Why “Toned” Muscles Don’t Exist but FAILING Still Gets You There

“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

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Can Cardio Make You Smarter?

Exercise is great for you. Yes, I know that I’ve covered that topic a few times. There’s tons of evidence of its benefits for our bodies. What about our brains, though? Are there any mental benefits to pushing your physical limits in the gym? Can exercise, as mentioned in the title, actually make us smarter? … Continue reading Can Cardio Make You Smarter?

Goal Clothes and Dressing for Future You

When I started my weight loss journey back in 2011, I pictured my future self the way dieters do. I dreamed about that magic number—180—that I’d one day see on the scale. It was like I thought the scale would hit that number and then erupt into fanfare and spit out confetti. Here’s the problem: … Continue reading Goal Clothes and Dressing for Future You