Hilary Rank knows the benefits of exercise and nutrition. Having been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, hormone imbalance and an autoimmune disorder, she wanted to take control of her health.
Now she wants to improve the lives of others. Healthy by Hilary offers a range of services such as semiprivate and private workout sessions, nutrition coaching and online training. She trains in her home gym in Gilbert and a private facility in Chandler.
“I worked in higher education for about 15 years,” Rank said. “I had a leadership position managing a team at University of Phoenix.
“I have been always passionate about fitness and nutrition. I competed in bodybuilding competitions in the bikini division.”
With a master’s degree in organizational management, Rank had an epiphany and did some soul searching. She left her career and created Healthy by Hilary. She is certified by the National Association of Sports Management for personal training. Rank is midway through her program to become a health coach via the Institute of Integrated Nutrition.
“Nutrition is critical in increasing your health and to help manage and prevent disease,” Rank said. “I think a lot of people take for granted being young and having youth on their side. As we’re moving into our 40s, we have to take the time and pay attention to nutrition and health or we won’t have vitality in the years to come.”
Hilary is committed to helping other moms reach their health and fitness goals. As a married, full- time working mom of two boys, she understands the time constraints and responsibilities. “I want to show other women it is possible to carve out time for themselves while juggling work and home life.”
The online nutrition coaching and personal training are perfect for busy moms short on time.
“It’s cost-effective and a convenient way to get help understanding nutrition and if you don’t have time to get to the gym,” she said. “I create personalized nutrition plans based on what works best for you and your family. I take my clients step by step through the basics of clean eating and how to prepare healthy meals for the whole family. In addition, I customize fitness plans for at home or the gym based on your preference.”
A critical component of online nutrition and training is accountability and goal setting.
“Through my own experience, I have found that having someone to coach and hold you accountable through lifestyle changes increases chances of success,” she said.
For those who would like one- on- one interaction, she offers private and semiprivate personal training which include a nutrition plan. Instead of by session, she charges monthly. Prices range from $299 to $399, respectively.
“If you have a friend or spouse you would like to train with I can conduct a semi- private session,” said Rank, who was raised in Nebraska. “However, I tailor the workout to each individual’s goals and fitness level. It’s not one size fits all.”
“Nutrition coaching is even more important than exercise,” she said. Eating right amounts to 70 percent of fat-loss results.
“Exercise alone is not going to improve a person’s health,” she said. “If they don’t change their diet, they’re not going to the physique results they desire. In addition, food is medicine. Good nutrition can improve or eradicate most health issues.”
“My message to others is you can take baby steps and it is achievable.”
For more information, visit https://healthybyhilary.com/.