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

Food Prep: Your Waistline and Your Wallet Will Thank You!

There is nothing better than a calm afternoon or evening where you can leisurely shop for groceries and head home for your culinary adventures. Then, once you’ve created your masterpiece, you sit down at the table and calmly savor each delectable bite. While this may be an ideal way to prepare and enjoy your meals,

Tabata Style

I've been discussing Tabata training with a few clients but thought I'd try to reach a wider audience. And yes, I realize this might sound like I'm conducting a lecture class, but stick with me. First the history lesson. Tabata was founded by Izumi Tabata in Japan. He conducted research on two groups of athletes.

Don’t Fear Muscle!

Don’t Fear Muscle! Some of us think if we only do cardio we will lose weight when in actuality you need a combination of resistance training and cardio to achieve the weight loss you are seeking. I fall into this category at times. You must remember that the more muscle mass you have the more

No “Buts” About It! Keep your “Butt “Strong!

Our "butt", better known as our glutes are the largest and strongest muscle in our body.  They consist of the gluteus minimus, medius and maximus.  We need to keep them strong and healthy for our day to day activity.  We use them to sit, stand, bend , pick -up climb and walk. Having a strong

Veggie Recipes to love

I have had such an adventure navigating through changing how I think of food, especially when it comes to veggies vs. meat.  I have enjoyed trying new recipes.  I have always wanted to put more effort in trying new things, and experiementing with a Vegetarian based diet sure gave me the motivation. I have discovered so