9 Secrets to eating like the Italians do…without gaining (and most likely losing) weight!

America is a country that is obsessed with dieting. We just can't wait to try the latest, "cleanse" or "21 day quick fix", or "eat 500 calories a day and inject pregnant women's urine into yourself", (what the???)  to get the body of your dreams. Yet, we are a country where 2/3 of our population … Continue reading 9 Secrets to eating like the Italians do…without gaining (and most likely losing) weight!

My group fit peeps almost killed me in our Bootcamp class.

Well, sort of. I guess I had a leeetle something to do with it since I was the designer of the whole thing LOL! Oh, and I've linked the workout HERE just for you if you decide you want to try it.... We sprinted, scarecrowed, lunged, squated, high stepped, planked....you get the idea.  We worked … Continue reading My group fit peeps almost killed me in our Bootcamp class.

Want to achieve your fitness goals? Go get yourself some accountability.

Accountability. That seems to be the buzzword from my clients for the week. It's funny how we as humans behave so much differently when we know someone is "watching" isn't it? I know I certainly do things quite differently when I have to be accountable to others. Take my Group Fit classes for example. I … Continue reading Want to achieve your fitness goals? Go get yourself some accountability.

Suffering from Chronic pain or Injuries? 6 Strategies to keep you in the Fitness game.

What do pullups, push-ups, burpees, mountain climbers, renegade rows, tricep dips, straight arm planks, flow yoga, all have in common? They are exercises I can no longer do. I used to love doing these exercises….alot!    I really miss burpees, push-ups, dips & flow yoga the most.  Nothing like a good down-dog! Unfortunately, osteoarthritis in my … Continue reading Suffering from Chronic pain or Injuries? 6 Strategies to keep you in the Fitness game.

Mindset about movement…5 tips to get you out of your own way

Functional Fitness

Softball.  I highly dislike playing the game of softball.  Well, if I am completely honest with myself….I hate playing softball.  Same goes for volleyball, baseball, and oh, let’s add soccer in there too.  

Ok, so to be clear, I don’t actually hate these sports themselves, I was just never any good at playing them.  

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When I say never any good at playing them…I mean really BAD at playing them. I think it was a coordination issue.

Because I had such dreadful experiences with these sports, I started to have a negative attitude towards exercise in general.  I was no good at it so why bother.  Besides, don’t you have to play team sports to be considered athletic?

This was my mindset for a very long time about exercise and fitness.  I had that all or nothing way of thinking; it had to be team sports or you could never be…

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There’s always more than one way….

...Of doing things.  Always. I was "hanging" out in one of the Personal Trainer groups I belong to when a very heated discussion ensued about how to do the perfect squat. One person said it had to absolutely be this way, another said that that person was wrong and this other way was the only … Continue reading There’s always more than one way….

Tired of neck and low back pain? Kettlebell Swings Can Help!

If you've ever suffered from neck or back pain, you know how miserable it is. Back in 2007, I had the worst back pain I had ever had, and it lasted for almost 2 months!   Getting out of bed was excruciating, I couldn't pick up anything off of the floor, I had to sit … Continue reading Tired of neck and low back pain? Kettlebell Swings Can Help!

Not so fast…Healthy Habits take time.

  I've wrapped up a little over one week of my new healthy habit of daily meditation. Here's what I've learned so far. I missed two days this week and that's ok...I managed to do 8 days which is 800% better than last week! Will I nail this everyday for forever...not likely. But if I … Continue reading Not so fast…Healthy Habits take time.

Beyond Buff: Why all people need strength training….yes even you!

Like many things in life, lifting weights is one of those topics that is very misunderstood. I grew up thinking strength training was for athletes and body builders, and was something women shouldn't do because we would get "bulky".  I had also heard people say that if you build muscle and don't maintain it, it … Continue reading Beyond Buff: Why all people need strength training….yes even you!

All or Nothing Thinking; it’s hard to let go…or is it?

I had it all figured out and ready to go..... I was going to get up and do my "scheduled" workout which was to be a circuit workout  consisting of ;burpees, pushups, lunges, overhead presses and bent over rows mixed in with some treadmill work.   But then I woke up with pain in my … Continue reading All or Nothing Thinking; it’s hard to let go…or is it?