Four Mistakes You’re Probably Making While “Doing Abs” (And What to Do Instead!)

The abs. When working with clients, it’s one of the most frequently referenced places that people want to lose fat. Reminder: spot reducing is a myth and if you want to lose body fat on your stomach, it takes time, proper nutrition, and loss of body fat everywhere else as well! But I digress… Back … Continue reading Four Mistakes You’re Probably Making While “Doing Abs” (And What to Do Instead!)

For Movement’s Sake!

It’s been a while, but I’m back this week for a Tough Love Tuesday with one of my biggest pet peeves that I see in programming and workouts. Training with no sense of direction or program or plan, adding in variations and “Instagram exercises” without reason… And then wondering why you’re not making progress! In … Continue reading For Movement’s Sake!

Motivation: Your “Why” and The Bottom Line

We’ve set our “SMART” goals, making sure they’re realistic and neither too big nor too small. We’ve examined our sources of motivation, looking at both extrinsic and intrinsic types to ensure we have a couple of each. And yet, we’re still lacking motivation. It’s time to reconnect with your “why”. Our “why” is the underlying … Continue reading Motivation: Your “Why” and The Bottom Line

It’s the Climb.

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.

The Number on the Scale is JUST a Number

I donate plasma and a recent experience while donating inspired today’s post. The majority of the advice and conversations regarding health and fitness make me chuckle to myself when I’m there, but this one really got me thinking. Before we get into it, let’s set up a little context. For those unfamiliar with the process, … Continue reading The Number on the Scale is JUST a Number

The Confidence Gap

This week’s post is specifically for the ladies. Gentlemen, keep reading if you’re interested, or share it with a close friend, spouse, or coworker! I referenced this in a recent Instagram post. The caption reads: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmk_gUOhbil/?taken-by=emily_meyer13 There’s a phenomenon referred to as “The Confidence Gap”. In general, women underestimate their abilities while men overestimate. Strength … Continue reading The Confidence Gap

Your Trainer Struggles Too

When this article came to mind on my early drive to work one Tuesday morning, the working title was “Your Trainer Struggles, Just Like You.” But, as I started writing, I realized I’m not here to say anyone’s struggles are the same as other’s. They’re not. Even when comparing two people with seemingly identical life … Continue reading Your Trainer Struggles Too

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

If it’s not hell yes, it’s a no

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

It’s not always black or white; embrace the grey.

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 It’s not always black or white; embrace the grey.