Blogs about Group Exercise

Back to School - Keeping Phyiscal Activity in your Child's Day

School’s back in session & that means more sitting for a population that needs to move to be mentally & physically healthy! Have you been keeping your kids active this summer? If so, you may be concerned about how to keep that up now. Students need at least 60 minutes a day of movement. If your student is not in involved in a sport where are some ways to keep them active. Get them outside, turn the TV off , start the day off with a stretch. We are the only mammals that don't do that! Animals actively stretch automatically when they get up.

September Strategy Special

September Strategy Special. Been off schedule this summer? Busy with the kids? Vacation blow outs? Just off your normal routine? Let us help to re-build an effective strategy for your wellness goals. With personal training you can reach goals quickly, safety & enjoy your physical activity. We design programs that you can appreciate. Activity that is undesirable, is unsustainable.New training clients: sign up for 5 sessions & receive 1 FREE! (good until September 31) 

Beans, Beans, Beans... so good for you!

Another good bean recipe! I would just add a bit more beans or reduce the dressing amount a little. Enjoy!

Baltimore Fitness Heroes 2015

When I come into class and see people coming back and feeling and looking better. Even just the look on their face, you can see how much of a difference it makes to start exercising. That makes me want to jump for joy. I see it almost every day. 

Modifications: An Approach to Individualizing Them for Yoga and Fitness

When we think of modifications it is often from a specific point of view.... “I have something going on that makes my usual practice/workout painful or inaccessible, so how do I work around it”. When a trainer or instructor first learns how to teach or train they generally will learn about common conditions and how they effect the body, and specific ways to 'modify' to those conditions. This is all very helpful. 

Let me take a selfie

When it comes to marketing and exposure there's no doubt that social media outlets including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube are invaluable to fitness professionals. You can reach an incredibly large and diverse market, and communicate all kinds of information quickly and effectively. Obviously I utilize these resources through my occasional blogging and Facebook posting and my recent YouTube adventures. It has been suggested to me by multiple that I should open an Instagram account but I just can't bring myself to do it, and here's why. 


The title of this blog adequately describes what happened the first session of week 2. The participants are in this program to improve their fitness levels, body comps and lifestyle. All the while having individual goals in a group environment. Okay- So what the heck happened last night?!?!  A few words come to mind; loaded for bear and challenge me with a butt kickin!  The workout was absolutely owned by each and every one of them!!!

XTREME Session #1 is history

Although this was our first session these women were impressive. Following body comps and introductions the majoritiy participated in an Intro To Kettlebell Session. Doing so prepared them  for what's coming down the pipe.  The others rocked a water rower/kettlebell circuit.  Each group is assigned a trainer.  A portion of the training session is set for the group to discuss that days lession. FB groups allow us to break out with our coaching for some individual team coaching.  It hasn't happened yet but I suspect a bit of team competition is in our future.

XTREME Fitness Makeover - Balance Personal Trainings FIT LAB

Tomorrow we kick off a challenging six week program.  2 teams of 7 will work individually and as a group to rally up by improving their body comps and weight. The person who creates the most change will win a years membership to Balance Personal Training's FIT LAB.  Throughout our journey I'll be blogging our progress.  Let's all rally around all these hard working individuals!  

Four Steps to Finding Your Tribe

A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. - Seth Godin