Don’t Be That Guy

“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 comeContinue reading “Don’t Be That Guy”

News for U

Goodbye, Panthers! Dear FIU Family, I’ve had great times at Florida International University – Wellness and Recreation Center. I’m so proud of the community of dedicated patrons who have made my PantherFit classes enjoyable and memorable, and my personal clients who I’ve built close relationships with and watched develop. I love you guys and IContinue reading “News for U”

Skip the Resolution!

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, theyContinue reading “Skip the Resolution!”

Holiday Fit Tips

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 theContinue reading “Holiday Fit Tips”

Adidas Ultraboost Review

I remember doing some online shopping for workout clothes a couple of years ago and came across an advertisement for the New Adidas Ultraboost. The unique curves of the shoe caught my eye as the model in the video demonstrated the “responsive midsole cushioning”. He shifted his weight from one foot to the next andContinue reading “Adidas Ultraboost Review”

Honor Our Veterans 5K

This past Veteran’s Day, I participated in the final race of the Go Run Holiday Race Trilogy 2018. It was one of three holiday races for the year: 4th of July 5K, Labor Day 5K, and Honor Our Veterans 5K. For every race, each competitor received a medal that connects (by magnet) to form oneContinue reading “Honor Our Veterans 5K”

Labor Day 5K

This Labor Day weekend, I participated in a 5K race that I did not feel prepared for. A lot of changes have been happening at once for me. I’ve found it difficult to train for the race on top of teaching, training clients, beginning a new semester, and assuming new job responsibilities. I didn’t letContinue reading “Labor Day 5K”

Hit the Spot, Not the Wall

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”

Are you in the Right class?

I recall a time in first grade, getting permission to use the restroom, which was located way on the other side of the school! At least it felt that way at the time. Upon my return, I started looking for my seat in the classroom, but something wasn’t right. The room looked a bit odd,Continue reading “Are you in the Right class?”

Is Your Group Fitness Instructor a Teacher?

Participants gather in group fitness classes for various reasons, but all with the common intention to improve themselves. Some may be interested in improving physical features like gaining or losing weight. Others may look forward to the social aspects like having company and support as they workout. Many wish to experience improvement in their moodContinue reading “Is Your Group Fitness Instructor a Teacher?”