1. What You Really Need to Do to Get Started with Fitness

    A lot of people believe they have to already be physically fit in order to workout. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.  Physical fitness looks different for everyone, but we do need to get moving (and more often).  In recent years, there's been a lot of hype about Crossfit, which has skewed the perception of what it means to be physically fit.  You don’t have to throw tires, complete …Read More

  2. How to Stock Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating

    Top 5 Tips to Stock Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating I have a rule in my house: I can eat two hershey kisses a day. If I eat more than two a day for more than two days, I have to throw away every single hershey kiss. So when I want a third one, I ask myself: “Is eating a bag of hershey kisses right now worth not having any more, ever?” Yes, it takes discipline, but the reward is a nice little s…Read More

  3. Strength Training Is The Secret to Changing Your Body

    The secret to changing your body composition is strength training. Many women shy away from lifting weights because they are afraid that they will bulk up and they’ve bought into the myth that cardio is the key to weight loss. The fact is, for most women, bulking up is virtually impossible. And though cardio is essential for good heart health, strength training delivers a whole lot more bang for…Read More

  4. 5 Healthy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

    5 Healthy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism I don’t want to get all scientific and put everyone to sleep here, so I’ll make this straight-forward and basic: your metabolism is the amount of calories your body burns doing nothing in a single day. We all inherit our baseline metabolism; it’s genetic. It also relates to our gender and our age, and as you know, we can’t change our age. Once we acc…Read More

  5. 5 Reasons You Need More Sleep

    5 Reasons You Need More Sleep Somehow, our society has got it all half-assed backwards when it comes to sleep. How often do you hear people bragging about pulling all-nighters, or saying things like, “I only need 5 hours of sleep a night,” or “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”? That is backwards. Your body needs sleep. There are so many benefits to sleep, but I’m just going to give you five …Read More

  6. Top 7 Secrets to Stay Motivated & Consistent with Exercise

    Top 7 Secrets to Stay Motivated & Consistent with Exercise No one will argue that to be your healthiest you absolutely have to nourish your body and make time to workout. But sometimes getting off the couch is painfully hard. Sometimes you need an attitude adjustment to get yourself going. Fact: if you change your mind you can change your life.   Try these 7 Ways to Stay Motivated & C…Read More

  7. Sitting is the New Smoking – Humans are meant to MOVE!

    Sitting is the New Smoking – Humans are Meant to MOVE! Yep, you read that right: research studies suggest that sitting for long periods of time without movement is as bad for our bodies as smoking! That might seem extreme, but consider this: human beings were meant to move. Our bodies are designed to run, jump, lift, squat, swim and do all kinds of movements that we just don’t do on a regular …Read More

  8. How to Get Motivated to Start Exercising

    How to Get Motivated to Workout Getting motivated to workout can be so difficult. And many of us use the lack of motivation as an excuse to not exercise. But here's the thing, you have to get started even when you aren't motivated to do it. Be honest now. How many times have you thought, “I REALLY need to get off this couch and get some exercise?” But you only have ten or twenty minutes so you…Read More

  9. The Top 3 Ways to Win at Working Out

    The Top 3 Ways to Win at Working Out Today I’m going to share the #1 way to make sure that you always win and always accomplish your goals, especially when it comes to health and fitness. Ready?  The surefire way to win at anything you do is to NOT QUIT.  Now, this is often easier said than done, but I can tell you that anyone in your life that enjoys success has gotten to that point because t…Read More

  10. How to Effectively Counteract Prolonged Hours of Sitting

    Over the past 12 years, I’ve easily taught 20k fitness classes and private training sessions. If there’s one common theme that most people need to focus on >>> it’s the hip flexors, whether that’s stretching, strengthening, or both. The hip flexors are the center of the body. Their primary job is to stabilize the pelvis and they absorb a lot of force when you walk, jump, or run. W…Read More