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? …

Everything you want is on the other side of hard work.

We are living in a society of shortcuts, hacks and quick fixes. All I have to do is look at the ads that fill our newsfeeds and commercials on the television, to see that. It appears that everyone is looking for a shortcut in order to be able to have their goals met and it’s no wonder because all we’re seeing is highlight reels of others success. Everyone wants the quick and easy fix, that …

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Sleep! It’s Important!

SLEEP! It’s one of those things that most think isn’t important. You don’t need me to tell you how amazing a great night’s sleep is.  It can make or break your entire day. I don’t know about you, but I’ve certainly had mornings when my first thought was “I wonder if I can get a nap today?!” Sleep has INCREDIBLE health benefits so it shouldn’t be overlooked. The quality of your sleep has an immediate …

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 …

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 …

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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! …

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 …

The Journey of Personal Growth

In this world of email and social media, we’ve become accustomed to receiving things instantaneously, instead of having to wait. Sometimes, when we have to wait for something, it can make us anxious and impatient. As we head into the Christmas season and the start of a New Year, it’s natural to pause and consider what was – and what wasn’t – achieved over the past year, and how things can improve along our journey …