Blogs about Coaching/Lifestyle Coaching

Fitness Tip of the Week...Get Outside!

Spring time marks the time where energy comes back up to the surface and new growth surges. This is no more true than in Wisconsin where we will be come out of hibernation to soak up the first sunny day and everyone there after. It amazes me how good the first 40° day feels in Spring when it nearly shuts me down in the Fall.

Fitness Tip of the Week...Get Outside!

Spring time marks the time where energy comes back up to the surface and new growth surges. This is no more true than in Wisconsin where we will be come out of hibernation to soak up the first sunny day and everyone there after. It amazes me how good the first 40° day feels in Spring when it nearly shuts me down in the Fall.

Fitness Tip of the Week...Be Graceful.

What seems like a lifetime ago already, I served as a Montessori teacher for adolescents. In my Montessori orientation I heard the phrase repeatedly "Grace and courtesy". While this was not specifically a Montessori teaching, it was a philosophy adopted by Montessori educators because of the way it honored ones place in the larger community. Grace referred to a peace and respect towards yourself. Courtesy referred to that same peace and respect towards others. Since those days long past as a Montessori educator, I have returned to my original classroom...the gym.

The 2 most powerful phrases in fitness coaching

1) How's that working for you?2) Show me?

I Want You to Know How I Lost 80 Lbs...

It started my sophomore year of college. Somehow, I'd managed to avoid the Freshman 15, but I was not so lucky this particular year...

NEED HELP WITH YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS?

NEED HELP WITH YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS?

Trauma, Loss, and Grief: thoughts both practical and personal

In a couple of minutes I am leaving for Kripalu. For those who aren't familiar with it it is a yoga training center in the Berkshires. That is a pretty bare bones description for a place that offers some of the best training programs for teachers and students alike, as well as acres of natural beauty, wonderful yoga classes, fabulous food, and quiet spaces to sit and read or meditate.

Anyone Can Lose Weight!

Anyone Can Lose Weight! Yes Anyone!  The New Year's Resolutions are coming very soon and the number one resolution is to lose weight. In the title I said "Anyone Can Lose Weight" and this is very accurate. The real accomplishment isn't the weight loss, it's the behavioral change to maintain the weight loss and not bounce back. 

Mistakes that Keep Millions Overweight

Two-thirds of all American adults are overweight. More than 110 million Americans are on weight loss diets. The average person makes four or five attempts to lose weight each year!

For Stronger Living

This title is the tag line for Functional Fitness of DuPage. A company that made sense to start in 2007 when I recognized there was a need for more trainers who emphasize improving the aspects of your life through better health, better movement, and more passion.