Why Sprint When You Can Jog?

I want to settle any anxiety you might be having at this point in January! Maybe you just got back into a fitness routine or decided it was time for a PUSH in your current program. So you have been ON IT! Crushing workouts and staying consistent for the past 3 weeks. If so, good for you! Depending on how hard you have been pushing yourself and how well you have been eating and resting will determine how motivated you feel to crush February. You might be feeling 1 of 2 ways: Proud you have been so consistent with your workouts but aren’t sure you can sustain this pace. Proud you took a month to workout hard a…
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A New Perspective for a Sexy Body

What is most important to you? • The number on the scale. • Size of your dress. • How you look in pictures. • How active you are daily • How much energy you have each day? What determines how healthy and fit you are? I don’t believe it should be solely based on your weight or dress size. I know the most fit and healthy women that aren’t a size 4 but can run a marathon, hike a mountain, hold a plank for 3 minutes and have the health of a champion! I also know plenty of women that are a size 4 but can’t do 1 push up, can’t run 1 mile straight, or hold a plank for longer than 30 seconds. What if we all dec…
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How long should my workouts be?

Consistency outweighs intensity and duration when it comes to starting a workout program. Nothing gives you better results or is more effective than exercising on a daily basis, even if it’s only 10 minutes a day. Ask any fitness professional, exercise enthusiast, or healthy adult how often they exercise and they will say daily. As your consistency improves, the intensity and length of time that you train will determine the level of fitness you can achieve. However, without establishing a consistent fitness program first, intensity and length of time will still lack maximal effectiven…
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Are you ready to lose the pooch?

There is nothing worse than feeling bloated after a meal or while your squeezing into those skinny jeans. I have even heard many women talk about feeling bloated all the time! That’s no fun and doesn’t need to be the case for anyone! If this is the case for you or if you just feel like slimming down around the waistline in general, I have some tips for you! Over the next few days I want you to practice these 3 important tips to see if it makes a difference for you. Tip #1: Avoid Canned, Packaged, or Frozen foods Why: These foods are all very high in sodium. Sodium causes your body to retain excess wat…
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What kind of girl are you?

Have you been saying, “I need to get back in shape”, “I need to lose this extra weight”, “I need to make time for exercise again”? Or maybe you are doing something about it now! You are saying, “I’m getting back in shape”, “I’m losing this extra weight”, “I’m making time for exercise. How long have you been “doing” instead of “needing”? Are you that girl who believes it’s too hard to get back in shape, it costs too much, there’s no time, it can wait till after? Or that girl who wants a lifestyle change, is willing to invest in herself, is ready to dump the excu…
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Why Skipping Meals is Causing Weight GAIN!

Have you ever started to skip meals because you weren’t hungry or because you thought it would help you cut calories for weight loss? Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one! But I want to tell you why this is NOT the way to go and help you avoid making this mistake in the future! Do you have to eat if you aren’t hungry? No, you don’t have to eat if you are not hungry. Especially when it comes to snacking. Having snacks between meals is not a must. It’s truly just a way to help regulate hunger and allow you to have smaller meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you aren’t hungry for a snack, don…
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How do you assess your health and fitness?

Is it the number on the scale, size of your dress, how you look in pictures, how active you are daily, how much energy you have each day? What determines how healthy and fit you are? I don’t believe it should be solely based on your weight or dress size. I know the most fit and healthy women that aren’t a size 4 but can run a marathon, hike a mountain, hold a plank for 3 minutes and have the health of a champion! I also know plenty of women that are a size 4 but can’t do 1 push up, can’t run 1 mile straight, or hold a plank for longer than 30 seconds. What if we all decided to assess our fitness based on abilit…
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You are fighting the wrong battle… the calorie counting battle!

Are you still fighting calories? I posted a survey last week that asked this question; if you wanted to start losing weight, what would you do first? About 90% of women would cut calories and start working out. I don’t blame them, we have all been brainwashed by years and years of advertising and marketing for weight loss products that continuously promote lower calories as the cure for weight loss!! But you have a choice now. You can either continue being brainwashed by the weight loss companies that have already taken too much of your money or you can wake up to reality. Weight loss is simple rea…
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A Simple Method To Stay Fit

Do Your Workouts Fit Your Lifestyle? I’d love to freak you out and start by saying that I don’t LIVE to WORKOUT! I actually workout to live. Sure I’m a fitness professional that loves to stay fit. Being fit and healthy gives me energy, makes me feel happy; releasing my endorphins and feel good hormones at a consistent pace. I love having the stamina to carry heavy bags of groceries, or move a table with my fiancé, or drop and do 10 push-ups with my nephew! That’s called being an active participant of life! I want to take advantage of ALL life has to offer and staying healthy allows me to do that d…
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Dangerous Chain Of Events (Plus Squat Challenge)

Just like anything in life, one good or bad event can lead to several other good or bad events down the line. Today I’d like to share with you a dangerous chain of events that can come from not having proper alignment or movement while you are strength training in the gym.   Most strength training exercises such as squats will be repeated for up to 30 repetitions! Now, if you are not in proper alignment and don’t perform this movement correctly, then you have just worsened an already poor movement. The chain of events for a poorly performed squat include grinding of the knee, strain on the lo…
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