Experience is the best teacher, so they say, but it also can be a very painful one, standing 7 ft. tall, with horn rimmed glasses, hair in a bonnet and a ruler in hand, who will order you to stand in the corner on one leg.

Fortunately with the growth in the Life Coaching industry, we can get valuable suggestions and direction on how to improve certain aspects of our life without the pain.

In fact, sometimes it can be very enjoyable.

One such person who is having a great impact on people’s health and fitness lives is the dynamic and beautiful Fitness Trainer, Erin Pugliese.

fciwomenswrestling.com article, erin trainstronglivesexy.com photo credit

fciwomenswrestling.com article, erin trainstronglivesexy.com photo credit

Our star began her fitness career as a personal trainer at the beautiful Equinox gym in Marina Del Rey, California.

It was during that time period that Erin was introduced to the world of bodybuilding competitions and achieved her goal of competing in the bikini division.

She continued on to compete in four NPC shows, furthering her exposure in the fitness world.

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fciwomenswrestling.com article, erin trainstronglivesexy.com photo credit

The National Physique Committee (NPC) is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States. Amateur bodybuilders compete in competitions from local to national competitions sanctioned by the NPC. One amateur organization per country is recognized by the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB), which claims to be bodybuilding’s international professional organization and the IFBB recognizes the NPC as its amateur extension for the United States.

In order to become an IFBB professional bodybuilder in the United States a class must first be won at the NPC Nationals Championship or be the overall winner at the NPC USA Championship.

After moving to San Diego, Erin started an online coaching company, TrainStrongLiveSexy, and built a solid presence on the social media.

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fciwomenswrestling.com article, erin trainstronglivesexy.com photo credit

Online coaching allows Erin to change lives all over the world, which she finds extremely rewarding. So far, she has worked with clients in over 15 different countries.

Very impressive. Simply amazing.

Her lifestyle affirming site trainstronglivesexy.com speaks to Erin’s influence. “Erin Pugliese is a passionate fitness and lifestyle coach, whose client transformations are making waves within the fitness community. She has been a contributor to FOX Sports San Diego, presenting weekly fitness segments on the TV show, “SDLive,” and has been featured in New Beauty Magazine, where she answered popular health questions from readers. Erin also models for fashion and fitness, and has had fitness ads published in Muscular Development and Muscle & Fitness magazine.”

What makes Erin an effective Coach?

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fciwomenswrestling.com article, erin trainstronglivesexy.com photo credit

“As a personal trainer, Erin works toward establishing a strong client/trainer relationship, offering customized programs and one-on-one coaching. She believes that emotional support and the motivational side of coaching are just as important as the workouts and meal plans. Erin enjoys working closely with each client, as she helps them through the ups and downs of the transformation process. Erin’s energetic and positive personality, and her joy in the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, help her challenge and inspire others to reach their potential.”

Sometimes advice, even from those with great credentials and the best of intentions, can be about as effective as a screen door on a submarine.

The leaders in the study of human behavior Psychology Today explains, “This is the principle that advice-givers nearly always violate.  “Be Positive!”  They tell you.  Gee, thanks.  “Take Action!”  Oh, I need to take action?  Silly me, I had no idea.

We all know we need to do these things to be successful – the problem is that we don’t know how to do them.  We need steps.  We need specificity.  We need someone to tell us where to start.  Advice that tells you what to do without bothering to tell you how to do it is utterly pointless.”

Erin’s approach is very different and most important, very effective. She finds balance by adding a nutrition program to supplement and enhance your physical fitness regime.

Her Complete Fitness Program includes strength workouts, a cardio plan, and a meal plan that are all specifically designed for your body and person goals.

Erin’s program helps you to take defined steps.

She is brilliant at explaining the how.

A testament to her success is her over 130,000 Instagram followers.

“I don’t smoke, don’t drink much, and go to the gym five times a week. I live a healthy lifestyle and feel great. I can run a marathon, you know.”… Sarah Michelle Gellar

Basing her business out of the desirable San Diego area is a brilliant idea as well.

The hiking trails are to live for. Let’s visit a few of them.

One of the most natural, scenic and tourist friendly parks in the world is Balboa Park in San Diego.

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fciwomenswrestling.com article, afar_.com photo credit

On the northwest side of the park, at Sixth & Upas, is a gateway into five trails. Let’s listen in to their suggestions. Friendly as ever, at balboapark.org they share, “The 1.5-mile trail goes along tree-lined walkway loops through the north end of the West Mesa area. Type: Level concrete walkways. Difficulty level: Easy. Follow the #1 round green trail markers.

The 4.1-mile trail is the best way to see the world-renowned cluster of museums and gardens. Type: Mostly level with gradually sloping concrete walks and segments on roads. Difficulty level: Medium. Follow the #2 square light orange trail markers.

The 3.6-mile trail offers varied scenery and trail surfaces with some shade, but mostly in sunny locations. Type: 2/3 concrete walkways and 1/3 sloping dirt trails with some steep slopes. Difficulty level: Difficult. Follow the #3 diamond-shaped blue trail markers. Map coming soon.

The 5.4-mile trail features major elevation changes and some portions that require running or walking against traffic on road shoulders. Type: ½ level concrete walkways (some slopes), and ½ roadway shoulders. Difficulty level: Medium. Follow the #4 square purple trail markers.

The 6.6-mile trail goes through not-often-seen natural areas of the park, including pine and oak-covered trails. Type: ¼ concrete walkways, ¼ asphalt road, ¼ sloping dirt trails, ¼ steep dirt trails. Difficulty level: Difficult. Follow the #5 diamond-shaped red trail markers.”

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fciwomenswrestling.com article, balboapark.org photo credit

Along with Erin’s great program, that should keep you busy, but we’ll also share one more hiking experience in the locale.

The prominent global news source, sandiegouniontribune.com adds another gem. “There are lots of hills in La Jolla, especially if you go anywhere near Torrey Pines State Reserve. But if you head to downtown La Jolla, there’s a less-hilly, popular path. Coast Boulevard runs along the Pacific Ocean and offers lovely views, lots of fellow runners and plenty of spots to get a post-workout green juice.

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fciwomenswrestling.com article, sandiegomagazine.com photo

Newbies start at the Children’s Pool and head toward Ellen Browning Scripps Park to La Jolla Cove or Sunny Jim Cave Store. Those up for a challenge can continue on to Coast Walk, a dirt trail behind the Cave Store, and take it to the lookout point.”

Everything about connecting with Erin and participating in her program seems like a sound idea.

In her interview at the entertaining site alux.com, Erin shares her important life philosophy. I don’t believe in fad diets. This is about learning to live a healthy, fit lifestyle for results that last! Train smart, eat right, and enjoy life!”

fciwomenswrestling.com article, erin trainstronglivesexy.com photo credit

fciwomenswrestling.com article, erin trainstronglivesexy.com photo credit

Now that is great life trail advice that makes sense.

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