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

Bring a Fresh Start to Your Routine with a Spring Workout Makeover

Spring is here, so get ready to shed the winter blues and spring into a new season! Spring is a time of renewal, so it’s the perfect time to revitalize your routine with a spring workout makeover. Here are a few tips to get you moving outdoors so you can make the most of the vibrant season. Continue reading Bring a Fresh Start to Your Routine with a Spring Workout Makeover

Building Strong Shoulder Muscles

How does personal training work? Why bother going to a personal trainer when you can do all of the exercises by yourself? One reason might be to stay accountable. But for our purposes here, I want to show you how we build programs for folks, to obtain very specific goals. Whether you’re a guy and want to build muscle mass, or a gal who is looking to tone up and look sleeker for summer, working on building shapely shoulder muscles should be in your mix. Continue reading Building Strong Shoulder Muscles

Ways to Squeeze In 10-Minute Exercises Throughout Your Day

Would you be able to squeeze in 10-minute exercises here and there, even on your busiest of days?

45-60 minutes is the recommended amount of time to be spent exercising for weight loss and fitness. But sometimes finding that chunk of time every day is a challenge. And other times, it’s just not going to happen. Life gets busy for us all, and then we’re left feeling guilty, tired, or defeated because we missed, yet again, another workout. But what if you only needed 10 minutes?

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Top Fitness Trends of 2017

The Thighmaster, Nintendo Wii workouts, Tae Bo — every year comes with its own fitness trends. What will be hot in 2017? The American College of Sports Medicine has a few ideas.

As the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, ACSM releases an annual list of what’s shaping up to be the hottest topics in the fitness world. Check out the the top fitness trends for the year — are you ready? Continue reading Top Fitness Trends of 2017