Exercise your body and your mind will follow

When it comes to exercise, most of us focus on the physical benefits: more endurance, more strength or a leaner appearance.  These are worthwhile reasons, but it is the feelings we experience from regular exercise that keep us coming back. Consistently feeling empowered, self-confident and energized holds more weight. But even better, exercise has a […]

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Strategies for Overcoming Plateaus

The dreaded plateau: Anyone in the fitness game long enough will most likely encounter one. It typically goes like this: You’ve been consistently working out for several months, eating better, feeling great overall and becoming excited that your clothes are starting to fitting loose — everything is working! Then all of a sudden, the magic […]

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Plan today for good habits tomorrow

It’s no surprise that many of you are resolving to improve your health and maybe shed a few pounds this year. But if you want yearlong success and beyond, you need an action plan, because wanting it isn’t enough. There are many changes that need to be implemented regarding nutrition, exercise and mindset. Here is […]

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Four Common Fitness Misconceptions

Every time we hit this point in the year I feel a strong obligation to “keep it real” for you all. Some of you might be putting off workouts until January, while others might be getting a head start on “next year.” Regardless of where you are on your fitness journey, I thought now would […]

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Stay ahead of the holiday grind with Strength Complexes

  Life simply gets busier once November rolls around.  Kids are out of school more, Thanksgiving is around the corner, holiday shopping sneaks up on us, and all of it getting compounded with the normal day to day grind.  With the madness the holiday season can bring, our fitness routine is usually the first thing […]

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How to Align Yourself for Success

I’ve had the pleasure of being a personal trainer for over 14 years now.  I’ve seen all walks of life during that time. Despite everyone’s differences, when I ask people what their goals are the vast majority will answer the same things, to “lose weight” or “tone up” or “lose fat.”  Not surprising considering 70% […]

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What does it take to get results?

Over the past 14 years I’ve had the opportunity to train hundreds of individuals.  All with their own stories, histories, and expectations.  And during that time I’ve developed a pretty keen sense in reading people.  More times than not I know within the first five minutes of meeting someone if they are truly going to […]

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Post-Workout Nutrition is Critical for Quicker Recovery

When food and fitness are in the same sentence, most people instantly think of fat loss. Far less often do people think about the role of nutrition in workout recovery. But consider the things that happen to the body after a demanding workout: ▪ The body is in a “catabolic” state (that means the breakdown of […]

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Keep your Head Above Water

There may be times when you wonder why your energy levels are so low or why you’ve been feeling more fatigued than usual. Often it’s a result of simply not drinking enough water. Since the human body is about 70 percent water, it only makes sense that water intake is key for maintaining optimal energy […]

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