In the past 6 months, I have been teaching an average of 5 high impact Jazzercise® classes per week. These classes keep me in the best shape of my life, but they also can cause my knees to complain. Recently, my right knee had been complaining louder than usual. In fact, I even had to start […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I know it is that time of year to break out the sugar and the cookie cutters… However, the holiday season can be an opportunity for good nutrition (with a few sugary indulgences). In fact, I would like to introduce my current favorite “Christmas Salad,” which is guaranteed to bring you some tastes of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When you hear the phrase, “Convenience foods,” you may automatically assume that they have to be unhealthy or over-processed. Not true!!! I use all kinds of convenience foods in order to feed me and my family on our busy schedule. I do believe that we can prepare healthy meals without always cooking from scratch. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.