Conference Blogs


The Importance of Eating the Right Types or Each Macro-Nutrient in Your Diet

It goes without saying that the best way to eat is to have 'meats, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.' Trust me, I've experimented with every fad diet there is, as well as the recommendations from the FDA, and ultimately my results went up exponentially when I subscribed to the above. However, there's an emphasis today on what quantity of each macronutrient one should ingest on a daily basis.

Don’t Believe The Muffin Top Myth!

So what's this Muffin Top Myth?  The belief that doing a magical ab exercise will shrink and flatten your waist, and will rid you of a muffin top. 

Go Small First

Trying to change all your bad habbits at once is never going to work! That's a big reason that diets don't work well (but that's a blog for another time.).  If you try and cut out all the pop, the sugar, the salt, the carbs and the alcohol all at the same time, there is NO way you succeed, and if you do, you are probably not staying sane very well.  So my advice is always pick ONE bad habbit at a time, start with a managable one right out of the gate.  Make your first change one that you know you can do.

The CrossCore® Lat Row Progression

The CrossCore® Lat Row Progression, or “Reverse 180”, begins as a single arm row, then progresses into a single arm row with hip rotation and then finally finishes as the “Reverse 180”. Both the CrossCore® Lat Row Progression and Chest Press Progression can be done with varying degrees of hip rotation by keeping the feet pointed straight ahead as you rotate the hips or pivot the feet to keep the spine more properly aligned. But no matter your foot placement preference, you gotta PULL THE PIN!

Germany beyond Rothenburg and Heidelberg

I was in Germany a little while ago and spent four days in an area that used to be East Germany. I am so fortunate as to have a friend there who loves the region and shows it off to visitors. So I was a tourist with an excellent guide and want to share some of the beauties and wonders I got to see. 

You Choose You Win

Mindless eating can lead to weight gain but there is no such thing as mindless weight loss. Losing weight is about making the right choices every single day, in all sorts of situations.

No Excuses

We can all find excuses for anything that we don’t want to do. When it comes to fitness, the excuses are endless – I don’t have time, I have to take the kids to their activities, I am too tired, I work too late…. the list goes on. This isn’t just women, men, you do the same thing working long hours, being coach of the football or baseball teams. We put our kids in sports to keep them active and healthy and in reality, we are getting them to exercise.

Balancing Exercise with Rest and Recovery

It is important to be in tune with our bodies, listening to what they are saying to us. When we are working out we need to focus on the muscles we are using so that we can grow their strength, shape and size. We also need to know the correct form of an exercise so that we don’t injure ourselves in the process. Just as important is knowing when to rest your body. I tell my clients that there are three prongs to a fitness regimen but actually there are four, they are strength training, aerobic conditioning, stretching/flexibility, and recovery.

Love Letter to Yourself

We regularly tell the people who are dear to us how much we love them, how beautiful they are, that we know that they can do anything they set their minds to, and how proud we are of them. As a mother of three daughters, when they were small I would write notes to put in their lunch boxes. They would be filled with words of encouragement and love. Though my daughters are all grown and there are no more lunch box notes to write I still find ways to communicate those same messages.