Up Until Now

Did you ever think that once you’ve been labeled a certain way, either by your own mind or by someone else’s, that that’s it?  That’s who you are forever?  Do you ever catch yourself saying things like, “I am such a terrible eater,” or “I can’t do it,” or “I’m so bad at this”?  I’ve had clients who have shamed themselves with words like these…

How Exercise Helped Me Recover From Surgery

My first son was born in 2001, and though I exercised regularly prior to my pregnancy, I mistakenly thought that I should not exercise while I was pregnant.  No aerobic nor resistance training did this body experience at any time while I was with child.  Other than taking an occasional walk around the block with my dog, I did nothing that would cause me to…

How Not Working Out Helps You Improve Your Fitness

Want to build muscle?  Want to increase your endurance?  Want to be more fit?  Here is the answer… don’t work out.  Yes, it’s true!  And all this time, you thought the way to those nicely defined muscles was to hit the gym every day.   Well, that’s where you’re wrong!  Working out is obviously beneficial to our overall fitness; it strengthens our muscles, our bones,…

BVI (Body Volume Indicator)… Is It The New BMI?

Since the mid-1800’s, calculating Body Mass Index (BMI) has been the standard for determining one’s level of obesity or underweightness and risk level associated with these conditions.  It essentially estimates whether or not your weight is appropriate for your height.  The shortcoming of using BMI as a measurement is that it does not take into consideration your actual fat versus muscle content.  So, a very…

Why I Run

My first real relationship with an organized running program was during 8th grade when I, at the urging of a friend (who didn’t want to do it alone), joined my school’s track and field team.  I had never run any distance greater than the fifty yards I used to dash during my Field Days in elementary school.  I wasn’t too horrible at doing those dashes,…

Have You Found Your Perfect Match? 10 Tips On Finding The Right Personal Trainer For You.

  Congratulations!  You’ve taken the first step in working toward your fitness goals by making the decision to hire a personal trainer.  So, what’s next?  How do you find one?  Do you track one down at the local gym?  Do you search online?  Perhaps get a referral from a trusted friend?  These are all resources you can use to help you find a qualified trainer…

Want To Build Some Mental Muscle? Lifting Weights Just Might Be The Answer.

An Australian study appearing in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society in 2016, sought to find the impact of progressive strength training (increasing one’s strength by progressively lifting heavier weights) on boosting brain power.  The study tested 100 adults aged 55 and older who had been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).  MCI affects memory, thinking, and judgment beyond normal levels of age-related decline.…