WE ARE AN ONLINE COMMUNITY OF WOMEN WHO SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER IN REACHING OPTIMAL HEALTH THROUGH PROPER NUTRITION AND "PHYTNESS "
CHANGING LIVES ONE DAY, ONE WORKOUT, ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!
ARE YOU READY TO FIND YOUR PHYT?!
My name is Qiana Toure; known to family, friends and PhytGurlz as Coco. I am a Personal Trainer, Group Exercise
Instructor and CEO at PHYTGURL OPTIMAL HEALTHCARE TRAINING; who is honored to assist you on you fitness journey.
PHYTGURL started as monthly group exercise challenges with family and friends. It has now become an amazing community filled with woman from all walks of life. It is a place where they can gain knowledge and receive emotional support. There is a heavy emphasis on fitness while continuing to thrive in their diverse personal lives. We not only focus on our physical beings, but promote Optimal Health by supporting emotional, mental, spiritual and social health. PHYTGURL encourages and brings women of all different fitness and socioeconomic levels together from all over the world. Support, knowledge, and specific workouts can be obtained through this online community via Facetime, Skype, Facebook messenger and video calling.
The name PHYTGURL represents a group of women who are all about their health and fitness while embracing that womanly figure that we covet. Playing on words like PHYsical, PHYsique, and PHYsiology, while letting everyone know that we aren't just girls. We are beautiful, strong, resilient, hard working, intelligent women. WE ARE PHYTGURLZ!
Growing up I was fairly slim, but as most women have experienced; having children, a career and a household to run left very little time to take care of me. Although I was successful in other areas of my life, one day I woke up obese! Being an extremely confident woman, I never took issue with my appearance. Then I started to notice people referring to me as "thick" or "voluptuous", which was just a nice way of saying I was fat! I devised a plan to change that. I joined my local YMCA and changed the way I ate. I was a beast. I lost all the weight. I felt and looked like a million bucks!
Although I was really happy being healthy and fit, I couldn't help but feel like something was missing. Being in healthcare all my life; I had this urge to help others. I asked myself "How can you push yourself to such a wonderful existence but not help other women look and feel their very best?" That was when the creative evolution of what is now PHYTGURL began.
In pursuit of a complete understanding of the relationship between health, nutrition and exercise; I obtained an AAS in Personal Training. I returned to the same YMCA I started my journey; this time as a personal trainer instead of a client. I chose "the Y" because I knew I could reach a diverse group of women there. I could assist women who may not have had the socioeconomic background to pay $50 per hour for a trainer. I could teach women who have no idea where to begin. I could reach women who were busy taking their children to basketball or volleyball and only had that one hour to workout while their child was at practice. I had a wonderful tenure, and as I helped these women I also gained a much broader skill set with group instructing. I have since moved on from that facility, but as I have formed my own business; I adopted the concept of being accessible to all wome
Over the past 2 years PHYTGURL has assisted women in becoming fit, helped overcome eating disorders, supported women leaving abusive relationships, increased many women's self confidence and respect for themselves. PHYTGURLZ have supported one another though bereavement, we've donated to the American Heart Association, participated in The Mud Run, The Big Climb and Worrier Races together. Broadening our social spectrum by interacting with those we may have never otherwise met is an important aspect of this community. PHYTGURL also hosts a yearly "PHYT EVENT" which is a 3 day fellowship retreat to bring us all together face to face. We have become something comparable to a sorority, and I am extremely proud of all the work that has been done!
- Check out our Blogs for great tips on how to become a runner, proper nutrition, and to learn exactly what we mean by "Optimal Health".
- Go to PHYT Trials to read about products that we have tried and get the skinny on our results.
- Testimonials will introduce you to some of our fabulous PHYTGURLZ.
- Make sure to visit SERVICES. I am sure we offer a program that meets your needs without breaking the bank
Let us help you find your PHYT!!!