Rest & Recovery

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The American way is that more is better right? We always want more. Well, not always the case, especially when it comes to exercise. A good friend of mine recently reminded me that exercise is actually stress on the body Continue reading Rest & Recovery

5 Unusual Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

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Weight-loss can be tricky. It is common knowledge that we should consume fewer calories than we burn to lose weight, but there are A LOT of other factors. Not to mention that our bodies don’t think in calories. Calories are Continue reading 5 Unusual Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

How to Stay Healthy at a Desk Job

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For those who sit down at a desk most of the day, health and well-being aren’t always easy to work into your lifestyle. Despite the facts showing that we must be proactive about eating well and moving enough during the Continue reading How to Stay Healthy at a Desk Job

12 Fitness Myths That I’m Sick of Hearing

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For every two fitness truths, there’s a lie. Sometimes it’s hard to determine which is which. Especially with Google, there’s an article or a “study” on everything. In light of this, I want to discuss 12 fitness myths that drive Continue reading 12 Fitness Myths That I’m Sick of Hearing

Alcohol

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Believe it or not, the holidays are near, football season just started, baseball season is coming to a close, and hockey and basketball season are just around the corner. Let’s be honest, these events typically revolve around food and alcohol. Continue reading Alcohol

5 Reasons to Exercise That Have Nothing to do With Weight-Loss

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As a certified personal trainer, I see a lot of clients and gym members who are motivated to change their lives, because they are convinced the loss of a few (or many) pounds will dramatically improve their outlook. There is Continue reading 5 Reasons to Exercise That Have Nothing to do With Weight-Loss

Are you burnt out?

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What can athletes teach us about avoiding burnout? Believe it or not, some of the same principles that help them avoid injury and make the most of their workouts can actually help us avoid professional burnout as well. When we were younger, most Continue reading Are you burnt out?

How Sugar Tricks us & What to do About it

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There’s a reason why so many of us turn to a pint full of Ben & Jerry’s when we’re feeling lonely, depressed or stressed. Sugar makes us feel good or at least for a short period of time. Sugar is Continue reading How Sugar Tricks us & What to do About it

EDSO

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You may be wondering what “EDSO” is. Well I watched at TED Talk a little while back and it’s an acronym that helped me remember the “happy chemicals” that occur in our bodies; endorphins, dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin. When we Continue reading EDSO

Stop Avoiding Strength Training & Here’s Why

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Strength training is a necessary component of a well-rounded exercise program. However, walking into the weight room can be a little intimidating. The good news is there are many options to fit everyone’s needs. Incorporating strength training into your exercise Continue reading Stop Avoiding Strength Training & Here’s Why