Getting Started

August 2013

Is it true that some exercises produce results faster than others? …

2013-08-12T22:58:10+00:00

Question is from "Top Personal Trainers Answers Your Questions"... Is it true that some exercises produce results faster than others? If so, which exercises provide the best and worst "returns on investment"? Great question! First you must ask yourself "what results you are looking for?" I always tell my clients "you are investing your money [...]

Is it true that some exercises produce results faster than others? … 2013-08-12T22:58:10+00:00

Regress to Progress: Scapular Stability & Hip Mobility

2013-08-08T12:00:26+00:00

  In this essay I want to cover two important joints that are heavily affected by a sedentary lifestyle, the shoulder blades (scapular) and hip joint.  Please note, it’s important to consult with a doctor if you are having recurring pain. It is best to have a thorough evaluation by a professional before proceeding with a fitness [...]

Regress to Progress: Scapular Stability & Hip Mobility 2013-08-08T12:00:26+00:00

Non-Traditional Dynamic Warm Up

2017-08-29T21:01:39+00:00

Non-traditional dynamic warm up is part of my Corrective Warm Ups series, multi-joint corrective exercises mixed with dynamic warm ups & reactive training. Corrective exercises target muscle imbalances while dynamic warm-ups warm up major muscle groups. This C.W.U is great for ankle mobility, knee stability, hip mobility, scapular stability, posture, balance, core stability to name [...]

Non-Traditional Dynamic Warm Up 2017-08-29T21:01:39+00:00

July 2013

Drop the Excuses to Drop the Pounds! Dispelling the “Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve”

2013-07-02T00:29:41+00:00

My article was written so you won’t be one of the thousands of post New Year Resolutionists who say “I should’ve gone to the gym on my day off “BUT”, I could’ve ordered a medium instead of the SUPER size “BUT”, I would’ve kept my weight loss resolutions “BUT”… If you are still reading this [...]

Drop the Excuses to Drop the Pounds! Dispelling the “Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve” 2013-07-02T00:29:41+00:00

The 2008 Top 10 Weight Loss Myths

2013-07-02T00:28:08+00:00

Consult with your doctor before starting a fitness or weight loss program.   Being a certified personal fitness trainer, I hear misinformation on how to lose weight on a daily basis. There are too many examples to list and a slew of new myths and products always appear each year around New Year’s Day.  Usually, they are [...]

The 2008 Top 10 Weight Loss Myths 2013-07-02T00:28:08+00:00

Fear, Success & Fitness: Strategies for self-defeating thoughts.

2013-07-02T00:24:49+00:00

Although our thoughts are processed in the brain, I believe our mind is in our heart. This is evident when an individual determination fuels them enough to crawl over the finish line of a marathon. This phenomenon can be witness when an individual, despite all odds, takes their first step towards living a healthier life. [...]

Fear, Success & Fitness: Strategies for self-defeating thoughts. 2013-07-02T00:24:49+00:00

Stretching the mind with the body

2013-07-02T00:20:00+00:00

One reason why clients choose to have personal trainers is to develop self efficacy.  Self-efficacy, the ability to perform or execute without the immediate guidance of a trainer. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misconceptions about why it is crucial to stretch or even know how to begin...  There is a synergy between proper breathing and [...]

Stretching the mind with the body 2013-07-02T00:20:00+00:00

Anatomy of a successful training program

2013-07-02T00:18:34+00:00

'Fail to plan then plan to fail'... Is very true when it comes to meeting and exceeding personal fitness goals. Whether it is bodyfat reduction, strength gains, increase in flexibility,rehabilating a injury or overall health. Without proper assessment of our total current physical conditioning we can overlook muscle imbalances and weaknesses that have been preventing us [...]

Anatomy of a successful training program 2013-07-02T00:18:34+00:00

Resurrecting your New Year’s resolution.

2013-07-02T00:14:14+00:00

We have all done this. The first of the year becomes the date that I will work out 3 times a day for 40 mins and completely adhere to a 900 calories per day diet. Think again, many times we set ourlselves up for disappointment. Fad diets depletes the body of nutrients and rarely have [...]

Resurrecting your New Year’s resolution. 2013-07-02T00:14:14+00:00