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Four Ways to Make Fitness Motivating and Engaging

The most engaging and satisfying workouts are full or total body workouts.  At least that is what I have discovered in my 14+ years as a personal trainer.  And since an engaging and satisfying workout is one that will keep you coming back; a total body workout means SUCCESS!!!   For me a full body […]

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Frustrated that you have lost control of your weight?

As you get older, do you feel like you are having an out-of-body experience when it comes to weight gain? Me too! It seems I get caught off guard about every 5-7 years, when suddenly I have 25 to 30 extra pounds hanging out on my body. How in the heck did it get there? […]

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4 Exercises to Improve Hip Mobility

Our joints are typically the first areas of our bodies where we begin to feel our age, especially our hips. By the time we are “slightly older,” our hips have spent a lot time sitting at a desk, in a car, or on an airplane. They can become tight and the supporting muscles weakened due […]

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You Really Don’t Have to Feel Old!

Strength training is one of the most important age-defying and age-reversing action one can take. I hear it and see it every day at the studio. As women and men build strength, their step gets lighter, their outlook on life turns more positive, their energy levels soar, and they inevitably tell me that they feel […]

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How to Fit Fitness into Your Life

My fitness career actually began because I was having a miserable time fitting me and my fitness into my life. I had a very demanding professional life that had me traveling 70-80% of the time coupled with long hours. I shudder at the memories. I was 70 pounds overweight and completely frustrated that I had […]

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Improve Your Fitness Results with a Personal Trainer

Personal training clients may all have different goals, but the number one reason someone hires a personal trainer is because there is something they can’t do, won’t do, don’t want to do, or don’t know how to do on their own. Whether it is to lose weight, exercise regularly, reach a sport’s goal, or workout […]

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My Top 5 Weight Loss Tips

Here’s my list of the most important things to know in order to lose weight. #1: Nutrition is 80% of the game If you want to lose weight and change the way you look and feel, modifying your nutrition ranks up at the top of the list of things to do. I would put it […]

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Surviving a Fitness Funk

I started the week off planning to write about how to deal with the wintertime blues – this time of year when you just feel like throwing in the towel on life (as well as fitness) and hibernating until Spring. As I wrote, I found something weird happening. My mood kept getting darker and more […]

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Improving Your Health and Life Through Rest

I just finished reading a great book. The title alone caught my eye – “Rest: Why you Get More Done When you Work Less” (written by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang). The concept is a personal one for me as I move through what I have labelled a recovery period for myself. Coming off three tremendously exhausting and […]

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Stretches for the Office

Calling all desk warriors! This video will walk you through basic stretches to do at your desk to help refresh the body and mind after sitting for a long period of time. We recommend taking a 5 minute stretch break every 60 minutes of sitting to help prevent stiffness and/or minor aches. Utilizing your chair […]

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