1. National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month!

    We all know fresh fruits and vegetables are huge nutrient contributors, taste delicious and are a part of clean eating diet. June celebrates these magical plants with National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month. Its goal is to increase our daily intake of fresh fruits and vegetables and there's no better time to do it than with the abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables on hand now and no bette…Read More

  2. Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss

    There are so many products and gimmicks out there that promise quick weight loss. It’s been a buzz word for more years than I can count! If you’re unhappy with the way you look, your first thought is “I need to lose weight”, but what if I told you that may not be the right answer. Today, I would like to explain to you the difference between weight loss and fat loss to help you gain a bette…Read More

  3. It’s All About Glute Strength

    Everybody wants to be the most powerful athlete on the field, no matter the sport. The most powerful baseball player hits the most home runs, the most powerful golfer has the longest drive, and the most powerful boxer has the best chance at delivering a knockout punch. Power is defined as force times the velocity of a movement. In simple terms, this means that the amount of force you put into some…Read More

  4. The Threat of Obesity in America

    We have heard about the threat of obesity across America being thrown around so much on the news that it’s become like white noise. I want to talk to you about the real implications of the rise of obesity in our country and whether or not America is ready to tackle the problem head-on. Did you know that obesity has tripled in prevalence over the past three decades? I want you to understand the d…Read More

  5. Accountability

    Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t about being independent. Having an accountability buddy, or buddies, is the best way to stay motivated on your healthy lifestyle voyage. One of the biggest reasons lifestyle changes don't stick is because we don't hold ourselves accountable. The realization of the work involved in changing your life can get overwhelming and instead of taking a step towards that g…Read More

  6. 5 Steps to Meal Prep!

    “What’s for dinner?”  This dreaded question has plagued the households of American families for centuries, leading to many arguments and even more phone calls to the local pizza delivery company. How much easier would it be to just open your refrigerator and find a week’s worth of healthy, delicious food that’s fully prepped and ready to be eaten? With meal preparation, the answer to th…Read More

  7. The Secret to Getting a Tight, Toned Physique

    In today’s blog post, I’m going to address one of the most widespread misconceptions when it comes to getting in shape…cardio. Cardio is extremely important because if we do it correctly, it strengthens our heart, increases circulation, and helps with our endurance, but the problem is, everywhere you look, someone is telling you that in order to lose weight and tone up, you need to do massiv…Read More

  8. Are You Really That Hungry?

    Restaurant portions in the U.S. are so large that others in the civilized world can’t even fathom how one person can eat a full meal by themselves. I was just talking with one of our clients last night who recently moved to the U.S. from Canada.  She was shocked by the size of sodas out at a restaurant, which are much larger than the ones that she is used to back home in Canada.  Take a look a…Read More

  9. Any Workout is Better than NO Workout at All!

    We all make excuses, but as an exercise physiologist with a decade of personal training experience, I consider myself an expert at making excuses for why I shouldn’t workout.   See, as a fitness expert, I can throw in some BS science or excuses as to why I can’t/shouldn’t lift weights or do cardio right now.   I’m lifting legs tomorrow so I can’t run today.   My blood sugar is…Read More

  10. 8 Habits of People Who Reach Their Fitness Goals

    1.) They set specific goals   “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”  --Tony Robbins   In order to reach your goals, you’ll first have to decide exactly what they are.  People who reach their fitness goals know where their finish line is.  Rather than simply saying they want to lose weight or build muscle, they put a tangible number behind i…Read More