Not Everyone Works With a Personal Trainer for the Same Reasons

The reasons to seek help from a personal trainer are different for everyone. How I train people will depend on why they’re coming to me. Each person’s goals are different and the things that THEY need to work on to reach their goals is going to be different from the next person. Not everyone needs to lose weight. Sometimes people need to gain muscle and strength. Last week I told you the story of Hala. …

Putting ‘Personal’ in Personal Training

Everyone has a unique reason for reaching out to a personal trainer. And, in turn, I have a unique and personal approach with each one of my clients. We set customized and achievable goals.   I want to tell you about Hala. I met Hala last year. Her daughters were recently married and her son was attending university.  Her husband had recently had a health scare.   She told me she wanted to lose weight. In …

Tips to believe in

12 Days of Christmas Tips

On the 12th day of Christmas, Coach Lisa gave to me … 12 easy tips to stay healthy … For the singers out there, you probably got caught up in the Christmas carol.  Through Facebook, I have shared 12 tips over the past 12 days to help you stay healthy during the festive season. Let me recap them here … they are not just for Christmas – you can apply them any time of year! …

Are Hormones Keeping You Awake

In my last post, I talked about different ways of creating a sleep ritual and why getting enough sleep is important. There are times when doing simple things isn’t quite so simple and you still aren’t able to get the rest your body so desperately needs. In this post I’m going to dive into a few other things that could be preventing you from getting enough rest. We have hormones that go through our body …

Why is Sleep so Darn Important Anyway?

The other day I created a post on Facebook asking people to like the comment if they got 8 hours sleep per night or comment if they got anything else. I was not surprised to find out that more than half of the people that commented had less than 8 hours sleep in a night. Those that did have less than 8 hours sleep said that it is something that is ongoing. To me, that’s …

You set your limits. How high are they going to be?

I learned some fabulous things over my holidays and I want to share them with you. The Climb On the last day of my vacation, before I was going to fly home, I climbed a mountain. It was 2300 meters high and it was a ‘scramble’ for about 90% of it. If you’re not familiar with scramble climbing, it means to climb or move quickly using one’s hands and feet, as down a rough incline. …

Body Shaming – Are you sure you aren’t guilty of it?

Do you ever notice how things just kinda show up when you need to read them ( or see them, hear them, whatever)? Today is one of those days and this just happened to show up in my newsfeed: “Sometimes you gotta keep it real. When you grow up, you realize that being an adult means confronting truths that are often unpalatable. For instance: There is no Santa Claus, some people are just poopyheads, and …

Fatloss myths to reality

Seven Myths People Believe About Fat loss

With the vast amount of information and advertisements about weight loss, it’s difficult to understand fact from fiction when it comes to fat loss.  If you’re not seeing results with your wellness efforts, then you may be believing a myth and doing more harm than good.

Organize Your Life & Fitness

One of the most common things I hear people say about fitting in exercise and fitness plans into their daily lives is that they’re “too busy.” As a health and fitness coach,

Diets Don’t Work—Here’s Why

Diets are so common. We see them advertised online and in commercials, and overhear our friends and colleagues talking about the latest and greatest way they’ve found to lose weight.