Strength Workout Template

Have you ever wanted to dive into the brain of a personal trainer?  How do they design their workout programs for their clients?  Why is a particular exercise included in the workout? I’m going to let you in on my thinking.  There is a method to the madness!  Here is a sample strength workout template. ... Read More
 

Master the Basics First

Have you seen the Pixar movie, “Up?” If you have, you probably remember the cute scene with Doug, the talking dog, who gets distracted by a squirrel. Like Doug, it’s so easy to get sidetracked by a shiny new object dangling nearby.  There are thousands of fitness products and diets to help you achieve your ... Read More
 

Stop Doing These Exercises

“Stop exercising.” That’s something you would never expect a personal trainer to say, right? But in some cases, this has been my advice to my clients. I would never tell my clients to stop exercising all together because there is an appropriate exercise option out there for everyone.  But the challenge is to make the ... Read More
 

Small Ways I’ve Gotten In Shape

  It’s resolution season and the top resolutions I usually hear are to lose weight and get in shape.   I like to challenge my clients by asking, “What does getting in shape mean to you?”  How do you define being in shape?   That can be a tough question.  To help generate some ideas, ... Read More
 

Stretches That Are Making Your Posture Worse

I’m sharing a mistake I made because I’ve recently realized this mistake and am now correcting it. I used to have all my clients roll their upper back with a tennis ball.  It feels really good.  BUT: Stretching and rolling, whether with a tennis ball or foam roller, have the same purpose — to release ... Read More
 

8 Steps to Improving Core Function After Baby

You’re ready to start exercising again after baby, but wondering where to start.  If you’re like most women, you’ll start walking with the baby in the stroller or exercise while wearing baby. I think we all gravitate towards cardio in an effort to burn fat.  Walking is excellent, but there is so much more you ... Read More
 

Rethinking Inner Thigh Strength

Once upon a time, I made a little video making the case for not strengthening your inner thighs. I recently watched it again and my advice is still on point.  However, I’ve been working with a client recently who has me rethinking inner thigh strength. If you want to watch the video for background information, ... Read More
 

Key Takeaways from Neurokinetic Therapy

Growth is outside of your comfort zone. I’ve heard the above phrase a number of times and it accurately described my feelings as I traveled to New York City for a Neurokinetic Therapy workshop. It was my first time taking a train and navigating around a huge city by myself.  But, it was worth it! ... Read More
 

The Relationship Between C-Section Scars and Ab Function

  They say C-section recovery is the hardest. It’s major surgery after all.  And the scar that you’re left with doesn’t help matters when it comes to well-functioning abs. Read on to discover how your cesarian scar can really disrupt the function of your core. Muscle Tissue vs. Scar Tissue Normal muscle fibers run in ... Read More