Health and Fitness
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A Foolproof Guide for Weight Loss

I met up with one of my gal-pals recently who typically eschews the notion of dieting and exercise, which is one of the many things I love about her. Much to my  chagrin, I discovered she’d gone rogue on me! We met at ou...

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Motivation to Work Out

Unless you’re an athlete or spend most days switching up your workout routine by engaging in new activities, you probably end up bored at the gym just like I do. When workout boredom kicks in, it’s easy to blow off ...

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How to be a Morning Exerciser

With longer days and warm summer nights, its hard to motivate to head to the gym after work when your coworkers are heading to happy hour, so try fitting in a morning workout. Other than earning your drinks by fitting in your m...


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Why I Stopped Working Out

I’ve been a certified personal trainer (currently with ACE, and previously with NASM and ACSM, which I chose not to maintain) since 1999. I got into fitness after I had major spinal fusion to try to correct my severe scol...

Sunny skies make it easy to bring your workout to the beach.

Play in the Sand: Make Your Own Outdoor Workout.

Summer in the Midwest seemed off to a slow start with gray skies and less-than-warm temperatures, but then heat finally arrived! Sunny weekends offer many opportunities to get outside, and lake or ocean front locales provide a ...

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Ditch the Rat Race and Go for a RIDE!

If you’re anything like me, you kind of hate the idea of racing. Why? Because someone wins and it’s usually not you! A group of women in Colorado had the same experience. After numerous bike races where these women ...


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Portion Control: It’s Not Just for Food

When you hear the words portion control, you no doubt thing about plates full of food, servings the size of a deck of cards or a tennis ball, and calorie counting. But what other places in your life are you exercising too littl...

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Can You Avoid Being Injured by Yoga?

When not taught or performed safely, yoga can cause all manner of joint and soft-tissue injury. I’ve seen it time and time again when students, usually new to yoga, come to me for joint rehabilitation because they have be...

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Nutrition Resoures for Healthy Kids (and Moms)

There are quite a few of you who are Career Girls who also have the title of “Mama.” Let me take a moment to applaud you.  I don’t know how you do it.  I’m constantly in awe of my clients juggling mega careers...


Push-Ups

Drop and Give Me Twenty! Why Pushups are Good for You.

When I start working with a new client, I notice a look of concern and fear when I first utter the word pushups.  Many times after I mention working on this skill, I hear, “I can’t do pushups.”  I share that this age-ol...