Meet The Team

The Fit & Fab Collective

Nicole Brodie 

Founder of The Fit & Fab Pre-Pregnancy Program and the Fit & Fab Collective.

Instagram // @Nicole_fitandfab 

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Nicole's Story:

Just an update from my pages 'about me' as, so much can change in just 24 months. Since founding the Fit & Fab Pre-Pregnancy program my life has taken many twists and turns. During the time of launching the program I was trying to conceive my second child. In a nutshell I wasn't diagnosed with PCOS until after 1 year of trying to conceive.

This led me to completely immersing myself in the field of infertility and learning about every element one must go through on this journey. It was an eye opener that's for sure. From failed IUI's to cycles of IVF. I then realised that I needed to address more than just pre-pregnancy and really help others on the journey that I myself am on. I felt the need to share exactly what I am doing, and how I have been able to manage my PCOS, stay healthy and feel good during this process. This is where The Fit & Fab Collective came about.

The Fit & Fab Collective offers women support and avenues to improve health and just as important as physical health - internal (mind & soul) healing. My dreams are to create a hub for women that will provide everything one needs on this journey, no matter where you are. It's accessible online and comes with amazing women who all want to help and do what they can do make this journey as beautiful as possible. I hope this community brings you love, peace and some laughs and I thank you for being here.

Favourite Quote

"Whether you think you can or you can't - you're right". - Henry Ford

 

Allyn Ann
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner working in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Allyn Recommends www.asrm.org 

(latest news about fertility/treatments)

Instagram // @Allynann

Allyn's Story

I am Allyn Ann Simpson, an infertility Nurse Practitioner, but my story starts way before I received my Master’s Degree. I originally took a job in infertility to get off the night shift (I am NOT a night person)! The only OBGYN position at the time was at the local fertility clinic. I took it and I am so glad I did. I took the job in 2007 and learned in 2008 I would also struggle with I fertility myself (but didn’t know the extent at the time). I was diagnosed with PCOS at the end of 2007 and was diagnosed with endometriosis in the summer of 2008. I decided to aggressively try and conceive in January of 2009. I started clomid. I tried a few cycles, then took a break due to a move to California. After that we proceeded with 5 IUI cycles (all failed) and then in the summer of 2011- did our first IVF cycle. It failed miserably and I had no extra embryos frozen. I then tried again in December of 2011 and through a miracle of a day 3 embryo transfer, I conceived my daughter. Since then I have had a total of 3 laparoscopies for my endometriosis, 3 more IVF cycles including 2 frozen embryo transfers and 1 fresh embryo transfer and still no second pregnancy. I would love to have another child but feel so thank for the beautiful little girl I have the pleasure of calling mine!

Why I want to be a part of The Fit & Fab Collective

I feel like I have the unique background of starting out as a post partum and newborn baby nurse, to working in and experiencing infertility, to having my own pregnancy, labor and delivery experience, and breastfeeding journey. I want to use all the knowledge I have acquired in school, but also life , to help educate and encourage women no
Matter what type of journey they may be facing.

Favourite Quote
“Every person, every situation you encounter is the perfect preparation for a future only God can see.”

*We are SO blessed to have Allyn on our team! She comes with mountains of knowledge and experience and on top of that, Allyn's energy and passion is contagious! Be sure to say hi in our facebook group 

Pamela Sandler 

Holistic Nutritionist with a Masters of Science in Nutrition

Website www.nourishroots.com

Instagram //@nourishroots

Pamela's Story

I’ve always been passionate about food and helping people. I grew up in Manchester, England and although I wasn’t a stranger to fruits and vegetables in my childhood, my diet was far from wholesome. In fact, I was heavily disconnected from the foods I ate. It wasn’t until my mid-20s, after years of struggling with gastrointestinal issues and what I now understand to be hormonal imbalance, that I decided it was time to take charge of my body and begin to rebuild our broken relationship.

For the first time in my life, I began to converse with my body, listening to what she was telling me through the symptoms she presented and responding to her as she needed.

I turned to nutrition and holistic practices to establish this symbiotic relationship, eliminating sugar, caffeine, processed foods and alcohol from my diet. I switched my diet to one made up of heavily plant -based foods, healthy fats, smart carbs and good quality animal products and began to nourish myself.

I was fortunate enough to transform my own life through nutrition and found my calling in helping to educate and empower women to take control of their own health.

I enrolled in the founding Naturopathic University in the US (NUNM), where I earned my Masters of Science in Nutrition so that I could fulfill my purpose of helping others through my true loves: food and healing. Upon completing my degree, I began working with a wonderful clientele of women helping them to resolve the root cause of their health issues, addressing areas such as hormonal imbalance, infertility, pregnancy and postpartum care along with digestive disorders.

With a specialism in root cause, women’s health I recognize that there’s no one-size-fits-all diet as each person is unique with their own individual nutritional requirements. I treat the person, not just the disease or the condition. I believe that healthy living is something that we all deserve and by working together we can pave the way to a healthier, more nourished community of women.

