It’s fall! The leaves are turning, the air is brisk, and the evenings are getting longer. This time of year is beautiful, but it also reminds us that Holidays are coming. While I love the Holidays, they do bring many temptations. Halloween brings candy temptations, Thanksgiving brings the temptation to overeat on unhealthy meal options, and Christmas brings both overeating
Wow! I can’t believe Fall has arrived and my kids are heading back to school! It’s amazing how quickly the summer has flown by! We’ve had a wonderful time camping, spending time with friends, and enjoying the outdoors. However, we are all looking forward to the routine that comes with school starting. Our schedule changes dramatically this time of year
Do It Anyway!
No one wants to work out all the time. “I’m too tired. I forgot my shoes. I have family coming to visit. I am too busy”. . . Is this you? Do you dread heading to the gym? Do you wonder if you are the only one who doesn’t want to be there? Trust me. You are not alone. Even
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!
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.
Bring on Spring!
Ahhh . . .. The birds are chirping, the grass is green, and the snow is gone! It’s now time to start exercising outdoors and maybe even participate in a few local 5Ks. You may think, Ah! I can ditch that gym membership and exercise outdoors! Well, I agree . . . kind-of. Get outside, but don’t quit strength training.
The “Julia” Challenge
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 2
PART 2 In my last article, I shared my story about how I came across MAT (Muscle Activation Technique), a revolutionary approach to assess a client’s muscular system to determine what muscles are not working correctly and fix the problem. I have completed my course and am officially certified as an MAT lower body specialist! I am now able to
Are Your Muscles Broken? Part 1
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?
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