About

Lorna Sophocleous, CHHC believes that women can have Strength, Spark, and Confidence….at any age! As the founder of LornaWellnessAtAnyAge and Lorna Pilates, in Bayville, NY, she healed her body of debilitating arthritis and back pain through food and learned how to bounce back strong from years of living in pain, a negative relationship with her body and food, and starting over again at midlife. She looks and feels better than twenty years ago! Now she educates and empowers women to take charge of their health, reclaim their passion and live with mojo. You can break free from those “midlife symptoms” that make you feel older then you really are. Lorna customizes wellness and movement programs nationwide as a Health Counselor, Pilates Expert, Corporate Workshop Presenter, and Personal Trainer.

Contact Lorna today at lornawellness@gmail.com to schedule a Wellness Breakthrough Session and find out what you can do to look and feel great at any age. Follow Lorna for daily tips to live agelessly at any of her social media connections on the right side of this page.

PROFESSIONAL BIO
Lorna is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor (CHHC), Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Reiki Level I, Cook, and Workshop Presenter. Personally frustrated with the ups and downs associated with weight loss, and passionate to help her clients avoid the path she went down with food, she enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She learned over 100 dietary theories such as Ayurvedic medicine, the China Study and more.

DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Brooklyn College, Nutrition Major-BA
Kingsborough Community College-A.A.S.
Institute For Integrative Nutrition- Certified Holistic Health Counselor (since 2010)
Reiki, Level I

Polestar Pilates Education,Certified Pilates Instructor (all equipment)(since 2003)
6 One-Day Workshops with Carlos Santana on Functional Training-1999
Power Pilates, Certified Mat Pilates-2002
IMX Pilates Certification-2002
Workshop for Certification as Cancer Exercise Specialist-Received in 2000
ACEPersonal Trainer CertificationSince 1999
AFFA-Aerobics Certification-2000
East Coast Instructor Training School-Graduated 1999

MEMBERSHIP: AADP-American Association of Drugless Practitioners

OTHER AFFILIATIONS:

Lorna writes for BASI Pilates Blog and has published articles for Peak Pilates

Some of the speaking engagements Lorna has had:

Long Island Pilates Studio
Whole Foods
The Life Enrichment Center
Life Quest Chiropractic Services
Bay Pilates (teleclass)

Lorna can schedule a speaking engagement upon request.

AN INTERVIEW WITH LORNA

How long have you been doing what you do and how did you get to be a holistic health counselor?

I am working as a health care practitioner for 15+ years. I have always loved exercise and eating healthy since the age of 15. I studied Nutrition in college to help me understand how food affects the body and always knew I would use it to help people.

I was a mess starting in my 40’s-a bad back and arthritis ravaging through my body. The arthritis in my foot was so bad, I was limping and needed surgery. Then I went to The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and changed certain things in my diet and totally turned it around. I healed my body of arthritis, debilitating aches and pains and I bounced back STRONG from that midlife crisis that instills the fear of God in you-divorce, starting over and making something of my life.

Now it’s what I do for a living and I will inspire you to be strong, confident and have spark too!

Who are your clients exactly?

My clients are women in midlife who are fearful of hurting themselves when exercising, and are looking to empower themselves with food choices that serve their bodies and not be CAUSING the aches, pain and weight gain.

How are you different from other health counselors?

My approach differs as I teach my clients how seemingly small decisions can either speed up the aging process or slow it down. I help them discover the foods that could be causing their aches and pains to be worse and take them out of the game of exercising. Fear of injury has them less motivated to exercise which actually accelerates the aging process but after our work together, they feel strong and confident in their bodies.

My clients experience what I have coined the “bounce back factor.” The bounce back factor is that even if you get sick, it’s not as bad and the duration is lessened. If they injure themselves or an old comes out of “hibernation,” the flare up is lessened through the fact that their body is functioning optimally. They are back in the game way faster.

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

I work well with women who have a history of consistency and recognize the value they are gifting themselves with by hiring me. In each and every case it adds value beyond their expectations.

For what type of person are your programs NOT going to work?

It doesn’t work when the woman thinks she’s ready but in reality, she really is not; evidenced by cancelling appointments regularly, and not following through with the transformative tips I give.

What exactly is your 7-Step Signature System and what does it include?

My 7-Powerful Steps Signature System will help you slow down the aging process, alleviate fears about aging, heal the body and put an end to those mid-life symptoms. It will help you master your goals as it provides the steps you need to take and not stress about all the information out there. It is the exact system I used on myself. It includes:

1. Improving digestion to beautify your skin, increase vitality vs. feeling bloated and weighed down.

2. Learn how to eat mindfully and deliciously vs. mindless eating which leads to the weight creeping up each year.

3. Loving yourself up with pleasure vs. putting yourself last.

4. Lowering daily stress/anxiety vs. brain fog, leaky brain syndrome, and a general lackluster existence.

5. Eating real food as the real health insurance vs. manmade, processed food.

6. Moving your body to feel strong vs. becoming a sack of brittle bones.

7. Healing your hormones vs. becoming a hot, moody, irritable mess

Does this really work?

Yes! I have totally transformed my life from my systems and many of my clients. They embody it with every cell in their body.

What results can I expect?

You can expect to feel more energy, feel and look more youthful, lose weight effortlessly, and change your perspective on aging. You become empowered to a higher level of self like never before. It’s really exciting to see!

Based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to learn from. What are my options for getting start with you?

I offer private and group sessions either in person or on the telephone.

Ok I think I know which program I want. How do we get started?

You can simply click here to schedule a WELLNESS BREAKTHROUGH Session.