Conference Blogs

Fitness on YOUR Time!!

I'm trying to utilize many of the great fitness tools I am finding on line and bring a personalized service to my clients without the hassle of finding a time to meet with me regularly while making the tools and training financially affordable. The idea is to meet with me once a month in person. Then every week, I will send you personalized workouts and fitness challenges to complete. Each workout will be tailored to your specific needs. I will follow up with you each month or in between via messaging or phone to help with any issues.

Kicking Off New Programming and Raising Funds for Equipment

Well, the title of this post pretty much gives it away!  I'm starting some new programming and need to raise funding in order to purchase what would be necessary to succesfully run this program in it's entirety.  

How Good is your Elevator Pitch?

I recently attended a networking meeting and I realized that I need to tighten up my elevator pitch. I needed to dig deep and think about how to make me and my services sound clear, complete and concise. The key to any pitch is to explain who you are, what you do, and how you do it. Below is my elevator pitch: 

Eating out

On average, the typical Amercian eats out 4-5 times per week. These meals can add up in calories and unhealthy food choices. Typically, when a person eats out, he or she will eat more than what they could have had at home. Plus, when you eat out, you are not able to see how they are preparing or cooking your food. Therefore, it might be cooked in butter and coated with salt. My eat at home, but if your schedule doesn't allow that, then try to pick the healthiest and smallest plates on the menu. For example, ask for a grilled chicken breast cooked without butter and salt.

Over 40 and Frustrated

I have many clients who are over 40.. one of their concerns is that they "can't do what they used to do physically when they were younger" such as working out as intense as they once did, lift as heavy as they once did run as fast or as long as they once did.  Some of my clients were outstanding athletes  and now struggle to get it back.. The truth is, as we age, some of us may need to slow it down a little.  I will always believe in getting a daily workout in.. its so important, for you mind, body and soul.. its some of the best "therapy" out there!

This is why I LOVE my job!

Job satisfaction is defined as “positive attitude or emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one’s job or job experience (Landy, F. J., & Conte, J. M., 2009).” 


LET'S GET TOUGH ( Scroll down for training templates)

Burning the most amount of calories during exercise

Just going to the gym and getting on the treadmill will not necessarily help you to lose weight. It will help your general fitness and health, but to successfully lose weight, you need to work out at a heart rate level that is going to burn the most amount of calories and improve your anaerobic endurance. I do support working out within your heart rate zones with a heart rate monitor. Using the cardiovascular machine to estimate calories is not a good indicator. Many times, these computers only take in account averages based on your height and weight.

Augie Nieto ~

I attended the 2014 IDEA World Fitness Conference in August. One keynote speaker was a man named Augie Nieto, the founder of LifeFitness, the machines you find in many gyms. In 2005 Augie was diagnosed with ALS. Rebounding through despair, he founded ‘Augie’s Quest’ with the sole purpose of finding a cure for ALS. His inspirational words struck and stayed with me, “You can mourn what you can’t do or celebrate what you can… I choose to CELEBRATE!” 

Exercise more than the average American

It is estimated that more than 75% of the American adult population does not partake, on a daily basis, in 30 minutes of low-to-moderate physical activity. See, how easy it is to be above the curve. You can start improving your health and fitness by walking 20-30 minutes 3 times a week. Sometimes, people think that you have to go to the gym, do impossible exercises and go home sore to get into better health, but that's not true. If you change one small thing about yourself every week that involves eating better or exercising more, you can have success.