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The hardest discipline to master…

“Yesterday’s workout was very challenging for me, because it was easy. My new cycling coach instructed me to ride for an hour with a heart rate between 137 and 158–what endurance athletes call “Zone 2”. My resting heart rate is around 62. But I LOVE CYCLING. When I...

I have a confession…

I have a confession to make. I have a tendency of telling potential new clients what they want to hear in our first meeting - we sit down and I ask what they want to achieve.  Then, I say that it's our primary goal to give them the best tools, resources and support to...

Beginner’s Guide to Meal Prep

Now that you have created a habit of being at the gym on a regular basis, WHAT’S NEXT?  Nutrition, is the key building block for any athlete to help them reach their goals. I would say 80% of new members that I meet with goals are to look better, and be leaner....

Standing On Cans

Can you stand on a can? Probably. You do not have to try, but here's some food for thought that may help you lift more weight. If I were to take an upright, full can of soda and ask you to stand on it, you probably could - assuming you have necessary balance. The can...

Back-To-School (Lunches)

It's that time! B-A-C-K  T-O  S-C-H-O-O-L!! Around my house, the kids going back to school is met with a slew of mixed emotions.  We're excited for the start of something new, and even crave a bit more routine.  But, at the same time, there's hesitation because the...

It’s Getting HOT Outside!

Hydration, while always important, will become even more crucial as our body temperatures rise and sweat glands kick into high drive.  The most common cause of dehydration is excessive sweating, so I implore you to pay extra attention to getting enough fluids in these...

Which “insert supplement type here” do you recommend?

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about supplements lately. “What do you think about ‘this supplement’?” “Will taking ‘this supplement’ improve my performance?” “Which pre-workout is best?” And so on… If you came to me and asked me any of these questions directly,...

3 Steps to Prepping and LOVING Your Veggies

Don’t like vegetables? That’ll change with these simple strategies. Adapted from Precision Nutrition's article: 3 steps for prepping (and loving) your veggies. by James Heathers and Jennifer Nickle Whether Paleo or vegan, fasting or “feed-often”, Mediterranean or New...

Diets Work! But, Which One Is Best?

How many diets can you think of off hand?  Let's see, there's...Paleo, Whole 30, Keto, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Vegetarian/Vegan, and the list goes on! How many of those diets have you tried?  What were your results? Most likely, you had some success on...

Happiness Workshop

Happiness - The Ultimate Quest Life. It's often full of challenges and hardships, and sometimes it can leave us downright..well, down.  To take the painful edge off those struggles, we tend to search for ways to make ourselves happy; the means vary person to person,...

Staying Fit On The Go

Staying Fit On-The-Go How hard is it to come back to the gym after traveling?  You've been lounging around for a week (or more) and know you won't perform your best.  And the soreness that will happen after that first workout...oh my!  It's like starting all over! BUT...