1. How do I stay motivated to reach my fitness goals?

    “Most people give up when they’re 90% of the way toward achieving a goal.” Today we have a great question from one of our readers…how do I stick with my New Year’s fitness goals? It’s about that time of year when those New Year’s Resolutions begin to wane and many people are slipping off the track to their goals for the year. Don’t let that happen to you! If you started a new fitne…Read More

  2. Should You Avoid a Specific Type of Food?

    I get this question often...what kind of food should I be avoiding? There are so many different fad diets out there telling you to eat this and don't eat that.  Even in the popular news media, you'll hear to eat a certain food one day and then very soon after you'll hear not to eat that same food because it's unhealthy.   Let's see, as far as diets go, there's low carb, high carb, low fat, high …Read More

  3. How do I stop eating at night?

    Today's question....how do I stop myself from feeling so hungry at night?  We've all been there.  You made it through the day and only ate foods that you perceived to be healthy.  You had dinner about an hour or so ago, but you're starting to feel that strong sense of hunger overtake you.  Your thoughts begin to race and you feel a sense of anxiety as you can't stop thinking about food.  What…Read More

  4. What does that nutrition label really mean?

    This is a great question from one of our readers...how do I read a nutrition label?  We all know nutrition labels are important and that we're supposed to read them, but reading them and understanding them are two totally different things.  And, a lot of what we think we understand, may not be as clear as we think. Food labels are regulated by the FDA and are a required element on most food pack…Read More

  5. Meet Me at the Barre!

    Are you looking for a way to tone your body and get ready for summer?! Or, are you a yoga or fitness enthusiast who’s looking to add strength training or training of the smaller stabilizer muscles into your routine? Then, barre is for you! You don’t have to be a ballerina (or ever even danced!) to enjoy a barre class. I can tell you that from experience because I never stepped foot in any danc…Read More

  6. Why am I not Losing Weight While Breastfeeding?

    Today’s question comes from a breastfeeding mama…why am I not losing weight while breastfeeding? This is a great question! Aside from the plethora of health benefits for baby, we’ve all heard that breastfeeding is great for weight loss. It’s suggested as a way to get your body back to “normal” quicker; but, for some moms, this isn’t even close to what happens. Many new moms struggle …Read More

  7. How do you retrain your belly after a c-section?

    Today’s question comes from a c-section mom:  How do I get my tummy muscles back after having a c-section over 4 years ago? C-sections are so commonplace now, that as a society, we almost forget that it's major abdominal surgery! While most often the stomach muscles aren’t actually cut during a c-section, they are pulled apart for entry into the uterus. Whenever a muscle is injured, it needs …Read More

  8. Should you wrap, bind, or splint your belly back together after pregnancy?

    Today's question comes from one of our readers who is currently 8 months pregnant:  Should you wrap, bind, or splint your belly back together after pregnancy? Wrapping the belly after childbirth is an ancient practice in some cultures.  In recent years, it's really taken off among new moms hoping to get their flat belly back after pregnancy.  But, is it really effective?  During the very early…Read More

  9. Yoga for Beginners: Tips for Getting Comfortable

    So you’ve recently thought about wanting to try Yoga. You see the beautiful bodies of yogis and fitness practitioners and long to have what they do, but there’s something holding you back from starting. For many beginners there is a fear of the unknown, and in this case that would be how to practice yoga. Well fear not, everyone was once a beginner in the practice of Yoga but only got better b…Read More

  10. How important is nutrition for losing the baby weight?

    As a postnatal fitness specialist, I'm asked this question often by my clients!  It usually comes sometime during our first or second session together.  There's a long pause, followed by:  "SO, is nutrition really all that important for my postnatal fitness program?"  I always answer with an emphatic, "Yes, it absolutely is!" And, this. couldn't. be. more. true.  Really!  The next question i…Read More