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Take the Fear out of Weight Loss

Trainers are Human Too “Trainers – they’re just like us!” I like to joke with my friends that health magazines should do a section on personal trainers like they do the celebrities in tabloid magazines, with the token page of Celebrities, they’re just like us. The article shows celebs pushing a shopping cart, drinking a […]

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Diet-A Dreaded Four Letter Word

Diet? Dreadful. Diet is a dreaded four-letter word that triggers up all kinds of anxiety. The “D” in the word diet has always seemed synonymous to “deprived”, “depressing” and just downright “dreadful”! I hate the thought of ever being on a diet, yet I can’t escape the dreaded “D” word no matter what I’m doing. […]

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A Healthy Body – The Best Outfit You’ll Ever Wear

The Influence of Society & the Media “Get six pack abs by doing these exercises…” “Bikini body in 3 weeks…” “Build those biceps…”  Observing various magazine covers in the supermarket checkout line, it’s apparent that these headlines bombard me on a regular basis. On the covers, I always see amazing, smiling, “healthy” models looking as thought […]

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5 Stages of Change Towards Smart Fitness

5 Stages of Change The New Year often comes with a lot of personal self inflicted expectations and often unrealistic goal setting. How many times have you given yourself a deadline that was so overwhelming that you don’t even know where to begin? For me, the task of organizing my closet and getting rid of […]

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Tis the Season to be Fat – I Mean Fit!

“Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet!” Have you said that to yourself a few times as we roll into the holiday season? I know I certainly have! ‘Tis the season to bake cookies, prepare delicious meals, drink a bit more then usual and sample all the tasty hors d’oeuvres served at the […]

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Don’t be a victim to “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up”

“I’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up!”  I would say most of us have heard this infamous commercial for Life Alert at one time or another.  We may joke about it, but unfortunately, this is a real situation for many people and can be anything but a joking matter.   We are approaching the season where […]

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What Trainer & Nutritional Coach, Kecia Eats In One Day

Breakfast This is my typical breakfast. I cannot start the day without two cups of coffee with half and half. I workout in the morning, so I don’t want a lot in my stomach but skipping breakfast is not an option!  I’m trying to eat more protein these days so I tend to choose high protein yogurts and […]

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