How to exercise when you’re a parent

If you’re a parent, you know raising kids and all it entails is almost a full-time job. You may have wondered (at one time or another) how could I possibly get or stay in shape when I have to care for others before myself? Between planning and cooking meals school and after school activities shopping … Continue reading How to exercise when you’re a parent

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Screwing up

I remember my first personal training client like it was yesterday. Yes, time does fly when you’re a middle-aged coach who has spent too much time in gyms watching people admire themselves. And before you even ask, I never looked into a mirror I didn’t like.     She was originally from Ireland, loved to … Continue reading Screwing up

Plug and play training routines

Two huge factors to overcome in your quest to look, move and feel better are Showing up. You know, going to the gym and trainingWhat am I going to do today? Now, I can write to my fingers bleed about your need to show up. Because without it nothing gets done.  Whatever you need to … Continue reading Plug and play training routines

What you need to know about sets

Note- This article first appeared here. This is an edited version.  When I first started lifting, I had no idea about all the different types sets. When I went to the gym, I would saunter over to the dumbbell rack and bust open my biceps with some curls. And when I did curls, I did … Continue reading What you need to know about sets

It’s the little things…………..

When you’re looking to make a change, any change, you usually go big. This is especially true when you’ve hit an exercise plateau and your results have slowed to a crawl.  You may feel the need to do something drastic, something big and bold to get back on track, when the truth is, you don’t … Continue reading It’s the little things…………..

Get back your mojo

It’s a morning like any other morning. You’re dragging yourself out of bed, making coffee and getting ready for work. And as you’re groggily making your way down the hallway, you briefly catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror.  You haven’t had coffee or done your hair yet but, what the f%&k?  Who’s that … Continue reading Get back your mojo

The right tool for the job

There’s been a lot of fitness fads that have come and gone to separate fools from their money. Please feel free to (mentally) add to this list below Shake weightThigh masterBowflexHawaii chair Sorry if you’ve been sucked in by one of those. However, you should’ve known better. And fitness gimmicks do sell for a while … Continue reading The right tool for the job