Director, C.H.E.K Practitioner
Momentum for Life
July 2010 – Present
Momentum for Life was borne of a vision for everyone to achieve their optimal health and wellbeing.
The sentiment behind Gandhi’s line ‘be the change you wish to see in the world' is the driving philosophy behind the Momentum for Life approach to helping clients realise their health and wellbeing goals.
The Momentum for Life philosophy is based on the self, and the fact that each person is unique with their own perfect blueprint – one that simply needs to be unlocked for the self to realise their own optimal health and wellbeing.
Everything the team at Momentum for Life do starts with YOU. Learning about you and how you can use your body’s wisdom to create YOUR optimal wellbeing plan.
Examining the four key building blocks of nutrition, movement, thought, and rest the team can identify where the missing link is for YOU, and the place you need to start from to get to where you want to be.
The Momentum for Life team comprises highly trained C.H.E.K Practitioners, Nutrition Coaches, NLP Practitioners, Remedial Massage Therapists and Strength Coaches all working together to guide clients on their path to better health and wellbeing.
Combining these practices the team asses each individuals breathing, thinking, movement, sleep, nutrition and hydration. This enables them to see beyond the symptoms and allows them to develop highly individualised exercise and lifestyle programs to address individual needs and challenges. As in life so in health each journey has many roads and intersections, Momentum for Life aims to empower individuals with the necessary tools to create positive impacts across all areas of their lives and to stay on the path of good health, vitality and happiness.
Personal Trainer/Assistant Personal Training Manager
2003 – 2009
Leila ran her own highly successful franchisee business within the Fitness First facility in Mosman.
From 2008 to 2009 Leila also took on the role of part time Assistant Personal Training Manager gaining valuable management and teaching skills in addition to her expertise in personal training.
As a key part of this role Leila provided workshops for 28 fitness professionals on a range of topics including industry specific client care and communication, rehabilitation, program design and assessment. She was also responsible for matching Fitness First members with an appropriate Personal Trainer.
This experience led her to opening her own facility - Momentum for Life - incorporating personal training into a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.
CHEK Practitioner 2, Holistic Lifestyle Coach 3
2006 – 2015
Based in San Diego, the C.H.E.K Institute is a leader in education in the Fitness and Wellness Industry.
Founded by Paul Chek, its system of assessment and program design enables its practitioners to get to the root cause of dysfunction in the body.
Originally designed for Chiropractors, Physiotherapist and Osteopaths the C.H.E.K system bridges the gap between rehabilitation and returning to full athletic or work performance. By following the six foundation principles Breath, Thoughts, Hydration, Nutrition, Movement and Rest each practitioner can coach clients to achieve optimal wellness for life.
Completion of each level of the C.H.E.K Practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach Programs signifies a practitioner's higher understanding of different complex areas of the body both physical and emotional.
FMA Strength Training
FMA Strength Trainer - level 2 and Mentor, Strength and Conditioning
2012 – 2014
FMA Strength provides students with a unique skill set needed to work effectively in both the rehabilitation and/or strength and conditioning phases of client/athlete development. FMA Strength qualified trainers understand how to respect clinical issues while advancing clients/athletes from rehabilitation into end stage strength and conditioning.
In 2015, Leila joined the FMA Faculty to create and present courses for exercise professionals in the Psychology of Coaching and Nutrition.
Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Advanced Matrix Therapies, Teaching and Coaching
2011 – 2013
Centre for Research, Development and Training that focuses on individual and coaching processes for change and transformation.
Victorian College of the Arts
Bachelor of Creative Art, Theatre Studies, Creative Writing
1999 – 2002
Leila's first love in this world, was theatre and performing. Leila pursued this passion to University Level and now channels this strong performance background into motivational and keynote speaking.
Her sub-major in creative writing has enabled her to excel at her other passion which is writing about health and wellbeing. Leila is a regular contributor to various blogs and magazines on these topics.
Caulfield Grammar School
Victorian Certificate of Education (V.C.E), English, English Literature, Theatre Studies, Health Science, German, Advanced Mathmatics
Activities and Societies: School Prize for Academic Excellence, Top 5 in the state of Victoria for VCE Theatre Studies (50/50), School Captain for Drama, Silver Duke of Edinburgh, Debate Team
’I’ve learnt through my experiences and training that by mastering your emotions, diet and movement you can, in the process, discover your dream and become the master of your own destiny.’’
Leila is a Peak Performance Coach, specializing in the health & wellness management of busy executives and athletes.
Her unique philosophy is centred around the four key pillars of health - Movement, Nutrition, Rejuvenation and Fulfilment.
Leila’s Transformational Programs achieve significant and sustainable results for her clients, addressing the four pillars of health in a way that is unique to their needs. Thus creating the ideal environment for efficacy across her client’s professional and personal lives.
Combining her qualifications as a C.H.E.K Practitioner, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Life Coach, and Master Trainer of NLP, Matrix Therapies and Archetypes, Leila is a powerful presenter, teacher, mentor and coach, to both individuals and organizations globally.
“Basically, I want everyone to be empowered about their health. I don’t want people to necessarily accept when a medical professional tells you this is your lot. It’s not true."
Leila Lutz as one of the speakers at Soul Sessions: Passion, Purpose, Power