Top 3 Exercises to Fix Lower Back Pain

“Ow, my back!” We’ve all seen an episode (or two, or a million) of a sitcom where someone tries to pick something up, throws out their back, and spends the rest of the episode trying to pretend they didn’t hurt themselves and being unable to do the simplest of tasks. It might be overplayed on…

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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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How to Exercise When It’s the Last Thing You Want to Do

Sometimes a girl just wants a 100 layer donut, you know? Total honesty moment: there are a lot of days that I don’t feel like working out (*cue the gasps of shock and horror*). There seems to be a myth out there that personal trainers are always amped to hit the gym and eat stalks…

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Do I Really Need Protein Powder? And Other Supplement Questions Answered.

Have you ever been inside of a GNC or other supplement store and felt like your brain might implode from the endless options of health products that all claim to be the secret to living a healthy life? It’s spooky. I can’t go into one of those places without my head spinning and trying to…

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What Happened to Your New Year’s Resolutions?

We’re 7 weeks into the new year and by this point most people have long given up on their resolutions. It turns out January 12th is the fateful day that most of us throw in the towel and go back to eating chocolate donuts from the break room for lunch because old habits die hard…

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Nashville Friends, This One Is For You!

A TON of stuff has been going on behind the scenes in the world of Sarah Zimmer Fitness over the past few months and I want to share a collaboration that I am beyond excited about. Drumroll please….I am officially teaming up with Franklin Strength to offer Nutrition Coaching to their members! Franklin Strength is…

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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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Is Eating Less Stalling Your Weight Loss Goals?

You’re frustrated. You’ve been great about tracking what you eat, making sure you exercise, and there is no possible way that you are taking in more calories than you are burning so why aren’t you losing weight? The reality is, eating less is not always the solution. In fact, I would say that at least…

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Do You Have Chronic Health Concerns? Stay Safe Working Out With These 3 Tips

Living with a chronic illness such as Fibromyalgia, Lyme, Hashimoto’s, Graves, Crohns, or Rheumatoid Arthritis is hard enough. Some days getting out of bed is the most that a person can muster and heading to work or school for the day is the mental and physical equivalent of finishing a marathon on a pogo stick.…

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Sleep Your Way To A Summer Body

What if I told you that all you have to do is sleep more and it will help you lose weight/bulk up/tone/whatever your fit little heart desires? Have I got your attention? You’ve been told a million times about the importance of eating well and breaking a sweat for reaching and maintaining a healthy body…

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