Fitness + Health + Wisdom + Wealth

Grounding & Methylation Panels


Guest: Rebecca Washuta

Release Date: 11/21/2023

Welcome to Trulyfit the online fitness marketplace connecting pros and clients through unique fitness business software.

Steve Washuta : Does grounding actually have real health benefits? Or is it just hippie nonsense? Are you taking the active versions of vitamins? If not, you may be wasting both your time and your money. We discuss all this and much more on the upcoming podcast.

Steve Washuta : Welcome to the show Trulyfit podcast where we interview experts in fitness and health to expand our wisdom and wealth. I’m your host, Steve Washuta, co founder of Trulyfit and author of  Fitness Business 101. On today’s episode, I speak with Rebecca Washuta. You can find her at Happy Healthy nutritionist on Instagram.

Steve Washuta : Today, we’re going to be breaking down some of the things I talked about in my previous Thursday episode about Gary breakfast principles, we’re not going to be hitting on breathwork we’re not going to be hitting on UV light, we’re going to be talking about the other two principles, which are methylation panels.

Steve Washuta : Do we need them? What exactly are they? What is methylation? What are these genes like the MTHFR gene show? And why are they important? How do we change potentially our diet and or our vitamins based upon this? And then also grounding? Is it hippie nonsense? Or are there some health benefits and studies to show that we should be grounding.

Steve Washuta And now it’s time to break all this down? Becca, thank you so much for joining the truly fit podcast for I believe the fourth time today we’re going to be talking about some of Gary breakfast principles. I did a whole podcast on it on Thursday, going over his kind of four pillars and principles and trying to decide now after I explained those things.

Steve Washuta : if any of those are just pure nonsense, or if there was a lot of science behind it. So we brought you on to break that down. But give my audience who hasn’t listened to you before a little background on who you are and sort of your credentials and what you do day to day.

Rebecca Washuta : Yeah, absolutely. Thank you for having me back. So I am a board certified state licensed dietitian, and I have my own private practice.

Steve Washuta : Cool. So I’m going to rework all of his four principles. For those who haven’t listened to the episode, I would say stop. Now go back and listen to that nine minute episode, and then turn this episode back on. But if you decide not to do that, I will give you a brief overview.

Steve Washuta : He’s got four pillars, so to speak, two of two of which we’re not going to touch on today, two of which are breathwork. And the different types of UV light, I’m going to have specific people on who are experts in that I have a breathwork expert coming on in a few weeks. And then I have somebody who also deals with like this UV lights and cells equipment, who’s gonna come on to talk about those particular things.

Steve Washuta : So we’re gonna be talking about the other pillars today, which are his methylation panels, why they’re important to sort of parse out deficiencies I would say, in your body, and what sort of diet or supplements that you can take to ensure those deficiencies are no longer existent to make your body run optimally.

Steve Washuta : And the second would be grounding, which for some people is very hippie dippie. Like what grounding is also known as earthing. It means putting your body your feet, your hands, whatever your bare skin on the earth for certain amount of time.

Steve Washuta : Apparently, his claim is that it changes the pH, which is potential hydrogen levels of your blood, and that makes you healthier. So we’re gonna go over both of those concepts today. First, first, let’s start with the the ladder grounding. What studies are there about grounding? What do you know about grounding? Do you in particular partake in this?

Rebecca Washuta : For sure, yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head where just even the word right grounding and earthing sounds kind of woowoo and hippie. And so I think a lot of people read it off. But there’s actually been tremendous research, especially in the more recent years, about the positive health benefits.

Rebecca Washuta : So initially, it was started being looked at maybe 10 or 15 years ago, and it was mainly to regulate our circadian rhythms. So they found that if you are jet lagged, right, if you fly from here to London, and you wake up, and you know, you’re all you’re all thrown off, grounding, putting your feet on the grass in the sand is going to help regulate your biological clock, your circadian rhythm help you go to sleep earlier that night.

