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”

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?”

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?”

How I Plan to Make This Year Happy!

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 ResistanceContinue reading “How I Plan to Make This Year Happy!”

End-of-Semester Stress

How has everyone’s semester turned out? For me, these past few months have been filled with rather 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”