Blogs about Functional Training

For Stronger Living

This title is the tag line for Functional Fitness of DuPage. I 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. 


As we get older we may come to realize that we don’t bounce back or recover as quickly from an injury, or that the ‘spring in our step’ is not there any longer. Regular exercise definitely has a lot to do with how fast we recover, how vital we feel, and how we perform all those daily tasks and recreational activities. Just like financial planning for retirement, planning for a strong healthy body that can pull us through old age, living independent with a high quality of life also takes planning. And we need to be SMART about it.

Staying independent as we age exercise prescription

Dr. Wayne Westcott Ph.D. states that it is important to realize that muscles are the engines of our bodie . He explains that our muscles are where combustion occurs, where energy is released, where power is produced, and where movement originates.Muscles have long been recognized as key factors in physical performance and athletic achievement, however strength training has a much greater application by having a major influence on both our physical and mental health.

No reminder needed...

There is definitely no reminder needed that summer is here in full force!  Heat and humidity here in South Florida.  It reminds me of the USMC saying that "No one ever drowned in sweat!".  I am extremely happy that tech gear was developed for workouts.  It beat the heck out of the all cotton tee's that I trained in as a kid. You've heard it before, but just a reminder to hydrate properly before heading out.

The Buzz About Functional Fitness



I recently read a fantastic book: “BALANCE In Search of the Lost Sense” by Scott McCredie which reinforces my believe that our body is an amazing machine, a super computer that is capable for making adaptations to the challenges we place upon it even at advanced age(90+ years)!

Pilates for a Happy Back and a Rockin' Core

It’s a tough world out there: sitting through long commute and work hours, standing and walking on hard surfaces. Faced with these daily work/life balance challenges, it’s not surprising that at least 80% of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lives.


I have the best, most passionate clients ever! They all come into my studio and kick butt, working toward their goals but never forgetting that it is the "Journey " that is of most importance!

Keep moving folks!

Nothing happens until something moves!---Albert Einstein

Sophia reaches past the stars!

Sofia was inducted into the "National Honor Society " on Tuesday with a GPA of 3.8! She is not only smart but she is also one of the "good guys"! She is a very caring and beautiful persons I know! She is also a wonderful client and always gives it her all! Congratulations Sofia! #Thetrainer #insideoutfitness #kidsfunctionalfitnessprogram #personaltrainer #functionaltraining