Rebecca Washuta : And so, you know, I think that wasn’t very interesting to most people. And because how often are we jet lagged, right a couple times a year, but it wasn’t that significant. But more recently, they’ve done studies showing that it can reduce pain and inflammation, it can reduce the risk of autoimmune conditions, it can support wound healing, by increasing blood flow, it can balance your hormones, so just, you know, really a plethora of of health benefits.

Rebecca Washuta : But, you know, I want it for those people who are very science minded, I want to take it back and just sort of walk through it. So if you remember from high school biology, a lot of our organs actually utilize electrical currents to function right. So our heart, our brain, our muscles. That’s why if you get an EKG of the heart or an EEG of the brain, that’s how those tests work because they’re actually measuring electrical activity.

Rebecca Washuta : So that’s not woowoo that’s, that’s hard science, right? That like our bodies utilize electricity to function. And then also the Earth’s surface has a natural electric charge. And that’s also not woowoo. Right? Talk to a geologist talk to a physicist that’s, that’s confirmed and so the idea behind grounding is that the by touching the Earth’s surface right with our, with our hands with our feet with another part of our bodies that were able to absorb those electrons.

Rebecca Washuta : And that’s going to help balance our bio electrical environments inside our bodies. And so, you know, if you think about the term, antioxidant, right, which we’ve all heard of the idea behind antioxidants is antioxidants are compounds that are going to be able to donate electrons to free radicals, and they’re going to be able to neutralize free radicals.

Rebecca Washuta : If we think about the Earth in the same way, if the Earth is giving off electrons, and we’re able to absorb that, that technically, it’s acting as an antioxidant, to the body. And, you know, the studies that they’ve done, it’s not, you know, it’s not random, random studies, its peer reviewed journals, where they’re actually looking at levels of cytokines, lead levels of white blood cells, like neutrophils and lymphocytes, and they actually see these levels go down and they’re able to, you know, calculate in a real way, the way that inflammatory markers are being reduced after grounding.

Steve Washuta : I don’t know if you remember, but there was a cartoon We both used to watch when we were little called David, the gnome. And it was, it was all centered around basically like somebody had an illness. And he would go out into the woods and find some sort of medicine and bring it back. And it’s like, it all comes full circle.

Steve Washuta : But really, that’s this is all the medicine we need is isn’t the earth is out there. And I’m not trying to be hippie, but there is a lot of things where we don’t need the pharmacological answer. There are more simple answers. Also, from like an endo perspective, it’s really funny, complete bro science, but I remember going to the beach every year with my friends for one week.

Steve Washuta : And I would not be treating my body well, I would be drinking alcohol like a fish, and I would never be hungover and I would feel great. I was never wearing shoes, my feet were always grounded. I was always in the sand. I was always in the ocean getting magnesium, you know, it’s like, all of these things obviously play a part in, in our in our overall health and wellness.

Steve Washuta : I think I think what really kind of irks people, though, there’s just certain phrases that we can’t, we can’t get over. So when people start to say like, alkalinity right, like, oh, things are alkaline, there was that there was that big push with a bunch of books saying like, Oh, if you drink alkaline water, then your body’s going to be more alkaline.

Steve Washuta : Right? So then, and then you can tell me if I’m wrong here. But there was a there was apparently studies that say like, That’s complete nonsense, because of how quickly your body’s able to digest the water and just change it back into its normal pH. That doesn’t mean your blood can’t be changed in the alkalinity as opposed to you know, drinking the water and changing your body’s alkalinity.

Rebecca Washuta : For sure, yeah. So I want to touch on both points, you made one, you know, you said going to the beach and being in the ocean, it’s like if we think about it from an evolutionary perspective, we spent hundreds of 1000s of years walking barefoot sleeping on the ground, right, like actually interacting with the Earth, maybe not wearing clothes or not wearing as many clothes as we do now.

Rebecca Washuta : So it would make sense that we have evolved and adapted in this way where we need the earth to sort of, you know, help us help us balance. And, yeah, I think it’s it’s just such an interesting concept. And I know that your right people hear a certain term, and they think it’s snake oil. And as far as the water goes, Yeah, listen, your body has profound capabilities to come back to center, right? Like pH seven is where we need to be.

