Have you ever heard of the Danish word/concept called “Hygge?” It is a Danish philosophy that celebrates Winter. From visitdenmark.com, hygge is: “creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.” I have mentioned in the past that I dread Winter, but as of last year, I have begun to not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of the many fringe benefits of being a CPT is that I have learned coping mechanisms and small therapies to manage injuries. I have used many of these tricks or “workarounds” to help my clients strengthen their muscles without pain. Despite my persistent enthusiasm for injury modifications, I never actually mentally prepared to have to use them for myself. What […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A couple of years ago, I took on my first vegetable garden. In previous years I had watched my husband start the garden and, as the Summer became busy, it would turn into a weedy mess. Usually after the weeds would take over, I would reluctantly go in and help bring it back to life. One […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I believe that strong minds and strong bodies are not separate. In fact, if one of these components is weak, this can weaken us overall. What do I mean by a strong mind? A person with confidence. A person with an inner light that shares this light with others. A person who finds inner joy […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I don’t know who coined the phrase that many beauticians use: “I’m a beautician, not a magician” However, I often feel that trainers need a chunk of ‘rhymey timey’ jargon that speaks this truth. A personal trainer cannot cut your age in half and make you look as if you were born in the same year that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Recently, I posted on my Facebook Fan page that high intensity intervals are not only a great workout in less time, but also “provides many of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training.” The original article, posted in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal, gives us not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If I could make a difference and reach out to one population, I would encourage our young girls to be physically strong. Here’s why: STRONG is not fat, skinny, curvy, or any other useless and degrading label. Strong is healthy. Strong looks good and feels good in it’s own skin. Strong walks tall and with good […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Seriously…you are taking this stuff waaaaaayyyy to seriously. Lighten up, people! Lately, I run into people and we explore the topic of fitness. Inevitably, it follows that I listen to a crazy and regimented routine that makes me not only want to run mad, but slap the silly…um…into them. Literally. Like throw water balloons at them […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
How do we get rid of that dang spare tire? How can we get a visual of those six pack abs? What’s the secret to removal of the muffin top? Here’s my answer to those questions, and a possible call to help from a local plastic surgeon… 🙂 People are constantly asking me this question, as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Anytime I see a headline like “Things Trainers Hate,” I am automatically zeroed in. The truth is, I often wonder if I am alone when I decide that I hate a certain exercise. It isn’t as though I conduct daily polls with other trainers or anything. Yes, I regularly read Men’s Health magazine. It is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.