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7 Steps to being a Smokin’ Hot Mom – Free Teleclass!

Perhaps you are like me and secretly, or not so secretly you want to be a Smokin’ Hot Mom!

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I know from experience that being a crazy-busy mom, running around for everyone else,  can make you feel like you’ve lost your sexy, sassy, selfish self.

Well it’s time to get it back!

I’m soooo excited to launch my new Smokin’ Hot Mom program with a Free Call that you won’t want to miss!

On April 27th at 12pm I’m going to give you The 7 steps to being a Smokin’ Hot Mom! It’s a sneak peek of my brand new 21 day Smokin’ Hot Mom Challenge (starts in May)which will crank up your energy, make your skin glow, make you laugh more, learn to love yourself more, and drop a few pounds too!

If you already know that you’re ready for a jump-start in taking the very best care of yourself, skip on over to Smokin’ Hot Mom Challenge and sign up, if you want to hear about the Free 7 Steps to being a Smokin’ Hot Mom Class keep reading.

Being a mom has special challenges:

When the magazines and self-care gurus tell you to “take more time for yourself”, it can feel a little unreal!

How on earth are you supposed to take more time for yourself when you’re:

  • running around all day,
  • taking care of kids & spouse,
  • cooking,
  • cleaning,
  • working,
  • volunteering,
  • maintaining friendships and family –

there just isn’t one more minute in the day left for you!

You need a system that puts you in the picture!

The 7 Steps to Being A Smokin’ Hot Mom is a repeatable system that you can put in your life and be guaranteed a shift in your energy, in your mood and in your body!

In the The 7 Steps to Being A Smokin’ Hot Mom Free Class you’ll learn the system that will:

  • Boost your energy.
  • Make your skin glow.
  • Uncover what’s holding you back from stepping into a vibrant you.
  • Teach you how you can actually take care of yourself amidst the busy life of a mom.
  • Help you develop healthy (but truly easy) habits that can stick with you for a lifetime and support your ideal weight.
  • Teach you about an ancient, but scientifically proven strategy that’s more effective for making shifts than will-power, dieting or white knuckling.

This is a system of permanent self-care that you can come back to again and again.

Learn how to get back to your sassy, selfish, and sexy self without any drastic diets or bootcamps!

So, how can I help you do this?

I’m Nina Manolson, a Certified Health Coach, M.A. CHHC, LMT,  and the Founder of Body Alive, Body Aware: Wellness From Within. I coach busy women, who are great at taking care of everyone else but have neglected themselves. I teach you to prioritize yourself in a way that balances your whole life, makes you happier, healthier and turns you into a smokin’ hot mom who loves her life. I’m passionate about helping my clients find wellness from within, through nourishment on all levels – body, mind, and spirit.

During this 7 Steps to being a Smokin’ Hot Mom Free call, you’ll walk away with effective strategies that will reconnect you to your sexy, sassy, selfish self.

Sign up  here, because you won’t want to miss it!  I’ll send you information to get on the call. Don’t worry if you can’t make it, I’ll send you the recording. The call is on Wednesday April 27th at 12pm.

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Love and health,


April 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm 2 comments

Health Coaching in Oprah Magazine!

Yay! Getting into Oprah is kind of like shouting from the rooftop!

“Have you ever lost weight, only to find the pounds creeping back on just a few months later? Or vowed to eat a healthier diet but found it too hard to decipher food labels or set aside time to cook? If you’re having trouble meeting a health goal, or if you’ve tried in the past and failed, you might benefit from an increasingly popular new resource – a health coach.”

M.D. L. Oprah Magazine

I love that the benefit of working with a Health Coach is being recognized in such a big way!

In the Oprah Magazine article (March 2011 issue) Dr. Lawson, Director of the Health Coaching Track at The University of Minnesota states that:

“A Health Coach is trained to help you break your goal into manageable steps, track your progress, and identify and overcome personal roadblocks.”

That’s totally true, although dryly said. I would give it this spin…

A health coach champions your very best self. She helps you put your health goals into action, so that  you feel fabulous, love your body, your food and your whole life!

Dr. Lawson also brings up an important issue pertaining to the expanding Health Coaching field. She says that you need to choose your Health Coach carefully.

I couldn’t agree more. It’s vital to find a health coach that gets you. If you are a busy mom looking to take care of yourself and your family better, you don’t want to be working with a health coach that focuses on athletes in their twenties. You want someone who gets where you are, has experience with your issues, and can help you get to where you want to go.

