Take A Chance

When I look back on my life, I see failure and success. Throughout my life, everything I touched turned to gold… for a short period, but then it fizzled out. Everything that I’ve ever put my mind to doing I’ve succeeded at, but the second I lost interest in it I failed. When I was…

5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

Let’s face it, we can’t know everything there is to no know about every thing. We go to mechanics to fix our cars, and we call electricians for electrical problems. Hiring professionals to help us is something we do on a regular basis, fitness is no different. But, hiring a personal trainer is a big…

There’s No Success Like Failure

The word “failure” has such a negative connotation. When we think of the word “failure” we think of the opposite of success, but they are not antonymous. Failure is the making of success; failure is crawling before we walk. I love failure; it’s in those moments that we find out what we’re made of. Anyone…

Why Diets are Scarier than Dating Taylor Swift

If you are dating Taylor Swift, it seems inevitable that you will be the subject of her newest hit once you split with her. What’s scarier than having your dirty laundry aired out on all the pop radio stations? Failing at the latest fad diet because “Dr. So and So” said it’s the fastest way…

Guns Don’t Kill People – Mediocrity Kills People

It’s Monday morning, Jim’s alarm goes off, and he hates the fact that he has to wake up. All the stresses of life hit him the second he wakes up; his debt, kids, spouse, and bills. It’s been a long time since he’s felt a sense of passion for anything; Everyday is the same routine…

What’s Your Why? Finding Your True Motivation to Getting Healthy

The beginning of every relationship I build with a new client starts with talking to them about their goals. When I ask, “what are your goals?” usually the answer has something to do with “lose X amount of lbs.,” “tone up,” or “I just want to look better than I do now.” Sound familiar? These…

Can I Have a Cheat Day?

“Today’s my cheat day!” We hear that all the time, but what does it mean? Is it something that you can or should do? A cheat day is meant to allow yourself to have some of the things you are not regularly eating like cookies, chips, hamburger, a beer or glass of wine. The idea…

How Much Do I Have to Exercise?

  I see “check-ins” on Facebook all the time followed by something like “Zumba, and kickboxing is finished, now it’s time for a run.” Some will look at that and say “that’s great” others will see that same post and think “if that’s what I have to do to lose weight I’m screwed.” The truth…

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Fat

Men and women typically store fat in different places. Men tend to store the majority of their fat in their stomach while women tend to store most of their fat in their hips and the back of their arms. Fat goes where there is already fat, as an adult you don’t make more fat cells, they…

Should I Do a Cleanse?

“Cleanses” and “detoxes” are popular ideas that show up on daytime tv talk shows and all over the internet. They promise to clean out nasty toxins from your body helping make you healthier and lose weight. A “cleanse” and a “detox” are essentially the same thing, you limit your food intake, avoiding certain foods and…

What’s the Best Diet for Weight Loss?

With a quick internet search, you’ll see that there are a myriad of diets, meal replacements, and wonder drugs on the market that all promise to be the best way to lose that stubborn fat. The truth is the best diet for you is the one that you are going to adhere to. Diets that…

Stop Making Excuses

“Knowing what you know now, if you could go back in time, how would your life be different?” This is a question that most adults have been asked. Usually, we sidestep the question with a cliché answer like “nothing because I wouldn’t be who I am today without going through what I went through.” Maybe…