Posts in Category: News

Vacation and Moderation

I went on vacation and I didn’t track my calories. Not even once. I know there are some professional health gurus out there that will strongly disagree with my calories shmalories vacation mentality. I am not writing this as a fool proof “how to stay on track with your diet while on vacation” blog. I’m … Continue reading “Vacation and Moderation”

The Quickest and Easiest Way to Lose Weight!

Okay, now that I have your attention with that title…let’s talk about sustainability. That’s about the least sexy word you can use in the fitness industry right now (hence why I didn’t title this “Sustainability.”) Especially with every magazine in the supermarket headlined with “drop fat fast!” and multi level marketing companies claiming “3 day … Continue reading “The Quickest and Easiest Way to Lose Weight!”

20 Things About Your Trainer

The biggest factor in my success has been my increasingly growing faith, but I am still shy to talk openly with most people about it so I don’t come off as a Bible Thumper. My favorite nickname is from my little sister when she calls me Bubby. I nicknamed my girlfriend Scooby. My favorite super … Continue reading “20 Things About Your Trainer”

5 Fun Ways to Switch Up Your Workout

Believe it or not, even as a fitness coach, I too find myself getting stuck in a rut at the gym. Burnt out on doing the same exercises over and over again, and not having as much fun. I will always workout to tell myself I’m doing something; but when I am training with a … Continue reading “5 Fun Ways to Switch Up Your Workout”

10 Ways to Change Your Life From the Inside Out

The last year has been quite the journey for me, and I attribute all of my successes to changes I have made in my spiritual and physical habits. I’ve been blessed in many ways other than what you may see on Facebook or hear about when you talk with me. In what follows, I outline … Continue reading “10 Ways to Change Your Life From the Inside Out”

It’s an Uphill Battle From Here

Earlier today I was in the YMCA finishing up a swim workout and I noticed this guy beside me that just had a HUGE grin on his face from ear to ear. I couldn’t help but ask what he was smiling about (because NOBODY gets that excited to be drowning in the pool). His response … Continue reading “It’s an Uphill Battle From Here”

What is “Core Strength” Really?

When talking with people about their favorite kind of workouts, the single most common topic that is brought up is “core training.” (Every now and then you get one or two weirdoes who try to convince me that their favorite workouts are leg day.) But it is interesting to me that nobody can really ever … Continue reading “What is “Core Strength” Really?”

What is Strength?

In my experience personal training, I have seen nearly all walks of life come through the doors to work with me; from triathletes, to clients with disabilities, to your average Joes, and everybody in between. And with that comes my very different views on what their kind of “strength training” should encompass. It’s no surprise … Continue reading “What is Strength?”