Jenn Thorson -Making a difference.

What I have incorporated in my life has now become a lifestyle. Not a fad or a simple resolution, a lifestyle. I started this new lifestyle April of 2019. I still have some work to do, but mostly I know how I feel now is something I always want to feel. I crave the gym for the movement of my body. I enhance my workouts by fueling my body with the proper nutrition and supplements (vitamins). The winning combo has led me to a much healthier lifestyle, extremely better eating habits and a daily choice to consume what's best for my health.


Since April I have lost 26 lbs and 16% body fat and 33.5 inches.   I love wearing clothes again and feel more confident than I have in a really long time. I have always been into natural medicine/ household products but it has been so much fun learning and exploring new options and items to not only keep me healthy but my family and pets too.

I have been so encouraged with this path I have been on and continue to pursue that I am changing and educating others around me too. To me that is a major win! I said yes almost a year ago and when I raised my hand I became a part of something bigger than I was capable of and a group and leader that holds me accountable and loves on me through the any ups and downs.


Heidi M - Better than ever and improving everyday!

After a consult with Linda Potter in January 2019 regarding nutrition, she suggested a meal plan specific to me. I had been following the Paleo plan for approximately 6 years. In that 6 years I had dropped 2 pant sizes and thought that I was at my minimum weight. Also, in those 6 years, I was going to CrossFit and yoga so believed that I was also at my greatest fitness level.


Here are the results in a year’s time from switching to Brave it up!'s nutritional and work out program:


· Lost 13 inches

· Lost 5 pounds

· Lost 7% body fat

· Cholesterol reduced from 211 in April 2018 to 177 in April 2019 (just 3 months of following Linda’s plan)


I am a CPA so during tax time, I work out less. Linda has kept me active during this busy time and it has helped tremendously with my stress level. Also, by eating several times a day, I do not get tired in the afternoons.


I highly recommend Brave it up!  nutritional and well being coaching!

Tim Pickles a leading example

How did I go about my transformation? Let me start at the beginning. I have always been fairly fit. However, the years caught up with me and I had put on significant weight. About a year ago, I traveled overseas for my annual visit to the head office of my company in Taiwan. One of my colleagues there had been quite heavy and, when I made this trip, I was astonished to see her. She had lost about 50 pounds and was looking very trim and fit. Although she is much younger than me (about 26 – I was 54 at the time) I was truly inspired by the change she had made in herself.

When I came back and started working out again, I decided to step things up – to modify my diet and really commit to making a change in myself. When I started this journey at the beginning of 2019 I weighed 192 pounds, my waist was nearly 40 inches and my BMI was 23.6%. So, to change that, I continued to work out and – more significantly - I changed my diet. A week or so after getting back from my trip to Taiwan at the end of January, I cut out most carbs (including Mountain Dew – so sad!), cut back on snacking and if I did have a snack I ate things that were better for me such as a small handful of nuts or a pickle rather than some chips or the other junk food I’d been eating previously. I also started using

Recommend supplementation from Brave it Up! coaching  before each run or work out which I believe helped me to burn some fat as well. I was super strict at first and lost almost 10 pounds in the first month. Since it was not easy to be so strict all the time, after that first month I eased back a bit with my restrictions and continued to lose 3 or 4 pounds per month. By November 7th I weighed 156 pounds, my waist was 32 inches and my BMI was 13%. Obviously I look better, but I also just feel a lot better. I have been a runner for years and before this, I frequently had knee pain if I ran longer distances. That rarely happens now and I believe it is from an increased level of overall fitness and the fact that I have lost nearly 40 pounds!

Linda Secrist's Story

Hey everyone , I'm Linda Secrist, some of you may know me . I just wanted to let you know a little of my story , where I came from and why I workout the way I do.

On may 4 , 2011 at the age of 44 , I had a massive heart attack , they put in 2 Stents in one surgery and I had to wait for a 3rd Stent because it was to dangerous at the time. I was not allowed to work or lift anything over 7 lbs. I sat around feeling sorry for myself and thinking my life was over , after 3 months they finally allowed me to go back to work and told me I had a 50 /50 shot at fixing the damaged part of my heart , I'm thinking wait....I can fix this? Oh yeah diet and exercise minimum 5 days a week.

Before the heart attack I was 198 lbs extremely out of shape ( I got winded from a flight of stairs ) I didn't know if I could really pull this off ,But any shot is better than no shot. I started that night , there was no way I was going to let this take me down. I dropped 36 lbs and then I got stuck and started to lose my motivation . That's when I joined staying fit