Yearly Archives: 2013


Benefits of Partner Training

I don’t know about you, but I keep hearing more and more about partner training and small group training. It actually brings a little smile to my face every time I hear or read something about it. You know why? … Because we’re already doing this at The Train Station!! Those of you who train

The Warm-up: Not Just a Trainer’s Trick To Get You To Do Cardio

How many times have you heard your trainer ask you, “are you warm?” when they greet you at the gym before your workout? If you reply, “yes, I rushed here from work”, you are probably not warm. When preparing for a good workout at the gym, most people usually get into their workout clothes, fill

Workout Meal, Before and After

I think, like most of the other trainers, I'm often asked what to eat before and after a workout. You need to fuel up the right way before your workout and carbs are your buddy. A combination of complex and simple carbs will carry you through your routine with a slow, steady release of energy

Listen to your body!

I work out 6-7 days a week and I actually feel guilty when I don’t get a workout in. I know you think I am crazy, but I love the way I feel when I am working out and especially how I feel when I’ve completed a hard workout! Ahhhh the sweat…love the sweat! Now,

Practice What We Preach! Healthy Eating Starts At An Early Age!

When it comes to teaching children, actions speak louder than words. Healthy eating habits and exercise start at an early age. Kids imitate everything we do. It’s pretty simple; they want to do what we do. I still remember saying to myself as a kid, I’m not going to be like my mom when I

Spirit Training

When it comes to health and fitness we always talk about exercising your muscles with strength training.  We talk about exercising your heart with cardio.  We talk about eating healthy to support your exercise efforts and lose weight.  Sounds like the whole package right.  Well I say not quite.  We will make wonderful gains with all that,

Heat Emergency: It’s AUGUST in Houston!

Houstonians will tell you that hot, humid August days are nothing new. And we just LOVE our air conditioning! When Houston was booming in the 1950s, it was reported year after year that Houston was “the air-conditioning capital of the world”. Air-conditioning quickly went from being a luxury to a necessity. Air-conditioned tunnels connect downtown

Scrumptious Summer Dishes

I love to eat. To me, cooking and eating are hobbies that I can’t get enough of. Because I am always trying new and exciting recipes, my hobbies can sometimes get expensive. One of the easiest ways to save money without sacrificing the quality of your food is to shop for produce that is in

It’s HOT…Hydrate (recipes included)!

You live in Houston and it's hot in the summer (and a couple of months into the fall). Your trainer continually tells you about the importance of hydration...about a million times. Some of you just don't get enough water. I remember reading a statistic that a huge percentage of the population (like 85%) is chronically

Patience Please!

According to Wikipedia, patience is defined as the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. If you think about it, that definition seems to sum