Nutrition Resources

Avoid Falling Back

Avoid Falling Back

Although we still have some time before the clocks need to roll backwards to account for the change in day/night cycles, the weather has already shown signs of easing up … and so too could your workout and diet routine.

Dealing With Injury

Dealing With Injury

Any well designed program should do everything possible to reduce the risk of injury and even prevent future injuries. But try as we coaches might, occasionally injuries happen. Often times they result from something we do outside the gym, maybe a prior history compounded with a few other factors, or any other number of things. I get enough questions about how to deal with bumps and bruises that I thought it may be helpful to put a few of the more common answers to paper, so here are a few quick guidelines and suggestions on how to deal with pain while training.

Taking Back Control of Your Wellbeing

Taking Back Control of Your Wellbeing

The art of listening is a huge part of what I do. Fortunately, I’ve had the opportunity to catch various perspectives of what fitness or wellness “should” look like over the years…and I’m finally able to start formulating my opinion on what’s actually happening when people “fail” at “getting in shape.” 

The 4 letter “F” word

The 4 letter “F” word

I just arrived back home from a night of camping with my boyfriend. He thought it would be SO romantic to take me deep into the woods, rent a cabin with NO electric or cell phone service and be COMPLETELY unassociated from all other living souls (besides Jason from Friday the 13th who was running around our cabin in the middle of the night).

The Perfect Exercise Program

The Perfect Exercise Program

Last month I outlined the various factors to consider when designing your own personal workout program, emphasizing that there is no one-size-fits-all exercise program. Over the next few months we are going to delve a little deeper into each factor so you can design the “perfect” workout program for you.

Why… Why… Why… And why AGAIN?!

Why… Why… Why… And why AGAIN?!

We all know some days are just a COMPLETE struggle— I’m just going to keep it real. Maybe you feel like pulling your hair out in the office one morning, maybe you are dreading your daily workout or maybe getting out of bed is a compete challenge for you some days.

The Perfect Exercise Program

The Perfect Exercise Program

As a personal trainer, I am often asked fitness questions by people I meet at parties or in normal daily encounters. I hear things like: “What is the best workout?”  “Is running good for you or is swimming better?” “Which group exercise class is the best?” “What about squats, are they good to do?” I barely know the person; we may have just met that evening, or five minutes before. They want a one word answer; one simple answer to solve their fitness-related problems.

Sugars, Demystified: What to Eat, and Why

Sugars, Demystified: What to Eat, and Why

When you look at a nutrition facts panel, there is one devilish line that seems simple, but causes stress and anxiety for millions of Americans: Sugar.

Permanent Progress – 3 Strategies for a Successful Weight Loss Program

Permanent Progress – 3 Strategies for a Successful Weight Loss Program

Much like stepping through a threshold into a House of Mirrors at a carnival, a weight loss program can be intimidating to anyone. With no real sense of direction and the constant presence of your reflection all around you it is no wonder why so many people avoid them at all costs.