Sisterhood of the Struggling Mental Health

Having four girls working out of one office might seem like an absolute nightmare to some but for us, we make it work. We work well by being open with each other about when we’re struggling and when we need help. Whether it’s work related or our personal lives, we share with each other when…

Heart Rate Zones

There is a reason why we make you engage in cardiovascular activity during your SGT.  Cardiorespiratory training reduces resting heart rate, normalizes resting blood pressure and improves your abilities to perform daily activities. The physiological benefits lead to an overall improvement in oxygen delivery and oxygen extraction. Consequently, overall aerobic capacity or VO2 Max increases….

The Many Hats of a Trainer

As a personal trainer, my job has many components. I am so much more than a head full of exercises that throws them at you to get a sweat on. I am a physio therapist when I use corrective exercises to fix the imbalances in your body. I am a doctor when you have muscle…

Make Your Life an Adventure: When the Going Gets Tough

We’ve explored what we want, how to get started, and some daily actions that we can implement into our lives. I guarantee you are going to be heading into some difficult times. Let’s discuss how to push through so we can arrive on the other side. Don’t want to? Do it. In any area of…

Making Your Life An Adventure: Daily Actions

We discussed the topic of making our lives an adventure – about settings goals that are exciting and push us into unknown territory. It is important that all of the actions in our daily lives are contributing to the development and success of our goals. I want you to consider the following this week as…

The Original Strength Program

Many of us follow some sort of program in the gym to get stronger. It is usually a list of sets and reps designed by a coach to increase your muscle adaptation to heavy objects (makes your body able to lift heavier and heavier things). These kinds of programs have evolved over centuries to get…

Make Your Life an Adventure – How to Start

Hopefully you made a list last week – mental, or otherwise – that kick started your thinking about some things you would like to accomplish this year. Let’s take one of those things – the one that feels a little scary, a little exciting and very unfamiliar. Write down your goal. Post it where you…

Make Your Life an Adventure

Here we are in 2018! With a full year ahead of us, we are going to focus on community and support. We hope this group will help assist you in meeting your goals. Our New Year challenge begins this coming Sunday! It will provide you with 5 weeks of support, and will help give you…

Start Moving For Yourself (Pt 2)

As great as our minds are at coming up with ideas to make things easier, we may have crossed a line somewhere. Modern day life is actually too easy on us. Our bodies are designed to take on an extraordinary amount of stress over time but because of our ability to make things easier, we…

Start Moving For Yourself

As a trainer I try my best to lead an life full of movement because I know that is the key to healthy body. Today I took a look at my own daily movement and assessed where I did well and where I could make some improvements. This morning got up and got ready quickly…

Finding Your Fit For Fatloss

Last week we took a look at how diets really work and determined that they all really do the same thing. The simple fact is that you need to eat less calories than you expend in a day. No ifs, ands, or buts. That’s it, I promise. The tricky part becomes finding the right way…

Debunking the Fads of Fat Loss

Nutrition can be a tricky subject for most people to follow. It has been described as being on one side of a wall with 100 engineers on the other side, all trying to explain to you what to do at once. What this means is there is an abundance of information out there on what…