Welcome to the Westchester Wellness Corner!

Norma LaVecchia

Westchester Happening is proud to have a new feature…the Westchester Wellness Corner!  Our guest writer and fitness expert is Norma LaVecchia, and we are thrilled to have her with us.  Check in once or twice a month, as Norma gives us fitness tips, tidbits on healthy eating, and offers ways in which we can cut back on all the stress in our lives!

We sat down with fitness expert and personal trainer, Norma LaVecchia a few days ago, over a cappuccino.  A friendly, down-to-earth mom of two active boys, and a Mount Vernon resident, she gave us some insight as to what motivates her love of health and wellness.   Says LaVecchia, “In 2002 I had my first baby. In 2004 I had another.  In 2008 I saw a picture of myself.  I looked old and saw all that stored energy….fat. Something clicked in me.  I knew I wanted to change. I made it my goal to change.  I joined the gym and got a personal trainer.  I caught the fitness bug and lost 40 pounds. Six months later I became a ZUMBA instructor and got my Group Exercise Certification from the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America. Now I teach Strength and Stretch, Zumba, Cardio Pump, and Spin just to name a few.  I am also certified as a Personal Trainer.  My clients range from 10 years old to 70.  I love my job because I make a difference in peoples lives!”

She was so enthusiastic and inspiring, that we asked her to collaborate with WH, and come on board to keep Westchester up on Health and Wellness.  We are excited to introduce her to you, our readers, and we are looking forward to some great tips in the coming months on how to meet weight loss challenges and health and wellness goals.

Norma has the fitness bug indeed, as she is all over!!  You can find her at Will2Lose in Scarsdale where she teaches Strength and Stretch, Zumba, Will2burn, Cardio Pump, and Spinning.  She also offers Personal Training there, and teaches the kids’ program for fitness!  If you don’t feel like exercising with the boys, then hit up Norma at Lucille Roberts in Yonkers, for her challenging Tummy Tuck and Butt Lift, Total Body Conditioning classes.  Or, you can ditch the workout, and join the party for  Zumba Toning and Zumba!  If you are looking for a fun workout, she will get you going with Flirty Girl classes!

Short on time?  Then check her out at Curves  in Tuckahoe for Zumba in the Circuit – a great, 30 minute workout for gals!  But if it’s that small, individualized workout you crave?  Visit Norma at Mproved Fitness in Tuckahoe for Personal Training, with Spin coming soon!

LaVecchia also offers personal training sessions in the convenience of your own home.  Just want to walk, but no motivation?  She will get out to the track with you.  And, if you want a different idea for your young one’s birthday party, she does Zumba parties for the kids!!

Remember to drop in at the Westchester Happening “Wellness Corner” for more from Norma!!  You can find her on Facebook, or drop her an email for appointments, or additional advice.


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