Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer

Bio

If someone told me I’d have more energy and more vibrant health in my late 40’s than in my 20’s, I would have laughed in disbelief. I need less sleep now and I still keep up with my demanding days. I’m a busy mom of an active six year old, so it’s important to stay healthy and energetic.


I always carried a few extra pounds more than I wanted, but when I got pregnant with my son, my weight absolutely ballooned. After I gave birth, I found it impossible to lose the baby weight. Getting out of bed each day was a struggle. Making the transition from career girl on-the-move to stay-at-home mom was overwhelming. Yet, I knew I had to get it together to be the best mom possible for my child.


I started learning about nutrition by accident. I began listening to a series of health and wellness podcasts. They whet my appetite to learn more and more. It became a passion. Soon, weight was falling off, and, I wasn’t even on a diet. I made a few lifestyle changes that greatly impacted my health. I’d love to share those ideas and strategies with you. Colds and flu are something I can’t afford time for as a busy mom. They became a thing of the past. Strange, because since I was in my 20’s, I’d get sick if someone sneezed on TV.

I always knew I felt better after exercising. The promise of what it would do for me was the thing that shoved me out the door on the days when I actually exercised. The details of a good exercise program were still quite a mystery. Plus, I was discouraged because I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. Eventually, I decided to become a Certified Personal Trainer just to demystify the whole workout thing. I discovered my newfound passion for healthy nutrition was a great fit with finally truly understanding productive exercise.

My limited window of exercise time is very efficient now. I’m creating the physique I want, at the same time I’m improving my health. I’m really good at what I do, and, I love helping other women take the mystery out of working out.


When I was first married, the joke in our household was that the best thing I could make in the kitchen was “reservations.” I could boil water and reheat food in the microwave, but that was the extent of my culinary talents and ambitions.

When we first changed our eating habits, it was a bit daunting figuring it all out. I realized I could make healthier meals in my own kitchen than I could ever order in from neighborhood restaurants. I took some cooking lessons, and then I just played in my kitchen. Once I got over my kitchen fear, it was actually fun. Now, I find myself helping other women get started creating magic in their kitchens, too.


I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Pennsylvania – which means I’m not a therapist but I understand behavior and why we do the things we do.


Now, I’m so excited about my business, Quick Wellness. I love sharing the secrets of productive exercise that works specifically for women as well as healthy, delicious cooking techniques.  If you’d like to discover more about how I can help you, connect with me today.

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • NASM CPT, HFPN

Location:

  • Long Beach, NY

Activity

  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    What are some nutrition tips to help me lose weight?

    Eat lots of plant-based whole foods.  The fiber in whole grains, starchy veggies, and legumes will fill you up at a much lower caloric cost than foods full of oils, meats and dairy.

    Sanitize your house.  Get rid of the high-calorie snacks, so that if you really feel like having something that you know won't

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  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    How can I get in shape without getting a gym membership?

    You don't need a gym membership to get in shape.  Stay tuned to Sharecare, you'll be able to virtually train with HFPN coaches in the near future.

    For your cardio exercise, the easiest answer is to go for a walk in your neighborhood.  Jogging, running and biking are also good cardio exercises.  If you like...Read More
  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    Will exercise strengthen bones after menopause?

    Weight-bearing exercise will strengthen bones for everyone, including post-menopausal women.  Good options are resistance training, walking, jogging and running. Read More
  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    How can a plant-based diet help me lose weight?

    A whole-foods plant-based diet can definitely help you lose weight. Fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains are full of fiber, which will fill you up quickly. (Animal proteins have NO fiber). Also, plant foods are lower in calories, another big plus if you are trying to lose weight. As a comparison,...Read More
  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    Does slow cardio exercise help me burn more fat?

    Slow cardio will not burn more fat.  At a slower pace, a greater percentage of calories burned will be from fat, but the total calories, and total fat calories will be lower than exercise at a more intense pace.  You'll  want to go with a pace you can maintain for 30-60 minutes, and advanced exercisers...Read More
  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    Do women need strength training exercises?

    Absolutely, women need strength training exercises.  Many women are afraid of bulking up, and will gravitate towards the cardio equipment in the gym, but a good exercise program will consist of cardio, strength training and flexibility/stretching. Women don't have the hormones that will cause bulking,

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  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    How much cardio should I do to lose weight?

    Weight loss is the difference between calories in (food) and calories out (exercise). About 80-90% of weight loss is going to come from your diet. You really can't exercise off bad eating habits.

    The Move It/Lose It program is great in that you can track your intake and your exercise so you can...Read More
  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    Can I improve fitness after menopause without joining a gym?

    Absolutely!  One doesn't need a gym to improve fitness.  While the cardio and strength equipment at the gym is handy, it's not necessary.  You can improve cardio fitness by walking, running, swimming, biking, or playing your favorite active sports.  Strength training can be done at home with your body...Read More
  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    As a vegetarian, what should my diet include?

    A vegetarian diet should include lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains and legumes. 

    Vitamin B12 is the one vitamin that isn't available in plant food (it is produced by bacteria, and in modern society, we wash our produce), so I'd recommend a B12 supplement. 

    The World Health Organization...Read More
  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    What supplements are good for someone on a vegan diet?

    A good supplement for someone on a vegan diet is B12. B12 is manufactured by bacteria, and our good hygiene practices (municipally treated water, washing of food and hands) means that we aren't ingesting enough B12 in modern society. Our animals aren't so fastidious, so they are consuming B12, and...Read More
  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    What is a vegan?

    Someone who follows a vegan diet does not eat any food that comes from an animal in any form. In practical terms, it means they eat fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, seeds and nuts. They do not eat animal flesh, or the product of animals, (i.e. dairy, cheese, milk, eggs, butter, cream). A vegan

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  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    How healthy is vegan lifestyle?

    A well structured vegan diet is very healthy. Studies have linked animal consumption with heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancers. (Reference: The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, Reversing Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn and anything by Dr. John McDougall) Eating a lowfat, whole foods plant diet...Read More
  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    Can I lose weight as a vegan?

    Yes, you can absolutely lose weight as a vegan. The key is eating lots of whole foods, and skipping the vegan junk food. You'll want to eats lots of fruits, veggies, grains and legumes, and go easy on the seeds/nuts/avocados. These are good fats, but fats still have the most concentrated calories, so we...Read More
  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    What is the best cardio exercise?

    The best cardio is the one that you like to do.  When it becomes a dreaded chore, you are less likely to do it.  An easy do-anywhere cardio is walking.  You don't need any special equipment to go for a walk.  Make it fun, and the time will fly by, and you might even find yourself looking forward to your next wo...Read More
  • Audrey Quick , NASM Elite Trainer - Long Beach, NY - Fitness

    How do I find time to exercise?

    Lack of time is the number one reason that most folks don't exercise. I find that my schedule gets rather busy too, and if I don't schedule exercise, it's possible to miss it. Scheduling is key to getting it done. If you had a doctor's appointment or a client appointment, you wouldn't just miss it,...Read More