No life journey can be complete without a little sweat! Lyn Woods began her journey over 100 lbs. ago, when her children decided to release their truth about Mommy’s weight. Because children can be so candid and often times brutally honest, she knew it was time to adjust her own level of self-care and level up! She says: “To be honest, I was tired of myself. Daily activities were difficult. Walking up and down the stairs was killing my knees. My cousin brought to my attention this noise I made when moving. I realized I was in a lot of pain, all the time”. Instead of choosing for this to be the full narrative of your own life, she took action, worked hard and dedicated herself to finding a healthy and happier Lyn.
Born and raised in Houston, TX, Woods quickly turned living a healthy lifestyle into her my passion. Growing up in an environment where family members were plagued with diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and congested heart failure, Wood knew that making sure she would be around for decades to come was imperative. This included changing her diet, incorporating exercising into her lifestyle and seeing herself differently. Having self-confidence became a new way of life for Lyn and walking into her destiny of helping others reach their goals of a lifestyle change has become her purpose. Her goals are to help people rid themselves of pain without medication, heal and live a whole a happy life.
To pay it forward, she became a Certified Personal Trainer to encourage others on their journey to weight loss. She says: “While working with a particular client who suffered with chronic shoulder pain, he communicated his post workout pains, his overall feelings of wellbeing, and how uncomfortable sleep was for him. In an effort to minimize his pain, she stumbled upon the benefits of massage during regular workout session’s. This led Woods to returned to school at the Cortiva Institute, formerly known as the Texas Center of Massage Therapy and became a Licensed Massage Therapist. Having the knowledge and experience of a personal trainer and licensed massage therapist has allowed her to develop self-care programs with her clients that meet their needs.
By incorporating massage therapy for injury rehabilitation and exercises for strengthening without pain, she is changing lives for the better. Her knowledge has also helped people get out of pain, educated them on how they function, and works with them on learning and understanding how their choices and or patterns and habits help or hurt them. Another goal is to educate everyone about scar tissue and how it affects the body even when we think it has healed.
When she is not massaging or coaching, she is on the mom job with one boy and one girl. In her spare time, she love’s traveling, learning different massage modalities, and being the best version of herself that she can be.