Date your health & fitness

A bit of a strange title, I know. But allow me to explain… When you are dating in regard to relationships, we all know it’s best to take it slow, progressively, and thoughtfully. When it comes to food and fitness, people want to do the equivalent of marriage on the...

The problem with dieting

Most diets work. They work for a while. They work while you have enough “willpower” to adhere. But you know something about willpower? It’s finite. We can’t rely on it forever. If you want a lean, healthy body for the long term, whatever you’re doing today needs to be...

How to stay fit when you just don’t have time

Over my years working in fitness and nutrition I’ve worked with A LOT of clients - 90% of them women. I’ve had to really navigate what hold them back. I’ve talked to hundreds of women about their struggles with weight. I know about the fear of failing again, the fear...

Two things I can’t stand

Contemplation. Indecision.  Two things I truly can’t stand. Sure maybe when you’re buying a house or a car… But not when it comes to your health and taking action.  Not when it comes to changing your life, living more vibrantly, and getting stronger. Getting...

What the Heck is a Fartlek Class??

First, grow up and stop that snickering. One of my clients told me she’d taken a Fartlek Class and asked what I thought. Me: “A Fartlek CLASS?? What’s a Fartlek CLASS? (Politely, in my head) “How can Fartlek even be a class?” (Less politely in my head) “What kinda’...

Once-a-Month Fitness Training Plan

One of my clients this morning was telling me how happy she was that her son got to come home from college for Easter. Me, half-jokingly: "Wait - how can you possibly have a son in college?" You see, we started working together when she realized she was struggling to...

What can I do about my jiggly arms?

One of my clients just asked me a question I get virtually every day from women over 45: “How do I lose this [grabs body part - in this case, her upper arm].” I told her what I’ve been saying for years – my erstwhile signature sound bite: “You have more control over...

Are Your Goals Mature?

My old friend and former co-worker, Nick Tumminello* just wrote a post that ended: “ … to many clients, "getting results" from exercising isn't about achieving impressive deadlift numbers or to build a wider back – those are gym-rat goals. It simply means staying...

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