Blogs about Strength Training

How to Change Your Workout Without Changing The Exercises

Changing up your workout occasionally is great for keeping things fresh and preventing you from hitting a plateau. However, some of us have limited equipment or a limited knowledge of different exercises. Here is a list of ways you can change it up without having to figure out a new routine. 

What every trainer should know: Progressive Overload

This post may sound basic, but it is essential to know!          _____________________________________________________________________________

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. 

Keep Swinging for the Fence

Keep Swinging for the Fence I hope you all have been keeping fit throughout 2016. Now, if you are one of those people who wished they did more, for a myriad of reasons, you have tomorrow to start again! Fortunately, there are a number of online tools, apps, and posts that can help you sort it all out. My favorite is working with certified coaches, or certified personal trainers (CPT). Additionally, for me as a CPT, I have been in the company of first rate pros. That usually leads directly to their Facebook (FB), App, or blog site.

Embrace the Cold-Working out in Below freezing Temps!

Embrace the Cold - How to get in a workout in below freezing temps!   

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. 

The Science Behind Sweating AFTER You Exercise in Menopause

My client asked me the other day:"I am running on the treadmill and I am sweating a little. You know that I am not a runner, but I am pushing pretty hard for my fitness level. I don't drink much water because I don't feel thirsty. But then about 20 minutes after my workout I start sweating like crazy! This can't be a hot flash right? What’s going on?"

The Gift of Health - 5 top gifts

Here are 5 top gifts of health for 2016. Make someones life better. Give the gift of health.Merry Christmas!1) personal training/health coaching sessions2) massage/spa package3) gym or class membership 3) Fitbit4) juicer5) vacation getaway 

Own Your Menopause. Stop Making Excuses.

 I just saw a website selling a T-shirt with the following slogan on it: “Don’t blame me - blame the Menopause”. Funny right?

Bring Your #AGAMEStrength! Official Contest Rules

Enter the Bring Your #AGAMEStrength Hashtag Referral Contest