It's Not What You Do; It's How You Do It!
Fitness goes far beyond just making you look good, it improves your health and well being, quality of life, self esteem and self concept. I believe fitness should be fun and enjoyable, something to look forward to and something that leaves you feeling satisfied and successful. When I work with a client and design their program, I take into account the whole person, not just their body, but also their mind, spirit and sense of humor. I also believe that you don’t need to put in long hours to get results. I’m not one to waste time so every exercise I choose is goal specific, effective and efficient. Finally I know from experience that an exercise is only as good as how it’s being performed. It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it!
My Newest Blogs
Nothing is quite like being sidelined with an injury, especially if you make your living as a trainer or group fitness instructor! Unlike many other professions, it’s almost impossible to get ‘sick’ pay in the fitness industry; the harsh reality is that if you aren’t leading, you’re not earning. So how can you continue to […]
Nothing adds symmetry to the body better than a great set of shoulders! Unfortunately, people tend to train only the part they can see: the front and the side. This causes you to neglect the important posterior and deep stabilizers (rotator cuff). You need to have good muscle balance for proper function and injury prevention. […]
I’m always so flattered when people compliment me on my arms, especially since I feel that I look like a Sharpei, with my skin too big for me! My response? Tell them that my arms are purely decorative! Of course, that’s not entirely true since a strong upper body is incredibly useful. Being strong gives […]
Question: Are pre- and post-workout snacks important? If so, what should I eat? Answer: The need of a pre- and/or post-workout snacks depends on a lot of different variables. If your workout is 60- 75 minutes, you may not need anything. If your work out is longer than 90 minutes, then a small snack is […]
The Habit Cleanse By the time April arrives, many New Year’s resolutions have come and gone all by disappeared; This makes April the perfect time to do a habit cleanse. While I don’t personally like dietary cleanses, I do like cleaning away the things that no longer work in my life, like the behaviors that […]
Question: If I only have 20-minutes, what exercise should I do? Answer: You can get quite a bit done! For strength and cardiovascular benefits, do a circuit of 6 different exercises for 45 seconds each. So like this: Squat Push up Alternating Side Plank Side Lunge Dumbbell Bent Over Row Russian Twist with a Dumbbell or […]
When my clients come to me with a long list of goals, especially resolutions at the beginning of the year, the goals usually involve huge upheavals of behavior. This is the number one mistake of people who are trying to apply willpower to stubborn habits; it’s wrong not because the goals aren’t good, but because […]
Question: How do you incorporate more movement into your daily schedule? Answer: Remember that every little bit helps! Even if you have a desk job, studies have recently revealed that if you move, even at low intensity for 5 minutes every hour or 10 minutes every two, there are cardiovascular health benefits including lowered cholesterol, fasting […]
The holiday season is possibly the hardest time of the year to maintain resolve when it comes to balanced eating and working out regularly. It’s easy to find you’ve gained some unwanted pounds in January. In the Willpower Dilemma Part 1, I discussed the rider and the elephant, with the rider being our willpower and […]
Self-control, restraint, willpower; whatever you call it, it is a limited resource. I would go so far as to say it’s rare! So many people don’t have enough of it, yet this is so critical if you want to move forward in the world. Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking, get to bed earlier, […]