Your Training Plan for Your Feet

Have you ever thought about the importance of our feet when it comes to how our body functions or lack of function? Our feet, and more specifically, the strength and flexibility we have in our feet, are directly related to how the rest of the body will function. Now that I’ve put the thought in your mind are you asking yourself, are your feet causing your pain? Our feet are our foundation. They are our …

Exercise Lingo – What Does THAT Mean?

This time of year brings new people to the gym – or sees more people interested in starting an exercise routine. If you’re like most people nowadays the first place that you go to for inspiration is online. That could be Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram. You may see or hear words or short-forms for the workouts and may not understand what they mean. So, this blog is going to outline some of the ‘exercise lingo’ …

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 …

vertical water training

A New Way to Train in Water

Vertical Water Training… Have you ever heard of it? Got an idea what it could be? I had some ideas but I was in for something new to pique my interest and a new way to challenge my body while adding some variety to the everyday same ol’. If you were like me, I knew training in the water was good for your joints and people who suffer with arthritis but, honestly, I knew little …

The Ultimate Guide to Dropping Those Last Stubborn Pounds

… Without going the gym or needing any fancy equipment! I wish I had a magic wand to wave over all of my clients who want to lose those stubborn pounds. It would be like … poof, they’re gone and your jeans fit more comfortably!  Wouldn’t that be awesome! Since that magic wand doesn’t really exist, we need to find other magical ways to address the issue. So let’s keep it simple!  I have a …

A Simple Start Process to Get Moving

Stop scouring the internet looking for the perfect workout that will get your heart rate up, strengthen your body and get you losing those pesky pounds that are lingering in those places we really don’t want to mention. You have enough knowledge to get you started. Yes, you read that right. You can start right where you are today. Create Your Own Home Workouts! Not sure where to begin to build your own workout routine?  You …

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! …

Workout Tooklit

Ready, Set … Action

Want to get moving and do it safely? Here’s a workout toolkit of information to get started. Our bodies are made for moving and if we don’t do that on a regular basis, we are setting ourselves up for mobility issues. Are you as active as you were when you were a kid or as a young adult? Unless your job is physical most people aren’t as active as they used to be and being …

Stretch & Grow

Stretching is one of those things that you know you should do you just rarely ever do it. Stretching increases our flexibility which increases our range of motion and reduces our risk of injury. Why is stretching so important? Keeping a joint in the same position causes the muscles and ligaments to stiffen, and with lack of movement, your muscles will shorten and become tight. This can be avoided with good flexibility to the muscles …

Be Kind to Yourself – Illness & Exercise

And so it starts – a little tickle in your nose, the need for a tissue, and you know what comes next!  What should you be doing when life throws you a sniffle or more? Our system (aka body) is compromised by a foreign attack. Our immune system is going into overtime to protect it. When that happens, our bodies need MORE energy (calories) to fight off the invasion. Now, that doesn’t mean you can …

Recovery After Exercise: Rest & Play

Recovery is an important aspect of any workout, and it’s also something to consider in general each day. The demands of the activities and demands of our day-to-day lives are all things we need to make sure we recover from—and it’s not just our bodies that need to recover, our minds need to recover, too.