Expertise: Caren Leslie is a NSCA certified personal trainer, coach, Advocare distributor and fitness enthusiast. After working for the City of Dublin for a few years, she then branched out and began her own personal training business. Along with training, she is the head coach for the Dublin Coffman High School girl’s field hockey team and enjoys inspiring people of all ages to live a fit and active lifestyle.
Motivation for LIVING FIT: Caren struggled with her weight and various related medical issues after college. She was eventually diagnosed with a thyroid disorder and was then able to use that knowledge to make healthier choices and drop over 50 pounds. Caren enjoys working in a field where health is valued and she can be a positive example to her clients, student-athletes and children. She embraced turning 40 this year and is in better shape than she has ever been!
Diet: As an Advocare distributor, Caren believes in eating a diet high in protein and vegetables with a fair amount of complex carbohydrates. She also makes sure to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water, Spark and Rehydrate, two Advocare products she swears by. She attributes a lot of her results, the way her body looks and performs, as well as her energy levels [must keep up with her young children!] to her clean diet and Advocare supplements.
Exercise: Caren’s typical workout routine consists of running and strength training. She runs several times a week and does low reps of heavy weights when lifting to increase lean muscle mass and decrease body fat. After an intense workout, she typically recovers with a post-workout Recovery shake, Catalyst and Rehydrate.
Some of Caren’s FAVORITE things…
- FIT place around Columbus: Her gym in Powell, Zone Personal Fitness. She also enjoys the running trails in her neighborhood where she can be found pushing her 4 year old in a stroller ~ extra resistance and a workout companion!
- Healthy meal/food – Salmon and veggies with hummus
- Cheat meal – pizza!
- Race distance – 5K
- Cross training activity – group exercise class or solo session with a personal trainer
Caren lives in Dublin with her husband and two little ones. She is truly an inspiration for being a working mom that still makes time to live an active, FIT lifestyle.