Give Yourself a Motivational Kick in the Ass

Would you like to find a deep well of motivation to tap into at a moment’s notice to obliterate whatever goal you set? A kick in the ass on call whenever you need it? I can’t tell you how many people tell me this is what they’re looking for. Figuratively, of course. No one actually enjoys […]

Hell With a Smile – Yes, Working Out Is Hard

I just finished a grueling run. Sweat dripping, blisters forming, lungs burning, legs on fire, totally wanting to quit. For four whole miles.   Yeah, I know, not what you were expecting, huh? Shouldn’t I be reserving the term “grueling” for those 20-something mile long runs that marathoners talk about? Or Navy Seal training? I […]

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

The final component in claiming your confident, fit body this summer: escape from body image hell!   I’ll give it to you straight: you can do everything we’ve talked about here in the first 5 steps, make fantastic progress to your summer body goals, and STILL be miserable on vacation. What?? I know! You put […]

6 Simple Steps to a Confident, Fit Body This Summer – Part 5

The silent hell-raisers: Sleep & Stress     You’ve set your goal, you’re tracking your food intake, you’re faithfully walking and doing your intervals, you’re pushing some weight around, and you’re all set! Well hold on a second there, girlie. We’re besties, remember? I would never let my best friend walk out of here with […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Body Image Village, Part 2

Last week I told you about 4 ladies I follow on social media and the importance of surrounding yourself with motivating, body-positive people.  If you missed it, here’s the list.  Today, here are four MORE badass ladies!  Check them out and see if they resonate with you. Marci Locke  First of all, if you don’t […]

Is Your Diet a Life Sentence?

Here’s the thing: we all want to hit our health and physique goals, but we also want to have a life, right? If you’re a Type A personality like me, it’s so easy to get caught up in the dieting mentality and take healthy behaviors and make them too extreme. That daily leisure walk with […]