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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

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