Eating Healthy Isn’t Expensive

Time for another edition of Trainer Tough Love, since it’s been a little while. Both a conversation with a coworker and a recent tweet inspired today’s post. In both my personal experience and in working with clients, I would say lack of knowledge and cost are the two most common perceived barriers to eating healthier … Continue reading Eating Healthy Isn’t Expensive

HIIT vs LISS: What’s the deal with these acronyms?

Before we hop into the meat and potatoes of this article, I want to preface by saying that this is specifically directed toward those who are looking to lose body fat. If that’s not you, I would encourage you to keep reading anyway. Perhaps you’ll want to in the future or you’ll be able to … Continue reading HIIT vs LISS: What’s the deal with these acronyms?

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

Mind-Muscle Connection: Fact or Fiction?

In the research, this mind-muscle connection is referred to as “attentional focus”. This is the practice of directing our attention to the muscle or group of muscles we wish to activate during a particular exercise. For example, during a cable-pull through, we want to target the posterior chain. This primarily includes the glutes and hamstrings, … Continue reading Mind-Muscle Connection: Fact or Fiction?

Straighten Up Your Posture

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

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It’s All in the Hips

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

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

You Do You: 12 Steps to Build Self-Confidence

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

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