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”

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”

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”

I Workout Because…

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 scrollingContinue reading “I Workout Because…”

Should You Really Be Stretching?

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?”

End-of-Semester Stress

How has everyone’s semester turned out? For me, these past few months have been filled with┬árather undesirable surprises. It took a lot of unexpected turns. This is quite awful considering that I am the type of person who needs structure and order to keep their sanity! Okay, maybe I am exaggerating just a bit. NotContinue reading “End-of-Semester Stress”

Back to School Tips for the College Student

After a long, eventful – or maybe deliberately lazy – summer, a new school year has arrived! It would be wise to take action now by organizing your time, before things become hectic! Sure, you have your class schedule in place, but have you developed a schedule that involves study time, exercise and leisure time,Continue reading “Back to School Tips for the College Student”

Progress and Regress

You may or may not have heard that changing the amount of weight and reps of a particular exercise gives you different types of benefits. For instance, light weight and high reps are better for “toning”, while heavier weight with lower reps helps build more muscle mass. However, those are just a couple of ways that youContinue reading “Progress and Regress”