I always want to preface food-advice-related posts with the fact that I am not a dietitian. That being said, I AM a certified personal trainer with the ability to help advise clients on simple nutrition-related questions such as what to eat before and after a workout. Fueling before and after workouts is an individual thing, but there are definitely some basics to understand. Ultimately, figuring out what works for you is important. Make sure to use the following as guidelines, but adjust as needed to optimize¬†your body. This may take some trial and error, but work with the suggestions below… View Post

Recently on Instagram I asked you to send me any fitness questions you may have — anything at all. I wanted to be able to create content for you guys that you would find useful and beneficial. While I received a good number of questions, I realized that many deserved their own post instead of just a Q & A roundup. One of the first questions I received was “what are some good apps for weight lifting at the gym if can’t afford personal trainer?” So I did some research, downloaded each of these apps, and made sure to go… View Post

First off, I give credit for today’s post to my friend Ashley who published a similar one recently. It got me thinking about what fitness behaviors I no longer do, so I wanted to share them with you. Some I have learned to let go of after learning more as a personal trainer and some have just come with experience. Not everything is applicable to everyone, but I’ve found that these behaviors no longer suit my current fitness goals. Only cardio Don’t get me wrong — any type of physical exercise is better than no physical exercise, but there was… View Post

I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute East conference over the weekend and I wanted to share with you some of the information I took away concerning fitness and nutrition. To be honest, this year’s conference was a little underwhelming. I felt like there weren’t as many options and at least two of the sessions I signed up for were verbatim the same as the ones I did last year. Same slides, same exercises, etc. It was a disappointment to pay to attend a conference and not have new material presented. That being said, I… View Post

Exercise is great. I love it and it’s why it’s part of my career. Many times, I hear frustration from people who go to the gym but aren’t seeing the results that they want. It’s not always as simple as spending 30 minutes on the elliptical or throwing around a pair of dumbbells. Here are some of the biggest reasons you’re not seeing results from your workouts. 1. Diet As I mentioned in this post, what you eat outside of the gym or studio is tremendously important. Simply because you’re exercising doesn’t mean that you are able to eat indiscriminately… View Post