Chronic low back pain is one of the most common complaints in the United States. Americans sit, a lot. We have to work for hours at a computer. This can lead to tight hips, a weak core and glutes and yes, major back pain. When I met Dawn she says she feared her low back pain was something she … Read more about Training Brought Relief from Chronic Back Pain
One thing I am always bugging my Personal Training clients to do is to foam roll and stretch. Not just after their workout, but every single day. Not stretching is a huge mistake, and one that can cost you big time. Why is flexibility training so important? Consider this: your muscles adapt to … Read more about Stretching Leads to Less Pain and Better Workouts
This client and I share more than just a first name. We also both have a love for 90s rap music and sarcasm. When Melanie and I began working together she had already successfully lost 70 pounds. That's incredibly impressive, and she managed to keep it off too. But Melanie wanted to continue … Read more about Consistent and Persistent, FTW!
Hello. My name is Melanie and I'm an addict. I'm addicted to my Fitbit. How many steps did I take today? What is my average for the week? How do I compare to all my "friends?" Which clients are getting a lot of steps? Which clients are not? How did I sleep last night? For an OCD analytic … Read more about Is Your FitBit Accurate? Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter
A delicious slow cooker recipe that is heavy on the protein and light on the carbs. This chili recipe substitutes portobello mushrooms for beans, making it easier to digest and won't leave you feeling bloated afterwards. Simply brown the meat, add the remaining ingredients and let the slow cooker do … Read more about 3 Meat Chili
Looking at side-by-side photos of Heather before and after her weight loss, it's hard to believe this is even the same person. But her story is about so much more than a physical transformation. When Heather first came to me, she had already lost 100 pounds! That's inspiring on its own, but … Read more about Heather’s Journey
Today's Client Spotlight is very special to me, because it showcases a full year's transformation that goes well beyond weight loss. Courtney and I met a year ago this month. I still vividly remember when she walked in for Fit Camp the first time. She was super sweet and friendly, but a little … Read more about Courtney’s Journey
I didn’t wake up one day with abs. I was not someone who “always worked out.” Healthy eating was not something I did until I was well into my 20s. For most of the first 25 years of my life I told people “I don’t eat fruits or vegetables.” So .. how did I get here? It has been a long journey. It has … Read more about My Journey