Hi, I’m Betsy Carter, welcome to Concrete & Iron!
I am a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach and owner of Concrete & Iron Fitness. I choose the name Concrete & Iron to convey the image of strength, building, and support for a healthy lifestyle by creating a foundation of exercise and a healthy approach to nutrition.
I have always been active but I didn’t always live a fit lifestyle. My life changed after having children; not that I blame them because being a “Mommy” and being absorbed in the feeling of being needed by them is a great feeling. I love my children and can’t imagine a life without them, so, it became natural for me to place my focus and attention on them instead of myself.
One day things changed …
I was walking in the mall and as I passed by a store I caught a glimpse of myself in the store window. I stopped and stood there looking at myself, it was hard to believe it was my reflection in that glass. At that moment I realized how overweight I had become but had not acknowledged it, …I had became comfortable with carrying around more than 50 lbs.
I didn’t like what I looked like and vowed to change. I tried a lot of fad diets to get the weight off. They worked initially, I was able to lose weight but I was unable to keep it off and then would gain back the weight and more, …a lot more. It became a roller coaster of numbers on the scale rising and falling only to rise again. If you have ever struggled with your weight then you will understand the feelings of despair, frustration, and dislike regarding yourself and your body image.
‘I was focused on eating “diet” foods because I thought they would make me thin.”
“I was restricting my calories and exhausting myself with exercise.”
“I was doing all the “right” things yet that darn number on the scale just wouldn’t go, …down!”
So, I would give up and tell myself I”ll just start again tomorrow or the next day or …Monday. Yeah, Monday. It always seemed like the best day to start, right? I could just continue what I was doing and justify it by telling myself, it’s okay because you said you’re going to start your diet on Monday.
Have you been here too? This place that we think is “comfortable” but really it’s a dark place filled with negative emotions and low self-esteem. We’re smart, really smart so being in this place is not because your stupid or don’t know better, it’s because you don’t know “how.”
That’s what I”m here for, to teach you “how to eat” and “how to do things differently” so that you won’t go back to that dark and lonely place.
I have turned to food for comfort, coping, and celebrations and I can relate to your struggles with body image, weight loss and food choices. I understand that as we get older the weight is more difficult to lose and some days it’s just plain hard to convince ourselves to get out of bed or push ourselves to go exercise after work. With my personal training you won’t have to rely on yourself to find the motivation. I will be with you every step of the way (in person or online) to provide you with motivation, encouragement, accountability and concrete results!
I offer different training options because every “body” is different. Don’t wait any longer … “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change” so I encourage you to get LEAN and Fit with me!
LEAN (in-person) Personal Training - If you live in the greater Cincinnati area then “click here” to set up a FREE consultation ($79.00 value) for in person one-on-one personal training and nutrition coaching. Use COUPON Code: 79fc14 at checkout to receive the discount.
LEAN (online) Personal Training - If you live outside of the greater Cincinnati area and/or would prefer to train online with me then “click here” for more information and to get set up!
Group Fitness Classes
Bfit Bootcamp: Betsy’s fitness Bootcamp helps women get fit and stay fit with full-body workouts using high intensity interval training that combines strength, cardio and flexibility training designed for all fitness levels.
- Bfit Bootcamp Schedule: Monday & Friday at 6:30 pm & Saturday: 7:00 am
- Studio Location: 845 Congress Avenue, Glendale, Ohio 45246
- Registration is required to attend class.
B’Core (online) Nutrition Coaching: Now accepting new clients! Visit this “page” to learn more.
BALance Body Challenge
- WIN Cash and prizes with this 6 week motivational weight loss and exercise challenge that builds “healthy habits” sponsored by Betsy Carter of Concrete & Iron Fitness. “click here” to learn more!
Live life today! Don’t wait for it to be Monday to become stronger, healthier, and happier!
Contact me today!
I am committed to helping you build a better body,