Ten Things You Don’t Know About Your Personal Trainer

1. If you complain about it being early, and I’ve already trained someone, I will make your workout a little harder. 2. I don’t work out every day. I work out 4 or 5 days per week, because that’s what I can do within my lifestyle. On the days I am not working out, though, […]

Holidays Survival Guide

November and December bring shorter, darker days; colder weather; holidays revolving around food and family; and lots of parties in between. It’s no wonder healthy habits tend to get waylaid at this time of year. It is possible to enjoy the holidays without regrets, but here’s the key: it takes a bit of discipline and […]

When Your Goal Goes Kaput….

I love goal setting, both for clients and for myself. Having a concrete, timely goal is such a motivator for getting your butt into gear and getting on with exercise. The sense of achievement once you reach that goal and know that it was your hard work that got you there is an amazing feeling. […]

Desperately Seeking Motivation?

A lot of the time, you read that motivation is what’s lacking in people who are sedentary. I couldn’t agree less. I recently had an email from a friend, asking for advice on starting exercise. The problem, honestly, was not that she needed motivation – she was definitely motivated to start. It was just that she […]

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 […]

Smaller Sips to Weight Loss

Food journals can be a great tool for losing weight, or maintaining weight loss without necessarily counting calories. Keeping track of your diet habits is great as a short-term strategy – it definitely works to keep you accountable for what you’re putting in your body, and helps you recognize habits or ‘treats’ which may be […]

Crossing the Finish Line

Sunday, June 5, 2011 was a beautiful day for a race. Cool temperatures, clear skies, just the slightest breeze. I woke up with a very nervous husband about to run his first ever half marathon. In a previous post, I described my husband Fran’s terrible illness in December last year, which saw him in a […]


One of my 6am clients announced this week that since we were heading into Autumn, with the darker, colder mornings, he was going to find it increasingly difficult to be motivated to come to the gym.  I totally get it. It’s hard to get out of bed when it’s dark out. It’s hard to drag […]