For as long as I’ve been participating in youth sports, 21 years, I’ve been told about the importance of stretching before exercise. Make sure you stretch so you don’t pull a muscle! I’ve seen pro athletes stretch on the side of the ice during a warm up. At one time, I’ve even used it in … Continue reading Stretching the Truth
Time for some Tuesday, trainer tough love. Every once in a while, I have a few topics that come up – either common misconceptions, ideas and exercises people get wrong, whatever they may be. We’re going to tackle these on Tuesdays with bonus articles. They might be what you want to hear. They might be … Continue reading You Can’t Tone Your Muscles
Constant low back pain. Tight hip flexors and hamstrings. Weak abs. Does any of this sound familiar? Instead of looking at each of these symptoms individually, we have to remember the body is interconnected. Each of these can be tied back to one structure: the hips. Let’s take a look at the common posture. This … Continue reading It’s All in the Hips
On Monday, I talked about we’ve strayed too far from the basics of exercise. Clients are looking for the quick fix. The fitness industry is fully saturated and coaches are trying to stand out among the thousands of people. But it's not only exercise, we see this in nutrition as well. Coaches are advising clients … Continue reading Back to Basics: Nutition
This is the second article in a two-part series. Click here to read the first installment about how to find your why and why it’s important. Once you’ve found your why, what are the next steps? We’ve uncovered a huge motivator, but it’s just that: huge. A large goal can seem daunting, even with the … Continue reading Find Your Why: The Next Steps
Recently, I’ve started saying “I’m going to train” instead of “I’m going to work out.” An obvious continuation of the conversation, this leads one to ask if I’m training for a race, competition, etc. But currently, I’m not training for an event. Yes, I’m working toward my goal of fat loss but this includes an … Continue reading I Don’t Workout. I Train.
Fitness is more than just sweating. Swapping the cardio for weights, exercising your brain, relaxing the mind, or taking an active recovery day are all integral parts of weaving fitness into your lifestyle. Busier in life and in fitness, isn't always better. Active recovery is the overlooked and underrated workout.
The morning after Thanksgiving: A time to rush out and take advantage of sales and markdowns on Black Friday. A time to relax with family who’s visiting from out of town A time to travel back home after visiting out of town. However, for those with a fitness goal, thoughts of delicious food consumed may … Continue reading Thanksgiving: One Day, One Meal
Do you prefer to listen? Check out my podcast, The Missing Piece on iTunes and Soundcloud. I expand on many of the points and offer my experience, as well as offer suggestions that you can incorporate into your life! It was a running joke during my freshman year of college that we would “start on … Continue reading Don’t Wait for 2018. Start Today.
Do you prefer to listen? Check out the podcast episode that goes along with this article on both Soundcloud and iTunes. We delve into the topic a little bit deeper and touch on the story of my experience with looking the part and fitting the mold. In today’s culture, a fitness professional who “looks the … Continue reading Look the Part, Fit the Mold: The View of “Healthy” Women in the Media