 

Why I want to be part of The Fit & Fab Collective

The fit and fab collective provide a supportive and healing community for women on their journeys. When women support each other incredible things can happen. As a Holistic Nutritionist serving women through the transformative powers of food as medicine, I’m excited to utilize my knowledge and expertise to positively impact this wonderful community.

Favourite Quote 

"Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well."

Ariella Skye, 22

Personal Trainer

 

Ariella's Story

Hi, my name is Ariella, I am twenty two years old from California and currently living in Israel. I drafted into the Israeli army August 2014 as a lone soldier and served as a combat soldier in the special forces K-9 unit, Oketz. It was during my three year service that my passion for health and fitness truly developed. Our job as female combat soldiers demanded that we push our mental and physical capabilities to their limits - this ultimately propelled me into the world of fitness in which I understood by extreme personal experience the importance of suitable nutrition and rest, as well as proper form when lifting excessive weight. In 2016 I received my Combat Fitness Instructors certificate from the Wingate Institute of Fitness and alongside my current combat role became responsible for my team’s workout regime. In 2017 I accepted the Civilian Fitness Instructor’s Course certificate from the Wingate Institute. I am now a civilian myself and work as a fitness instructor at the Holmes Place Gym, where I continue to delve into the world of health and fitness as is my passion.

 

Why I want to be part of The Fit & Fab Collective

The one major concept that I have learned throughout my journey is that the average person highly underestimates the amount of consideration that he/she should undertake when feeding and treating the body. I am honored to join the Fit and Fab Collective Team for this reason, to bring much needed awareness to anyone looking to create a healthier lifestyle. People partake in myriad hours at the gym in an effort to look good on the outside, but why not take the same amount of time and consideration in terms of proper nutrition to feel good on the inside as well? The process of becoming fit and healthy is divided as such; 80-90 percent is nourishment with the remainder being sufficient rest and physical activity. This means that what we put in our bodies on a daily basis has a much greater effect on how we look on the outside than physical activity does. Of course, both are needed, and this is why I am so excited to be apart of the Fit and Fab Collective Team! We provide the means to achieve a healthier lifestyle both inside and out. Ask anyone who has begun working out and not stopped since, why do they continue? It is because the post feeling endorphin high is addictive! The feeling of achievement and of maintaining the mental discipline to carry out your goals is a confidence booster like no other. Thus, the Fit and Fab Collective are here to provide the means to start a healthy lifestyle on the inside as well - soon the feeling of being properly nourished from the inside out will feel like the ultimate accomplishment! I hope my journey will inspire others to gain the confidence to start a healthy lifestyle. As a woman, I believe it is a shame to go through life without ever tasting the freedom and power in the knowledge of what your body can do.

Favourite Quote 

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.” - Gernard Way

Camille Sarah Leroy
Philosophical Counselor & Coach, Language teacher.

Instagram // @camille.sarah.leroy

Camille's Stroy

I can describe myself like a box of tools. My best tools are empathy, intuition and ability to listen. My objective is finding well-being and health knowing himself, expressing the deep voice we have inside and finding the perfect words and actions to materialize it.  

I adapt my practice according to what is needed : philosophical and psychological reflexion, art therapy (dance, writing, acting...), esoteric journey using tarot cards...

I was a philosophy student when I did a trip to South America and felt in love with Chile. I finished my master willing to come back there. I loved the kindness of people, the unpretentiousness, the importance of sharing in simplicity. This atmosphere allowed me to heal the wounds left by the "Old World" : depression, communication issues (shyness, introversion...), etc.

I found a job and I taught French and Philosophy in a French high school in Concepción. At first I was enjoying a lot leading students to understand a different way of thinking, to transcend their abilities... It was a wonderful motivation for me and I learnt so much !

But progressively I felt frustrated for not having time/space to share more intimate relationships (how difficult it is to express himself with a whole class listening...). Besides, I was deepening my dancing skills (afro, dancehall, hip-hop...), I learnt about ayurveda, yoga, meditation and a lot of new perspectives and I knew that I could not fit anymore in the traditional education.

Otherwise I was missing my family and I felt ready to come back to Europe. But I am made to travel ! so I decided to come close to my family who lives in Israel, and bind with the great vibrations we have in this land.

Why I want to be a part of The Fit & Fab Collective

The mission of this collective is really fundamental and beautiful. We all have to connect with our inner nature to give Life the best we have. Personally I am honoured to work with a team with such potential and will. It is so important to feel connected, to be part of different families. It is too easy to fall in aislation nowadays and it is a great shame. We are in a period of huge change, we have to create strong bounds to help each other and use the wonderful power of emulation.

 

Favourite Quote

"The Art of Water. There are other magics, but mine is very simple. It consists in maliciously observing the course of things. We look. We comment on the world. Above all, we learn to accept reality. We train to do nothing. Do not tame, do not direct, do not order the world. We discover that we must not deviate the course of the rivers. Our desires, our fears, our secret affinities: so many rivers. We do not build absurd dikes that the first flood would yield. [...] The magic begins there; when we listen to water and accept the inconstancy (and joy) of a river."

Joan Sfar, the Old Time

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