Lasting Results

Every year when January comes, people think about changing something about their lives and it is usually related to weight loss.  As a personal trainer, it’s great for business, but I would also like to see changes to everyone’s lifestyles that make lasting results, year round so that the next year, you just keep doingContinue reading “Lasting Results”

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

Why eat boring? This is healthy and has lots of flavor! –          2 LBS of Ground Turkey Breast –          1 ½ Cup of Crumbled Feta Cheese –          15 OZ Package of Frozen Spinach –          1 ½ Cup of Oats –          4 Eggs –          1 ½ tsp Oregano –          1 tsp Thyme –          ½ tsp BasilContinue reading “Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers”

Deadlift vs. Squat

Many people don’t know the difference and some use these terms interchangeably. There is a big difference between these two powerful lifts. The squat is a more knee dominant movement, placing great demand on the quadriceps. The deadlift is a hip dominant movement, requiring strength and mobility of the posterior chain of your body andContinue reading “Deadlift vs. Squat”

Training John vs. Jane

The most common response when meeting a new female client is “I want to tone up, but I don’t want to get bulky.” For the most part, training has the same effect of both genders. Training can help you improve strength, build muscle, lose fat, gain speed, build bone and other connective tissues, improve brainContinue reading “Training John vs. Jane”

Mini Turkey Meat Loafs

Here’s a new take on some of Mom’s home cooking! These meat loafs are portioned out and leaner than using ground beef. They have a little kick too with all the spices! If you don’t like a little heat, you can change the recipe a little. –          2 lbs of ground turkey breast –          2Continue reading “Mini Turkey Meat Loafs”

Why Runners Should Strength Train

When I ask people about their workouts, I often hear “Oh I run to strengthen my legs”, and it makes me cringe. Nothing is wrong with running; you just are not maximizing your results if that is all you do. Here are the top 5 reasons why runners should do resistance training: Strength training willContinue reading “Why Runners Should Strength Train”

Control of Your Blood Sugar = Success

Watching your blood sugar and carbohydrate intake is not just for those who are diabetic or have metabolic syndrome. If you are trying to lose weight or body fat, you are not going to have success until you monitor what is in your diet. After you eat a meal, your body has a hormone calledContinue reading “Control of Your Blood Sugar = Success”

Running Shoes or Training Shoes?

Having trained hundreds of people in my career as a trainer, I have seen a lot of different shoes on my clients’ feet. The goofiest shoes I saw were by a certain company claiming to “help tone your calves and glutes” by simply walking in them. That statement was then retracted and the company hadContinue reading “Running Shoes or Training Shoes?”

The Effects of Sitting

Our bodies were not meant to be sitting for hours at a time. Having worked with many types of clients over the years, I have seen many people with postural changes due to sitting. When seated, the elbows are flexed, the hips are flexed and the knees are flexed. Having the muscles around a joint inContinue reading “The Effects of Sitting”