Tag: personal

Burpees Every Day!

Are burpees safe to do every day? Of course they are. Is using your body safe to do every day? I hope so. Burpees are essentially getting down to the floor (face down) and back up to standing. The variation is in what you do in between start and finish. You could do a pushup,…


Real Food Is King

Which is the best diet? Paleo? Low glycemic index foods? the Hollywood cookie diet? In my mind, without a doubt, real food comes in first and should seem like a no-brainer. But that’s because I do this for a living. I have read lots about food and nutrition. So I thought I would share some…


Running and Your Knees

I just thought you should know that there are some misconceptions about running and knees. I am going to share 2 of the big ones. 1. A lot of people, experts included think that it increases the chance of arthritis. It sounds like this is not entirely true and could actually be the opposite.  Runners…


Culturing Vegetables

Cooking and preparing food for you and your family is one of the easiest ways to get healthy foods in your life. It’s good for lots of reasons. You get to see what’s in your food Preparing the food burns calories and is linked to lower weight and longer life. It’s a way that everyone…


Nutrition Labels

Nutrition labels can be pretty misleading and downright confusing. If you read them, good for you. If you understand them you are ahead of the pack. I wanted to share this awesome article from Jenny Westerkamp. It’s important to check out because it outlines 7 different ways that nutrition labels are misleading and difficult to understand….


Exercise And Pain

Exercise and pain. Do they have to go hand in hand? Some think you can’t have improvement unless you workout so hard that you can’t get out of the car. I think “no pain, no gain” was a motivational cliche but can lead to a misrepresentation of what exercise is really all about. For a…


High Intensity Training

High intensity training gets a lot of press because it has great fat loss results and can be done in a short amount of time. However there are 2 reasons it’s not great for most of my personal training clients as well as the general population. It’s pretty difficult and uncomfortable to work at that high…


Yoga Mats & Buns?

What do yoga mats and buns have in common? It’s not an exercise question as you might think. It’s actually a food question. The answer: Azodicarbonamide. It’s used by companies to make yoga mats and shoe soles. Unlike their restaurants in UK and Australia, Subways in the US use it to make their sandwich bread….