Throwback Thursday – What’s Your Fitness Motivation?

When was the last time you looked to someone else for fitness motivation? As a personal trainer, I’m often in the position of having clients hoping I will not only provide the workouts and advice, but also the motivation. It’s a recipe for failure – without an intrinsic motivation to get fit and strong, there’s […]

When (and How) to Regress Your Workout

In case you missed it, I wrote a guest post for Cranky Fitness on 5 Things You Should be Doing in the Gym (and 5 Things That Waste Your Time) a couple of weeks ago. I love writing these kinds of posts because I feel like there’s so much misinformation and people get overwhelmed about what […]

I Can’t Motivate You

As a personal trainer, I’ve had many clients over the years who have wanted me to hold their hand. Not literally, of course. They’ve wanted me to make them do the work. To motivate them. To not only give them the tools to achieve their goals, but be there supporting them every step of the […]

27 Signs You May Be a Personal Trainer

Although I no longer work out of a gym and my hours spent training are way less than they used to be, there are some things that are always true of being a personal trainer. Are you concerned you may be a personal trainer? Consult this checklist to see if you’re at risk. 1. Your […]

Fit Mama Friday – Meet Natalie

Meet Natalie. Fit Mama of two boys, Dylan 5, and Logan 2 ½, Natalie Thrash has been active and healthy nearly all her life. She and her husband Chris, an avid cyclist, have been married 14 years. Despite her active background, Natalie found out the hard way the effects poor eating habits and a sedentary […]

10 Ways to be a Personal Trainer’s Dream Client

1. Be consistent. If your schedule is all over the place, communicate with your trainer upfront and find out how flexible they can be. Try to reschedule sessions rather than cancel. If you have to cancel a session with no way to reschedule, make sure you work out by yourself whenever possible. 2. Be positive. […]

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