How to Navigate the Gym (When You Have NO Idea What You’re Doing)

When I was first started working as a trainer at a gym years ago, for the first couple of months as I built up my client list, I spent some time as a ‘floor trainer’. If you belong to a bigger chain gym, you’re probably familiar with the floor trainer. From a member point of […]

Free Strength Training Journal Printables

I have always written clients’ workouts down on with pen and paper. I know plenty of trainers who use online training apps, or bring their iPad or tablet along to sessions and keep track of their clients’ progress that way. I suspect I’ll always be a written-down-on-paper type of trainer – there’s something about being […]

4 Steps to Choose the Best Personal Trainer for You

When I worked in a fitness club, personal trainers were assigned randomly to people newly signed-up to the gym – every new member received a consultation and one session as part of their membership package. Needless to say, the number of people who continued on with a trainer after that free, random session was way less than […]

What Does ‘Listening to Your Body’ Mean, Anyway?

Every time I send clients their training program for the week, I find myself telling them, “Don’t forget to listen to your body!” Since I’m doing online training, I’m not usually able to monitor my clients’ form or identify whether something is particularly challenging for them. I’m also not able to intuit quickly whether their […]

Why Massage is so Important for Athletes (plus a Deep Recovery Massage Track Giveaway)

When you work out, it’s not the exercises, or the weights, or the effort that makes you stronger. In fact, what you’re doing when you’re strength training, or going on a long run, is breaking your muscles down. You’re causing micro tears in your muscle fibers. Sounds awful, right? Well, the good news is that […]

Monthly Workout Round Up – Favorite Workout

Time for another monthly workouts for runners round up! This month we have a really fun theme – Nellie, Angela, Sarah, Laura, Allie and I are sharing our favorite workouts. They’re all different, but they’re what we – runners, coaches, trainers – use as our go to workouts, whether for running or strength training. I […]

Monthly Workout Round Up – Upper Body Workout for Runners

Hi friends! It’s time for another round up of workouts for runners. I’ve teamed up with Allie, Angela, Laura, Nellie and Sarah and every month we bring you a different theme of workouts created specifically for runners. Want to catch up on previous roundups? Check them out here: Runner’s At Home Workout – Monthly Workout […]

Trainer Tips: What Weights Should I Use?

Last time I gave you some trainer tips, we were talking about how many sets and how many reps you should be doing in the gym. Today, I’m going to share some advice and tips for another common question about strength training – what weights should I use? If you’re a beginner to strength training, […]

Home Gym Essentials – The Best Gear for Working Out at Home

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the words ‘home gym,’ I have this vision of a huge room with custom flooring, mirrors, weight benches, a full set of dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells and let’s not forget the treadmill and spin bike. Obviously very few among us have such a luxury! But to get a great […]

Runner’s At Home Workout – Monthly Workout Round Up

I’ve been so excited to share this post with you guys for a while now. Today’s workout is the first in a new series of monthly workout round-ups, created by runners, for runners. Angela at Happy Fit Mama came up with the excellent idea of this monthly series, in which each blogger comes up with a workout for a […]