How to Use Gratitude to Get Fit… Faster!

Did you gain the covid-10? Or is it the covid-15 or -20? Who wants to exercise or eat right when we have all this other stress hanging over our heads, right?  Before the pandemic, I bet you working out and your food choices were pretty darn good, if you say so yourself, but in the last few months, all that has changed. Now, either the gym isn’t open or you don’t feel safe going back. …

Resolutions or Renewed Focus

I have been asked a couple of times but my New Year’s resolution is. I don’t think that I actually believe in New Year’s resolutions because what they imply. Expectations! I hate expectations and when you can lower them,  you can’t be let down. There is only what it is. I much prefer facing the sun and focusing on the things that I CAN do rather than berating myself for all the things that I …

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 …

10 Top Tips to Get Moving this Spring

Next, to New Year’s, I’d say that Spring is the next most popular time when people think about getting fit.  We start to think about being outdoors more and wearing shorts, tank tops, and bathing suits. To make your fitness regime more effective, I have Ten Tips covering what kind of goals to set, how to create an easy do-anywhere workout and how to fit it into your schedule. So many are looking to get …

Tips for Entrepreneurs

Being healthy and making healthy choices can help in so many ways beyond your physical appearance. If you are not paying attention to your eating habits and daily exercise you will have to deal with missed time from work due to frequent illness such as colds and flus, lack of energy or concentration, pain from joints and muscles like lower back pain, knee pain, neck pain, etc. and other more severe health concerns including high …

You Have Two Lists. Vent or Change

You Have Two Lists. It’s OK. Forgive Yourself. It’s Normal.   Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to CHANGE a habit or a routine or to CREATE a new habit or routine? How many times have you complained, whined, made jokes, or beat yourself up over something and wished it was different somehow?   Vent or Change Without realizing it, you have two lists going on right now. One is a vent …

Think prevention instead of medicine

Love Yourself and Think Prevention Instead of Medicine

Here’s a fact to ponder:  “8 in 10 cases of premature heart disease & stroke is preventable through healthy lifestyle behaviours.”  It’s true!  Many of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke are in YOUR control.  You probably know them all but let’s review:   Eat Well Make sure you get enough nutrient-dense foods.  It’s not that hard.  Be sure to include protein throughout the day, every day.  Stock your refrigerator and add vitamin …

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! …

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 …

“KISS”ing Meal Prep Frustration Away

Meal preparation can be intimidating, scary, overwhelming, frustrating – choose your adjective.  This topic is one that I cover often because it’s really easy to have a busy week or weekend and get completely off track.  I remember being flustered and lost when it came to meal prep. It should be easy enough but when you think of 7 days’ worth of meals and then blend a family into that, it’s not that easy! So …