Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is an important component in the prevention of many serious diseases. Not a cure, not a treatment, but a preventative measure.Which diseases can exercise act as a preventative measure? Cardiovascular disease (the number one killer of Americans annually) Type II Diabetes High blood pressure (hypertension) High cholesterol … [Continue reading]

Featured on Project Nursery – Beat the Baby Weight

I'm so excited to be featured on Project Nursery today! My friend (and former client) Johanna Lindsay interviewed me on exercising during pregnancy, and losing the baby weight. I trained Johanna following the birth of her third baby, and she looks and feels amazing. There's a lot of misinformation and fear about training during pregnancy, so I hope … [Continue reading]

Running with GPS

That is me checking my watch for my mile split at mile 22 of the ING NYC Marathon. Running is a lot of things for me. It's my favorite form of cardiovascular exercise, for sure, and I love testing myself by racing. But running is also my stress relief, my time alone, a way to catch up with friends, a weight maintenance tool, and a way to gauge my … [Continue reading]

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 calories. They would have to devote many … [Continue reading]

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 after … [Continue reading]

It’s Fitness Month!

Fits close to the body so you'recomfortable running. May is Fitness month, which is as good an excuse as any to incorporate new fitness habits into everyday life. I'll be posting regularly this month with fitness gear finds, ideas for getting more active, and articles on fitness and wellness.Start by checking out the brand new Lululemon Run from … [Continue reading]

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 who will have the power to derail you or … [Continue reading]

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 - if my clients had the same access to so … [Continue reading]

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 a flexible and strong spine, and really when … [Continue reading]

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 from other parents. The number one thing that kept coming up was … [Continue reading]