Author Archives: Kelly Doyle

Kelly Doyle, Master of Science in Kinesiology, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist, Barefoot Training Specialist in the Minneapolis area.

Top 10 Tips for Why You Should Get and Stay Fit, Even Amid Holiday Temptation

Consistency is key to getting and staying fit. Proper exercise and nutrition aren’t one-and-done ideas. They’re commitments that rightly bring long-term benefits, not just short-term fixes. Active adults who work to stay fit know this. And they know not to worry about big interruptions to their exercise and eating routines. They know those interruptions are […]

Self Monitoring Tips for Weight Loss Success

The more effective you become at regulating your own behaviors, the more likely you will be to stick with your health and fitness program and have long term weight loss success. As a Personal Trainer and Health Coach, I cannot control the choices that you make on a given day. I try to teach my […]

‘Tis the Season to Get Moving!

Every year from Thanksgiving to the New Year, the average American gains weight; anywhere from one to five pounds depending on the study. This is largely because of overeating, overindulging in alcoholic beverages, and less physical activity. Add in the stress of planning or attending several holiday parties, gift shopping, and traveling out of town […]

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 […]

Prolonged Sitting and Back Pain

Statistics show that approximately 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. One of the most common contributing factors to back pain in this day and age is prolonged sitting, whether because of an office job that requires sitting at a desk, long distance driving, or sedentary lifestyle choices. How […]

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 […]

Strength Training for Seniors

Many of the physiological changes we once thought were an inevitable part of aging are now known to be the result of de-conditioning rather than age. There are certainly some age related changes that occur to our bodies, such as hormonal changes in middle age that can affect muscle mass and body composition. But strength training programs […]

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 […]

Superior: 100 Mile Endurance Run – Book About Minnesota Trail Race!

Superior: 100 Mile Endurance Run, One of America’s Oldest, Toughest, and Gnarliest Ultramarathons is a brand new paperback book just released by Kevin Langton, a Minnesota runner who has completed the race himself on more than one occasion. “The Superior 100 is one of the most rugged, remote, and relentless 100 mile footraces out there. […]

How To Optimize Your Squat Technique

Optimizing your squat technique! Whether you’re an elite athlete training for a sport or an elderly adult who wants to maintain an independent lifestyle, being able to squat with correct technique is imperative! With proper squat technique, you’ll maximize the benefits of the exercise while minimizing your chance of injury. Benefits of Squats Squatting is […]