Most people cite lack of motivation as the number one reason why they don't stick with or pursue exercise on a regular basis. As someone who trains people for a living, it was always interesting to me and quite the challenge learning how to motivate my various clients. And so, while I was studying for … Continue reading Motivation and Its Role in Exercise Compliance and Retention
Yoga Can Make You A Better Runner – Try It!
One of my final projects to graduate with my Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology was doing a research project for my internship. Being both an avid runner and having done yoga for the past few years, multiple times a week, I had noticed a correlation. The more flexible I was becoming, the better my … Continue reading Yoga Can Make You A Better Runner – Try It!
Workouts of a Personal Trainer
One of the questions I get asked the most often as a trainer is: what does your own workout schedule look like? It's a great question, but it's one that often changes depending on my goals, schedule, and whatever I'm really feeling interested in at the time. Typically, I only spend about three to six … Continue reading Workouts of a Personal Trainer
I Shouldn’t Have To Say This: Ladies Lift Weights
It's 2018. I shouldn't have to write a blog post about women and weightlifting. But surprisingly/annoyingly I do. For decades our society has perpetuated two beliefs that drive me absolutely nuts. The first is that lifting weights heavier than ten pounds is going to make someone gain massive amounts of muscle no matter who they … Continue reading I Shouldn’t Have To Say This: Ladies Lift Weights
Weight is a Heavy Word – Guide to Tracking Your Progress
We live in a country that is weight-obsessed. People measure their health with a scale. They hop on it after dinner to see if they can eat dessert. They base their fitness progress on it. Our doctors measure it during check ups. But what if I told you that weight really shouldn't be the main … Continue reading Weight is a Heavy Word – Guide to Tracking Your Progress