ShiftSetGo is a program designed for those who have tried every diet, failed time and again and have all but lost hope of losing the weight and keeping it off for good. Ideal Lifestyle was created to address the need for a healthy weight loss program in our community.
Opening its doors in 2018, Ideal Lifestyle is already helping dozens of people in the Monroe area realize their goals and become the best version of themselves. Using ShiftSetGo to help you reach all your weight loss goals quickly and safely while creating new healthy habits for life. We are also offering medical grade red light therapy to those who would like to reduce pain, reduce the appearance of cellulite, fine lines, scars, stretch marks, and help tighten excess skin from weight loss that may be bothersome.
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Clinic Director/SSG Health Coach/RLT/Owner
From working as a financial advisor assistant, to opening her own clinic in 2018, Linda has been in the Monroe area for over 20 years. She loves the community and wants to see the people in it become more healthy.
Having struggled with being morbidly obese for most of her adult life, the time came when Linda knew she needed to do something. That something turned out to be Ideal Lifestyle’s weight loss program!
“Through the years, I had tried several diets. I lost weight. I gained more weight. The yo-yo dieting was so frustrating. I had tried a diet where I had to count points that were assigned to foods. This program met in a group situation, which for me was a struggle if I had a question. Being an introvert, I didn’t want to ask my question in front of everyone. I tried another program that had more one-on-one consulting. I lost weight, but then had no continued accountability and gained back all the weight and then some. Another diet I tried allowed me to eat whatever I wanted, as long as I stopped when I started to feel full. THAT didn’t work! I ate whatever I wanted. Period. And didn’t stop when I started to feel full. Plus all the other failed attempts at losing weight. At this point, I had just decided I was destined to be fat and unhealthy the rest of my life. This was who I was. I didn’t like it, but had accepted it. Then something changed in my thinking. I would see my husband, kids and grandkids do things I used to enjoy. But it was not fun for me because of my weight. I wanted to do those things again! I wanted to have fun with my family like I used to do.
“My son had had great success with this program. My daughter worked at another clinic that used the same program. This weight loss program was permeating my family! I was next! After asking a bunch of questions about the way it worked, I decided I MIGHT be able to do this. On August 25, 2017 I went in for my initial consultation. My coach explained how my body works with the food products to use my fat as fuel! What?! Well that just changed everything! I followed the program religiously. By Christmas, I had lost 40 pounds! Then 80 pounds! Then 100 pounds! I still have more to lose, but it’s amazing how good I feel! It’s been a little over a year now and I have only been sick once in that time. Prior to that, I was sick with something on a regular basis. Getting the sugar out of my system helped so much with pain from inflammation in my joints. Now I have so much more energy and can do the things I’d been missing doing with my family.
“Around the beginning of 2018, my husband kept telling me I should ‘do this’, meaning open a weight loss clinic using this program. I kept saying ‘no’. But that suggestion just kept nagging at me. This is something that has worked so well for me. I saw results every week! I didn’t have to think too much about what I was going to eat. After a lot of prayer, I knew this was something I needed to share with others who have tried one diet after the other only to lose weight and gain it all back and who have just given up and felt like I felt. The passion I feel for this is real and something I can’t just keep to myself! If I can do this, you can do this!”-Linda Speer
Assistant Clinic Director/SSG Health Coach/RLT/Website Management
Meet Katie, one of our coaches and Red Light Therapy technicians. She also does work behind the scenes with social media! This single mom of four has had a total weight loss of 142 pounds to date!! Yes, that’s an entire adult human! After the birth of her third child she weighed over 320 pounds and decided that that wasn’t who she wanted to be! She buckled down and started to change her eating habits as well as exercising every day. The pounds started to drop away rapidly and she lost 76 pounds in one year! She then maintained that weight for about six months until she set an actual weight goal. She steadily approached her goal, eating healthier options and using portion control with regular exercise. Katie took a position as a Red Light Therapy technician at another clinic (this was before Ideal Lifestyle opened). Katie was not quite to the weight that she wanted to be at and her weigh loss had stalled…completely. Baby number four was the culprit and so she patiently waited to be able to do the weight loss program until Baby #4 had been born. Once that happened, and she was done nursing, she promptly started the program and the pounds started to melt off yet again! Katie was able to reach her first big weight loss goal using our amazing program. She continues to work toward reaching her final weight goal to enjoy a life of health and happiness with her children!
Katie is a friendly and encouraging weight loss coach that will absolutely keep you on track and accountable. If you are struggling with weigh loss, she seeks to find the core issue and help clients work through it with added support and a solid plan for weight loss success. When she works with clients that come in for Red Light Therapy, she is extremely thorough and professional when explaining the process and what to expect when you come in for your initial appointment. Coming in for additional appointments, she asks if any adjustments need to be considered in order to reach the client’s optimal results. In addition to ShiftSetGo coaching and RLT, Katie also helps keep the website updated and manages the social media accounts.
SSG Health Coach/RLT/EM-Body Sculpt Tech
“Hi, Nora Rivera here. I am a minister in Christ, which lead me to become a Health & Life Coach in 2021. ‘Your body is a temple – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20’, convicted me into taking my physical health seriously as I tend to neglect it when focusing on ministry. I have struggled with weight most of my adult life so far, yo-yo dieting, paleo, keto, trend diets and had been a vegetarian for 5 years. Unfortunately, the efforts didn’t last long and I would plump right back up, bigger than before. My husband and I were big when we got married, and grew together both good in our relationship and bad in our eating habits. We had each gained about 30-40 lbs. in the few years we’d been together. That caused health problems for both of us, mentally and physically. We had tried a few diets and ended up not keeping the weight off, but when I had become a Health Coach it had helped me understand the importance of having someone there for accountability. A lot of us know what we need to do to be and get healthier, but have trouble holding ourselves accountable.
My husband had gotten a health coach and trainer through V-shred that helped him with accountability and their meal plans, which I had also had because it’s easier than making two separate meals. We were both able to lose our first 30 lbs. in 3 months. However, I started to plateau for a month. As frustrating as it was, I was happy that I could maintain my weight better this time. I was blessed with an opportunity to work for Ideal Lifestyle as a Health Coach and after 6 weeks on the ShiftSetGo program, with a great coach to hold me accountable each week, lost about 20 lbs. and still going until I reach my health goal! I understand the struggles in yo-yo dieting and feeling like you’ve tried EVERYTHING, but sometimes what we need is a Coach who will give you tough love when needed and encouragement through your health journey. For the first time in history people are dying from overeating. Let’s change that for our own future and our loved ones.”