How to Overcome Failure

How do you succeed when others (and maybe you too) have previously failed? You’ve tried everything. You’ve gone on all of the diets. You’ve followed them to the letter. You’ve exercised. Now what? How do you turn a previous failure into success? Continue reading How to Overcome Failure

Why There’s No Such Thing as the Best Exercise

Last week we discussed the new and intriguing field of “nutrigenetics“, and how all of us, while we share a lot in common, do have individual differences in how our bodies respond to food, exercise, and other environmental factors. This week, I want to emphasize that in exercise, there’s no “one size fits all” solution. There is no one best exercise, there are lots of different types of cardio, weight lifting strategies, combination workouts and sports that people either naturally gravitate to, or find over time. As a trainer, I find that people come in with sets of issues, and it’s my job to navigate those to find not only the safest workout, but also the most palatable. And it needs to produce results! This can be a challenge, as you might imagine. Continue reading Why There’s No Such Thing as the Best Exercise

Intermittent Fasting: What You Need to Know

The question at hand is whether or not Intermittent Fasting is a good approach to weight loss? This is a dietary approach that restricts food and sweetened beverages, typically for 2 to 7 days at a time to provide a metabolic cleanse, of sorts, and to promote weight loss. There have been animal studies and preliminary human studies that this methodology may be useful. If so, then we have one more method to help us reduce our risk factors of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Continue reading Intermittent Fasting: What You Need to Know

From 6-Week Challenge to a Lasting Lifestyle

Individuals in The Wellness & Lifestyle Challenge have had a great time this year banding together and taking on a lot of new information from experts throughout the Elite Sports Clubs. They have walked from one end of the clubs to the other, looking for new and exciting classes to take part in and new ways to create a lasting lifestyle.

Some participants were totally new to these types of experiences. And others had had some experience with fitness and diet before. So, they were able to pick up one class after another with precision. All in all, it has been fun for me to be a part of this challenge. After all, most practitioners look forward to watching the growth and progress of their clientele, knowing how much it is going to benefit them, one step at a time. Continue reading From 6-Week Challenge to a Lasting Lifestyle

Post Valentine’s Day Sweets Recovery

So you just ate a whole box of chocolates or sleeve of red velvet Oreos with your Valentine’s Day sweetie…now what?

I’m a sweets kinda gal. Just love em! And it can be a problem, particularly at specific times of the year…like when my kids were smaller and they brought home a huge plastic pumpkin filled with Halloween candy, or during the holidays when everyone starts sending you boxes of chocolates and parties abound. Ohhhh, the caramel filled chocolates…but I digress. Continue reading Post Valentine’s Day Sweets Recovery