Is Your Daughter Ready For High School Sports?

Do you have a young daughter who has been playing sports at the recreational level and is considering playing high school and possibly college sports? Is your daughter ready to meet the extreme physical and emotional demands of playing on a high school or college team? These are important questions to ask yourself as your …

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Warming Up and Cooling Down

Two of the most neglected aspects of fitness are warm-ups and cool-downs. Like stretching, properly warming up and cooling down greatly reduce the risk of chronic and acute injuries and improve sports performance itself. Historically, warming up meant a brief period of stretching before we bolted out the door for a run, and a cool …

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Healthy Back, Healthy Living

How to improve your posture, decrease chronic pain and lower your golf score! There’s an epidemic sweeping across America and it’s not the one you think. Yes, Americans are more sedentary than ever and, yes, this is leading to massive problems with obesity and the diseases related to obesity like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, …

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Fat Burning: Myths, Misconceptions and Making it Happen for Real

For years, uneducated consumers, fitness enthusiasts and even fitness professionals have misunderstood the mechanism of fat burning, or, using fat as a fuel for work, exercise and life. This is not surprising, as the physiology behind using fat as fuel for our bodies is a very complex process, one that necessitates a deep understanding of …

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Ten Nutrition Tips for Energy and Successful Weight Loss

A calorie is a measure of energy, the energy our body consumes through eating, or expends through activity. Whether we lose weight or gain weight is merely a factor of whether or not the energy we consume is greater or less than the energy we use through activity. We will “gain weight — fat, generally …

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The 10 Most Common Fitness Mistakes

Many of my personal training clients come to me with years of exercise experience, but, unfortunately, many of these clients have also gotten poor results or had chronic injuries that have set them back. Most of these problems are related to very common errors I see in the execution and planning of their exercise programs. …

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Beginning a Strength Training Program

Strength training is at the top of many “New Year’s Resolutions” and “to do” lists. However, if you do not have strength training experience and try to initiate a program on your own, you may end up with injuries, poor results, wasted time and a sense of failure. In order to make your resolutions a …

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Strength Training for Women

The importance of strength training for women should not be underestimated. Once a practice reserved solely for competitive athletes and bodybuilders, strength training has gained incredible popularity over the last decade. This is due to the significant research devoted to the study of the benefits of strength training. It is now realized to be an …

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Golf Conditioning – Preventing injury and improving your game

Sports performance conditioning is one of the fastest growing aspects of the exercise and fitness industry. Athletes from high school age to professionals are experiencing tremendous improvement in skills and a dramatic reduction in injury rate by training their bodies with exercises that mimic the movements that are specific to their individual sport. Clearly, soccer …

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