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my approach to holiday eating

I know first hand how holiday eating can wreak havoc on your mind! You may think, “I’ll get in a long hard workout so I won’t feel guilty about Thanksgiving food.” You may say, “I’ll starve all day to save calories for my Thanksgiving meal.” I played this food obsession game for a really reallyContinue reading “my approach to holiday eating”

how to balance your exercise

Having balance in your life is important. As a Honolulu based personal and virtual trainer, I’m frequently asked how much time should clients spend on resting, lifting, doing cardio, stretching… The KEY is to include the core components of a well rounded fitness routine. You can remember it this way: Make sure your exercise routineContinue reading “how to balance your exercise”

i knew this would happen

Excessive cardio caught up with me…. or maybe age did 😝 Either way it took about 20 years! In a very small space of my brain 🧠 (teenie tiny) I knew this would eventually happen; that my over cardio and low calorie dieting days would became unbecoming.  Through my years, I’ve seen the rebound whenContinue reading “i knew this would happen”

what is your why?

Most of my clients have a weight loss or body fat loss goal. But it’s never really about losing weight. Over my 20 years of training experience as a female in person and online personal trainer in Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, I have 100% certainty that having a simple “loss” goal of some sort isn’t juicyContinue reading “what is your why?”

who the 21 day fitness fix isn’t for…

AN EXCUSER – when push comes to shove, this 21 day fitness fix isn’t for someone who relies on excuses to get a pass. No energy and no time won’t cut it here. The emails will take less than 5 minutes of your space and your daily anchor action will give you important insight intoContinue reading “who the 21 day fitness fix isn’t for…”

health hiccup #5: making too many big changes, too quickly.

Happy Sunday Fit Fam! We are at #5 of the 6 most common health hiccups my clients make before we begin our work together. Here is what we have discovered so far: Health Hiccup #1: Forgetting About MuscleHealth Hiccup #2: Ignoring Your Body’s CuesHealth Hiccup #3: Scale Weight ObsessionHealth Hiccup #4: Skipping Meals The 5thContinue reading “health hiccup #5: making too many big changes, too quickly.”

3 mistakes I made as a personal trainer

In my “green” years of being a personal trainer, I admit, I made my fair share of mistakes. Much older and wiser, I look back at them and am a bit embarrassed that my coaching style was so rigid, black and white and narrow minded. I am glad to have grown as a human andContinue reading “3 mistakes I made as a personal trainer”

health hiccup #2 – do you do this?

Yesterday, I wrote about the most common health hiccup my ladies are going through when they first begin to work with me – my Cardio Queens forgetting about the very important muscle mass developed through progressive weight training, the only way “we must we must increase our bust” LOL 😉 Today, I the second healthContinue reading “health hiccup #2 – do you do this?”

biggest health hiccups – are you making one?

Over the 20 years experience in working with my ladies over 30, I have found 6 common health hiccups they are making when we start our work together. Over the next 6 days, I’ll be teaching you what each hiccup is and how to avoid it! When I first meet my tribe, they are settledContinue reading “biggest health hiccups – are you making one?”

the top 3 excuses I hear from clients

As a female personal trainer in Honolulu, Hawaii, I’ve worked with thousands of women around the globe (thank you virtual platforms)! And with my over 20 years experience, I hear so many different reasons why clients may not be able to exercise or eat how they plan. And unfortunately, there is no magical solution forContinue reading “the top 3 excuses I hear from clients”