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She turned 8!!!

She turned 8!!!

Get ready for a bunch of photos of a future leader, fitness coach, veterinarian, beautician, spunky money…you name it!

It’ll come at no surprise; she’s been on the move since 8 months old, #running, and there’s no stopping her energy or creativity!

She’s my WHY!

Enjoy some 8 years of cuteness;)

She’s been know to jump in and start coaching a Bootcamp session or two!

“Get to work”, “Keep Going”.

She can bust out 20 “legit” push ups and even a couple pull ups.

We certainly do not force her to be active or challenge herself …. nature is stronger that nurture sometimes;) But we do let her TRY. #empower

 

 

She has embraced our mindset of Fit. Fab. Fearless. and takes pride in giving her best.

She (both my girls) will sometimes even introduce themselves as “Summer’s Fitness owners” lol 😉

They love and want to share our mission too! #legacy

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, neighbor – you have the opportunity to empower and set an example for our young people.

YOU are their hero!

Be YOUR OWN Hero, first!

If you find your superhero powers have been dampened and could use a reboot, to UNCOVER and DISCOVER the Superhero hiding inside of you!

Click Here to Learn More about Forever Fit and Try Out 21 Days for Only $149

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Click Here to Learn More about Bootcamp and Try Out 21 Days for Only $43.

I’ve hope you’ve enjoyed a little celebrating of my first born and one of the driving factors behind the Summer’s Fitness mission!

Be careful what you do because you never know who’s watching;)

Have a great day! Happy 8th Birthday Lennox!!

XoXo
Summer 

PS-

If you aren’t already one of our amazing clients, Click one of the links above to reinvent yourself or your “birthday suit” 😉

Don’t wait for someone to come to your rescue…. YOU are your own hero.


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I share Daily Motivation, Recipes, Workouts, Tips, and more! Plus a special event this Sunday. Click the FB group link above to request to join. 🙂


Click here to schedule a FREE Orientation or give us a Call or Text to 330-497-2474 to experience the difference, today!

 

 


I couldn't do it......

I couldn’t do it……

This photo was taken 8 Years ago, 2 weeks before I gave birth to my first daughter, the first week of November in 2011.

“Breastfeeding is super important, and if you can and want to, you should do it. But your mental health is far more important.”

Yes! I wish I was more informed after my first child.

I was the oldest of 6 children, who my mom breast fed all of us, including twins.

She passed away in 2006 and I had my first child in 2011. I “thought” breastfeeding was my only option and everyone could do it. She did with all of us, so why would I think differently?

I went to all the birthing and lactation classes. I did everything by the book.
In the hospital they told me I needed to give my baby formula. They had me use a mini catheter with formula, while I latched, and had my child on a wallaby blanket. Then I had to pump for 20 minutes, 8 times a day. Plus wash everything every time.

I’m an “A student”, so I did it.

I never made milk. I DID THIS FOR 5 WEEKS. (Only 1 week of wallaby blanket.) And then had to Add in bottle feeding, after latching, and still pumping after each feeding. Oh and being a business owner.

Drink more water I was told.
I drank almost a gallon daily, and even during pregnancy. If you know me, you know that is true.

It was a good day if I could collect 2oz. I remember, my husband, Jeremie and I actually cheering when I collected 2oz. of breast milk by the end of one day, pumping 8 times. By now, I could have been able to produce 4oz, at each feeding.

5 weeks postpartum, I ended up in the hospital for 7 days – in the psychiatric unit.

I had lost all my “baby weight”, and I was a mess. I thought I was going to die.

During the 5 Weeks postpartum , I consulted & reached our for help with a Lacation consultant, my OBGYNs, family doctor, and even a trip to Stat care. Yes, I attended the baby check in visits with the pediatrician, too. All that before finally going to the ER.

I’m not blaming them, but looking at it now – why did they encourage me to continue doing that?!

⁉️ Why isn’t there better care & options for women postpartum?

After the birth of my 2nd daughter, I did things MUCH different. I hired help at home and set more boundaries with people.

Yes, Ive been on a long recovery from my postpartum anxiety depression experience. I started crying in labor and never stopped.

I was crying in the hospital with Baby 1 and sent home with a 4 day old newborn.