Rebecca Washuta : However, there are certain things that can help right, so like grounding is going to help balance us eating the right foods is going to help balance us and that’s because everything has a charge. And so this again, isn’t woowoo This is physics, right? We’re all made up of atoms and electrons. And so everything has a charge.

Rebecca Washuta : And you mentioned pH. pH is potential of hydrogen, hydrogen. Hydrogen is protons, right? They’re positively charged. And so when you’re looking at pH, it’s really just assessing the charge of something and so it would make sense that absorbing electrons from the earth or you know from our foods or you know, in different situations could actually help support our pH.

Rebecca Washuta : Do I think the alkaline water thing was legit? No, people were charging so much money for alkaline water. And you know, moreover, there was no like FDA approval, there was no quality assurance, third party vendors doing the testing. So it’s like people could have been taking water from their faucet and like marketing it as alkaline water right and selling it for $20 A bottle. So I think that’s where people have a tough time swallowing it. And I agree.

Steve Washuta : I will say that deuterium depleted water. There’s been some studies on that. It’s a really interesting thing. I did a whole podcast on it. Now again, speaking of snake oil, I did a podcast with somebody who sells it right. So you don’t know exactly what their incentives are. And I do I think you know, coming back to this not to focus on deuterium depleted water.

Steve Washuta : But coming back to a lot of these things we’re talking about here is sort of the antithesis of snake oil, because there’s nothing to be sold. Like, you know, go putting your feet on the ground, I’m not charging you for that. Pun intended electrical charge pH. But there’s no charge financially for that you can go do that on your own.

Steve Washuta : So like a lot of these things, getting outside going in the ocean, getting sunlight, nobody’s charging for that. They’re just giving that information. So it’s not as if like, there there is an incentive for people to tell you to go do this that is outside of the norm.

Rebecca Washuta : 100% Yeah, not sort of the is the argument on the other side, right? Where pharmaceutical companies can’t patent Trees and leaves in the ocean in the sand, right? All of that stuff is for free. So no one is making money off that.

Rebecca Washuta : And so that’s why money isn’t put into that research, right? If they have if they have a drug that they want to sell, and they’re gonna make millions and millions of dollars off it, they put money into the research and then you know, that’s why when you look up grounding, or earthing? Yes, there’s been a lot in the last 10 or 15 years, but not nearly as much as you know, the latest like, oh, seven pick, right.

Rebecca Washuta : Latest diabetes drug where they’re going to make a ton of money. And so I think people write it off, because they think, well, we’re all the peer reviewed journal articles. And you know, now now there’s more for foregrounding. But peer reviewed journal articles are often funded by people with money, right? studies, studies cost money, they take time. And if no one is benefiting, it’s typically not going to be done.

Steve Washuta : Fine. Find me a study. Whatever you think is provable, and I will find you a study that goes against your study. I mean, there’s just there’s a, there’s a study for a study for another study, it doesn’t matter what sort of peer reviewed level your study is, I mean, we do No, you know, is it replicable? can we replicate this over and over that’s, that’s really what’s important for these things.

Steve Washuta : But there has to be some part of us where we, we take it down to smaller scales and say, like, do I feel better when I do this, I don’t need to, I don’t need to read 65 Different peer review review journals to know that I feel better when I spent a little bit more time outside, when I drink a little bit more water, right? These things seem obvious. At some point, common sense needs to take over.

Steve Washuta : I do want to go back again, I missed the I missed a little bit on Gary Breck, I just want to also just want one quick thing on why I’m talking about him. I know when things are going to be trending. And he is he hit the scene because he helped some major major celebrities. Steve Aoki, who is a huge DJ, Japanese American DJ, Dana White, who is the president of the UFC.

Steve Washuta : Stephen A Smith, who is arguably the probably the most famous, like, sports broadcaster, these are people, three of many people in like the celebrity world, who he’s helped with these principles. So because of that, he’s he’s sort of gone viral lately. And I think that these things are just going to be trending.

