Stop Wasting Time at the Gym

What goes through your mind when you have a spare 20 minutes in your day? Do you even think about using that short of a period of time to workout? Or do you go grab a cup of coffee, respond to emails and texts, surf the web and realize your 20 minutes has slipped through […]

My Workout Today – Ouch!

Some days, regardless of what workout I have planned, when I get to the gym I just want to lift heavy. That was my Monday, when I got to fatigue on almost every set. I’m talking the kind of fatigue when you’re doing walking lunges, having your back knee hit the ground and realizing there’s […]

My Workout Today

Baby, it’s cold outside. Too cold for this chicken to go for a run outside, so I made sure I got my run done at the gym this morning, before doing my strength training. In my defense, I have run outside in winter in Vermont, and it’s not actually as bad as you imagine when […]

My Workout Today

Stretching:This is what I felt like doing beforeI started my workout. Instead, it wasmy reward! I did not feel like working out today. At all. But I had a pretty easy work morning – two early clients back-to-back, then a loooong break before my last session, a 2 hour break, in fact. So I guilted […]

New Mama Workout!

When athletes work out, their goal is not to get rid of their love handles, or to try to get more definition in their arms. When they work out, their goal is to improve their strength, endurance, and overall performance in their sport. The side effects of this kind of functional, sports-specific training? Amazing  looking […]

Fear of Weights

There have been very few female clients I’ve worked with who haven’t expressed a fear of ‘bulking up’ from weight training. I explain that it would be incredibly difficult to be able to train them to look like a female bodybuilder – they would have to change their diets drastically, eating a huge amount more […]

Combining Cardio and Strength Training

There’s a really interesting article in The New York Times today, about two studies exploring whether muscles react better to strength training and cardio if they are combined in one workout, or take place on separate days. Combine short workoutsand save time! You can read the article here. It seems from the results of muscles biopsies taken […]

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 […]