Losing weight is the same as losing fat right? Hint: no it’s not!

Fat loss vs. Weight Loss When people have a few pounds to lose, we often say we want to "lose weight". My guess (and this is 100% a guess BTW), is that phrase came from "weighing" in on a scale to record our "weight".  If the number is too high we want to lose some … Continue reading Losing weight is the same as losing fat right? Hint: no it’s not!

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Why it breaks my heart when I hear people say things like this….

A couple of months ago, I posted on my FB business page about how often clients come to me and tell me how much they hate certain body parts. They'll say things like they hate their "fat guts" or "fat thighs" or "big butts", "flabby arms", etc. I understand...because I have done this (and sometimes … Continue reading Why it breaks my heart when I hear people say things like this….

Two reasons you can’t stop eating when it tastes so good…

“It tastes so good; I can’t stop eating even though I’m stuffed.” This seems to be a hot topic right now with my clients and co-workers. Can you relate to this statement? Man, I sure can!! And if I’m being completely transparent; sometimes it still happens…but not nearly as much as it used to! I … Continue reading Two reasons you can’t stop eating when it tastes so good…

A few of my favorite things…DID NOT see #3 coming!

I love it when people I follow on social media share their favorite things. It gives me some insight into what they are currently enjoying...and exposes me to some cool things that I might not be aware of. When one of my clients recently asked what my current favorite workout was, along with my favorite … Continue reading A few of my favorite things…DID NOT see #3 coming!

Steady state cardio…it ain’t popular but I like it!

I overheard a convo the other day where one lovely person was telling another that they keep hearing from "fitness experts" that steady cardio is a bad thing, but it's the only thing they really like to do (referring to running). That person went on to say, "I guess I won't do anything then since … Continue reading Steady state cardio…it ain’t popular but I like it!

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.

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….

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?