How true is this? There is always going to be something "unplanned" thrown into our PLANS! It's called life! The important thing is to not let these challenges throw you off course.
You have a plan to wake up early so you can exercise and make yourself a veggie omelet before you go to work. That's the plan. But your power went out and your alarm didn't go off! What are you going to do? Are you going to let a little slip ruin your whole day or are you going to take a walk at lunch and con...
How important is it to exercise with proper form? It is EXTREMELY important! Exercising with bad form can not only be painful, but can cause some serious damage to the joints and surrounding muscles if you’re not careful. Exercising with bad form can and will decrease the effectiveness of your workout, because you're not fully engaging the muscles.
Exercising should NEVER hurt. Burn? Yes. Hurt? No!
Take a look at the difference between an incorrect squat an...
“Once the month of March rolls around, the first signs of New Year’s resolutions fall away for over 25% of new exercisers. That is often because people fail to form SMART goals: goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound.” I just read this quote in my Mar/Apr issue of American Fitness magazine.
This quote triggered a memory of a blurb I posted on Facebook back on January 8:
I had to circle the parking lot 2 times to find a spot at the gym tonight. Happy N...
What you are about to read is my very scientific, self-study on exercise pre- and post- pregnancy. Not really.
Disclaimer: ALWAYS consult your doctor before starting any fitness program, especially if you are pregnant.
Make sure your OB knows what exercises you are doing. Generally speaking, the rule of thumb is that you can continue doing any exercises that you were already doing pre-pregnancy, with the obvious exception to avoid contact sports and such. No dodgeball or ski j...
In the years that I have been teaching and especially in the last several months that I’ve been personally training clients, I hear “I’m sorry” a lot.
“I’m sorry you have to see my fat belly, big legs, rolls, etc.”
“I’m sorry. My stretchmarks are REALLY bad after my pregnancy. I hope they don’t gross you out.”
“I’m sorry I am so weak and wimpy.”
“I’m sorry I don’t have much energy.”
“I’m sorry. I can’t do any more repetitions.”
See where I’m going with this? Do you hear yourself? I wi...