The Case for Hiking as the Ultimate Workout for Mental and Physical Health

This past weekend I went on a quick getaway to North Carolina to reset. It was a much needed chance to regroup, plan for the months ahead, connect with my husband, Chris, and enjoy a LOT of really good food and really good hiking. Definitely more food than hiking, but sometimes balance means leaning a…

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The Number One Mistake You Are Making With Your Squats

A good squat is something that I make every one of my clients do in their workouts each week, without fail. It’s simple, it makes your legs and butt look great, it takes no equipment (unless you want it to), and it makes it easier to pick up your kids or your pets without hurting…

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5 Things to Ask Before Hiring a Trainer

So you’re thinking about hiring a personal trainer. Great! That is an awesome step toward reaching your goals and the right person will be able to bring out the best in you and teach you the best way to stay safe and get fit. That being said, training is expensive and not a very well…

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Everything You Need to Know about Workout Nutrition

There is a lot of information out there about nutrient timing, especially when it comes to what we should eat before, during, and after exercise. Do you load up on carbs beforehand? Do you need BCAAs mid-workout to keep up your energy? If you aren’t able to chug a protein shake within 20 minutes of…

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The Myth of the Fat Burning Zone

If you’ve ever hopped on a treadmill or elliptical you’ve probably seen it: a screen that tells you when you are in the “fat burning zone” vs. the “cardio zone”. In theory, this means that you should stay at this zone to trick your body into burning more fat than carbs in your workout. Maybe…

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Could Stress Be Making You Fat? Here’s What You Need To Know

Confession time: I’m naturally a very anxious person. You might not think it since the internet is a place where nobody likes to air their dirty laundry (myself included!), but I have been dealing with panic attacks and bouts of depression for over a decade. I’m talking full on, shaking, can’t breathe, feel like my…

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Stress and Weight Loss: Here’s What You Need To Know

Confession time: I’m naturally a very anxious person. You might not think it since the internet is a place where nobody likes to air their dirty laundry (myself included!), but I have been dealing with panic attacks and bouts of depression for over a decade. I’m talking full on, shaking, can’t breathe, feel like my…

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Motivation Is Useless–Here Is What You Really Need To Succeed At Weight Loss

As a personal trainer and nutrition coach, I get asked about motivation a lot. It seems like this is the one elusive concept that clients and friends feel is holding them back from reaching their full potential–“How do you stay motivated to workout?” “How can I get motivated to get  up early and meal prep?”…

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Motivation Won’t Get You Results

As a personal trainer and nutrition coach, I get asked about motivation a lot. It seems like this is the one elusive concept that clients and friends feel is holding them back from reaching their full potential–“How do you stay motivated to workout?” “How can I get motivated to get  up early and meal prep?”…

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No Gym? No Problem. At At Home Workout with No Excuses.

Keeping in line with our conversation about obstacles last week, I want to talk about one that comes up a lot: what do you do when you don’t have access to a gym? It’s a valid question. When you see all these workouts based around heavy weights and fancy equipment it can be overwhelming to…

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