Steve Washuta : And that’s why I want to address it. Because inevitably, whether you’re in the nutrition world, whether you’re in the general population, or whether you’re in my world, in the Personal Training and Fitness World, these things are going to come up with clients, they’re going to ask you about these questions. And that’s why I want to have Rebecca on to sort of explain these things.

Rebecca Washuta : He I think that’s important, because if you’re in the health and wellness field, we should all be doing our best to take a comprehensive approach, right, like not practicing outside of scope, but recognizing that health isn’t 100% about fitness, it’s not 100%, about diet, it’s not 100% about grounding, right?

Rebecca Washuta : It’s it’s combination of, of all of this. And so having a general awareness of some of these new things that are coming out, or at least being able to point your clients in the right direction, I think is really important.

Steve Washuta : So on to the next, one of his pillars we’re gonna be talking about today is methylation panels. I’m somebody who gets comprehensive blood work done, but I’ve never gotten a methylation panel done. I thought it was really interested when he started to talk about this.

Steve Washuta : And one of the genes that he talks about specifically in the methylation panel is the MTHFR. Gene. Can you describe exactly what the studies have shown concerning that gene, and anything that you can pass on that maybe Gary didn’t say about what it does and doesn’t do?

Rebecca Washuta : For sure. So let’s go back. Let’s break it down. And go back to what exactly methylation is. So, methylation is a process that happens in the body, and it plays a significant role in a lot of aspects of our health.

Rebecca Washuta : So it’s important for reproduction. It’s important for our neurological functions for the creation of neurons, sorry, neurotransmitters, and it’s also important for our detoxification systems. So it’s, it’s ideal that our methylation cycle is functioning optimally. And so one of the issues that can arise when it’s not functioning optimally is a compound called homocysteine can become elevated.

Rebecca Washuta : And so homocysteine is a natural compound in the body, but if it gets too high, it can cause a host of problems, specifically cardiovascular problems. And there’s a ton of research linking high homocysteine levels to demand In two stroke and two other cardiovascular issues, so we really want to keep homocysteine in check. And we do that by keeping our methylation cycle healthy.

Rebecca Washuta : Now, in order for our methylation cycle to function, we need something called methyl donors. And so a methyl donor can be fully it can be be 12. There’s also some other compounds that are involved in the methylation cycle like b two and B, six, and B, A teen and choline, which we can get into later. But alright, so let’s talk about the MTHFR gene, methylene, tetrahydrofolate reductase.

Rebecca Washuta : So that gene codes for an enzyme, and that enzyme helps support the methylation cycle in the methylation process. So 30 to 50% of the population has a mutation in the gene that codes for that enzyme, which means they’re not going to be able to methylate properly. And so for 50% of the population, right, let’s use if you’re saying it’s a clean number, when they take folic acid, it’s not going to be able to be converted to methyl Foley, which is the active form.

Rebecca Washuta : And so you need methyl folate to enter into the methylation cycle. And if it doesn’t become methyl folate, we can’t use it. So for 50% of the population, if you’re taking folic acid, it’s inactive in the body, and it’s not doing anything. And so that’s the idea behind taking methylated vitamin. So what you want to look for when in your multivitamin or in your activity complex, you want to make sure it says methyl folate or methyl tetrahydrofolate, you don’t want to take folic acid.

Rebecca Washuta : And part of this is because folic acid and folate compete for absorption. So if you are taking folic acid, the folate from your diet, right, the natural folate that you’re getting from healthy foods isn’t going to be absorbed as well. So we really want to stay away from folic acid, the same thing with B 12. So we want to stay away from cyano cobalamin. That’s not the active form. And we want to look for methyl cobalamin.

Rebecca Washuta : So you just you know you turn over your your supplements, you make sure you’re reading the label, and you make sure you have those two active forums of those vitamins, because they’re important in your methylation cycle. So the interesting thing with Gary and I don’t know too much about his background, but from from what I’ve seen, he recommends this methylation panel, which is basically genetic testing.

