Jana Lerbach

Lifestyle Coach


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Healthy & Strong not just skinny!

Jana Lerbach is a Lifestyle Coach, Certified Master Strength Trainer, and Yoga Teacher. She has helped many women and men shed hundreds of pounds of body fat, find true health, regain confidence, and re-discover their true voices. Jana leads a holistic approach, integrating various practices – such as yoga, kettlebells, the TRX, Pilates, Olympic lifting, and neuroscience – to ensure her clients achieve optimal health and strength.
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Exercising During the Winter of COVID

Exercising During the Winter of COVID

An excerpt from a Hill Rag article dated November 2, 2020 By Pattie Cinelli. Jana Lerbach, lifestyle coach and strength trainer in DC, sees the new direction of fitness as exercising at home. “It’s convenient, less expensive, more relaxed, more comfortable, more...

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From a size 14 to a size 2 in 10 months!

From a size 14 to a size 2 in 10 months!

Meet my client Mary and her “skinny skirt.” Mary bought the skirt after we had already been training for a while when she finally felt confident again to wear one. The “skinny skirt” quickly became history! Most importantly, besides losing a lot of inches, Mary’s...

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Before: law student, anxious and depressed, 180 lbs., 35% of body fat, size 16/18.

Jana Lerbach Before Photo


After: lifestyle coach, happy and excited about life, 148 lbs., 21% of body fat, size 4/6.

Jana Lerbach Photo at the Paris Marathon

Jana understands transformations because she went through one herself!

The journey is hard but it is even harder if you go through it alone.

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“WHEN YOU WRITE YOUR MEMOIR, MAKE SURE IT WILL BE A BEST SELLER,” always says my beloved friend Ron!⁣

The past two months have been the hardest of my life! I know I have yet to begin processing the death of my mom and all the lessons I am supposed to be learning from this experience. I MOST SURELY could not have made it with my cousin @ninalerbach. Thank you for all you did for me. I love you so much! I also must mention @vizu671, thank you for allowing me to squat in your house and drink all of your wine. My brother from another mother giovanni.reis1, I love you and thank you for being in my life. My sis @bibianeribeiro, see you soon!⁣

There was never a dull moment during the past two months! I wish I could say they were all great but, truthfully, they were not. Yet, I must definitely say, the chapter that just ended in my life was absolutely riveting.⁣

New chapter…⁣

From my Heart. ❤️💃🏻🌹⁣


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Last night, I had one of the best nights of sleep since April. It’s so AMAZING how good sleep has such an impact on our bodies, motivation, and mindset.⁣

When was the last time you woke up feeling like you will rock the world?⁣

Earrings: @box19 ❤️⁣

From my Heart. ❤️💃🏻🌹⁣

#nomakeup #may2021 #janalerbach #washingtondclife #washingtonian #capitolhill #dcmons #northernvirginia #wwlife #wwig #wwigfam #journeytofit #onlinepersonaltrainer #onlinepersonatraining #wellnesslife #inspirehealth #agingbackwards #aginggracefully #reinventingage #over40andfit #over40andfabulous #veganwoman #veganwomen #holisticbeauty #bosswoman #bosswomanmindset #positivemindsetcoach

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Are you in charge of your own life? What challenges are you avoiding but you are planning to facing them head on this week?⁣

Focus only on what you CAN control.⁣

From my Heart. ❤️💃🏻🌹⁣

#may2021 #janalerbach #washingtondclife #washingtonian #capitolhill #dcmons #northernvirginia #wwlife #wwig #wwigfam #journeytofit #onlinepersonaltrainer #onlinepersonatraining #wellnesslife #inspirehealth #agingbackwards #aginggracefully #reinventingage #over40andfit #over40andfabulous #veganwoman #veganwomen #holisticbeauty #bosswoman #bosswomanmindset #positivemindsetcoach⁣

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The past month has been so tough! Everything I “preach,” I must confess, I am not doing. I have not slept well, I have not exercised properly, my diet has been erratic, and I seem to have lost my spirituality. 😔⁣

