Cellulite & Stretch Marks Packaged in Six-Pack Abs??

I spent the weekend up close and personal at a professional sand volleyball tournament. As a birthday present, I had box seats so close to the athletes, I could have leaned forward and patted them on the back in encouragement as they wound up their killer serve. Don’t worry, I didn’t actually do that even […]

6 Simple Steps to a Confident, Fit Body This Summer – Part 4

Hell yes, let’s throw some weight around!   We have finally arrived at one of my favorite topics: weight training! Yes, I know, I get excited over weird things, but that benefits you as I know this topic backwards and forwards. So let’s make sure we’re on the same page here first. You want to […]

6 Simple Steps to a Fit Confident Body This Summer – Part 3

Step 3) What kind of cardio hell must I tolerate to get in shape?   Let’s remember our goals for a second, okay? You want to prance around the beach (or pool) in your teeny tiny swim suit and feel damn good about yourself. In order to do that, we have to move our bodies […]

6 Simple Steps to a Confident Fit Body This Summer – Part 2

My best friend has asked me to help her get in shape for summer vacation. This blog series is my exact answer. Part One is here, if you haven’t read that yet. Step 2) What the hell should I eat? In the body building industry they say that 80% of what you look like is […]

6 Simple Steps to a Confident Fit Body This Summer – Part One

This is Part 1 of a 6-part blog series. Here’s the scenario: my best friend has come to me and wants to know exactly what to do to get in shape for her family summer vacation. In 6 steps, here is exactly what I’d tell her to do. I dug out my summer shorts today […]

4 Ways to Take Breaks to Boost Motivation

How the Hell Do You Stay So Motivated?? It’s a simple question I’m asked frequently, with a simple answer: I take breaks. I know that’s a little simplistic and you’re rolling your eyes right now but it really is the reason I can bring excitement to each and every workout. Let me explain. When I […]

Online Training – The Secret New Tool For Fitness

When it comes to health and fitness we’re all just trying to find tools that work for us, right? Some do programs like Weight Watchers, some sign up for marathon races, some join the local gym.  But unless you have a built in coach or support system, just trying things out with no real plan […]

Letting Yourself Be Seen & Heard

I see it all the time: clients come to me with either one of two energies: either they want to get in shape to prove themselves to others (or even to themselves!) OR they want to get in shape without anyone else noticing them (baggy clothes, can’t take a compliment, feel awkward when others notice […]

“You Just Must Not Want it Bad Enough”

Picture this scene: the stone faced trainer with arms crossed with their crying female client trying to explain why she ate the equivalent of a buffet line over the weekend.  And then here it comes. The trainer says, “well, you just must not want it bad enough”.  <<crickets>> Seriously, that’s all you have to offer […]

My Before & After Transformation Story – 1st Round

Everyone loves a before and after story so I’ll tell you mine, well, BOTH of mine.  That’s right.  I’ve had TWO awesome before and after stories that need telling separately to properly understand my current philosophy for health and weight loss.  And why I’m so damn adamant about losing weight the RIGHT way. So, behold, […]