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Examine WHAT ingredients are in the food you eat and see if eating cleaner (whole) foods provides your body with the push you need to reach your goals.

Stop counting calories & start reading food labels.

That’s right I said it.  Stop. Counting. Calories.  Yes, you need to create a calorie deficit when trying to lose weight, but if you are struggling to lose weight and are stuck at a plateau, maybe stop counting and start r...

Life is a beautiful struggle

Motivation, Change, and Balance.

  Part of my job as a fitness professional is to inspire others to try, achieve, and grow.  Whether a measured fitness goal or a sustainable lifestyle change, I work to direct my clients toward the path to success.  I ad...

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6 Tips to Make Your Workday Work For You

  In the past 60 days, I have gone from being a full-time personal trainer to a full-time corporate wellness program manager. Not bad. I now get to help people get healthy on a larger scale and get to create and contribute...


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Improve Your Self-Esteem: Take a selfie

Love them or hate them, #SELFIES can be found plastered all over social media. And in a world dominated by social media that means selfies are everywhere. Naysayers tout such photos as vain, creating a digital history that elim...

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I hate my Fitbit.

I hate my Fitbit.  Truly.  This tiny activity tracking device is running my life.  And by ruining, I mean making my life more mindful and healthy. Say what? As a fitness professional, it is not too hard to motivate me to exe...

Community

Strength In Numbers: Make a Healthy Plan…and Share It!

It’s February 2014. How you feeling?!   Maybe you started the year off strong and set some goals. Maybe you didn’t.  Maybe that strong start is beginning to wane. Ask yourself: Have you fallen off track to achieving y...


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STAY ON THE PATH: Healthy Choices to Feel Better

I am afraid of the world today. Despite a full day of work in front of me, all I want to do is stay indoors, rock some baggy sweatpants, and eat comfort food.  Sound familiar?  It happens to us all.  Maybe it’s hormones, m...

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Don’t Wait for the New Year: Get Healthy Now!

  Halloween is over and holiday promotions are underway. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Hanukkah, etc., despite the fact that it is only early November. ‘Tis the time of year where we make merry and o...

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Sleep For Weight Loss: How Catching ZZZ’s Helps Trim Your Waistline

  I will make this short and sweet.  You’ve heard before how most Americans do not get adequate sleep. We work hard, we play hard, and we juggle our personal and professional life.  The end of the day arrives and the T...


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HARDCore: Simple Moves to Strengthen Your Midline.

I recently read that September is the second most-popular time of the year to set a fitness or weight loss goal.  (The first being January with New Year’s resolutions.)  Summer is winding down and bikini season may be d...