Whether you are new to fitness and a healthy lifestyle, or personal circumstances have pulled you off the wagon, figuring out what to do and where to start can be overwhelming and intimidating. You know what you are currently doing isn’t working for you. You have energy dips, mood swings, you have a hard time keeping up with your kids, you break a sweat walking up the stairs, you get winded doing the activities that you used to do effortlessly. You feel a total disconnect with your body. You want to look and perform better in all aspects of life. You are fed up. Period.Read More
The time has come. I have become acutely aware that I am not bionic. Try as I may to dismiss this notion, my body has a voice, and the voice is screaming. Loud and clear. Well, loud anyway. I still struggle with the clarity which seems to go in one ear and out the other. At least the voice bounces around in my head for a little longer than it has in the past. Just enough time to get a sip of wisdom.Read More
Thoughts on the Holidays
As a personal trainer, there is a common question asked without fail this time of year: How do I survive the holidays and not completely derail progress?
It was 2010, and I was flown from LA to glamorous Reading, PA. It was the day before tour officially began. How the heck did I end up here? After 7 years, I still have no idea. But, there I was, feeling completely lost and alone. Although most of my friends were high end personal trainers, touring is a unicorn.Read More
My Toughest Workout:
I have been a habitual over-trainer. For better or worse, I’ve had a “More is More” mentality. I’ve voluntarily chosen physical pain and potential injury in the name of fitness. The faster, harder and heavier, the BETTER…..Read More
Winter Quarter – University of MN – 1995 – Freshman Year.
Required classes for Liberal Arts were held in massive lecture halls that were more like stadiums.
It was the final exam. Biology 101. I was very interested in Biology. I always did better in the classes that truly engaged me. Not this time…..Read More
With any new health and fitness journey, especially when weight loss is the ultimate goal, it is important to have benchmarks and tools to measure progress to keep you motivated and your momentum moving forward. There is not an easier or more accessible tool than the common bathroom scale.Read More
We all start somewhere. I was no exception. I was in my early 20’s. I had always been active, before and during college, but I never explored the vast and daunting world of the “Globo-Gym”. The closest I got was in high school. My friend Leah began teaching aerobics at the local YMCA. After school, my other friend Lindsey and I would go to her class and so would a hand full of middle aged ladies. I didn’t think much about health and fitness at that time….Read More