Working Out for Life

In the gym, we lift perfectly shaped dumbbells, walk on treadmills, sit on machines designed to target a single muscle group, and pedal bikes that we don’t balance as we ride. But how often do we encounter these in our everyday life? If your day looks anything like mine, chances are grocery bags are never … Continue reading Working Out for Life

Don’t Give Away Your Success

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 Don’t Give Away Your Success

Sleep Optimally

Monday morning: you’re jolted awake by a screeching alarm. After pressing snooze a handful of times, you’re forced into a rushed morning routine: shower, coffee, and breakfast in hand as you rush out the door. At work, you reach for more coffee, desperately looking to offset the effects of a lack of sleep the night … Continue reading Sleep Optimally

Movement Mechanics: The Core

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

Back to Basics

This week, I have an article for my coaches and fitness professionals who read my blog. If you're an exerciser, be sure to check out the podcast episode that goes with this article. You may find it more helpful. Last week, I referenced how the fitness industry is failing. Despite this, the industry is growing. … Continue reading Back to Basics

Don’t Wait for 2018. Start Today.

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.

Look the Part, Fit the Mold: The View of “Healthy” Women in the Media

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