Rebecca Washuta : And I appreciate what you said on your podcast on on Friday talking about you give a quote from him, right. And he talks about how it’s really important to have personalized medicine, personalized nutrition, we need to treat our deficiencies, and not just like throw spaghetti at the wall and take a multivitamin.

Rebecca Washuta : I totally agree with that. But as far as the methylation panel, and whether whether you should do it or not. One, it’s very expensive, I saw on his website is like $600. So there are places you can do that, that are cheaper, like licensed professionals, I have the ability to give out that type of testing to it’s just a saliva test. And mine is less expensive than that. But you know, I think genetics only paint half the story.

Rebecca Washuta : Because if you have that gene mutation, right. And again, you can because we’re talking about genetics here you can be homozygous, so you can have two copies of that mutant gene, or you can have, you can be heterozygous, and you could have one copy of that gene mutation. And that’s going to impact how how much you’re impaired, right?

Rebecca Washuta : Obviously, if you’re homozygous for that gene mutation, you’re really going to be reduced. And if you’re heterozygous, you know, there’s, you still have one functioning gene. But I think, you know, genes only paint half the picture. And you and I know that in general, right? You can, you can have a gene for Parkinson’s and never get it, you can not have a popular gene for like, you know, let’s say for us for breast cancer, right?

Rebecca Washuta : We don’t have the bracha gene in our family or sister, so about breast cancer. So I think when you’re only relying on genetics, if you if you look at if you look at your results and say, Oh, I don’t have the the gene mutation for MTHFR, I’m good. But then you’re drinking alcohol, you’re having too much caffeine, you lead a sedentary lifestyle, you’re exposed to environmental toxins, that’s still going to impact your methylation cycle.

Rebecca Washuta : And so I don’t want people to look at the their genetic results and think well, now I don’t have to make any lifestyle changes, you know, it’s not, it’s not a closed case after you get the genetic results. And And similarly, if you do have the genetic mutation, but you’re eating well, and you’re exercising, you’re taking the right supplements or taking an active B complex and other compounds to support your methylation cycle, you could be fine.

Rebecca Washuta : So what I think is a better option than getting the methylation panel and testing your genes is getting a snapshot of your methylation cycle in real time. And to do that you can test for your homocysteine. So this is just a blood test. You can ask your general practitioner for it, and it’s going to give you you know, real time data on what time happening in your methylation cycle.

Rebecca Washuta : Because despite your genes, you still need to know what’s going on in your body in real time. And I think that information is more helpful than you know, just knowing whether whether you have the gene or not. It’s great

Steve Washuta : information, oh, a lot to take from that. I want to go back to folic acid a little bit here specifically and talk about that. And then we’ll work through some of the other things you said that were that were really important. I think, you know, a lot of times when people make these drastic changes, let’s go ahead and say I get this methylation panel, I get the MTHFR EFG.

Steve Washuta : And I have it, and I decide to like change my diet. The reason they’re getting healthier is not just because they’re not having folic acid, it’s because they’re just eating healthier, right, you’re making better decisions, because folic acid is basically sprayed and everything that you shouldn’t be eating anywhere.

Steve Washuta : So it’s like, it’s like this white bread that lasts on the shelf for six years. It’s the cooker cookies and crackers in the in the center of the aisles and in the supermarket. Right. So like, that’s all the stuff that has the enriched flour, fortified and Rich Dad while the President has

Steve Washuta : the forecast in the first place, right? So like, so. So talk me through as folic acid in any foods that we should be having anyway, like, can you think of a food that folic acid is in that we should be eating? 

Rebecca Washuta : So here’s the thing, folic acid is the man made version of folate. So it’s essentially right, it’s the same vitamin, but it’s just the manmade version, and it’s not the active version. So fully methyl folate, methyl titer, tetrahydrofolate, or just the active forms of folic acid.

