by Jude Jacob Kayton June 01, 2020
About me: I was born in New York, I grew up in Florida, and I’m now living in Las Vegas. I’m a hardworking energetic wife and mother who is obsessed with living an optimal life and helping others do the same.
My journey from teacher to full time fitness professional
I went from loving dance to loving fitness. At the same time I put myself through college and became a teacher. After work I always went to the gym, it was the place I felt the most “me”.
At the time I was in a difficult marriage, in debt with 2 small kids and life was chaotic. I needed a second job to make ends meet. I didn’t want to waitress again, I wanted to do something I loved. I thought about teaching group gym classes so I got certified and became obsessed with teaching classes! I would teach fitness classes before and after school and then have private clients on the weekend. In essence, I was still a teacher but the audience was different.
Team fit and funky
I’m part of Team BeachBody, and when I joined I started sharing everything with my community on social media. This began with my personal journey and has now grown to a community of over 22,000 thousand men and women who are getting healthier every single day through our at-home workout programs. I’m so proud to be the leader of this epic community!
My daughter Bianca has Tourette Syndrome. She isn’t worried about what others think, she always beats to the rhythm of her own drum. She has a confidence that makes everyone around her smile; it's a beautiful thing to witness. When she was 7 I noticed rapid eye blinking and shoulder shrugging. This turned into face slapping, punching her stomach and some audible sounds. We realized she has Tourette Syndrome and I immediately knew I wanted to be an advocate and learn as much as possible.
Bianca is a competitive Volleyball player and the more she is focused, the more manageable her ticks are. When she is nervous or has a test they are higher and more frequent. Foods can affect this, so we stay away from gluten and dyes. In 2018, she shared her story on national television. We’ve also lobbied congress twice. Bianca is now a representative of the Tourette Association Of America and I speak at the national conference each year.
The media has made it seem like Tourette is just people violently cursing but the truth is there are probably more people that you know living with Tourette. It's important to remove the stigma and see my daughters beautiful face - a strong, resilient and beautiful child. I feel like Tourette was a gift the planet gave to her to make her stronger and spread a message of positivity.
Check out my IG TV workout videos and yoga flows! @daniellenatoni
My number 1 tip is to just start! You have to do something. And when in doubt, walk it out. Every day my husband and I take a 30 minute walk. People really underestimate the power of walking. I always recommend people start with cleaning up their nutrition and walking. It’s easy to take on too much too fast and give up.
I’m one of those annoying people who hasn’t really had skin problems but living in Las Vegas I get dry skin and FRÉ is great for hydration. I’ve gotten A LOT of complements lately with people telling me my skin is glowing and the only difference is FRÉ. My favorite FRÉ isGLOW ME - I use it every day. I rarely wear full makeup, and I also go out in the sun every day.GLOW ME covers up imperfections, has SPF15 and feels light. It’s the first thing I put on after I wash my face in the morning.
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