Category Archives: Weight Loss

8 Tips For Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Many people gain 10 pounds or more over the weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year, not only because they eat more but because they also tend to be more sedentary. Here are a few tips for avoiding Holiday Weight Gain. Keep in mind, these tips are for maintaining your current weight and fitness rather […]

Best Cardio Exercise For Beginners

A common question among those who are just starting a fitness program is, “What is the best cardio exercise?” The short answer: Any aerobic activity that you will do on a regular basis. At this stage of the game, I’m really more interested in getting people in the habit of incorporating more physical activity into […]

Skill, Endurance, Strength

Do you want to avoid injury while maximizing your strength, conditioning, and weight loss results from your fitness program? Here’s how: Skill, Endurance, Strength. In that order. No exceptions. In other words… don’t load a faulty movement pattern. Skill Before adding load to an exercise, make sure you can do the movement pattern correctly. For […]

How Much Does Personal Training Cost?

One of the most common questions I get with a potential new client is, “How much does personal training cost?” The answer is: “It depends.” The hourly rate you pay when you work with a professional Personal Trainer does not really correlate with what your actual cost will be. That’s not a typo. Hourly rate […]

Where to Buy Inexpensive Home Gym Equipment

In an earlier post, I offered suggestions for building an inexpensive home gym and provided links to some of my online fitness programs to give you some ideas on how to get started. This post will focus on where you can find inexpensive home gym equipment as well as small portables that you can take […]

Strength Training With No Equipment

There are lots of scenarios where you’d like to be able to do strength training with no equipment; you’re traveling and won’t have access to a gym, you want to work out at home and don’t have any exercise equipment, you can’t afford a gym membership or home gym equipment for strength training, etc. The […]

5 Unusual Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

In an earlier post, we looked at some of the most common reasons why people struggle to lose weight – mainly related to exercise and nutrition. But what if you’ve tried all of those things and are still struggling? Then it’s time to consider more unusual reasons why you’re not losing weight. Stress Cortisol is […]

Most Common Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

The most common reasons you’re not losing weight are most likely related to nutrition and exercise. In. That. Order. But it’s not as simple as calories in vs calories out. It’s about biochemistry. Let’s take a closer look at the basics: Nutrition Notice I said “nutrition” rather than “diet.” Diet implies a temporary white knuckle […]

Are You Ready to Make Lifestyle Changes for Better Health?

We’re midway through the first week of the New Year when many people have resolved to “get healthy” in 2015. The problem is, most people don’t really have any idea what “get healthy” means to them or how to measure it. One of the most common goals that people have is to lose weight. The […]

What Are Your Fitness Goals for 2015?

What are your fitness goals for 2015? Are they the same as last year (meaning, you didn’t accomplish what you hoped you would)? Consider learning more about goal setting for success and how to set SMART goals. If you didn’t achieve what you set out to accomplish last year, why not? What’s going to make […]