Rebecca Washuta : And so you want to make sure you’re taking the active form, just in case one, you do have the gene mutation, or two, because of our modern lifestyles, your methylation cycle may be sluggish in Genesis and so having a cobalamin,

Steve Washuta : the same exact thing is where it’s it is not the the normal version, it’s the man made version of the B 12. We should be getting

Rebecca Washuta : correct, yeah. So you want to look for methyl cobalamin, because that’s the active form in your body. And so for cyano cobalamin, some people are able to convert it into the active form, some people are not.

Rebecca Washuta : And so why take the chance, take the active form, because your body could use additional methyl donors anyway. Because that’s only going to you know, help support our optimal health.

Steve Washuta : I use a supplement company recently, my wife actually used it while she was pregnant, and I now just continue to use it called Thorne, and they have really good methylated vitamins of all sorts. And they just seem to be, you know, from their third party testing, pretty pure. Is there another brand that you recommend outside of them? Do you also recommend for?

Rebecca Washuta : Yeah, thorns and excellent brand? There are a couple other what would they call pharmaceutical grade brands or medical grade brands, and we should do a whole podcast on supplements because that will be fun. But designs for health is good, pure encapsulations is good. Those are probably the two I use the most of

Steve Washuta : okay. But from a from a macro picture here, if we’re going to sum this up, folic acid and folate are not really the same thing. cyano cobalamin. And the methylated version of the B 12 are not really the same thing. Yeah, they’re they’re the same in a sense. But your body doesn’t always use them the same if you have one of these genes. Therefore, why not get the active version just in case?

Rebecca Washuta : Correct? Yeah, they’re the inactive version. And so your body has to do extra work to make them active. And some people can do that more efficiently than others. And it’s not. Again, it’s not just about the genes because you can have excellent genes when it comes to methylation but a crappy lifestyle. And that’s going to clog things up and slow things down.

Steve Washuta : Are there other vitamins that that all the fall into this category? Are there like? Yeah, so we’ve already answered also, are they not the ACT diversions that we’re taking? Oh,

Rebecca Washuta : so B vitamins in general, you can you can look for this. So I think designs for health has a supplement called active B complex. And that’s what you want to look for. Because all of the B vitamins really complement each other. And so they’re all they can provide cofactors and support the methylation cycle in any in different ways.

Rebecca Washuta : So b two and B six, also choline. So it’s great to get a comprehensive active B vitamin and you can you can easily find that, or I think Thorin actually sells a compound called methyl support or methylation support. That’s the name of it. Yeah. And that that’s what you want to do. Because you know, these things aren’t happening in a vacuum, right?

Rebecca Washuta : So we need we really need vitamins and minerals that complement one another, especially in this way. But as far as looking for active vitamins, no, mainly what you want to look for is the b 12, the methyl cobalamin and the methyl tetrahydrofolate. 

Steve Washuta : And then going back to what you said before as far as the expensive the labs Yes, it’s six or $700. I believe if you go through like Gary Becker’s sights specifically, I think if you actually just go to the lab, like if you were just go to like, get lab work, it’s also that it’s also pretty expensive.

Steve Washuta : Maybe not that expensive, but I will say too, there is a way A sometimes where if you have a 23 and me panel, I mentioned this on my Friday podcast, that there’s sites like nutria hacker that you can upload a CSV file into it. And that CSV file will then tell you based upon whatever else, if you have the MTHFR charging, I don’t know if it’ll do all the genes, but it certainly does that one.

Steve Washuta : But recently, for anyone who does have 23andme, I went on, and they had someone that who hacked their site. And it happens from time to time, right? Like when credit cards get, like, taken by these sites or something, right. So they’ve now blocked that data from being downloaded. And it’s for an indefinite amount of time, I don’t know how long you can go see your information, but you can’t download all of your gene stuff to a CSV file, at least for an indeterminate amount of time.

Steve Washuta : So hopefully, that that goes away, because I tried to enter it into nutria. Hacker, and go on and see without having to actually pay for the panel. And unfortunately, I can’t get the data right now.

