Paint fitness

Yes, you read the title correctly, paint fitness not Planet Fitness. When it comes to paint fitness, purple is not allowed, sorry purple lovers.     I’ve spent the past 5 weeks painting the outside of my house.  It was in bad shape to begin with and it was time for me to put the … Continue reading Paint fitness

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Developing consistency

I was shamed into weight training. My friend took one look at me without my shirt off (a long time ago) and strongly suggested if I ever wanted attention from the opposite sex that I needed to pick up a weight or two. I was so skinny at that time that I could run around … Continue reading Developing consistency

How NOT to get results (from exercise)

Some people join the gym with great intentions and when things don’t go their way, they leave with bad intentions and go back to attacking their favorite pint of ice cream instead of the weights. In my role as a Personal trainer, I’ve seen people come in for a while, quit and then come back … Continue reading How NOT to get results (from exercise)

How to start in the gym

I’ve been training consistently for over 15 years which makes me ancient in the gym years. I’m so old I remember when there were no TV’s on treadmills and the internet came through the phone line. I can smell a gym newbie from a dumbbell rack away. The men (usually) make a beeline to the … Continue reading How to start in the gym

Common exercise mistakes (and how to fix them)

I confidently stepped up to the bar to deadlift 275 pounds. It’s a weight I’ve pulled before without much drama. However, there was only one slight problem this time. I’d never deadlifted sumo style before and other than watching few YouTube videos, I had no real idea how to do it.   After four sloppy … Continue reading Common exercise mistakes (and how to fix them)