Hi everyone, my name is Sydney Leigh Nelson. I am a soon to be mama to a little boy, a wife, a health and group fitness trainer certified in Barre technique, TRX, Yoga Sculpt and others. I’m a professionally trained dancer and the creator of FITXSYD. I love of all things health and wellness and I hope some of what I have to share resonates with you!
Since before I can remember, health and fitness have been a huge part of my life. I began to competitively dance when I was just a little girl at the age of 3. This really impacted my love for healthy physical activity. When I was 15 years old I took my very first group fitness class which left a lasting impact. It put me on a path to not only pursuing an education in health and wellness but working day in and day out to perfect the movements that I believe are the core to FITXSYD.
Over the past 8 years I have struggled on and off with anxiety and the feelings of inadequacy that in most cases were a result of an unhealthy view of my body image. As a dancer you live in front of the mirror and this idea that I was never good enough seemed to always circle my thoughts. As these thoughts consumed my thinking it eventually led me to a breaking point where I began to find help from those who could support me. I plan on getting more in depth in upcoming blogs surrounding these events in hopes that it may help others find breakthrough. Stay tuned!
My greatest desire for FITXSYD is that it would empower YOU to embrace the incredible body you have been blessed with! I want to work together to help us all change our thoughts from obsessing over physical appearance into feelings of confidence and strength as we become more in tune with our bodies and what they are capable of!
My journey towards my own health and wellness is a daily decision. I have found certain steps, if taken daily can and will help us change our thought processes and lead us toward a healthier body image. I can tell you this, it is a daily commitment to combat the feelings of negative self-image. I believe we are each uniquely and wonderfully designed and if we allow ourselves to tap into the right tools while surrounding ourselves by a community of support we can take steps forward in realigning our thoughts.
I’ve created FITXSYD with beautiful and functional movement to help lengthen and strengthen each individual. It is meant for every person under the sun! I long to build genuine relationships with my clients and I want to educate others on the importance of loving and treating your body, inside and out, with complete care and respect. If you take the time to invest in yourself, you will never be the same. Join me and this tribe of incredibly strong and capable women all over the world, and let’s get moving together!