With Baby 1 , I was hosting Thanksgiving at 3 Weeks and entertaining family…. cooking, cleaning, tending to baby, and running a business.

The things you think you know; until you live them.

I vowed I wouldn’t be silent, but I don’t think I really shared my “breastfeeding” story. <=

I hope this helps someone else.

Not everyone can breast feed, even if they want to and try everything. You are not a failure. It is okay.

Yes, Please share. I never want anyone else to ever go through that or worse. I’m so glad to see organizations like

Alexis Joy D’Achille Foundation for Postpartum Depression, The Postpartum Stress Center, and 2020 Mom breaking the stigma & silence!


At Summer’s Fitness, we collected diapers for the Stark County Diaper Bank, during the month of October.

Did you know WIC and Food Stamps Do Not cover diapers for moms who need assistance?

This causes diapers to be re-used and children become more prone to infections and abuse.

Thank you for those who joined us in supporting the Stark County Diaper Bank for October Diaper Drive!

Instead of purchasing Halloween candy, those who donated purchased diapers for a mom & baby in need!

Or – even if you, or a mom you know, has open diapers that have not been used – donate them!

Thank you for your support!

Being a mom is hard enough; can you imagine not having support or access to diapers? 

 XoXo
Summer 

P.S. This photo was taken 1 Week after I arrived home from the hospital/psychiatric unit.

Link to orig. article – https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/breastfeeding-depression-d-mer


If you’d like to be surrounded by a positive group of like minded people, join my Free Facebook group.

I share Daily Motivation, Recipes, Workouts, Tips, and more! Plus a special event this Sunday. Click the FB group link above to request to join. 🙂


Click here to schedule a FREE Orientation or give us a Call or Text to 330-497-2474 to experience the difference, today!

 

 


Do you weigh your worth by the number on the scale?

Do you weigh your worth by the number on the scale?

So many women weigh their worth by the number on the scale.

I weigh 50 pounds different in these 2 photos. Yes, 50.

I’m not sharing for your opinion on which look is better or for seeking approval.

I want you to look at “weight” from a different perspective.

Yes, we need to be in a “healthy weight range” for optimal function and reduce our risk of disease.

BUT THERE IS NO PERFECT NUMBER.

And here’s the thing with most people, especially women…. When we get to “that number” we are still NOT Satisfied.

It’s not good enough. We need to lose more or lift our butt here and we continue to pick ourselves apart.

How about what your body CAN DO for you?

I was super ripped and strong, as a Pro Fitness athlete, but that body couldn’t bear children and was on its way to osteoporosis and hormonal damage. In fact, I’m sure it is affecting my hormones today.

That body today; it gave me 2 beautiful children, helps others achieve their best, feels pretty good (despite some back pain from that former body), and it’s HAPPIER.

HAVING a 6 PACK DOES NOT MAKE YOU HAPPY.

I know. Does the change in looks mess with my head sometimes, absolutely.

We are ALL a work in progress constantly trying to improve ourselves. We should. We need to evolve and challenge ourselves. You grow or you die.

But you will also die inside if you never stop to appreciate where you are NOW.

Understand that maintenance is also a gift.  

Plateauing in life and even hitting a low point is WHEN the biggest breakthroughs occur.

So stop beating yourself up.  

Keep moving or maintaining.  

Keep learning to love yourself for WHO you are and that means taking care of your Mind, Body, & Spirit.

 * There is no perfect weight, age, calories, exercise, diet, etc.

You are at the perfect place when YOU decide you are happy & healthy – only YOU know how that FEELS and there is no numerical measure to prove it!

 

XoXo
Summer 

PS- Every aspect of your journey is perfect because it’s what you NEED to learn & grow.

By no means am I saying eat junk food and sit on the couch. <= That’s not honoring your body & mind.

Stop & Smell the Rose and Celebrate even the Smallest Successes. You deserve it. You are worth it! That’s how you keep your momentum going


If you’d like to be surrounded by a positive group of like minded people, join my Free Facebook group.

I share Daily Motivation, Recipes, Workouts, Tips, and more! Plus a special event this Sunday. Click the FB group link above to request to join. 🙂


Click here to schedule a FREE Orientation or give us a Call or Text to 330-497-2474 to experience the difference, today!

