (http://www.poundbypoundonline.com). Click on “The Book” tab for pdf.