From High Intensity Interval Training to Yoga

I needed to complete a presentation as part of the YMCA’s yoga training certification and I thought I would share my notes and thoughts about the whole process. I thought hard about this project and what it meant. I was asked to come up with a topic. Most were choosing things like, ‘Yoga for Runners’ or ‘SUP Boards and Yoga’ but I am very new to yoga without any prior knowledge other than a healthy …

Easy Ways to Cut Back on Sugar

Do you ever find yourself craving sweet snacks? Like candy, cookies, donuts, or cake?  If you do, you’re not alone! I want to talk about sugar cravings, how they affect your brain, and ways you can start to wean yourself off of the sweet stuff! OK, so let’s talk about SUGAR!  Just to be clear, I’m talking about foods with ADDED sugar like sweet drinks, baked treats, prepared foods (like breakfast cereals), ice cream, and …

Thought Upgrade to v2.0

What’s that little voice in your head saying about you and your goals? Is it time for an update? Your thoughts will control your success and this post will help you install this really important Thought Upgrade v2.0.

The surprising effects of stress on your health…

Stress can be good and bad. If it is left unchecked, stress can be terrible for your health. It’s important to recognize signs that stress is overwhelming you, and know how to deal with it in a healthy way. “Pushing through stress” is rarely a good idea. There are simple alternatives for stress relief that this blog will go over.

Be Your Own BFF! You’re amazing!

Listen to your inner voice. Are you your own best friend or worst enemy?  Working in the gym I come in contact with a lot of people and most of the time, I can tell if someone is their own best friend or their worst enemy.  Have you ever thought about how we talk to ourselves, and how we can get in our own way when it comes to making changes and improving our lives? …

How to Prevent Pain from Sitting too Long…

Anyone who has ever spent a lot of time sitting at a desk – or hunched over their phone or iPad – knows the aches and pains of sitting for too long.  Here’s the thing, though. The dangers of sitting all day extend far beyond just shuffling around for the first few minutes after you stand up. If you don’t take a few precautions, it can have a long-term effect on your posture that even …

Core work shouldn’t make your neck hurt

Picture this: you’re lying on the mat, aiming to reach your goal for crunches, you’re pumping them out fairly quickly and you think your form is pretty good… But even though you’re protecting  your head/neck, you’re feeling the strain… Cues for the Perfect Crunch A common complaint I hear from clients is their neck hurts during ab work. Some cues that can help put the focus where it needs to be in a crunch so …

Keeping Food Fresh – Tips from the Experts

A while ago, I shared a post about how you can eat healthy on a budget. I shared things to look for while grocery shopping – and tips on buying healthy food on a budget. A lot of people ask me, as they did after reading that blog post, how they can make the foods last. Ever bought a food, get excited to enjoy it, only to see it go bad before you can use …

Happiness for Your Health!

“10% is related to our environment? That leaves a whopping 40% that is actually up to us and what we decide.”

That’s enough for me to decide my happiness. How about you?