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New Year…New You

January 9, 2014

Blog, Weight Loss

New Year…New You

OK; let’s just put it to rest once and for all.  I know you want to lose those 5 pounds that you put on since Halloween.  First thing I ask my clients is, “How is your diet?” After they look at me sheepishly, I tell them you cannot exercise away […]

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Are You Sitting Down For This?

October 8, 2013

Blog

Are You Sitting Down For This?

Lately, it seems that every week I see or hear another article or news item about the health risks of sitting too much during the day.   Are you thinking, “But I already worked out for an hour this morning!  I’ve had more than the recommended 30 minutes of exercise […]

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Baby Steps

Baby Steps

Most people when asked will say they want to lose weight – 5, 10, 15, 20 or more pounds.  What if I told you that you could lose 20 or more pounds without going on a “diet”.  That’s right; no grapefruit, cabbage, Atkins or South Beach diets and no counting […]

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Do You Know What a Stroke Is (and no, it’s not what you do while rowing)?

Do You Know What a Stroke Is (and no, it’s not what you do while rowing)?

It’s been far too long since I last posted but, unfortunately, I’ve been focused on my father who, back in May, had a stroke while preparing for heart surgery.  I’ll make a long story short (we’ve faced a number of small setbacks) so I can get to the meat of […]

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Exercise + technology: Apps to help you get in shape

Exercise + technology: Apps to help you get in shape

When you can’t get to the gym or to a session with your personal trainer, there are a number of exercise routines that you can complete at home (or even at work). In today’s modern world, with technology touching every part of our lives, there are even more ways to […]

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How many calories do I need each day?

How many calories do I need each day?

We’ve talked about exercise and how high intensity interval and strength training can help boost your metabolism.   Now, how do you know how many calories you are burning each day?  It starts with knowing your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). Your BRM is the number of calories that you’d burn if […]

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Eating Strategies to Navigate Through the Holidays

Eating Strategies to Navigate Through the Holidays

I recently took a Tabata Bootcamp class (classes starting January 14!) which also included discussions on nutrition and eating.  Part of this conversation focused on not just changing what and how we eat, it also starts with changing how we think.  Three questions help in making better decisions and to […]

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Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time (got your attention, didn’t I?)

Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time (got your attention, didn’t I?)

If you read the ‘About Leslie’ section on my website, you know that I started my business as a way of helping others incorporate more fitness and movement into their lives.  One of the excuses I hear, and you may have even used it yourself (say it ain’t so!), is […]

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I’m doing hours a week on the elliptical but not losing any weight! HELP!!!!

I’m doing hours a week on the elliptical but not losing any weight!  HELP!!!!

Yes, I know that a prior post (see Peas and Corn) said diet and exercise were the keys to losing weight.  But, did you know that strength training is a huge piece of that exercise puzzle?  I hear the wails from women (you know who you are) out there, “I don’t […]

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Peas & corn

September 12, 2012

Diet, Exercise, General Health Info

Diet & exercise.  Diet & exercise.  Diet & exercise.  Hmmm, see a theme here?  Everyone wants to know, or claims to have, the magic potion/pill/formula for losing weight.  Unfortunately, there is no magic pill and no rocket science involved – trust me, I’m like you and would have hopped on […]

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