Rebecca Washuta : Yeah, if you’re able to use it, download it and save it. I know, it’s a huge document. But you know, for for the future, in case that happens again.

Steve Washuta : Well, this has been great information, thank you for going over both grounding and the methylation panels and the vitamins. It’s I think that’s a really, it’s really good to know that somebody who is espousing the stuff and who is going to be in the media is maybe not a charlatan, because there are a lot of charlatans out there who are just preaching to sell things.

Steve Washuta And because he sells things for a lot of money, you assume right away, okay, he’s doing he’s this person may be doing this for money. So it’s good to actually just look at the principles, not look at the person and go, are these principles scientifically backed, so we appreciate your time and doing that?

Steve Washuta : Yeah, absolutely. 

Steve Washuta : Now,let’s finish here with a project that you and I are both working on, you can let the audience know first, and then I’ll chime in afterwards.

Rebecca Washuta : Yeah, for sure. So I’m launching a program in January, it is my weight loss wonders program. It’s a 12 week program. And it’s the first time I’m offering something that is going to have a money back guarantee.

Rebecca Washuta : That’s how confident I am that this is exactly what my clients need to lose weight and get the results they want. I’m partnering with Steve, to do the fitness component of it. And I think that’s what really sets us apart, right? There’s a lot of programs that just offer nutrition or just offer fitness, but they don’t have both, and they don’t have real time support and accountability.

Rebecca Washuta : So in this program, you’re going to get a one on one private consult with Steve to come up with a personalized exercise regimen, you’re gonna have one on one calls with me to come up with a personalized nutrition action plan.

Rebecca Washuta : And there’s going to be weekly ask anything calls for additional support and guidance, there’s going to be a grocery shopping checklist and a pantry checklist and all sorts of other bonuses. So yeah, this will be launching in next week on Monday. So just you know, wanted to put some, a little bit of info out there for anyone who may be interested. But it’s a program I’m really, really excited about.

Rebecca Washuta : And I think you know, compared to some other things that are out there, it it’s not just pre recorded videos, right? Because you can buy you can buy the workout videos, you can even buy the peloton, but I think what’s missing is that support and accountability in real time, right? It’s one thing to buy the cookbook, it’s another thing to have the chef in the kitchen with you.

Rebecca Washuta : And that’s what we’re doing in this program. So you can’t fall through the cracks. We’re gonna be meeting every week. And you’re not just gonna have a plan, you’re gonna have a team of people supporting you to meet your needs. So super excited about it.

Steve Washuta : Yeah, not only is the accountability factor really important, but you’d be surprised at how many questions are asked, When you’re in sort of, like, let’s say, a group video meeting that you didn’t think you needed the answer to that you end up needing the answer to at some point in your journey, right? Someone might be a little bit ahead of you in their journey.

Steve Washuta : And they ask a question, and that ends up helping you so you’re gonna you’re you’re getting to see all of the different problems that people have both from a fitness standpoint, because I’m on the calls, too. For anyone who is fitness related questions, and from nutrition related standpoint, in a weight loss standpoint, or health standpoint, and you you get to have all these answers.

Steve Washuta : Now, if you can’t make the calls are also going to be recorded, and they’ll be sent to you afterwards. So you can you can digest that information any way you want. If you don’t feel like being on the call yourself, you’re going to hear everyone’s issues and you’re going to get all of those answers. And that’s going to expedite your journey even more in the weight loss process.

Rebecca Washuta : Totally Yeah, I think the aspect of community can be overlooked, right? That I think the reason people do so well in CrossFit right, or some of these other like cult, like fitness programs is because they have the community right, they show up and they they they get this family and they they meet people who are on the same journey as them and that’s really what what we’re trying to do here for people who want it and like you said.

Rebecca Washuta : For people who don’t want it, just download the recorded call and that’s fine and we’re still going to have that one on one because you know I think you and I more so than most people are really passionate about personalizing it right? It has to be a personalized workout regimen has to be personalized nutrition, because everyone has different goals, lifestyle preferences, and we don’t just want to do a one size fits all.