Yet, I have learned something positive: the power of surrender. This so tough for me to process that the game is over (?) and that there are no more fights to fight. For the first time in my life, I am allowing others to take care of me and I am also admitting that I am not at my best. This is something new and totally out of my comfort zone. Yeah, y’all! 🙋🏻‍♀️⁣

This weekend I am in Bahia - my best friend dragged me to the beach and is taking care of me. Thank you Gio! I love you and I am beyond grateful you are in my life. ❤️⁣

Miss you ALL!!! Please let me know how you are doing. Your messages mean the world to me.⁣

From my Heart. ❤️⁣

#may2021 #janalerbach #washingtondclife #washingtonian #capitolhill #dcmons #northernvirginia #wwlife #wwig #wwigfam #journeytofit #onlinepersonaltrainer #onlinepersonatraining #wellnesslife #inspirehealth #agingbackwards #aginggracefully #reinventingage #over40andfit #over40andfabulous #veganwoman #veganwomen #holisticbeauty #bosswoman #bosswomanmindset #positivemindsetcoach⁣

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HOW HAVE YOU DEALT WITH THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE? - especially your mom. 😔⁣

One of the things I noticed is that I have been going non-stop: cleaning up her apartment, visiting with family members, doing tons of paperwork. It’s exhausting! ⁣

I am trying to find small routines I can commit to such as quick guided meditations, small workouts, and taking care of ALL my cousin’s plants @ninalerbach 😉. Today I even started playing my old piano. ⁣

Please share with me TIPS that have helped you go through a serious grieving situation. I could really use some help!🙏🏽⁣

From my Heart, ❤️⁣

#may2021 #janalerbach #washingtondclife #washingtonian #capitolhill #dcmons #northernvirginia #wwlife #wwig #wwigfam #journeytofit #onlinepersonaltrainer #onlinepersonatraining #wellnesslife #inspirehealth #agingbackwards #aginggracefully #reinventingage #over40andfit #over40andfabulous #veganwoman #veganwomen #holisticbeauty #bosswoman #bosswomanmindset #positivemindsetcoach

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You all have blown me away with so much love! Thank you! Thank you!

Yet, thousands of people are still losing their fights to the virus. Please make sure to wear your mask, wash your hands, and be smart when in groups. The pandemic is not over yet. 😷 🧼

If you can, in my mom’s memory, please donate to the United Nations Foundation. The UN Foundation helps tackle urgent problems around the world, such as the COVID 19 pandemic.

Or, please donate to Instituto Mario Pena. This is the hospital (Hospital Luxemburgo) where my mom stayed until she took her last breath. The doctors, nurses, and staff of this hospital were incredible and the most caring people I have ever met.


From my Heart. ❤️


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THANK YOU for all the lovely notes, prayers, and love! 🙏🏽 They mean so much to me and my mom. ...

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On Wednesday, I received the call from the hospital that my mom was terminal. She was given no more than 48 hours to live. All of her major vital organs were failing.

Yet, during these past 48 hours a few small miracles happened and her kidneys and heart decided not to give up. My mom continues to be in an incredibly difficult situation and I ask you to continue with your prayers. Please focus on sending good vibes to her lungs. The next critical part of the process is to get the antibiotics to work so the lung infection will subside.

I continue to stay positive! The fight is not over yet. 🙏🏽

Na quarta-feira eu recebi a notícia que o estado da minha mãe era terminal e que ela tinha menos de 48 hours para sobreviver. Todos os órgãos vitais estavam compromissados.

No entanto, durante estas 48 horas, pequenos milagres aconteceram e os rins e o coração da minha mãe decidiram não desistir. Quero ser muito realista e confirmar que a situação é gravíssima e continuo pedindo orações. Por favor, mandem vibrações para fazerem os antibióticos reagirem para que a infecção do pulmão passe.

