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What We Do

Basic is a lifestyle brand with a focus on health and wellness. Our mission is to Encourage and Inspire people to live Healthy and Active Lives.  We offer a variety of services that range from individual endurance training, to pre-season team fitness coaching, to nutrition coaching/guidance. 

Who We Are

Two friends, lots of grand adventures, endless amounts of laughter and a shared passion for healthy and happy living is the foundation of Basic Living. It’s the passion project of two friends who believe that healthy living is happy living, always look for the good in others, never stop believing in the power of positivity and think a little hard work goes a long way. 

Fitnesss Training

We offer customized fitness training for all ages that ranges from motivating people to start living healthy and active lives to very focused training for an athlete’s specific needs 

Team Training

We offer fitness training for sports teams that will help your team increase overall fitness, agility, speed and strength prior to the start of your season. 

Nutrition Coaching

We offer a variety of nutrition coaching options. From overall wellness accountability, performance nutrition, and total body transformation- lifestyle changes start with eating real foods. Let us help you get back to the basics.

JENNIFER MACHA-HEBERT

CO-OWNER

NELY WARD

CO-OWNER

Jennifer is a creative thinker, writer, educator, runner,  triathlete, outdoor enthusiast, lover of life, teller of stories and mom to two awesome young dudes. Jennifer is a 4x Ironman, has competed in numerous marathons and half marathons, and spent numerous years producing endurance races that included LSU’s Tiger 10K + The Louisiana Marathon. She is also  an adjunct professor of communications at LSU.

Nely is a Louisiana based health and fitness enthusiast with a passion for eating clean food, running, fitness, and everything in between. A community involved athlete, caffeine lover, high-spirited, energetic and fun-loving. Nely is a 3x Ironman, has competed in numerous marathon and half marathon, has a degree in Nutrition and certified in integrative nutrition planning. 

Testimonials

"They were the perfect marathon training coach for me! Personalized the training specific to my needs, and gave me the confidence that I could succeed. I was so prepared on race day and had the best race!"
Emily
Endurance Athlete
"After two days of fitness camp, my kids asked to go back for another week! Coaches Jennifer + Nely are passionate about fitness and nutrition and amazing with kids! "
Kristen
Youth Athlete Parent
"Not only am I lucky enough to call Nely and Jennifer my friends, but also my coach. I've been training with (them) for 2 years now and have coached me through numerous races. To the finish line of my first full Ironman and also helped me achieve PR's in both the half ironman distance and half marathon distance. (They) personalize my training to fit my needs and always keeps me motivated to reach my goals."
Stephanie
Endurance Athlete

Learn More,  Email Us: info@basiclivingbr.com