 

 


Healthy Travel Tips - How I got searched?!

Healthy Travel Tips – How I got searched?!

I’ve been on a 9 day trip traveling across the country attending personal and professional development conferences and masterminds.
Planes, planes, & planes (buses, taxis, and Uber’s, too).
Traveling can often feel like a hassle and sometimes even a reason to “abandon” our healthy nutrition habits. I want to share with you some simple tips you can use when traveling by planes, trains, or automobile. Plus, I want to help you save you some Time & Money; as well as the extra hassle while traveling!

Yep, they searched my bag.

Click the Play =>

Healthy Airplane Travel Tips and what healthy snack caused my carry bag to get searched!

It’s so convenient to see all the water stations throughout the airport – saves you $$$ and the environment, too!!
That’s right, you need to drink even MORE water while you travel!!


Love this water display 🙂

It can be expensive and a drag to pack healthy foods.

Here’s my favorite complete combo that CAN go with you anywhere:
* Almonds
* Green Apple
* Arbonne Protein – all you need access to is a shaker cup, water, & ice – which you can find at hotels & airports.

Healthy Fats, Plant Based Protein, Carbs from Fruit – Make Up a complete combo to keep your hunger & hormones in check!

Traveling to visit family, see sights, for business, to explore, or more; are a valuable part of life!
Experience as much as you can!Sound like a plan?

I hope you found these tips valuable and are planning your next trip:)

Where will you be headed?

Well I have an amazing opportunity for you to not only create your Vacation Body, but also send You & a Friend on a 6 Day/5 Night Vacation at a 5 Star Resort – For FREE, just for completing my 6 Week Challenge.

X No Weight Loss Goal
X No Bait & Switch

Sure there are a couple of requirements like showing up to at least 2 workouts a week. After all, we want you to get you RESULTS!

Dream Body + Dream Vacation = www.SummersVacationBody.com

I only have a limited number of Vacations to give away. So ACT FAST and secure a spot with a deposit on the next page and attend one of our Orientations where we will go over all the details.

Can’t wait to send you on a Vacation with your Dream Body too!

=> CLICK HERE to Learn More and Secure a Spot <=

xoxo
Summer
and on behalf of the entire Summer’s Fitness Team

PS- All the details are on here and we will go over more at the Orientation. We are looking for people serious about creating a Dream Body & Dream Vacation.


Meet Jeremie Montabone, RNFA, BSN, FAI

Meet Jeremie Montabone, RNFA, BSN, FAI

The other day I introduced you to Coach Jeremie, well sort of;)
If you missed his Video on Understanding the Core, you can view it HERE.
I want to take some time now, to let Coach Jeremie share his story.
MY STORY: Jeremie Montabone, RNFA, BSN, FAI
 
The other day I introduced you to Coach Jeremie, well sort of;)
If you missed his Video on Understanding the Core, you can view it HERE.
I want to take some time now, to let Coach Jeremie share his story.
MY STORY: Jeremie Montabone, RNFA, BSN, FAI
 
