Blogs about Weight Training

Get Active! Find your motivation to exercise

We’ve all been there. Too tired, too busy, we skip the workout we planned. We know exercise is beneficial: it reduces stress, helps prevent chronic health conditions, manages weight, and increases energy levels. When excuses are all too handy, motivation is hard to come by.

Longing for ‘Extreme’ TV Weight Loss? Lessons from Reality Television

By Wendy Grace, Trainer and Co-Owner, Mission Fitness CenterThere have been several seasons of the ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ TV shows, featuring celebrity trainer Chris Powell, and, sometimes, his wife, Heidi. One of my clients is a fan of the show, and she asked me what I thought. After talking to her, watching an episode, and doing some online research, I’d say there are things to learn from this well-intentioned program, but I also have some concerns.

How Much Protein? Calculate Your Daily Needs!

I’m writing about protein because I receive many e-mails asking about my diet; people wonder if I only eat protein, if I eat just fish, how much protein to include in the daily diet, etc.

WHY ALL WOMEN SHOULD LIFT!

By Wendy Grace, Personal Trainer and Co-owner, Mission Fitness Center in San Marino, CA

A good plan and hard work!

Kettlebell Fat Blaster!

A1 - Two handed swing  :30A2 - Goblet squat with overhead press :30A3 - Alternate cleans :30A4 - Alternate balistic rows :30A5 - Get up  ES :30   or TGU Alternate ES :30Rinse Repeat 

10 Reasons Protein Is Even More Important for Women

“Since I do plenty of cardio I don’t need to do any leg work...”

This is a common misconception in the gym.  And here are the reasons why… 

Strength training will get you stronger, leaner & healthier

Can you crawl through a window?

So today I found myself crawling through a tiny window. Yes, it’s true. CRAWLING THROUGH A TINY WINDOW. My friend locked her keys in the house and a locksmith would take more than an hour. So we said, “hey, we can do this”. Any woman in her 40’s can crawl through a window for Pete’s sake. Right? What could be so hard about that? Well, I’ll tell you. My friend is about 5’8” and I’m 5’, so by default I became the window ninja. She found a ladder and some tools in the open shed while I looked for an open window.