Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter Three: Can I Get Water? Day One (Ten minutes into the class). Client: Can I get water? Me: Sure. (Client walks to water fountain. No one else stops for water. I continue with … Continue reading Can I Get Water?
Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter Two: My Knee Hurts! Day One (Client arrives late and jumps into class). Client: My knee hurts. Me: Have you previously injured your knee? Client: Yea. Me: Have you seen a doctor about … Continue reading My Knee Hurts!
Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter One: How Light? Day One Me: Welcome everyone! Please get a pair of light dumbbells. Client: How light? Me: It’s up to you. Client: Like light light? Me: Yes. Client: Like three's? Me: Sure. (Client picks up … Continue reading How Light?
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
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
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 let … Continue reading Labor Day 5K
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…