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 […]

Habits that Help

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 of the Month: How do you incorporate more movement into your daily schedule?

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 Willpower Dilemma: Part 2

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 […]

The Willpower Dilemma: Part 1

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, […]

Question of the Month: What motivates you the most?

Question: What motivates you the most? And what motivates you to inspire others? From Aerobicone Answer:  What motivates me now is what motivated me to get into the fitness industry in the first place; Making a difference in people’s lives has always been my driving force. After a difficult career as a model, I felt so […]

Good Week/Bad Week: The Art of Balance

You might be looking at these pictures and thinking, “that’s a lot of washing!” But before you go there, let me explain it.  In the picture on the top, you will notice that it’s mostly just workout gear. And on the bottom, there are several cycling kits. On a week where I get to ride […]

Question of the Month: What Do You Eat?

Question: What’s one of your favorite meals on a day when I’m home? Question from Lawrence Biscontini Lawrence, My favorite things to cook are all simple and fast, since I’m not usually home before 8:00pm most days. I love to grill salmon and roast Brussels sprouts and baby potatoes. I make stir fries with baby […]