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Exercise FAQs

With so many of you embarking on a new exercise journey, today I want to answer some frequently asked questions on how to exercise properly so you can make this year your healthiest year ever! Q:  How Long Do I Need To Exercise For?Depending on whether you're performing full body or training specific muscle groups, a strength training routine should take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete.  Add another 10 - 60 minutes if your including cardiovascular (aerobic) activity. 

MY BODY IS A MACHINE

If you started the year out with plans to diet, I urge you to rethink it.  I’ve been there.  I’ve gone on diets, I’ve done cleanses of sorts, I’ve trained for and run four marathons, I’ve taken supplements marketed to enhance fat loss, diuretics to remove ‘water weight’…I barely managed to stay within the weight standards my entire military career!   I was absolutely convinced the standards were unfair to women and to short people.  My point is that I wanted to change the way I looked by changing the mirror rather tha

One Week In

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My New Years Resolution: No More Excuses

During the start of the New Year, a majority of people make resolutions about losing weight, eating better, and living a healthy lifestyle.  Yet, still filled with good intentions, the month of January has come and gone, and you still haven't starting moving.

Have you Ever Lied to your Coach or Personal Trainer? This Could Be the Surprising Reason Why

 After writing this post on why men lie, it occurred to me that lying to coaches and trainers is probably a significant issue, so here we go!

It begins here and now

The late season 2016  'holidays' - all three of them (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years) are a part of the past. While they were only three days in themselves, there were weeks of holiday living.

Jack Lalanne’s Key to Being Unstoppable and a Bizarre Discovery about Human Nature

In an interview, I had the very fortunate opportunity to ask Jack Lalanne the questions I had been dying to ask him for 25 years. He was 93 at the time, two years before his passing. What’s your secret? How have you stayed so healthy and committed for so long? What makes the difference between a Jack Lalanne and an average person? 

Genes May Dictate Your Love-or Hate-of Exercise

Whether you get pumped up for gym time or you'd rather crawl back into bed if someone mentions exercise, your genes might be to blame, a new study suggests. Most people receive a mental reward from working out in the form of increased levels of dopamine—a brain chemical associated with feelings of motivation, pleasure and well-being. 

Add A Little Wellness To Your Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time to be with the ones you love--from spending time with family and enjoying elaborate meals to celebrating traditions and anticipating a new year.  

Journey into Personal Training

Many people seem to feel that the fitness industry is pretty easy to get into, you make a lot of money, train celebrities, open a business, and just have fun doing it all. The reality of it can be a rude awakening. There are a lot of things you will need to prepare for and the more informed you are, the better off you will be.