The Support Network

Whether you want to lose weight, get fit, or just incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle, the best thing you can do to help yourself is create a support network. Your support network is made up of the people you see most in your life – your immediate family, friends, co-workers. These are the people […]

Top Trainer Tips

One of the many things I love about being a trainer is the friends I have made in the fitness industry, whether they are trainers, yogis, group fitness instructors, dancers or nutritionists. It means I’m never short of a partner for a run, a new fitness idea, or motivation and advice. This got me thinking […]

The Backbone of a Strong Body

If you’ve ever worked with me, you know I find the fitness term ‘core’ to be a little irritating. It’s such a loose term – does ‘core’ refer to the abdominals? The abdominals and back muscles? The glutes as well? Is ‘core fitness’ about strength or flexibility? I agree it’s very important to work on […]

Navigating Menus

So this is my first post since the beginning of the year, but I have a really good excuse. I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy less than three weeks ago, so life has been a little all over the place! Before our son was born, my husband and I received lots of unsolicited advice […]

Here We Go Again – New Year’s Resolutions

The end of another year is upon us, and with it come the annual New Year’s Resolutions. One of the number one resolutions made at this time of year is to lose weight, either by dieting, working out more, or a combination of both. It makes sense – the season starts off with Thanksgiving, a […]

Featured in Real Simple January 2012

Go check out the January 2012 issue of Real Simple magazine – I am quoted in the article ’10 Things Trainers Wish You Knew’. 🙂 Update: Here is the link to the story online: 10 Things Trainers Wish You Knew. Real Simple – January 2012

Three Inspiring Stories – the ING New York City Marathon 2011

I am no Amber Miller. Unlike the veteran runner who completed the Chicago Marathon at 39 weeks pregnant, and gave birth later that day, I spent the NYC Marathon Sunday relaxing my 7-month pregnant self on vacation. I was really sad to miss the marathon this year, both as a spectator and as a runner. I’ve […]

NYC Department of Health "Pouring on the Pounds" Campaign

Happy Halloween everyone! Before you get stuck into all that Halloween candy, take a look at a little reminder from the NYC Department of Health of just what it takes to offset the calories from sugary drinks – the website for the campaign is here. (If you remember, I’ve also posted before about the damage liquid calories do to […]

Running two marathons in one day: Chicago, and labor

“Irresponsible”  “9 months pregnant and doing a marathon somehow doesn’t sound safe”  “Pure idiocy and VERY irresponsible”  Photo courtesyChicago Tribune “Putting her baby’s life at risk for her 15 minutes of fame”“Totally selfish” These are a few comments from readers of the hundreds of news articles about Amber Miller, the runner who gave birth hours […]

Fit Mama – Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

Question: Which of the following statements about pregnancy is true? You should only exercise very lightly, if at all, during pregnancy. Pregnant women are eating for two – you should take in a lot more calories every day. Running and lifting weights during pregnancy can harm the baby. If you exercise, your heart rate should […]