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Fitness Instructor Maddie Lymburner Reveals the "Change" That Transformed Her Body

Here is everything you need to know about her transformation. 
FACT CHECKED BY Christopher Roback

Maddie Lymburner is getting real about her body transformation. In a new social media post the fitness influencer and trainer, who boasts over 1.9 million Instagram followers, opens up about her body struggles and what finally changed inside of her that enabled her to completely transform her body. Here is everything you need to know about her change, and what other health habits she has incorporated into her life. 

She Was Feeling Hopeless

"In the photo on the left I was feeling hopeless. I truly thought I was doing everything I could to be as healthy as possible. I had such a strict mindset when it came to food and nutrition, I was training hard in the gym – yet I felt like crap. I didn't actually realize how unhealthy I was until a few years later. A few weeks after these photos were taken I decided to start making a change," she writes in the post. 

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She "Let Go of the Strictness" and Incorporated a More "Holistic" Approach


She explains that this is where MadFit, her company, began. "I let go of the 'strictness' that surrounded my diet and started focusing on healthy, well balanced meals. I started developing a training routine that I ENJOYED, that I could do AT HOME, and yet was still balanced enough to bring the results I desired," she continued, adding that MadFit offers "a more holistic approach to health & fitness" and provides "tools like follow along training programs, a recipe library, water/sleep tracking, and a journal," she says. "We focus on achieving results that will last a lifetime vs. short term fixes. Its more than just a fitness app. It's an app I wish I had in the photo on the left."

She Also Ditched Her Vegan Diet

For years Maddie shared content about her vegan diet. "After creating hundreds of 'what I eat' videos things started to become repetitive and I lost my creative spark. I've also taken a new approach to my diet which is no longer fully vegan, but predominantly plant-based," she wrote in a post. "I understand this might come as a shock, but I've only experienced positive things from including very small amounts of animal based foods back into my diet. This was something I needed to do for my health and overall well being (something I will touch on more in the future). I still enjoy plant based meals daily, have days where I eat 100% plant based, and I will always advocate for eating more plant-based meals."

She Dances

Maddie also dances. "Looking for a cardio workout that doesn't feel like a workout? 👀 come dance it out to some @dualipa songs with me 🤩💃 full 17 min workout is now live on YouTube," she wrote in a post showing off her moves. Dancing is a great workout for many reasons. Not only does it build strength and promote flexibility, but helps you lose weight and even promotes cardiovascular function. A 2016 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine determined that people who engaged in moderate-intensity dancing were 46 percent less likely to develop heart disease or die from it than non-dancers. In comparison, moderate-intensity walkers were just 25 percent less likely to suffer heart health issues.

She Indulges in Self-Care


Maddie is a big advocate for self-care. "Sorry, I'm a little busy with ✨girl therapy✨ maybe try me again later 💁🏼‍♀️Making time for that self care is so important!! Even if it's just 5-10 mins!! This is why I create shorter, accessible workouts for you to follow. So even on those days where you feel like you just can't fit it in, you've got something you can throw into your schedule," she revealed in a post. 

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She Does Yoga


Maddie does yoga. According to the American Osteopathic Association, there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga. Most practices include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups."The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome," Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor in Hollywood, California, explained to them. "Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia."

Other physical benefits of yoga include:

  • increased flexibility
  • increased muscle strength and tone
  • improved respiration, energy and vitality
  • maintaining a balanced metabolism
  • weight reduction
  • cardio and circulatory health
  • improved athletic performance
  • protection from injury

💪🔥Body Booster: If you are working out a lot and seriously restricting your calories and you aren't happy about it, take a deeper look at your program and try modifying it. Many experts swear that refocusing makes a huge impact on their physical and mental health. 

Leah Groth
Leah Groth has decades of experience covering all things health, wellness and fitness related. Read more