Lily Brezler is a nationally certified Personal Trainer through ACE, American Council on Exercise, and is based in Harrisburg. She is willing to travel throughout Central PA to help her clients attain their wellness goals. Each client is treated individually based on their personal abilities, age and goals. Lily has been actively coaching for over 10 years and has the desire to help clients in achieving a healthier lifestyle. Some things she utilizes in her coaching include:
• Strength/resistance training
• Nutritional guidance through Transitions Lifestyle® Wellness Coaching
• TRX® Suspension Trainer & TRX Sports Medicine Certification
• Functional and Physiological health assessments, including body composition testing
• Sports training & conditioning
Lily has been a fitness enthusiast for over 20 years and combines her vast experience with a passion for helping others to achieve their fitness and wellness goals. She also hold her CPR and AED certification through the American Heart Association, is certified in Power Plate Acceleration Training and is a Certified Power Vinyasa Yoga Instructor though YogaFit®.
I have always been a very active individual. In fact I have always found it hard to sit still. I have enjoyed a variety of activities over the years from playing basketball and kickball with the neighborhood boys growing up, to biking, soccer, running and playing tennis with my husband.
It was after high-school that I discovered my love for weight/resistance training. Although I have taught many group fitness classes over the years my first love has always been with the weight room. Yes I was the girl who lifted with “the boys” when women still felt we were going to “bulk up” by doing so.
Flash forward about 10-15 years of life- new husband, new home, new responsibilities. Through it all, I can honestly say I have been pretty consistent with my workouts. I have always tried to make healthy food choices and enjoy my temptations of pizza and wine in moderation. Despite all of my efforts I was still continuing to struggle with weight gain with every passing year. To add fuel to the fire my husband and I had struggled with infertility for many years and I underwent numerous hormonal treatments. This only exasperated my physical and emotional well being and my weight continued to climb. I was also horrified to find out that I was pre-diabetic. I have always thought of myself as a fit and active individual.
Of course we all know that work/life balance can get in the way as well. I was putting in 40+ hours per week at my Corporate Human Resources job and some winter nights, even I, could come up with the best excuses in the book as to why I did not feel like working out. A blessing in disguise, I did not realize it at the time, came when I was laid off from that job-more on this later....
It was not until the summer of 2009, when I discovered The Transitions Lifestyle System® that I felt like this could be something I could make work for me. It’s simplistic approach of holistic nutrition, behavior modification and stress management just made sense! Long story short, I lost over 20 pounds and 6% body fat in about 12 weeks. Even more importantly, my health has rebounded back to what it was in my 20’s and I feel great!
So back to the part where I was laid off from what I thought was the “job of my dreams”. During this time I had applied for numerous HR positions and received many lovely “you were our second choice” rejection letters. It was then that I thought -what would I do if I could work for myself and help other people to realize their full potential? It was then that my vision of Bodies by Brezler™ was born!
I was introduced to TRX Suspension Training® by my very dear friend, Brenda Hoover, at Absolute Wellness Group and became certified to teach on the TRX. TRX Suspension Training® is a revolutionary method of leveraged bodyweight exercise. You work all your major muscle groups including core, and flexibility in 45 minutes!
Flash forward again and a year and a half later I am the proud owner of my very own Personal Training, Yoga and Wellness studio located at 7011 Allentown Boulevard Suite 4 Harrisburg, PA 17112. Classes are starting April 5th- please see class schedule link for details. Grand opening celebration is scheduled for Saturday May 19th from 9a-4pm!
I also offer private personal training sessions for those who may feel intimidated by a gym environment.
I am looking forward to sharing my many years of experience with our community. I have been blessed with many opportunities to learn and grow from in my own personal journey and my hope is that I can help others to realize the same.
Whether your goal is to take a walk every day, make better food choices, have more energy to play with the kids/grandkids or run a marathon-please give me a call. The only thing you risk losing is body fat, stress, and the same excuses I am all to familiar with. The gains, however, could last for a lifetime..
In good health,