Tag Archives: Personal Training

3 Pillars of a Healthy Lifestyle

As a professional Personal Trainer who takes a holistic approach to health and fitness, I believe that there’s more to a healthy lifestyle than just working out. If a client wants to truly achieve their health goals, physical fitness is obviously an important piece of the puzzle and it’s what most people come to me […]

Variations of the Pallof Press

  As you probably already know if you follow my blog, the Pallof Press is one of my favorite exercises for improving core stability. It’s basically an anti-rotation exercise can be modified to suit any ability from frail elder to elite athlete. Since the spine remains stationary throughout the exercise, I’ve used it successfully with […]

4 Most Common Excuses for Not Working Out

Now that January is over, so are most people’s New Year’s Resolutions. They start with the best intentions every year, but the vast majority of folks don’t know how to properly identify what their true goals really are, why those goals are important to them, or how to set up an effective plan to actually […]

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 […]

Running: Six Reasons You’re Not Getting Faster

So, you’re a distance runner who’s been training for awhile, perhaps even run a few races. Maybe you started jogging to lose a few pounds and decided you really like running 🙂 Initially you saw steady improvement, but you’ve hit a plateau and are not getting faster. Here are a few of the most common […]

How to Regress a Push-Up

Most of the new clients I see struggle to do a basic push-up correctly, yet they are frequently quick to want to move on to more challenging variations even though they aren’t ready. Men typically have more upper body strength than women, but push-ups are a total body exercise that actually rely more on core […]

How to Transition to Barefoot Running

As a professional Personal Trainer who specializes in corrective exercise and orthopedic post-rehab, I get my share of dinged up runners seeking to get back in the game. Most of them have the classic muscle imbalances in their hips, core, and lower extremities that lead to injury. Many of them are kicking off their traditional […]

Improve Your Balance With the Foot Tripod Exercise

Here is a simple exercise that is suitable for all ages and abilities that can improve your balance and strengthen the intrinsic muscles in your feet: the Foot Tripod exercise. I use this with my elderly clients who want to improve balance, my post rehab clients whose balance is sometimes impaired after surgery or injury, […]

SMART Goal Setting for Success (part 2 of 2)

In part one of this series, we looked at our past successes and disappointments, lessons learned, what obstacles prevent us from achieving our goals, what our personal values and negative drivers are, and what roles we play in our daily lives. It’s important to go through all of that prior to actually sitting down and […]

Goal Setting For Success (part 1 of 2)

Now that it’s mid-February and the vast majority of people who made New Year’s Resolutions have already given up on them, it’s time to talk once again about goal setting. If you can master this simple (but not easy) skill, you’ll find success in anything you put your mind to – not just health and […]