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
With so many choices popping up in athletic wear and with prices so high, it can be difficult to know what will be a good purchase. I know that I've struggled with athletic clothing purchase regret in the past, and from here on out, I want to share what I think of the products I've … Continue reading Workout Clothes Review #1
Most of us think that living a healthy lifestyle means starting an exercise routine and changing the way we eat. But in reality it's a lot more than that. It's getting enough sleep. It's learning how to deal with stress. And it's changing the every day hair, skin, and beauty products we use. The last … Continue reading You May Eat Healthy, But What Other Unhealthy Things Are You Putting In Your Body?
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!
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
When you look up exactly what organic farming practices are, the trend starts making a whole lot of sense. Here's some quotes from the USDA website: "Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and … Continue reading Organic Foods: Worth The Cost?
Nearly every food product that comes in a package, box, or carton these days contains some sort of sugar. Sweeteners are in everything, and it's important to educate ourselves on the different names they go by. A lot of us try and monitor our sugar intake by reading labels because we know that it's bad … Continue reading Sugar: The Substance Of Many Identities
I've heard it all before: "Oh, they're young, let them eat their junk food." "Their metabolism will keep them skinny." "Let kids be kids." These are just a few of the many excuses I've heard when it comes to parents discussing their child's eating habits. But the truth is, as humans we develop habits early … Continue reading Your Kids Follow Your Example: Make It Count
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
Many people think that because I eat a healthy diet and am a personal trainer, that I don't like to eat things like pizza, nachos, and sushi rolls. But that couldn't be any further from the truth. Sometimes I think that being a foodie is one of the reasons I pursued personal training. Because I … Continue reading Everyone’s Favorite: Cheat Meals