One of the most common concerns and worries that affects my clients is the lack of time for themselves. Between work, families, kids, friends, and life stresses there seems as if there’s not enough time for small tasks such as meal prepping or planning out their workouts for the week. These small tasks set us … Continue reading Choose You.
Now, by this time, you all know that I’m a big advocate for research and research-based information. However, I also don’t think that we can completely negate those things that may not be based in research, or at least not based in research yet. The average total time in review for a research paper is … Continue reading Examine the Evidence: Research vs. Anecdotes
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
A few weeks ago, I touched on how we should get back to the basics and focus on the body in terms of movement, not only muscles. This leads me to this new series: Movement Mechanics. Each article and associate podcast will cover a major movement pattern and continue to reframe our thinking to recognize … Continue reading Movement Mechanics: The Core
Regardless of the goal you're working toward, support is one of the biggest factors. Supportive family who buys and cooks healthy food. Friends who understand why you may decline that extra drink or appetizer when you're hanging out on a Friday night. Those around you play a big role in your journey to live a … Continue reading You Do You: 12 Steps to Build Self-Confidence
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
Do you prefer to listen? In each podcast episode, I expand on the article and offer additional thoughts and insight. You can check it out on Soundcloud or iTunes! This week on the podcast, we talked about how the fitness industry is failing, but how you can succeed and reach the goals you have set … Continue reading Find Your Why
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