Apr 3, 2018
Self-care expert and Flipping 50 guest Suzanne Choplin is a certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor, dancer, and yoga instructor with over 13 years experience in the field of movement and fitness. Her business is called C.A.K.E. What does C.A.K.E. Lifestyle and Personal Training stand for? Care and kindness every day.
Suzanne's upcoming summit starts soon! It all launches April 6 through April 26! Register now:
I started my career as a dancer and performer, the pressure to perform can do a lot to a young woman, mentally and physically, I battled with body image, injuries, and mental health. I suffered a few bouts of “rock bottom” I worked really hard to find health and happiness within my own body, I learned exercises to strengthen my body where injury had weakened me, and I learned mindfulness to strengthen where self-doubt and fear had stopped me.
Once I was in the field of fitness I saw the body image problem was just as bad as the dance world, intensity was the name of the game, workouts were getting tougher, and extremes were becoming the status quo. I began to take a softer gentler approach, incorporating breathing, yoga, and mindfulness into my clients routines.
Around this time, my beautiful mother Lynn who battles Fibromyalgia, became part of the “squeeze” generation, caring for both for her ailing mother and becoming the primary childcare for my niece.
She was stressed and spiraling, her own health and fitness suffered, I encouraged her to seek out a personal trainer and set aside “me time” while she was able to make some strides, the “traditional fitness” model was not serving her. Intense workouts left her more exhausted and without the energy to serve the ones she loved.
I saw the opportunity to help her and I began passing on the mindset and fitness tools I had learned, used on myself, and was beginning to employ with my stressed, overstretched clients. I began teaching mindset, safe and gentle fitness, and environmental shifting as the keys to self-care. My brand CAKE (Care and Kindness Everyday) was born.
Questions we answer in this episode:
How do you define self-care?
Why is our environment so integral to self-care?
How do we begin to create a space for self-care?
What can we focus on in our bodies to create a sense of self-care?
Why is mindset and self-talk so important?
What else is inside:
Hear what Suzanne calls the tea cup process.
Learn how to increase your awareness of negative self.
Hear how to remind yourself of your purpose.
Learn to stop getting “scattered” and start getting more focus.
Learn a 99cent investment that may help you be more successful.
Suzanne's summit creates a conversation around the many ways to approach self-care, and encourage women to find their own personal self-care strategies. I am hoping to reach women who find themselves in constant service of others (spouses, children, parents, clients, bosses) and feel like they never take care of themselves.
A few of the guests on this self-care event:
It all launches April 6 through April 26! Register now: