1. How To Enjoy The Weekend Without Getting Off Track

    Do you want to enjoy your weekends but aren't sure how to do it without ruining your progress in the gym? You're not alone. This is more common than you think and with the right steps, we can help you do this. But first, the ground rules. Here at Compel Fitness, we're all about looking, feeling, and being healthy. But not at the expense of locking yourself in your room and not enjoying life. We're…Read More

  2. Should You Eat Organic?

    "You are what you eat!" How many times have you heard that one? Even though you don't turn into whatever your eating, what you put into your body determines what you get out of it. But this doesn't stop just when it comes to the types of food you're eating... it extends even further to where and how the food is made. Which is why I want to talk to you about organic foods today. For many, eating or…Read More

  3. 3 Health and Fitness Essentials

    When's the last time you took a shot getting into better shape or losing weight, and you came up short? If you're like most of our first-time clients here at Compel Fitness, it’s happened over and over again. In fact, you probably feel like you’ve been coming up short more frequently than you succeed. When it comes to health and fitness, this happens to most people, but I'm here to tell you it…Read More

  4. The Best Grocery List Ever!

    To lose weight, it's important to eat healthy… but what does that even mean? We always get questions about nutrition, diet, and what to buy at the grocery store. It only makes sense to have a list of foods that are well for you to eat, and then YOU get to pick which ones you like the taste on. Trust me; it's much better than eating something you hate because someone told you that you have to. Th…Read More

  5. Are Fat’s Good Or Bad: Solving The Fat Dilemma

    Fats get a bad rap, and sometimes it’s confusing to know whether you should be eating it. TV says No, while others experts say yes. So what are you supposed to believe? The truth is, there are no good foods or bad foods, but excess amounts of calories (including fats) can decrease your health and quality of life. When we get down to the bottom of it, a balanced diet of whole and unprocessed food…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Clean Eating Simplified

    Our bodies need fuel in the form of protein, carbohydrates and good fats in order to perform properly. Much like a vehicle, the cleaner the fuel, the better our performance. Balancing clean eating with important nutrients is an essential part of a training program. After all, you know what they say…you can’t out exercise a bad diet.  Clean eating is simply enjoying real food. When you surroun…Read More

  9. Reading Food Labels – Making the Complex, Simple

    A couple of years ago it became crystal clear to me. A concept that I had taken for granted for so many years as a trainer.  It was not until I sat down at my parents’ dinner table, with the intention to discuss nutritional habits and my mother (who has been a nurse for like 90 years) drops a bomb on me. “I have no idea what the labels that are on the back of foods mean.” WHAT! “You don…Read More

  10. Protein: How Much You Need and From Where

    Nutrition is polarizing. Nutrition is not black and white. Nutrition cannot and never should be the same for everyone. These statements are the reason we have so many diet books, nutritional questions and a population of people that have analysis paralysis on trying to eat "healthy." It’s important to know that not all proteins are created equal. Some contain more essential amino acids than oth…Read More