Eu continuo positiva e com fé! A guerra não acabou ainda.

Jana Lerbach

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The pandemic is not over! Please be careful, wear a mask, and keep your distance. Most importantly, encourage people to get vaccinated. ...

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This was the last time I saw my mom in person on August 4, 2019. This picture was taken minutes before she was supposed to go through security to board her plane. ❤️

Last year I was supposed to go down to visit her but the world closed down because of the pandemic.😞

I hope to see my mom again.🙏🏽

Please join in prayers for her recovery.

Meanwhile, remind your loved ones that COVID is real. Keep social distance, wear a mask, wash your hand, and get vaccinated.

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COVID is real! Do your part - get vaccinated! ...

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The virus is real and dangerous!

Please remind your loved ones that they must still wear a mask, maintain social distance, and wash their hands - EVEN if they are vaccinated.

In addition, if you and your loved ones have not registered to take a vaccine, please do so as soon as possible.

From my Heart,


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The first trimester of 2021 is coming to an end. Can you believe it?⁣

On a personal level, January and February felt like I was still healing from a hangover from 2020. In March, my spirits started to pick up and only NOW I feel like my energetic and positive self again. 🌼🌸🌺⁣

I have also been EXTREMELY FOCUSED on getting up early, exercising, getting my homework done, and giving my best to my clients. One of the keys to my success are my ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS (my coaches, my trainer, and a few good friends!). Another key is that I want to impact the lives of as many women as I can - and WHY keeps my passions alive. 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽⁣

What are the 2 areas of your life that need immediate improvement and what are you going to do to achieve level 10 success in them in April?⁣


From my Heart! ❤️💃🏻🌹⁣

#april2021 #janalerbach #washingtondclife #washingtonian #capitolhill #dcmons #northernvirginia #wwlife #wwig #wwigfam #journeytofit #onlinepersonaltrainer #onlinepersonatraining #wellnesslife #inspirehealth #agingbackwards #aginggracefully #reinventingage #over40andfit #over40andfabulous #veganwoman #veganwomen #holisticbeauty #bosswoman #bosswomanmindset #positivemindsetcoach

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THE TOP 5 EXCUSES FOR NOT EXERCISING (and a few solutions)!😝⁣

1️⃣ I am too tired to exercise!⁣
S: Exercise first thing in the morning. Unless you are not sleeping well, you will not be tired then.⁣

2️⃣ I can’t afford a trainer or a gym.⁣
S: Stop ordering food/eating out and/or buying random stuff to quench your boredom. I guarantee you will have money for your gym membership and to meet with a coach at least once a month to get a fresh routine.⁣

3️⃣ I don’t have time. Or I am a full-time parent.⁣
S: Workout before kids are awake; work with a trainer virtually while kids are sleeping, avoid watching TV and sedentary activities; find reasons to take walks and add extra steps; tell your family how important exercising is for you and ask for their support.⁣

4️⃣ I never saw results before, why am I going to see them now?⁣
S: Lifestyle changes may take years to happen. Best case scenario, 3 months. Your mindset needs to change first and then the physical will come. Always as WHY you started your fitness journey!⁣

5️⃣ I’m too old/fat/uncoordinated/embarrassed to exercise.⁣
S: Start exercising from the privacy of your home (thank you Zoom!) and find a supportive coach.⁣

Some of these excuses are ALSO heavily used when people are not caring for their nutrition, their sleep, self-care routines, and not being active!⁣

What is your GREATEST excuse right now? Why are you not placing the right value to the health consequences of your choices? 🤔🤔🤔⁣

From my Heart. ❤️💃🏻🌹⁣

#confidencecoach #wellnessfitness #wwlife #strengthcoach #dmvfitness #itsnotadiet #capitolhilldc #wellnesstips #weightlossblogger #dcmoms #momfitness #weightlossideas #veganusa #wwgreenplan #wwpurpleplan #wwblueplan #noom #myfitnesspaljourney #itsnotadietitsalifestyle #dietculturedropout #janalerbach #noomnation #bodyacceptance #reinventingage #veganwomen #wwlifestyle ⁣

