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What is a “Core” and why is it so important?

April 10, 2014

Blog, Exercise

What is a “Core” and why is it so important?

It’s all about the core and we’re not talking about apple cores.  Most people think “abs” when they hear core but there’s more to it than that.  The core also encompasses all the muscles in the back to include those that stabilize the spine.  For my clients and classes, that […]

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Intermittent Fasting Part 2: Things to keep in mind

March 27, 2014

Blog, Diet, General Health Info

Intermittent Fasting Part 2: Things to keep in mind

Proper nutrition becomes even more important when fasting, so you really want to address your food choices before you try fasting.  This includes minimizing carbs and replacing them with healthful fats, like coconut oil, olive oil, olives, butter, eggs, avocados, and nuts.  It typically takes several weeks to shift to […]

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Intermittent Fasting Part 1: What is it?

March 20, 2014

Blog, General Health Info

Intermittent Fasting Part 1:  What is it?

For the past 6 months or so I’ve been hearing more about a new eating strategy called Intermittent Fasting (IF).  In this two part article, I will try to distill the key points of IF so you can decide if it is something you want to try. We all know […]

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March Cardio Challenge

March 6, 2014

Blog, Exercise

March Cardio Challenge

You are now two months in to 2014 and if you haven’t gotten started on your cardio program, there’s no time like the present!  If you have been working on it in between snowstorms, it’s time to increase the intensity just a bit.  Below is a guideline for you to […]

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ABSolutely Scary

February 27, 2014

Exercise

ABSolutely Scary

Yikes!  It’s February already and only a couple of months before we start peeling off the layers of clothes and allowing our over-indulgences to shine through.  Please tell me you won’t think about doing hundreds of crunches to get rid of that belly bulge (say it ain’t so!).  Doing crunches […]

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Stay on track with your New Year’s Resolutions

February 13, 2014

Blog, General Health Info

Stay on track with your New Year’s Resolutions

Ok…we are one month into 2014 and you say you haven’t done very well with following through on eating better, getting more exercise and sleep.  Don’t fret and think it’s too late; it’s NEVER too late to start taking care of yourself.  Let’s see what you can do right now […]

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Industry Trend – HIIT to Get Fit

January 30, 2014

Blog, Exercise

Industry Trend – HIIT to Get Fit

As you all know by now, I’m a big fan of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and the benefits it provides with respect to endurance and fat loss.  I just wanted to let you know that HIIT will be hot this year.  The December edition of Outside Magazine had an […]

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Effectively Incorporating Dumbbells into Your Workout

January 16, 2014

Exercise

Effectively Incorporating Dumbbells into Your Workout

When I am working with clients, my preference for weights (you are incorporating weights into your fitness regimen, aren’t you?) is typically dumbbells (DBs) over machines.  They are portable; there’s usually a wide range of weight options; allow the client to use multiple joints and muscles rather than sitting at […]

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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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