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As a personal trainer I’m often asked what type of exercise is the best one to do for weight loss. The answer I give is often surprising, as well as somewhat frustrating, to those asking me this question. So, what is the best type of exercise? The type of exercise you will stick with. For a world that wants to be told exactly what to do in black or white, right or… Read More

When trying to lose weight, most people simply rely on the scale as a way to track progress. But, the scale is not a very effective way of tracking progress. Body composition (body fat vs lean body mass) is much more important that what the scale says. A reduction in body fat, not body weight, is what you should be focusing on… to track this there are several methods that will tell… Read More

We’ve all heard the expression “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” Well, my response to that is “It’s a good thing people aren’t dogs.” 😉 Making a change is hard. We all know this… but, why is this? Is it that the new behaviors we’d like to incorporate are that much more difficult than our current behaviors? No, it’s just that they are unfamiliar to us. We tell ourselves that… Read More

In the quest to lose weight have you ever been told “Just cut your Calories.”? Pretty simple, right? Eat less, exercise more… and the pounds should melt away. So, why is it that it is so much easier to gain fat than it is to lose it? Well, it’s because there are more factors than just Calories consumed vs. Calories burned that determine our body composition. First off, what is a Calorie?… Read More

I am often asked about protein powders. Which ones are the best? Do I need them? If so, when should I drink them? And how often? There are so many different types, and brands, on the market it can be overwhelming choosing the right one. I have no affiliation with a particular brand of protein powders or supplements, so I am not going to endorse any specific brands, but I will explain… Read More

I had a discussion with a client the other day about loving ourselves, right where we are, while also working towards our goals. My client had the mindset of “I’ll love myself when I lose the weight.” I must admit I’m guilty of this myself. Self-love is something I’ve struggled with my entire life. As a very young girl, and well into my 20’s, I honestly bordered on hatred of myself… hatred… Read More

I want to take a second and talk about women and strength training. I’m going to use myself as an example… Many women are scared to lift heavy when weight training, or are scared to lift weights at all, for fear of becoming “bulky” or “manly”. So, they spend the majority of their time doing cardio. If they do attempt strength training, it’s very light weight with high reps… yet they can’t… Read More