5 Things You Can Do Today To Improve Your Health

In a previous post, I spoke at length about banishing the All or Nothing Mindset. Today I want to explore this way of thinking a bit further, with more specifics. As I said previously, the All or Nothing Mindset often prevents us from getting started on a fitness program. This is especially true when weight loss is a primary goal.

Does Fitness Technology Equal Fitness Sucess?

Heart Rate Monitor

I get asked all the time about what I think of high tech gadgets, exercise monitors, phone apps and more. While I think that all of these tools can create support and accountability for users, I always still wonder, does this translate into improved success? I’m not so sure they do. Some of the fittest people I know use no fitness tracking at all, while some of the least fit people I know use every tech gadget available.

The 10 Things YOU MUST KNOW Before Hiring a Personal Trainer

Personal Training has become the fastest growing aspect of the fitness industry. Much of this is due to the hectic nature of our lives today. We have little time to ourselves, and we need convenience, efficiency and safety in our workouts. Personal Trainers are the ideal professional to help create and monitor exercise programs, but …

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What Your Daughter and Malia Obama Have in Common

Mmm. Intriguing title isn’t it? Can you think of one thing both young ladies may have in common? Of course your daughter and Malia are great kids, getting older, becoming teens, playing sports. But, aside from this, can you guess? No? Well, suprisingly, it is a high risk for knee injury during sports. Last week, …

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Complete Abdominal Training- It’s not about crunches!

When most fitness enthusiasts think of training the abdominal muscles- part of the “core”, they automatically think about crunches, the old standby. However, exercise physiologists and most knowledgeable personal trainers know that crunches are NOT the best, nor safest way, to train the abdominals. First and foremost- a reminder- abdominal exercises DO NOT burn the …

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Training For Balance- Getting Through Winter Safely

Winter is upon us, and this has been a particularly wicked winter for ice and snow. Perhaps you have already had some falls or slips, or near misses, if you are lucky? While this seems like a hazard of the season, it is not a foregone conclusion. With some consistency and dedication, you could improve …

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