Gina Cousineau, aka Mama G, has been a fitness professional for over 35 years. Married for 39 years, she and her husband Mark are blessed with four children along with two grandchildren, Olivia, and Kellen, and reside in San Clemente, California. With her AA in Culinary Arts and bachelor’s degree in dietetics, she started her career as a chef’s apprentice with the Hilton Corporation. As a young mother, she opened a prenatal/postpartum fitness program. From there she became a group exercise instructor and personal trainer, moving into management, always using her education in nutrition, and love of food and exercise, to affect change in her clients. Her Master of Science degree in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, as an empty nester, along with her extensive experience working with clients for over 30 years, allows her to customize a lifestyle plan that empowers each one to flourish in their very busy and diverse lives.
In this day and age, when people are obsessed with “weight loss”, and have little time to commit to cooking, her job is most challenging. Her mantra is to “cook once and enjoy more than twice”. That paired with a simple and easy game plan and more than 200 recipes available on her virtual recipe library of all cultures and themes, helps get clients into the kitchen using real, wholesome food to not only hit and maintain their weight goals but significantly improve their health.
At sixty years of age, Gina practices what she preaches and preaches what she practices, understanding the value of using “food as medicine” paired with a little calculated exercise in one’s daily life, but also the importance of “preventative care screening” and having a medical provider that believes in shared decision making. Because so many lifestyle diseases today are both increasing our disability and shortening our longevity, in order for individuals to have a sustainable lifestyle shift, there are many facets that go into a successful approach, including interactive nutrition education AND a practical approach to putting science and evidence-based nutrition on one’s plate.
Anyone can lose weight by partaking in a restrictive and punitive diet approach, BUT keeping the weight off and more importantly, improving one’s health is the ultimate goal, so Gina provides daily accountably/interaction with her clients, weekly nutrition lessons and coaching sessions, along with video tips and tricks from her kitchen, virtual cook-a-longs, and more to build healthy habits that stick.
Gina works with a wide spectrum of individuals through all phases of life and circumstances, including high school athletes, young adults, and growing families through the senior years, but she finds no better joy than reversing chronic lifestyle diseases that most are told they will never succeed at. “To help an individual suffering from high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, and are at risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and more, is life-altering, to say the least”, beams, Gina. It is amazing to watch people transform their lives when they felt so utterly hopeless.
If you are interested in finally losing weight for good, improving your health, boosting your performance capabilities, wanting to gain control of your chaotic lifestyle, or are truly sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, Mama G is your gal.
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