Hello, my name is Jeremie Montabone. I was born and raised in Ohio and live in Jackson Township. I am married to Summer, my beautiful wife of 19 years. We have 2 daughters, Lennox and Layna, who are full of energy and are free spirited. I love to exercise, hike, fish, travel, and spend time with my family.
I attended the University of Toledo, where I obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. I have been a Registered Nurse for 17 years. I started my career as a staff nurse in open-heart surgery, then obtained additional credentialing as an RN First Assistant, and became the Clinical Lead of the Open Heart Department.
In 2008 I was fortunate to have the opportunity to start the Open Heart program at Affinity Medical Center. We had a very successful program and continued to grow each and every year. In November of 2017, tragedy struck our Hospital and community. Our friend and coworker, cardiologist Dr. “Skip” Seese was shot and killed. We continued to press on as a hospital, but it was difficult. In January 2018, we were informed the hospital would close and cease patient care within 30 days. All leaders were required to stay until the closing process was complete. My last day of work in the hospital setting was March 6, 2018.
With this time, I saw an opportunity to reinvent myself, as a person, and as a Nurse. I wanted to turn a scary and uncertain time in my life into a positive. I took a few months off to spend as much time as possible with my family. I obtained a personal training certification and attended the Functional Aging Institute, becoming a Certified Functional Aging Specialist.
I have been with the Summer’s Fitness Family since it opened in 2007. For the second time in my career I am blessed to be able to start a new program. I was honored and excited to be chosen to start the Forever Fitcamp program. I am now able to use my knowledge, as a Registered Nurse and a Functional Aging Specialist, to help clients on their commitment to themselves to become healthier, happier, and more fit than they have ever been.
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Maybe you can relate to being faced with a situation where you have a choice to give up or re-invent yourself?
Yes, I know Jeremie quite well:)  And I hold him to the same high standards and expectations- trust me- he doesn’t get any slack;)
What I am most proud of in this situation, is that while his whole career has been in nursing…and everyone else kept asking, “why aren’t you going back into nursing?“, he decided to take this as an opportunity to evaluate his lifeexperiences and WHO and HOW he wants to serve others.
This is quite a switch as his previous patients were always asleep;)
Without a doubt, Jeremie is one of the most talented RNFAs..not my words, but his former employees, colleagues, and the surgeons he worked with….
But for many of us, we often feel we are “obligated” to a career…
Maybe you’ve never thought of it that way or maybe you can relate?
It is scary going into a new profession, you bet. The uncertainties…will you succeed? The financial risks and additional investments into embarking on a new career. The expectations of others…….well, it’s none of your business what other people think of you:)
There is one thing that makes it all work and that also happens to be our “word of the week” at Summer’s Fitness and that is BELIEVE or BELIEF.
If you have Belief in yourself – anything is possible.
It makes getting out of your comfort zone, in so many aspects, obtainable and rewarding!
There are many facets and takeaways from Jeremie’s story and I hope you found it informational and inspirational, as we continue to share more with you on Corrective and Adaptive Exercise, too.
We look forward to serving you, your friends, family, & coworkers on your health & happiness journey too!
Of course I have to take this opportunity to share some cute family photos, I hope you will enjoy:)
Click Here or Call/Text 330-497-2474 to request an appointment.
Committed to your success,
Summer Montabone
Jeremie Disney
Jeremie Glow 5K
Jeremie Girl
Jeremie Summer
Jeremie Dad
Jeremie Forever Fit
PS- It doesn’t matter your age…..Jeremie has worked with clients a variety of ages who have experienced abdominal surgery or trauma, to start feeling their best again! In fact, I am a client too:)
PPS- Maybe this doesn’t apply to you, but maybe you know someone who could benefit from this information or opportunity:) Feel free to forward this email to a friend, family member, or co-worker, or CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.
Hello, my name is Jeremie Montabone. I was born and raised in Ohio and live in Jackson Township. I am married to Summer, my beautiful wife of 19 years. We have 2 daughters, Lennox and Layna, who are full of energy and are free spirited. I love to exercise, hike, fish, travel, and spend time with my family.
I attended the University of Toledo, where I obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. I have been a Registered Nurse for 17 years. I started my career as a staff nurse in open-heart surgery, then obtained additional credentialing as an RN First Assistant, and became the Clinical Lead of the Open Heart Department.
In 2008 I was fortunate to have the opportunity to start the Open Heart program at Affinity Medical Center. We had a very successful program and continued to grow each and every year. In November of 2017, tragedy struck our Hospital and community. Our friend and coworker, cardiologist Dr. “Skip” Seese was shot and killed. We continued to press on as a hospital, but it was difficult. In January 2018, we were informed the hospital would close and cease patient care within 30 days. All leaders were required to stay until the closing process was complete. My last day of work in the hospital setting was March 6, 2018.
With this time, I saw an opportunity to reinvent myself, as a person, and as a Nurse. I wanted to turn a scary and uncertain time in my life into a positive. I took a few months off to spend as much time as possible with my family. I obtained a personal training certification and attended the Functional Aging Institute, becoming a Certified Functional Aging Specialist.
I have been with the Summer’s Fitness Family since it opened in 2007. For the second time in my career I am blessed to be able to start a new program. I was honored and excited to be chosen to start the Forever Fitcamp program. I am now able to use my knowledge, as a Registered Nurse and a Functional Aging Specialist, to help clients on their commitment to themselves to become healthier, happier, and more fit than they have ever been.
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Maybe you can relate to being faced with a situation where you have a choice to give up or re-invent yourself?
Yes, I know Jeremie quite well:)  And I hold him to the same high standards and expectations- trust me- he doesn’t get any slack;)
What I am most proud of in this situation, is that while his whole career has been in nursing…and everyone else kept asking, “why aren’t you going back into nursing?“, he decided to take this as an opportunity to evaluate his lifeexperiences and WHO and HOW he wants to serve others.
This is quite a switch as his previous patients were always asleep;)
Without a doubt, Jeremie is one of the most talented RNFAs..not my words, but his former employees, colleagues, and the surgeons he worked with….
But for many of us, we often feel we are “obligated” to a career…
Maybe you’ve never thought of it that way or maybe you can relate?
It is scary going into a new profession, you bet. The uncertainties…will you succeed? The financial risks and additional investments into embarking on a new career. The expectations of others…….well, it’s none of your business what other people think of you:)
There is one thing that makes it all work and that also happens to be our “word of the week” at Summer’s Fitness and that is BELIEVE or BELIEF.
If you have Belief in yourself – anything is possible.
It makes getting out of your comfort zone, in so many aspects, obtainable and rewarding!
There are many facets and takeaways from Jeremie’s story and I hope you found it informational and inspirational, as we continue to share more with you on Corrective and Adaptive Exercise, too.
We look forward to serving you, your friends, family, & coworkers on your health & happiness journey too!
Of course I have to take this opportunity to share some cute family photos, I hope you will enjoy:)

