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Exercising on Vacation! Tips to staying in shape while you are away!

We all do it!! We pack our bags for our getaway and sometimes pack a little too much. We sneak in resistance bands and other workout gear just in case we want to workout. We dont want to break away for our fitness routines so we try to commit to our workouts on our vacations. 

The Power of Goal Setting

When you are working to stay in shape, or get in shape, it is good to challenge yourself with a goal to motivate you.  It is great to schedule your workouts and follow the routine, but to get yourself out of your normal routine is always good.  The thing I have always loved about working

Summer Swimsuit Worthy Workout Video

With swimsuit season at its peak, lets face it, most of us girls will take all the help we can get to confidently strut our bathing suit clad bodies around the pools and beaches in this sizzling hot Houston summer.   I know you are all well equipped with In Style Magazine’s June addition of the

Detox . . . No, thank you!

“Have you ever tried a detox diet or cleanse?”… I seem to be asked this question more and more these days. As a trainer, my first thought is usually, ‘I’m not a doctor or nutritionist, so who am I to tell my client whether or not to try a detox or cleanse’. I’m always honest

Avoiding a Summer Slump

After months of hard work and diligence, the season we’ve all been preparing for is finally here…SUMMER!! The season of sun, sand, swimsuits, and tank tops has finally graced us with its presence. Although we have put in hours of hard work in the gym to prepare for this time, it seems that the summer

We’ve got your back!

One of the more common comments we get as trainers has to do with back pain. "My back is tight today", "I worked in the yard and my low back hurts", "I think I have a bad mattress"...sound familiar? Often, weak abdominal muscles are the root of the problem. Good news...you can do something about

The Joys of being Gluten and Dairy Free!

Okay, so that title is a bit of sarcasm. I have been gluten free for about three years now and dairy free for about one year and it has not been all that fun or full of joy. Going gluten and dairy free was a choice I made due to an auto-immune disease that I

Zumba!!! Its Hot! Hot! Hot!

Zumba is the Latin dance inspired fitness craze that is hot, hot, hot!! Zumba combines fitness and fun using almost every muscle in your body while you are shaking and shimmying.   Zumba incorporates a range of Latin dance styles (hip-hop too) such as salsa, merengue, cha-cha, cumbia, belly dancing and my favorite samba.  Zumba offers classes

Aqua Training

Aqua Training Ahhhh, summer is here.  My favorite time of year.  My kids are home with me all day.  I get to sleep in on off days, take naps, no more homework and the pool!!!   Next to running, its my favorite way to workout. After months and months of training for a marathon and experimenting new

Move it, move it!

Most of us spend a majority of our day sitting. We sit in the car, we sit at our desks, we sit in meetings, we sit at lunch, and arrive home wanting to relax (which means we’re still sitting) after an exhausting day. I'm going to be optimistic here and say that most of you