Valentine's Day was last week, but no, this post is not about love, heart break, or emotions. February is American Heart Month so let's talk cardiac muscle and leave the lovey dovey stuff for another time! Heart Rate The hardest working muscle in the body is said to be the heart. Heart rate is the … Continue reading Protect Your Heart
"I've lost 10 pounds, but I can't lose anymore weight", "I want to workout, but I have a bad back", "I lift heavy, but I'm not getting any bigger", are some typical issues patrons share with me. When I give them some suggestions, all too often, not only do they disregard my advice, they come … Continue reading Don’t Be That Guy (or Girl)
If every year you make a resolution that you never fulfill, I challenge you to skip the resolution this year. Yes, that's right - no New Year's Resolution! Skip the "I'm going to lose ten pounds", "I'm going to give up ice cream", "I'm going to run everyday!" While these resolutions may sound positive, they … Continue reading Skip the Resolution!
You may be thinking... Christmas is two days away, and you're either flying out or your family is flying in. There is still a lot that needs to be taken care of and, perhaps, even more that needs to be done afterward. Who has time for fitness now?! It's easier to stay fit around the … Continue reading Holiday Fit Tips
Have you ever felt the empowerment of a comeback? Last December, in my post, End-of-semester Stress, I wrote about how change could be good or bad and how I dealt with unwelcome change. Boy, did I experience a drastic change from last year to this year! I pushed through my times of despair and I … Continue reading The Comeback
So your summer body didn't quite come through this year, but you are now motivated to get with the program! You've managed to cut out a lot of calories today, as you've hardly eaten anything. You've signed up for a Cardio Kickboxing class to help you lose the weight you've been wanting to all year. … Continue reading Hit the Spot, Not the Wall
Whether I'm dealing with stress from work, home, or (shamefully) internal stress that I create amongst myself, I can always count on a good workout for relief! When it's over, I'm left wondering what I was so concerned about before I began. I am sure many of you have come across the following quote scrolling … Continue reading I Workout Because…
Checking for progress is essential in attaining any long-term goal. It may be career-related, fitness-related, relationship-related, etc. It really doesn't matter what area it's in, I believe that checking for signs of improvement can benefit your outcome! In January, as most do, I set personal goals for the year. Now that I've made it halfway … Continue reading Progress Check
I've been getting asked the same question from many of my group fitness participants after class, "How do I stretch this?" as they point to an area on their body. While they may know that stretching is good for them, they may not know when it's good for them! When do you need to stretch? … Continue reading Should You Really Be Stretching?
Just like that a new year is among us! Rather than getting into the cliched new year's resolutions with you guys, I'd like to share what my top goals are for this year in different areas. 😉 Career & Education: Acquire another specialty certification. I currently specialize in Boot Camp Conditioning, Cardio Kickboxing, Group Resistance … Continue reading How I Plan to Make This Year Happy!