Her criteria are:

  • What’s her training? – go for at least 80 hours of training.
  • What additional related training does she have?
  • How many clients has she seen? – go for at least 30

I would add that you want to ensure that your Health Coach is someone…

  • you can be fully yourself with – having a good connection with your health coach is the foundation for getting the support you need and want to reach your personal goals.
  • who walks their talk, practices what they preach.
  • who doesn’t have a one size fits all method…you want to work with a coach who can build a custom program that works for you and your lifestyle.

Now that you know how to choose a health coach, please allow me to toot my own horn. 🙂


I must (not so humbly) admit, I felt pretty good reading that article because I fit the description of a qualified Health Coach and then some.

Regarding training.

  • I have over 180 hours of training with The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and now mentor, health coaches in training.  I’m considered one of the Institutes top health coaches.
  • I trained for 3 years for my Masters in Counseling Psychology. (This really equips me to help my clients move through the obstacles that keep them from taking the best care of themselves.)
  • I’ve studied various bodywork modalities and been a bodyworker for the last 20 years. I developed a body-centered therapy called Awareness Bodywork. It’s a technique I also use with my phone coaching clients to support them in learning Attuned Eating.
  • I studied, lived and worked for 5 years at the Kriplau Center for Yoga and Health – I liken this time of my life to getting a Masters in Holistic Health.
  • I’ve been working in the Health & Wellness field for over 20 years and am continually learning more and incorporating cutting edge information and techniques with my clients.

Regarding Clients:

  • I’ve worked with over 100 Health Coaching Clients and many more bodywork clients.


I walk the talk. My life is all about making healthy choices that help me feel the most vibrant, so that I can fully enjoy my family and friends, and do the work I was meant to do – help others have their most vibrant life.

Each client I work with is unique, and so is the program that I develop for them.

I tend to work with busy women, lots of moms, who are really great at nurturing everyone else, but need support to take what they know they need to do for themselves and put it into their everyday life.

If you want to see if we’re a good fit, and if I’m someone with whom you can be fully yourself: contact me, I offer a free trial session so you can see what it’s like to work together.

If I’m not for you, I’ll introduce you to another wonderful health coach, who might be a better fit.

If your not quite ready to give me  a call but you want some healthy inspiration and recipes be sure to sign up for my newsletter: BodyAliveBodyAware Newsletter.

February 22, 2011 at 11:11 am 2 comments

Raw Cacao Truffles – Healthy candy!

These rich tasting truffles are a treat that treats you well!

They are easy and quick to make. I often whip them up for a quick desert for company. But, I must say they are perfect to keep on hand for when you need a little sweet treat for yourself.

Continue Reading December 14, 2010 at 9:23 pm 2 comments

Healthy Holiday Strategies

Today you’ll find me over at the Arlington Patch in Kim Child’s column, giving advice about staying healthy during the holiday season.

In it, I talk about my “Four Go’s” Method for eating at holiday gatherings.

Check out the article to learn more about how these tenets can help you:

  • Go Sated
  • Go Green
  • Go Quality
  • Go Kind

Also, if you want a little extra help getting through the holidays feeling fabulous about yourself, don’t hesitate to call Around this time of year, I offer clients mini-programs to get them through the holidays and into the new year feeling vibrant and balance.


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December 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm Leave a comment

Raw Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce is quick and easy. It’s so much healthier than traditional Cranberry Sauce because it’s not packed with refined sugar. And, it’s versatile:

It fits in beautifully with a traditional thanksgiving meal.
It’s superb served on top of my super easy healthy squash pie
I even eat it on it’s own as a treat with chopped walnuts and raw honey drizzled on top.
It takes one minute to make.

Continue Reading November 18, 2010 at 11:02 pm Leave a comment

Natural Remedies for Colds, Coughs, and feeling crummy – for kids and adults

My kids had the cough, sore-throat, feeling-lousy, sneezles this weekend.
This is what we do in our house to ease the symptoms and speed the healing.

Continue Reading November 14, 2010 at 9:43 am 11 comments

World’s Easiest Slow Cooker Applesauce

I couldn’t fall asleep and decided I would just go with the energy of my wakeful state and prepare some of those apples.

Since it was late, I decided to keep it simple.

Slow Cooker Applesauce

Continue Reading September 20, 2010 at 5:17 pm 4 comments

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Nina Manolson

Welcome! My Body Alive Body Aware blog will give you inspiration, ideas and practical tips for a healthy and energetic life.

Are you trying to take great care of yourself and your family? I have practical how-to's for you!

Are you wanting to feel great in the body you have? I have inspiration and resources for you!

Are you at high-risk for breast cancer? I have recipes and lifestyle tips that will bring you wellness from within.

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