My full name is Loni Michelle Pfeil. I specialize through the international sports science association in exercise therapy, nutrition, sports nutrition, and exercise development among many other things that I’ve gone to school for over the years. I’ve made it as far as the national stage for my competing career thus far and have done various things here and there in the fitness industry and even outside of the fitness industry for certain brands including some modelling. I am originally from Ocala Florida and my passion for fitness started at a very young age. I just hope to keep making a positive influence in the fitness community and to be able to help as many people as possible.
Fort Myers, Florida
Health and wellness coach
Is weight loss more of a fitness issue or a health issue in your opinion and why?
In my opinion, it’s more of a fitness issue because the majority of people just don’t like to exercise. Then it becomes a health issue. I always tell people to look at it like they get the opportunity to exercise and not like they have to… Exercise/nutrition/weight loss doesn’t have to be extreme, you have to It just needs to be something we do for our health. Even if it’s just walking more.
If you have 100 tokens in total and you could apply them to the following categories, how many would you apply to each?
- Fitness level: 20
- Health level: 80
Thoughts on HIIT, Powerlifting, TRX, Yoga, bodybuilding, others?
I love HIIT for the fact that you can burn more calories in a shorter amount of time and it keeps your body burning for up to 72 hours after. I have never tried powerlifting but I have clients that do.
Yoga I think is very beneficial for anyone because it really focuses on stretching and breathing.
Bodybuilding is a fun sport IF DONE THE CORRECT WAY. There are too many extremes because people are not aware of the correct ways to do things. My goal is to help educate others on the importance of eating enough FOOD and not overdoing things like cardio and supplementation.
Share your unique training/coaching methods?
I think what makes me unique is, I do everything one by one. I do not hand out one set plan for every single person. It’s all tailor-made for that I listen and take the time for each client’s needs. I just pay attention and I care. I’ve actually been told that I care too much but, the way I look at it is- if you are going to be in the business of helping people THEN YOU SHOULD CARE.
Keeping it simply is the best My philosophy as a health and wellness coach is to express my passion for fitness, health, and self-discipline. I aim to teach, coach, and educate my clients to reach their fitness goals and peak optimal health.
My split right now is:
WEDNESDAY- OFF OR LEGS (overall focus with glutes)
THURSDAY- IF I TOOK WED OFF THEN ILL DO LEGS/GLUTES HERE
FRIDAY- BACK/ABS AGAIN
SAT- LEGS/GLUES AGAIN
(I don’t train my arms a lot because they grow quickly on me. I work them in occasionally).
I also work a few days a week of cardio, usually, post-workout. Lately, it’s just been reaching a certain amount of steps.
I don’t have a set nutrition plan I stick to a certain caloric intake. No macros that are precise and I eat a lot of the same foods daily. Grilled chicken, low-fat turkey, berries, bananas, organic oats, cream of rice, almonds, almond butter, jasmine rice, lots of greens and, Glycofuse by Gaspari, protein by Gaspari. If I want some type of different food I just work it into my day. I don’t live super strict and I allow myself freedom with food right now.
I take general vitamins and minerals with extra magnesium, zinc, HMB. A strong performance multivitamin. Vitamin C. Probiotics. Glutamine. L-Theanine. Beta-alanine. BCAA and EAA pre workout. I add others at certain times when needed.
Do you prefer to take and recommend all-natural (no sugar, no artificial colours/flavours/sweeteners) supplements or supplements with artificial flavours and sweeteners? And Why?
No, I don’t. Actually, the body needs a certain amount of sugar daily even for someone who doesn’t With artificial sweeteners there have been no actual studies connected to the fact that they make you gain weight and if the chemicals like sucralose were going to affect us, we have to literally drink like 300 gallons of it daily. I personally always opt for mostly stevia anyways but, I don’t think it matters at all as far as health and fitness goals are concerned.
What separates Status from other fitness magazines?
I really like how Status is personable and overall classy. I think Status is a great contribution to the fitness Classy and a magazine that makes you feel like you are a part of something that’s an honour to be a part of.
Describe your coaches and the impact they have on you?
I have had a few very good coaches myself and the impact from them has been that I learned so much from They brought out the best in me and showed me what was possible. I’ve also had a not-so-good coach that taught me what to look for as red flags. As a competitor, it is so important to do your homework on who you choose to coach you and when you find a good one YOU KNOW IT.
If you could ask Status Fitness Magazine Editor in Chief Rodney Jang any industry question, what would that be?
I would ask him, what inspires him the most and what is his biggest accomplishment with Status magazine thus far?
Status Fitness Magazine runs model searches across North America including the largest one at the Arnold Classic for the Status As part of the Status family, you will receive a special participation invite. How excited are you for this opportunity?
Do you have a sponsor? List them and what they mean to you?
I do not currently have an actual sponsor per se but, I am with team Gaspari. Gaspari has been an awesome experience to be a part of something real with so many other.
Future fitness goals and plans?
Future goals are to get back on stage at some point and continue to work on my health and fitness year-round to be the healthiest I can be inside and Most of all, to be the best example I can be.
Life goal is to keep building my brand by helping as many people as possible become the best versions of themselves.
Things people don’t know about you?
That I am actually shy and I’m naturally an introvert. I can draw anything I look at and I hate math haha.
5 lessons you have learned?
- I learned the hard way about what kind of coach to trust in the fitness industry.
- I’ve learned that life is going to continue to knock you down and we have the choice to continue to get back up.
- I’ve learned over the years that the most important thing in life is family and we can never get time back, so we have to make it count.
- When we are younger we don’t realize how important this is.
- Family is everything.
Most important attributes you see in a person?
Honestly, Loyalty, Hard-working, Good sense of The ability to be humble.
If you could inspire one person, who would that be? And why?
My niece because I want to be the example for her that I possibly can.
Who inspires you? And why?
My clients inspire me because I see them overcome so much in life to reach their goals.
Your transformation story
My story started back in 2006, when I chose fitness over anything bad or that was toxic in my life. Fitness saved my life because it gave me something meaningful to work towards and it was something that helped me transform not only physically but, spiritually and mentally also. It made me stronger inside and out!
“It doesn’t matter how hard you can get hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”.
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