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What’s the Best Way to Start Meditating?

How Should I Meditate? With all of the positive press surrounding meditation, I understand why so many people are interested in starting to meditate. Meditation helps calm your busy mind, enabling you to think before impulsively acting. It brings you into the present...

What is ‘Gut Health’?

A Healthy Gut is Important for so Many Reasons There's a lot of research being done on gut health, and rightfully so - the gastrointestinal (GI) tract does a lot. It transports and digests food, absorbs nutrients and ejects waste. Despite its size and power, our gut...

What Stretches Can Help Ease My Lower Back Pain?

Help, I Can't Get Rid of My Low Back Pain! Low-back pain affects so many of us. In fact, more than 50% of my personal training clients have been impacted by low back pain at one point or another. Those of you who have experienced it, know how debilitating it can be....

What’s the Easiest Way to Measure Food Portions?

What Does 3 Ounces of Chicken Look Like Anyway? We're all taught that the amount of food we eat in a day matters, especially when it comes to weight loss. However, when it comes down to figuring out what a healthy portion size is, things get really confusing. As an...

Divorce your Gym Now!

Just End Your Gym Relationship Already! It may be time for you to quit your gym. What's it really offering you anyway? Is it truly the gym that you drive 15 minutes to get to, that's motivating you to exercise? Is your gym really interested in getting you successful...

What did Doing 1000 Burpees Teach me?

First of All, What is a Burpee and Why Did I Do 1000 of Them? Burpees work on your muscular strength and endurance simultaneously. I love them because they can be done anywhere. Here's me doing them on my driveway at home: https://youtu.be/uFD1ZwSskDo The Burpee is...

Do I Need to Eat Carbs?

Can I Just Skip the Carbs Entirely? With all of the craze surrounding the Ketogenic diet out there, carbohydrates are getting a really bad reputation. It's too bad, because this is an important macronutrient that shouldn't be avoided. There are some carbohydrates we...

What 3 Leg Exercises Are Often Done Incorrectly?

Proper Exercise Form Matters! I usually love seeing people working hard at the gym. There are so many benefits to regular exercise. However, when I see individuals performing an exercise with incorrect form or poor posture, I get nervous. Correct form in an exercise is critical. In fact, improper form can…