I don’t usually encourage political banter during my training sessions. In fact, I will often point out that politics serve only to divide the client/trainer relationship. However, I was recently reading a news website and fell upon an article that explains Donald Trump’s views on exercise… And…I can’t not respond…I just can’t! From the article […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When I am asked by a friend or client about healthy eating, I often get a tad nervous. As an ACE Personal Trainer, it is not within my scope of practice to offer nutrition counseling services or refer specific food choices. With that in mind, I was very excited when ACE offered a lecture series […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you have visited the grocery store recently, you may have noticed the plethora of Valentines cards, decorations, candles, and other “red/pink heart” items that fill the aisles with love. However, as you start to think about your Valentine plans this year, let me suggest an additional idea: Make February your “heart healthy together” month! I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Are you a “Resolution-ist?” Do you make life goals after watching that ball drop in Times Square? Do you vow to get healthier, more organized, improve relationships or try something new? If you are hoping to be a resolution success this year, I applaud you! I admit that I have made successful and failed resolutions […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
You’ve, of course, heard of the show “The Biggest Loser,” right? I consider myself on a much smaller trajectory. I’ve been at odds with my bathroom scale for decades. My weight has fluctuated up and down through college, post-college, pre-babies, post-babies, pre-Christmas, post-Christmas, and onward. While I’m not a yo-yo dieter, I usually need to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of my favorite gifts this year? The Fit Bit. I admit, I was skeptical. I tend to be more of a natural health gal, using my intuition to guide me in matters of health and nutrition. I like to walk outside when possible. I don’t eat when I’m not hungry. I don’t push myself […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Family and friend support is crucial for a successful life change. Can I say that again? Family and friend support is CRUCIAL for a successful life change. Doesn’t that sound easy? Doesn’t that sound like it would be a non-issue? Unfortunately, it isn’t always a given in any relationship. What we think is support may actually be subtle […]Continue Reading... No Comments.