Triathlon Training part 2: "The Need for Speed"

Ok triathlon athletes (this blog is also for biathlons, marathon, and other races you compete in) at this point you should be well within your conditioning phase. Continue with your squats, lunges, single leg touchdowns and core training. It’s time to add some speed training.

Be Balanced!

It is 2015 and we are making our New Year's Resolutions.  You will see many advertisements suggesting you start with personal training, diets, group classes, etc.  All tools to help you acheive those resolution goals.  But I say the first resolution is visualizing the new YOU.  Think about what you want to achieve and find the tools that will bring you true results!

Food, Exercise, and Yoga: Part 2

Every once in a while in yoga class I will find myself saying “And there we are back to Aristotle.” When I say that it doesn't mean that I want to reference Aristotle's entire philosophical work, or even his entire ethics, but that I think yoga plays out his contention that the good is to be found in a balanced state between lack and excess. To give a really oversimplified example: self starvation is bad, and gluttony is bad, but healthy eating is good.

Set realistic goals

Now that New Years has passed, many of us our challenging ourselves with new goals or resolutions for this year. As far as fitness in 2015, I am looking to prepare myself for another Ironman. At this time, I can't set a definite date because I am still working on improving my shoulder strength and I am getting married this summer. However, I will be training throughout the year to make sure I am ready to compete when the time is right. Currently, I am running and biking indoors, doing upper and lower body workouts and eating very nutritionally to help keep my body ready to go.

What is this blogging business all about?

Ideafit would like me to start a blog and while I am not sure anyone really cares to sit and read my musings I am happy to oblige!   Please tell me what you would like to see in a fitness blog to help me to give you the best possible experience. 

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a safe, fun, relaxing, fulfilling holiday season! While I firmly believe that short-lived New Years resolutions are not good for us-I like to tell people to form "habits, not resolutions"- I do respect that MANY people take the first step by making a resolution. After all, most journeys are one day, one step at a time. And making the decision to change is definitely the first step! So I applaud ALL of you who have made health/fitness/wellness related resolutions!! Good for you!!

2014 in Review: What I Learned, Part 1

2014 was a really weird year for me.  I would put most of the blame on transition.  Yeah, I believe “transition” is the word that can sum up just about everything that happened to me in 2014. Where do I start…

Beach Body's 21 Day Fix & Shakeology

     From a very early point in my career, I learned to be careful when discussing nutrition. There are fine lines that should not be crossed or it can get you into a heap of trouble.  This has always been a battle for fitness instructors and personal trainers because nutrition is a large part of the bigger picture in regards to what we do.

Happy New Year! Have you set SMART goals for yourself?

Happy New Year!  It's time to reflect on the past year, and think ahead to our goals and aspirations for a wonderful new year.  Want to be successful in achieving your goals?  Whether you want to lose weight, add muscle and definition, run that race, or eat healthier--you need to have goals and a plan. You need SMART goals.  SMART goal setting is an effective method to help you define and achieve your goals step by step.

The Best Calorie Burning Workout for After You’ve Overindulged

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With sleigh-bells jingle-ing and ring ting tingle-ing too, the Holiday Season is in full swing!
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