JustFit is one-on-one personal training by Justine Swenson, certified personal trainer and yoga instructor.
"I’m living my dream, helping men and women lose weight, build strength, and gain a new confidence through personalized fitness and nutrition programs."
How did JustFit get started?
I grew up playing sports, and I loved the training and conditioning aspect of it. I knew it was something I wanted to do after I finished my sports career. After college, I became a certified fitness trainer through American Council of Exercise. After a few years training at a national gym, I wanted to create my own fitness program, and so JustFit began!
What services do you offer at JustFit?
- Weight Loss
- Strength Training
- Wedding preparation
- Grocery shopping guide
- Plant-based and vegan nutrition help
What do you love most about personal training?
I love to educate, research, and provide my clients with tools to help them succeed. Also trying to find ways that they can enjoy their routine and look forward to their workouts is so fun. Helping people reach their goals and realize how good a healthy lifestyle feels is what it's all about for me. So many people want to be fit and healthy but it's just not a passion of theirs to commit their time to planning their workouts and researching ways to eat healthier. In addition, when you have a busy schedule it's so hard to find that motivation to get you moving. That's where I like to step in and help them make a change!
What is your favorite exercise?
I enjoy doing functional training exercises just like the ones I do with my clients. I like to workout at home or the park using resistance bands to intensify the workout and build strength. I also like walking my dog or taking an occasional jog when it's a beautiful day.
Where do you like to eat in Los Angeles?
Cafe Gratitude or Sage Bistro are my two favorite restaurants. They are both plant-based restaurants offering an array of dishes ranging from healthy to comfort food. I eat a fully plant-based diet and enjoy going to a restaurant where I can open up the menu and anything without the worry of eating animal products.
Why a plant-based diet?
I went vegan first for animals, especially ones raised in factory farms. After giving up meat it inspired me to learn more about the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. The benefits reach so far, stretching from preventing deforestation, preserving water, eliminating greenhouse gases, and then last but not least our health can improve. All of this by choosing plant foods versus animal products. I believe plant-based is our future! It will save our planet, help us live longer healthier lives, and let our animal friends enjoy their life on earth as we get too. The more healthy and happy vegans we have on this planet, the better our world will be!
What is your favorite meal?
Breakfast is my favorite meal and usually my biggest. I always drink about 15-30 ounces of water then it’s time for black coffee with a bowl of oatmeal. I eat a wide variety of toppings and try to change that up daily to get different nutrients. My recent favorite is oatmeal with banana, flaxseed or hemp seed, half scoop of protein powder, and topped with cinnamon. I am always satisfied and ready for the day ahead.
What are your favorite things to do outside fitness?
Anything travel, dogs, organic wine, vegan food, or family road trip related is what I’m thinking about or doing when I’m not training clients, exercising or blogging.
What else are you passionate about?
I love family adventures, road trips, day excursions and building memories with my husband and our Aussie. I also love helping animals. I do so by consuming NO animal products and volunteering at Farm Animal Sanctuary in Acton, CA.