If you do the same things you’ve always done, you will never change and grow and make progress to become different than you’ve been. As humans, we like comfort. We like routine and knowing what to expect. More than that, we like comfort physically. We avoid temperatures that are too hot or too cold, walking … Continue reading Progress Intelligently
Most times, we start our health and fitness journey with only the end goal in mind. It’s a shining light at the end of the tunnel, guiding us through and (ideally) giving us the motivation we need to succeed in our efforts. But that’s not the important part or where we will find success. The … Continue reading It’s the Climb.
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 If it’s not hell yes, it’s a no
In an effort to encourage moving more throughout the day, many companies and individuals are moving to standing desks or adjustable sit-stand desks However, be aware that moving from seated to standing while maintaining improper posture is simply allowing the problem to continue in a different position. Standing is often seen as the fix. However, if … Continue reading Straighten Up Your Posture
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
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
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
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