I’ve talked about it on here before, but there was a time when I only wanted to run for exercise. I signed up for a half marathon with some work friends, trained, and then only wanted to do that for the next year plus. Prior to that, I enjoyed a combination of running and weight training in my local gym. Today, I enjoy strength training, Crossfit, and strength-inclusive HIIT workouts. By the time I had several half marathons under my belt, I felt my love for running waning. I dreaded going all the way out to where I normally liked… 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

I think nutrition is fascinating. I always like learning new research and finding new foods to try. One thing that excited me about this fitness challenge is that there was a nutritional component involved. It wasn’t just working out and eating what I had been eating, it encompassed both of those things and how they work in tandem. A short background on why and how I’m tracking my meals: In order for us to receive our customized nutrition plans, we first had to complete a BioSignature Modulation assessment. The fat levels on twelve sites on the body were measured and… View Post

There’s always too much of a good thing. I sat writing this post and kept trying to think of ways this statement isn’t true. Too many puppy hugs? Too much happiness? Then I realized it is true because I personally may not have a problem with too many puppy hugs, but I think my clients and employers might if I stopped showing up to work, which I may do if you give me unlimited time with puppies. Same thing with happiness. It might just be me, but I feel like unbridled happiness that goes unchecked without a little bit of… View Post

I read an interview recently with someone who switched from working a corporate 9-5 job for a job as a fitness professional. One sentence she said really stood out to me and it was that she had traded the 9-5 for a 5-9. She wasn’t complaining and she wasn’t lamenting her decision; she was saying that even though her day has gotten longer and more unpredictable, she finally feels fulfilled by helping others reach their health and fitness goals. I was just talking with Neil the other day about how my days start before the sun comes up and often end… View Post