I’m Engrid and I gain so much joy from fostering relationships with my clients and teaching them how to re-connect with their bodies through movement. I am a business owner, a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a personal trainer. In addition to training I also host the Liveng Proof Podcast and co-host an additional podcast: Gal Pals.
My Training Philosophy:
I work with clients to help them gain acceptance of their body, and provide tools to connect and move their body in a sustainable and joy-filled way.
I graduated from the University of New Hampshire, which is where I earned my B.S. in Biology. I became an NASM certified personal trainer in 2013, which is when I also started my own business Liveng Proof, LLC. I’ve worked as a trainer ever since. I am now a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). I have worked with many clients over the years who have a history of an eating disorder, exercise addiction, or just a rocky relationship with exercise/ their bodies. I love working with clients and watching them deepen their relationship to their body and restore their relationship with movement.
A little more about me personally:
I find it fascinating how emotions show up physically in our bodies. If you listen to the Liveng Proof Podcast you can expect to hear all about how we deal with triggers, processing trauma, and personal growth. You’ll find topics centered around all things mental & emotional health, navigating diet culture, eating disorder recovery, addiction recovery, trauma recovery (are you seeing a pattern?).
In short, my podcast and this blog are places that intend to provide you with tools and stories from myself and others, so that you can either repair or strengthen the most important relationship you have: the one with yourself.
I’m not here to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do (I’m guessing someone has already tried to do that for you). I’m also not here to give you some step by step action plan, because I believe no one is a better expert and guide for you, than YOU. I’m also not here to pretend like I have it all figured out (cause I definitely don’t). I’m just here to share my personal experiences, what I’ve learned, what I’m still working through, and to hold space for others to share their experiences on my podcast.
I am so passionate about speaking on these topics because I myself battled anorexia and an exercise addiction for over a decade. I have been in therapy for over 6 years and have dedicated so much time towards my own personal recovery.
I used to live in a world of comparison , I struggled to deal with any unexpected change (or just change from my routine in general). The struggles I faced , the messy road of my ED recovery journey have all lead me here with you. I am into self-discovery, practicing self compassion, self-care (something that was never modeled for me), and learning to share the beautiful messiness that is life with others.
THE GAL BEHIND THE BLOG
I’m Engrid (pronounced Ingrid), a curious 30-something who loves long walks, learning, traveling, & listening to podcasts! And it’s safe to say I’m pretty into personal growth. I’m a dreamer and love anything related to being cozy.
- I’m a personal trainer by day, podcaster by night
- I live in Greenville, SC but I’m originally from NH (not far from Boston)
- I have an english setter named Webster
- I used to be a wedding photographer
- I swam competitively for 10 years
- I’m happiest when I’m having a good hearty one-on-one conversation with someone
- I love journaling in sketch notebooks, white candles, and all things Hygge (hoo-ga)
- I love Middle-Eastern & Lebanese food
- I legally started my own business (Liveng Proof LLC) when I was 25
- I love all the Harry Potter movies (I read all the books growing up)
- Any episode from The Office, Parks & Rec, or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia can cheer me up
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
I’d love to hear from you! Drop me a message here: firstname.lastname@example.org