Tough Love – My Fitness Journey

It just dawned on me that I’ve been in the fitness industry for the last 3-4 years and have only shared my personal story a few times. With that being said, I’m going to briefly share with you what I’ve Continue reading Tough Love – My Fitness Journey

National Nutrition Month

According to the “Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,” also known as “AND,” March is National Nutrition Month. Their goal is to help people learn better eating habits. So “AND” named this month as such to educate, inform and encourage better habits. Continue reading National Nutrition Month

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

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

12 Fitness Myths That I’m Sick of Hearing

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

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