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.
I am often asked by clients how they should eat to lose weight. Since I am not a certified dietitian or nutritionist, I feel it is most important to give them ideas that they can live with (for their whole life!). I truly believe that food doesn’t have to be so darn complicated. In fact, I apply […]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.
When a friend of mine posted this title quotation, I know she wasn’t referring to the amazing heart and what it does for you, however, I regularly do practice gratitude for my little heart “engine that could” and does. I have to give the heart a big shout out today! This one muscle, the size […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
My mission is to help moms be strong, fit and confident. That’s why this year I have taken on two campaigns that I entitle the “Fit Mommy” Adventure. I ask one deserving mom to put up with my workouts for two months and help her to lose inches, learn about fitness, and get stronger. This […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Be fierce this Friday! Take on my challenge of the day. I don’t know if this is inspired by the paint fumes I was breathing in yesterday or the fact that I was wearing a cheetah print sports bra during my workout today, but I am ready to inspire your inner and outer growl! These […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I see women and men crunching their tummies and contorting themselves in all sorts of weird ways in the pursuit of perfect waists. All of these various moves crunch the abs like a mashed accordion: Squeeze, Push, Crunch… Here’s a new idea for your squashed abs: Try lengthening the abdomen. After working with so many clients […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Enjoy the lights…calorie free! It is okay to do the minimum during the holidays. In fact, here is my advice to you during these times of stress and “busy”-ness. 1) Instead of worrying about weightloss goals, try to think about weight-maintenance! I know that when I worry about weight gain, I eat more. Trying to keep […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This week has been wrought with concurrent thoughts of thankfulness and frustration. Not only is Thanksgiving one of my favorite holidays, but I was very ill at the same time. My wonderful little munchkins infected me with this horrifying hodgepodge of symptoms that led to days of bed rest, followed by days of intense sore […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Have you heard the phrase, ‘Skinny Fat?’ Well, I don’t like this term for people who are naturally thin and out of shape, but I will use this phrase for some of my favorite foods. You see, some foods will help you to stay lean, while they also contain a higher amount of fat. This […]Continue Reading... No Comments.