Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter Four: You've Lost Weight! Day One Me: (Wears long pants). Client: Day Two Me: (Wears long pants). Client: Day Three Me: (Wears shorts). Client: You've lost weight!!! Don’t be that guy. Weight loss … Continue reading You’ve Lost Weight!
"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
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
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 one … Continue reading Honor Our Veterans 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 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
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?
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 mood … Continue reading Is Your Group Fitness Instructor a Teacher?
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