I was scrolling through my Facebook and Instagram feeds the other day and realized that I post alot of pics of healthy food. These pictures are legit; they're foods I love to eat and do eat regularly. But they only tell part of the story. I do not eat just those foods 100% of the … Continue reading Perfect eating…it’s all just an illusion.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Oh we've all done it haven't we. Waited until the 1st of January to set our laundry list of New Years Resolutions. Be honest with yourself....how has that worked for you in the past? Did you succeed? Me neither. Studies have shown again and again that only 8% of people actually succeed at obtaining their … Continue reading Why waiting until January 1st to start exercising and losing weight has a 92% failure rate and how to be part of the 8% success rate