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.
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.
In Michigan, we have two seasons: Snow and Construction. As I drive, I now have to dodge potholes and orange-laden traffic hazards. This reminds me that we all have to navigate roadblocks in our lives. These roadblocks can be physical and/or psychological. For many people, exercise can be a huge roadblock in both ways. Note: […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.” -Charles Bukowski We all have our own style, our own flare, our own individual taste. We all march to the beat of our own drum…but, some of us run. Some of us hop. Some of us dance and some of us hobble. […]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.
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.
Are you a hater? Do you find that you judge a certain body type? Well, if you do, you are not alone. Lately, I am reading all sorts of anti-fat and anti-skinny rhetoric on website threads. It isn’t nice. In fact, this stuff is downright cruel and nasty. What gives, people? First and foremost, because […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Glamour’s March 2013 Magazine just hit the shelves and I had to scan it for fashion trends and interesting articles. One article, entitled, “Confessions of a Celebrity Trainer,” perked my professional and personal interests. I have a confession: I would love to be a celebrity trainer. Since every ‘body’ is so different and yet I […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.