6 Things You Didn’t Know About Foam Rolling

If you have been following me for a while, you probably know by now that I talk about foam rolling, A LOT. Or you have probably seen a number of people at your gym foam rolling. The foam roller is Continue reading 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Foam Rolling

8 Ways Strength Training Makes You Better at Life

I find it funny when people ask me or others what they are training for or why I workout so much. Are you training for a fitness competition? For sports? For physique competitions? My answer always is, “I’m training for Continue reading 8 Ways Strength Training Makes You Better at Life

Rest & Recovery

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

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?

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?

Stop Avoiding Strength Training & Here’s Why

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

What to do When You Don’t Want to Workout

Despite my passion for fitness, I still fight fatigue and nights where I don’t have the energy to workout. I know I’ll feel better afterwards and it’s always worth it, but… I DON’T WANNA! All of us, no matter how Continue reading What to do When You Don’t Want to Workout

What the heck is foam rolling?

As we age, our once-spry muscles lose elasticity. Joints and connective tissues wear down, which lead to aches, pains and injuries. The good news is that there’s an affordable and simple way to maintain a healthy body at any stage of life. Continue reading What the heck is foam rolling?

How much protein do you need?

I think by now we are used to hearing the phrases, “You need more protein in your diet” or “Eat more protein and you’ll lose weight!” Or something along those lines. People on a high-protein diet do find it easier Continue reading How much protein do you need?

Get Lucky

Luck is not really a plan, but you can set yourself up for it by creating more opportunities. Sound too good to be true? Here are some lucky ways to make it happen: 1. Forget superstition. If a great opportunity arises Continue reading Get Lucky