All to often we get wrapped up in the babble and forced ideals of social media, movies, magazines, and music. It encourages us to squish ourselves into the perfect cookie cutter mold. What we forget is that we aren't meant to be all alike, we were created to be different. Each person is like a … Continue reading Love You For You
Fad Diet: a diet that promises quick weight loss with minimal effort or no exercise. Types of Fad Diets: Low Carb/ High Fat Diets High Protein Diets Liquid Diets And that’s just to name a few. These types of diets are DESIGNED TO FAIL. You heard me, these diets are designed to fail you. Why? … Continue reading Why Fad Diets are Designed to Fail.
So, as some of you may know, I am getting married next spring. Now as a bride, I always get the question, "so have you bought the dress yet?" Yes I have, and let me tell you even Personal Trainers fall for the gorgeous model in the picture wearing that wedding you dress you dreamed … Continue reading The Ever Dreaded Wedding Dress Fitting!
At the end of September I attended a fitness conference and one of the presenters spoke on breathing and more importantly the importance of how you breath. I know it seems like a totally redundant topic to talk on the importance of breathing, I mean it’s something we do everyday all day. It’s a necessity … Continue reading How Well Do You Breath?
This is a quick post, and forgive the lack of editing it may have. But this was just a situation myself and my mentor had to deal with this last week and it struck a cord with us. You only get one body. That one you are sitting in reading this. That is your one … Continue reading The Three Legged Stool
As personal trainers, we often help to provide nutritional guidance to our clients. We help them make informed decisions about their food choices which directly affects their overall health. At times, it can be a challenge as many clients are looking that quick fix, the “minimal effort, maximum outcome” plan. We’ve said it before and … Continue reading Fuel Up or Breakdown
Fitness is usually full of misconceived ideas. To help pull apart some of those misgivings here are some definitions: Health: a state of complete well-being, and not just the absence of disease or infirmity. Physical Activity: Bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles; requires expenditure of energy and produces progressive health benefits. Physical Fitness: the ability … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Be Fit?
I had a client ask me this week, “What happens when I turn 70?” They wanted to know what happened to their training routine once they hit the milestone and what happened to their body. In short, to answer their question, I said nothing. Just because the clock hits midnight doesn’t mean the lights go … Continue reading The Light’s Don’t Go Out
Hey All, Just wanted to make a quick post outlining my new classes for May. Outdoor Fitness Classes are where I started my fitness journey when I was sixteen. It was awesome to get outside and workout and in nature. The classes were held by GetFit Camps Lacombe (whom I still work with today, only … Continue reading Spring 2017 Outdoor Fitness Classes
When it comes to our fitness goals or any goal for that matter, we tend to only focus on that end picture...that picture of us crossing the finish the line or standing on top of that mountain. We never want to focus on the frames in between start and finish. We don’t want to acknowledge … Continue reading The Big Picture