 

Click Here or Call/Text 330-497-2474 to request an appointment.
Committed to your success,
Summer Montabone
Jeremie Disney
Jeremie Glow 5K
Jeremie Girl
Jeremie Summer
Jeremie Dad
Jeremie Forever Fit
PS- It doesn’t matter your age…..Jeremie has worked with clients a variety of ages who have experienced abdominal surgery or trauma, to start feeling their best again! In fact, I am a client too:)
PPS- Maybe this doesn’t apply to you, but maybe you know someone who could benefit from this information or opportunity:) Feel free to forward this email to a friend, family member, or co-worker, or CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.

Do You Know Your "Core"?

Do You Know Your “Core”?

Most of us would respond sure, it’s my “abs”. But as Coach Jeremie, explains in this video below, there is A LOT more to Understanding the Core. This is Jeremie’s first experience doing a video, so he’s a little nervous, but we think he did awesome! I am behind the camera asking him some questions and helping him get out of his comfort zone, to help YOU!

Understanding the Core: with Jeremie RNFA, BSN, FAI

Maybe you suffer from chronic low back pain, experienced childbirth, a surgery, or a trauma, that has left you feeling like you have to hold back? Coach Jeremie has over 17 years as a Registered Nurse, specifically in Open Heart Surgery, and he understands the complexities of surgery, recovery, and long term implications. Today, he is utilizing that background to help people overcome their limitations through Corrective and Adaptive Exercise, as a Certified Functional Aging Specialist. If you are afraid to exercise or looking to work with a Specialist who truly understands your needs, CLICK HERE , schedule an appointment and let’s talk. We’d love for you to come in, have a conversation, and see if we can help develop a fitness plan for your needs. You were meant to move and you don’t live life sitting down! You shouldn’t have to hold back when it comes to living life or deal with daily pains!

Call/Text 330-497-2474 to request an appointment.

Committed to your success,
Summer

PS- It doesn’t matter your age…..Jeremie has worked with clients a variety of ages who have experienced abdominal surgery or trauma, to start feeling their best again!

PPS- Maybe this doesn’t apply to you, but maybe you know someone who could benefit from this information or opportunity:) Feel free to forward this email to a friend, family member, or co-worker.


Welcome to our new website!

We will be writing about a variety of informative topics to help you achieve your health, weight management, and fitness goals. Be sure to check back often and let us know if there’s a specific topic you’d like for us to include. Here are some of the topics we will be covering – hope you’ll enjoy it!

  • Expert Advice,
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  • Motivations,
  • News & Events,
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  • Recommended Books,
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