July 1st – Half Year Resolutions

June 28, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Did you know that July 1st is also called 2nd Half of the Year Day? I recently heard that, and I really appreciate what that implies. Doesn’t it seem overwhelming to set goals for a whole year? Maybe it will be less overwhelming for half a year… especially since it is now summer, i.e.,  warm..

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5 Ways to Form an Exercise Habit

June 15, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Are you having trouble sticking with exercising on a regular basis? Maybe you get into a routine for a week or two, but then it’s another three weeks until you get in more exercise. It’s a pretty common problem. Here’s some great ideas for how to get your healthy habit started and stick with it:..

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Benefits Of A Water Workout

June 8, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Who’s ready for summer?! Summer means bathing suits and pool or water time. Hopefully you have have access to a pool or water source, because it is a great way to get a challenging workout that is nice on your joints and can even help with flexibility through movement. Here are some amazing benefits of..

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The NEW Nutrition Label

June 1, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Hopefully, you make a point to look at the nutrition labels for the food you eat. Sometimes it is confusing to know what to focus on, ie., to know what is the most important part of the nutrition label. For this reason, there will be changes to the nutrition facts label that is required on..

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National Running Day

May 25, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

June 1st is National Running Day. “It’s 1 Day with 1 Goal: celebrate the power of the running community.” Whether you consider yourself “a runner” or not, everyone can feel the inspiration when going to a running event, a running race, etc. So I love that this day, National Running Day, is about the running community…

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Ground Turkey Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

May 18, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Yum! This recipe is delicious and all the ingredients are trainer approved Here’s the recipe, including the serving size and nutrition facts for the recipe at the end (so scroll all the way to the bottom): Ground Turkey Stuffed Tomatoes As always, contact me with any questions! Healthy, happy cooking!

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One Exercise To Burn More Calories In Less Time

May 11, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

I read this article and had to laugh because who doesn’t love BURPEES? Yes, one exercise you can do that helps burn a lot of calories are burpees, because it’s a full body strength exercise and it gets your heart rate elevated for some cardio too. If you have no idea what a burpee exercise..

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Your Heart Rate Monitor Questions Answered

May 4, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Since we have the May Cardio Challenge, a few people have asked me about heart rates and heart rate monitors. Here is some information that might help you determine if you should be using a heart rate monitor during your three 45 minute sessions of cardio each week A heart rate monitor (HRM) obviously monitors..

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May Cardio Challenge

April 20, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Let’s do a May Cardio Challenge! I’ve done this challenge the past few years with clients at my training studio. It’s a great motivation for getting summer ready! The Challenge: DO 45min to 1hr of sustained cardio 3 times per week. Qualifying cardio includes 45+ mins that gets your heart rate above 135bpm. Walking, hiking..

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Show Off Those Abs: Combine Cardio and Core Exercises!

April 13, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

We can do all the sit-ups and crunches we want, but what about that annoying layer of “extra” skin on top of our awesome abs?! You know what I’m talking about, you can feel the muscle underneath, but how do you burn off that top layer? That’s where cardio comes into play. Why not add..

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