Blogs about Fitness Education

Pilates as a Metaphor for Life

Pilates is a method of exercise that is synonymous with core strengthening, but is that all that is really involved?  Joseph Pilates originally intended for his method to become a way of life.  Let’s take a look at what makes a Pilates session different from most other forms of exercise and how this can carry over into our daily life.Breathing

How To Engage Your Core

PROTECTING THE LOWER BACKYou have probably heard the term “engage your core” as it pertains to performing a specific exercise or movement. But what does that really mean?

Looking For A Delicious, But Healthy Snack for Football Games and Other Events?

 Looking for a delicious, but healthy snack for football games or other events?Try this delicious, easy-to-make ranch dressing/dip with no fat! Delicious, Healthy Ranch Dressing1 cup plain, no-fat Greek yogurt 1 packet of dry ranch dressing mix 1/2 cup skim milk 

How Much Weight Should I Lift?

How Much Weight Should I Lift? It’s a perfectly good question, but the answer is going to vary.

5 Exercise Tips When Recovering From Breast Surgery

Facing the Mental Challenge

I see a lot of people throughout my day. Some I see for weight loss and some I see for strength. No matter the client I see, most have had a mental barrier at some point. One the most important things I've learned as a trainer is letting go of clients for much more needed help. I don't mean "let go" in the sense that they aren't doing what I say so I'm going to fire them. I mean in the sense that I know I can no longer help them.

When Your Client Gets Hurt: How Personal Trainers Can Help

(1 of 5) - the winner of the #1 spot on our list is the little, unavoidable, laughable...

...forever reigning champ, stress. Coming at you from actual and percieved life events, stress is the theif in the night when it comes to your health.  A little stress...unchecked can cause a heart attack. Unavoidable...if you've ever worried, eaten food, exercised, or breathed anything less than country fresh air or a filtered sea breeze, your body has had to deal with elevated levels of stress. 

Free Yourself From The Shackles of Procrastination To Stop Dragging Your Feet

Humpty Dumpty Had A Great Fall!

Humpty Dumpty Had A Great Fall! So, I'll bet you're wondering what I'm talking about, right? Now that I have your attention, let's talk about goals; and, our ability to successfully achieve them. How do we go about doing so? Well, honestly speaking, if I am not very specific when establishing a goal, I risk becoming a jack of all trades, and master of none! Now, I know there are many multi taskers out there who can easily juggle many tasks at once, but, unfortunately, I have yet to acquire this skill. Frankly speaking, I admire and applaud these folks.