Leaving your trainer behind is a tough gig. Needs change. I’ve had people leave me for various reasons: moving away, increased workload, career change, and the standard issue of money. Life happens! Here’s what else tends to happen, though. When we stop our training, we tend to fall off our plan. Even I ended up … Continue reading Carrying on the Fight After Personal Training
Remember those 90’s infomercials about 8 minute abs? Of course you do. I recall how they offered that holy grail of exercise programs: stellar results with minimal effort. What a dream! Like many fitness fads (I’m looking at you, ThighMaster), the product faded while the question remained. How can I get better fitness results in … Continue reading HIIT Me with Your Best Shot
“I just want to get toned. I don’t want my muscles to get all big and bulky.” I used to hear this all the time as a new trainer, especially from my female clients. There’s this misconception that lifting heavy weights will make someone bulk up, while lifting lighter weights a whole bunch of times … Continue reading Why “Toned” Muscles Don’t Exist but FAILING Still Gets You There
Feeling intimidated by getting started at your new gym? You’re not alone. A regular gym—the kind with weight machines, free weights, cardio equipment, the whole nine yards—can feel like a lot to take in when you first sign up. It’s loud, with lots of big spaces and confusing equipment. It seems like everyone else working … Continue reading Facing First Day Gym Jitters
When it comes to weight loss, cardio beats weight lifting for burning fat, right? Don't be so sure.
Client: "You love to make me hurt, don't you?" Me: "Of course I do. It's the only way that we're going to get anywhere." I like to push people's limits in the gym (after proper conditioning, of course). When I'm in training mode, few things can make me happier than seeing that strained look on … Continue reading No Strain, No Gain
When it comes to trite fitness mottos, “Use it or lose it” may be the most apt. You see, our bodies respond to the stresses we place upon them....What does that mean for our bones, though?