Rebecca Washuta : But I think the fact that this is going to have that personalized one on one attention, and the group calls, where, you know, we can touch base weekly, and ask anything and learn from what other people are going through. I think that’ll be really powerful.

Steve Washuta : And I do want to say I’m sort of a supplement to this program, right? Becca is the main course I’m an appetizer, I’m there to assist and help in this process. But for anybody who let’s say, maybe you’re someone in the general population who has a personal trainer already, I’m not stepping on toes, I’m just going to be there to answer questions, I can audit your current program if you want me to.

Steve Washuta : And if you don’t want to use me, that’s also fine. And for those who don’t have one, then I can be your, essentially your guide, and your trainer for that 12 week duration we’ll meet we’ll have an hour conversation about your goals, your health history, your fitness, and then I have a I have a program, I have an actual workout labs, it’s called program that you’re going to sign up for, you’re going to go online, and you’re going to see all the workouts, they’re just there for you.

Steve Washuta : And we can connect through there. We can talk back and forth if you have any questions. So it really is comprehensive, as you can imagine from not only I also want to be clear, I’m sure Rebecca would. Second this, yes, there are things that we’re offering, but we don’t really have boundaries. It’s not like if you reached out to us with a question, we’re gonna be like, Well, you gotta wait for the meeting. Like we’re always going to be there to answer whatever question you have. So understand that.

Rebecca Washuta : For sure, and I think I have so many podcasts I want to do with you. But I think also what sets us apart is fitness and nutrition were career changes for us, right? It’s not just like something we started when we were 20. And we’re still stuck in the field, right? We like specifically made a pivot, you were like, I don’t want to do PR, I want to do fitness.

Rebecca Washuta : I was like, I don’t want to be in pharmaceutical sales, I want to do nutrition. And I think a lot of that is based off, you know, our life experience and our parents and health concerns. And I I think the fact that we are so passionate about what we do is what sets us apart from you know, from other people that were just, we we really want our clients to meet their health goals. You know, it’s like a, it’s like a calling for us. And so I’m super excited about

Steve Washuta : more information about it. But if you specifically want more information, I will say this is not a salesy thing, this is just the fact Rebecca and I only have so much time, right. And if we really want to help people, we can’t take on everybody, right, this is just not going to be possible. So there will be a limited number of slots.

Steve Washuta : And we need to know by a certain date, who’s going to sign up for it, or else, we’re not going to be able to have the proper plans in place. So if you want to know a little bit more information about this, again, this is going to be starting right after January. But we’re going to have to start to get people signing up in November and December leading into January, that could tell them where they can reach out to you to get more information to sort of start to finalize the stuff.

Rebecca Washuta : Yeah, absolutely. You can DM me on Instagram, my handle is happy, healthy nutritionist. My Websites the same and there’s a contact form happy, healthy Just to you know, go off what you said January 8 will be the will be the kickoff date. And and I know some people may be thinking it’s only November.

Rebecca Washuta : But what I My hope for people who may be interested is that they can sign up now. And then go into the holidays and have the cookies and have the cocktail and not worry about it right not feel guilty know that they have a plan come January 8 for 12 weeks they’ve committed they will be able to reach their goals or they will get their money back.

Rebecca Washuta : And it’s not just here’s a document follow this. It’s real time accountability, support and guidance. So I think if you can do give yourself the gift and do yourself the favor of signing up now you can go into the holidays with a clear mind and guilt free knowing that you know you have a plan to get back on track.

Steve Washuta : So it’s happyhealthynutritionist on Instagram if you forget that for some reason, and it’s just easier to reach out to me. I will forward that message to Rebecca you know at Steven Washuta on Instagram. This has been an episode of the Trulyfit podcast.

Steve Washuta : Thank you Rebecca for joining in.

Rebecca Washuta : Thanks.

Steve Washuta: Thanks for joining us on the Trulyfit podcast. Please subscribe, rate, and review on your listening platform. Feel free to email us as we’d love to hear from you.

Thanks again!





Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *