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
Walking into a store like Complete Nutrition or GNC can be totally overwhelming. There are stacks on stacks of protein powders, vitamins, pre-workout, and pills that promote weight-loss. It may be tempting to splurge on these products in the hope that the right concoction will be exactly what you need to get your perfect body. … Continue reading Supplements: Useful or a Waste of Money?