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Avoid This Common Fitness Mistake

  Do you find yourself frustrated with the gym, unable to get into a routine?   If you burn out on fitness after a while, you’re not alone. I recently started working with a new client. He’s a cool guy, fun to work with, does what’s asked, and genuinely wants to improve his fitness. He’s…
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7 Strategies To Stick To Your Weight Loss Diet

  Dieting sucks and is hard to stick to for long. It’s hard to stick to for the long term because you sometimes feel hungry or have cravings, but there are some tricks you can use to stick it out. First, allow me to explain the two most important aspects of building your weight loss…
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Nutrition Myth-Busting: How Many Meals?

Nutrition myth-busting: “You must eat many small meals each day to keep your metabolism revving.”   Conventional dieting wisdom claims that it’s best to eat six to eight smaller meals each day, starting with breakfast upon first waking, to “stoke your metabolic fire” and keep it revving throughout the day. This way, you’re always burning…
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How Much Cardio Should You Do?

More is better, right?   That depends. If you’re training for a long-distance race, then yes, you’re going to need to log a lot of miles. Thankfully, if you’re like most people training for general health/fitness and to look and feel better, more is not always better. The first question people usually have about cardio…
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No Fear Weight Lifting

Are you afraid of lifting weights?   I’ve met a lot of women at my gym lately who confessed a fear of using the weight room. It can be truly intimidating to start using free weights instead of machines if you’re not sure what you’re doing. You may feel self-conscious, like people are watching or…
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Your Biggest Nutrition Questions, Answered

Confused about what to eat to lose fat, gain muscle, and get shredded? There is so much conflicting information about nutrition out there, it’s hard to sort out the fact from the fiction. Allow me to simplify things for you so you can stop wasting time thinking about food, and start eating right for you goals. We’ll…
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Strength Training for Adventure

A few years ago, I loaded up a Subaru Impreza with all my belongings, grinning dog in the seat next to me, and drove halfway across the country from Ohio to Denver, Colorado. I’ve always loved snowboarding and knew I would one day make my home in the Rockies. That first winter was challenging in…
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Should You Throw Out Your Bathroom Scale?

For most people looking to “get in shape,” the goal is to lose as much weight in as short a time and with as little effort as possible. More often than not, that isn’t going to happen. Training programs require hard work and dedication. Losing weight is difficult, and achieving a certain goal weight may…
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How to Stick to Your New Fitness or Nutrition Plan

Starting a new diet or exercise program is kind of like being a kid at Christmas. You’re excited to dive in! You can’t wait to try the first workout or taste that new healthy meal, and you look forward to how you’ll look and feel after a week, a month, or at the completion of…
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Guest Blog: The Problem With Generic Fitness Programs

Guest Blog via Lapsley Fitness I’m excited to feature a guest blog post from Craig Lapsley of Lapsley Fitness. He writes about the importance of “personalized” training programs that take into account your current skills and fitness levels to get the most from your training efforts. “What if I told you that cookie-cutter programs like…
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