Summer Tips

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It’s summer . . . Finally! WooHoo! Time to pack up and head to the cabin; soak up the sun at the lake; camp with the family; and take the kids to swimming lessons, ball camp, and soccer. Oh wait! It’s also time to mow the lawn; plant the garden; 

Take the “Do I Need a Trainer?” Quiz!

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You probably ask yourself constantly, “Do I need a trainer?” Everyone is different when it comes to developing a fitness routine and some people really need one to stay motivated and accomplish their goals. However, there are some people who do not. If you want help in deciding the answer to the question for yourself, take this quiz.

The “Julia” Challenge

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I don’t know about you, but this time of year is hard in Minnesota. We’ve hibernated for six months and are itching to see the sunshine, bask in it, and throw our coats in the storage bin! With this comes the rolling of emotions: the “I don’t care about my food intake” mentality, and a Bah-humbug attitude. Don’t get caught

Are Your Muscles Broken? Part 1

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For years, people have been coming to me to work out because I know how to guide them through a workout that produces results without causing further injury. I know what exercises you should do and shouldn’t do if you have problems with your knee, shoulder, hip, etc. Upon watching people working out with these injuries, I see many interesting

Is Body Fat OK?

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Did you know it’s ok to have some fat on those bones? Your body was designed to carry a bit around your muscles and organs. It is beneficial for energy storage; keeping us warm; protecting us from trauma; delivering nutrients to the body; for skin, hair, and nail health; fertility; and mental health. While fat has its benefits, most of

Wow! That’s expensive!

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Recently, I was talking with a client who expressed how important it has been for her to train with me. While personal training is not expensive, she explained that the accountability, support, and education she receives for her health is worth any expense she might pay. Personal training has helped her and many of my other clients improve and correct

Get S.M.A.R.T!

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Get S.M.A.R.T! August! It’s the last month to cram in as much summer fun as possible before school begins! It’s also a great time to reflect on your health and determine what you would like to accomplish in the Fall. I encourage you to take time this month to set S.M.A.R.T. goals for your health. Even better, sit down with

How to Overcome Summer Temptations

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Summer is my favorite season! It means I get to spend more time with my kids and be outdoors! I love to bike, run, garden, grill, lake swim, and sit around a campfire! While this time of year is fantastic, it is also a time where unhealthy foods are everywhere.

What Was I Thinking?

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Have your found yourself saying, “I don’t have time!”, “I can’t afford that”, or “I’ll never be able to do that.” I hear these objections quite frequently and it all comes down to what and how we think. The way we perceive ourselves and our surroundings is extremely powerful. So powerful, that it can