I love my job. It's very freeing to work for yourself, to design fitness classes, to watch people as they build strength, gain confidence, and feel amazing in their bodies. Fitness is a funny thing. When we want to better our health in some way, maybe lose a few pounds, one of the first things … Continue reading The Trainer’s Curse
We all need to sit at some point during our day. But some of us do it much more than others. If you're among those who sit at a desk for the majority of the day, this article is for you! Even if you don't have a 9-5 desk job, check in with yourself … Continue reading 10 Action Steps To Counter Desk Sitting
As a follow up to my Calories blog, I'd like to discuss macronutrients. Macros are simply the categories our food falls into: proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. There is no question that we need all three, it's just a matter of how much, and where we get them from. I believe there's value in having an … Continue reading Macronutrient Low Down
Oh boy, this topic...seriously?! Why would I even write about this?? The thought of it makes me roll my eyes. BUT! Believe it our not, this issue is still an issue, and it's STILL confusing for many people. So I feel it is my duty to set some things straight. (Most of the information below … Continue reading Should We Count Calories? And how many do we really need anyway?
I failed high school gym...twice. Yes, you read that correctly, and I can't believe I just admitted that publicly! How is that even possible? LOL. Trust me, it is! So how did I become the fitness loving personal trainer/kettlebell instructor/yoga teacher who owns a gym?? Well it's not that I hated fitness, I actually really … Continue reading Introverts Can Lead Too!
The weather is warming and that means less clothing! If you're reluctant to show a little skin, don't worry, I have you (un)covered! Healthy skin means beautiful skin. But it’s really something that can only be achieved from the inside out! All the lotions and potions in the world won’t improve your skin’s appearance. You … Continue reading Become a Glowing Goddess from the Inside Out!
After completing my second weekend intensive I have come to the realization that my body and life have many imbalances. I went into this course with a bit of an ego to be honest. I thought, I lift weights regularly, psht, I can totally DO this! Have you seen my quads, LOL! Well, let me … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training – Ch. 2
One week ago today I started my yoga teacher training. I am an introvert by nature, so I spent the better part of last weekend trying to overcome my desire to fade into the background and not have to be part of the open group discussions. With yoga training comes many hours of self reflection, … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training, Ch. 1
You know that saying "Abs are made in the kitchen"? I think it's completely true. What we eat directly affects our body composition and overall health MORE than how much we exercise. BUT...fitness is very often the driving force behind making dietary changes. I know it is for me. I used to think, why do … Continue reading Fitness Is My Catalyst
In my last post I wrote about setting goals for the New Year. It is imperative that we write things out in detail and really take the time to plan and get specific. However, a huge part of goal success actually has nothing to do with how well you write them out, but rather if you … Continue reading Group Accountability Is Where It’s AT