• Start, To Be Great The other week I was covering for a trainer that was on vacation; It is always nice to do this so I can get to know some of the faces better that I see in the gym frequently. I have made “small talk” with all of them at one point or another, so covering them is a great way to hear their story. One
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    Re-Start Your Engines! Fitness follows the principle of physics in that when the ball is rolling it keeps rolling but when stopped, it need some inertia to get going again. Here are some oldie but goodie mental tips that I use almost daily and tell my clients to implement so that they can get and stay on track. Tip 1: Make an appointment with YOURSELF! Way too often
  • Undoubtedly, everyone reading this must share in the same pain and frustration that I experience when I feel that revolutionary fitness technology such as the “Shake Weight” has been hidden from me, only to be unveiled and advertised during early morning television infomercials. If this equipment is so incredible, why in my 4 years of studying Kinesiology did I never hear the scientific (sounding) term “Dynamic Inertia”? Should
  • Most of us have heard of the BMI scale to measure whether we are underweight, healthy weight, overweight, or obese. BMI stands for Body Mass Index and is calculated using the metric system. The formula is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by height in meters, squared (BMI=kg/m2). The result of this formula allegedly determines whether one is under/normal/over weight or obese according to the categories listed below:
  • Everyone knows that a healthy diet and adequate exercise are two major keys to losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And, most of us know what to eat (whether we are doing it or not) in order to have a more balanced and nutritious diet. However, how much to eat seems to be a different obstacle for many. I have had clients tell me what they eat
  • A personal trainer should be, at the very least, educated and certified through a reputable fitness organization. It is technically not a law for one to be certified to call themselves a personal trainer which, in my opinion is insane. Your massage therapist, manicurist and hairdresser must all legally be licensed…the same should apply to the person who pushes your body physically to become more fit and strong.