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I have not introduced myself in such a long time! This post long overdue. ⁣

My name is Jana Lerbach. I am a Wellness Coach, Strength Trainer, and Yoga Teacher. ⁣

Needless to say, wellness is my passion! I am also passionate about travel, learning different languages, fashion, animals, and art. ❤️⁣

In college, I studied Political Science and Business, later I went to Law School. Yet, I worked for several years in the fashion industry for house such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Burberry. 👜 ⁣

I started my “fitness career” at the age of 3, when I started dancing classical ballet. Since very young, I struggle with injuries, orthopedic conditions, and eating disorders. I took my first diet pill at the age of 12. I spent most of my life on a diet! - unfortunately.😢 Being on a diet constantly was a prison and always on my mind! I share these stories because I KNOW how most of you feel or have felt!⁣

Seriously now, I started as a Personal Trainer but just teaching people how to exercise and eat was never enough for me. I went searching for the mind-piece, which is OFTEN the missing link to achieving FOREVER RESULTS. Since then, I started studying Neuroscience and the Brain. I am also a RYT-500 yoga teacher. I am sharing these degrees and certifications with you because MOST trainers, coaches, and expert these days, especially on social media, do NOT have any degrees. It is really important that YOU ASK about a coach’s education and experience before hiring them.⁣

My favorite quote is: “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” What is yours?⁣

From my Heart.❤️💃🏻🌹⁣

#confidencecoach #wellnessfitness #wwlife #strengthcoach #dmvfitness #itsnotadiet #capitolhilldc #wellnesstips #weightlossblogger #dcmoms #momfitness #weightlossideas #veganusa #wwgreenplan #wwpurpleplan #wwblueplan #noom #myfitnesspaljourney #itsnotadietitsalifestyle #dietculturedropout #janalerbach #noomnation #bodyacceptance #reinventingage #veganwomen #wwlifestyle ⁣

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BE A RESISTANCE BAND EXPERT TODAY! 😃. In this short video, I will show you the MOST used resistance bands in the fitness industry! Are there others? Absolutely! Do you need to have all of them? Absolutely NOT!⁣

If you are building your home gym, I will highly encourage you buy the top two kinds of bands and the last one is optional!⁣

1 - Super bands: Think of them as gigantic rubber bands! They are a MUST. Why? Because you can give yourself full body workouts with these precious gems. They are a little more expensive but worth the investment. My favorite brand is Perform Better. @perform_better ❤️❤️❤️⁣

2 - Mini bands: These are the ‘baby bands’ of the family. They are incredibly useful and you can almost give yourself a full body workout with them. They are particularly important for some corrective exercises. If you are a guy, make sure to get the wider width or wear pants so they will not pull your leg hairs. Perform Better is my brand for these as well. 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽⁣

3 - Booty bands: They are wider and more comfortable to wear on the legs. This is a luxury item but totally worth it if you want to build your glutes. I love my Booty Builder @nootybuilder.official and I have the original that came out some years ago. There are cheaper versions of the Builder but I am an original type of gal! 🍑🍑🍑⁣

What this helpful? Most importantly, would you like to see some resistance bands moves and/or workouts? Type YES!!! or leave you most favorite emojis. ⁣

From my Heart. ❤️💃🏻🌹⁣

#resistancebands #resistancebandsworkout #bootybuilder #wwlife #strengthcoach #confidencecoach #dmvfitness #itsnotadiet #capitolhilldc #wellnesstips #weightlossblogger #dcmoms #momfitness #weightlossideas #veganusa #wwgreenplan #wwpurpleplan #wwblueplan #noom #myfitnesspaljourney #itsnotadietitsalifestyle #dietculturedropout #janalerbach #noomnation #bodyacceptance #reinventingage #veganwomen #wwlifestyle #resistanceband

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