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

Grit: The Power to Persevere

It’s easy to assume that successful people are highly talented. No matter what the level of ability, those who’ve succeeded are those who’ve put in the work. To quote Michael Jordan, “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed […]

Question of the Month: What is a good low impact cardio option?

Question: I have battled lower back problems off and on. I have realized that doing the high impact workout that I love – boxing – seems to aggravate it. Is there anything that I can do that gives me the same sweat session and calorie buster that I love but lower impact? Answer: I have a […]

Question of the Month: How do you best manage fatigue within a workout cycle?

Question: How do you best manage fatigue within a workout cycle? Answer: I have 4 tips to help you manage your fatigue. Number one: Adequate sleep is one of the keys to recovery. Making sure you get a good night of Z’s. Hydration is another critical element to managing fatigue. The Extra Cellular Matrix is […]

Getting the Bounce Back in Your Step, When You’re Bouncing Back

Whether you teach exercise for a living, or you just love your workouts, having an injury can be a major setback! This isn’t just a physical setback, but also an emotional one. Regular exercise has benefits beyond having a hard body, although that’s a nice side effect! Studies show that moderate to vigorous exercise completed […]

The Injured Working Fitness Professional

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 […]

Bolder Shoulders

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. […]

Awesome Arms

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 of the Month: Are pre- and post-workout snacks important?

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 […]

Spring Cleaning

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 of the Month: If I only have 20-minutes, what exercise should I do?

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 […]