this is the BEST workout routine for women

What is the best workout routine for women? Clients come to me and want to be skinny and lose weight. They are convinced that the way to this goal is by doing lots of cardio and eating real little calories.  There is no one-size-fits-all workout routine that every woman should do. BUT, first and foremost,Continue reading “this is the BEST workout routine for women”

want lasting fat loss results? stop living in extremes

Want lasting results? STOP 🛑 living in the extremes! If you are TOO RESTRICTIVE, you’ll have a hard time achieving and maintaining your results. If you are TOO FLEXIBLE, you’ll have a hard time achieving and maintaining your results. Two sides of the “same” coin; they are both the ends of the spectrum; both “extremes”Continue reading “want lasting fat loss results? stop living in extremes”

do you gain weight by just LOOKING at bread?

45 million people in the US are on a diet. In today’s training, I discuss yo-yo dieting and my personal experience with that very nasty cycle. 45 million people in the US are on a diet. Yo-yo dieting term coined by Kelly D. Brownell at Yale University, in reference to the cyclical loss and gain of weight, resembling theContinue reading “do you gain weight by just LOOKING at bread?”

fat loss is not linear. ever.

FAT LOSS IS NOT SOME MAGICALLY LINEAR PROCESS. EVER. I need you to remember that there will be ups and downs to progress and that’s totally normal. Always take a step back and look for that downward trend. There will be weeks that NOTHING seems to be happening. That’s okay. Because there will also beContinue reading “fat loss is not linear. ever.”

lifting for weight loss myth #2: I want to tone not build muscle

“I just want to tone,” she said. And with that, she grabbed her pink rubber weights off the rack and pranced to a small area of the all-women’s section at the gym to complete her ultra-high-rep toning workout. Ugh.  The myth of “toning” took root several decades ago when gyms had women only sections withContinue reading “lifting for weight loss myth #2: I want to tone not build muscle”

lifting for weight loss: myth 1: cardio is better

Are you a Cardio Queen in attempts to lose weight? There are a number of misconceptions out there about resistance training and weightlifting for weight loss. So many women find contradictory advice when trying to figure out the most effective way to maintain their body goals. This week I conquer some of the misconceptions associatedContinue reading “lifting for weight loss: myth 1: cardio is better”

meal prep 101: protein

The health effects of fat and carbs are controversial. However, almost everyone agrees that protein is important. Most people eat enough protein to prevent deficiency, but some individuals would do better with a much higher protein intake. In today’s mini training, I go over the science-based reasons why you should care about your protein intakeContinue reading “meal prep 101: protein”

body in a wretch? then STRETCH!

Stretching before and after your workout is crucial to your body’s overall development and will improve your overall joint movement, range of motion, and mobility. Sore after a workout? Probably because you didn’t properly warm-up and stretch those muscles. You can get away with a no warm-up routine for years, decades even. But, eventually, yourContinue reading “body in a wretch? then STRETCH!”

fat loss isn’t what you think

When it comes to fat loss, many people tend to focus on areas that truly have the least amount of importance for long-term, sustainable results. When you hear the words ‘Fat Loss’…what does your mind immediately think? Most of my clients tell me in order to LOSE FAT, they need to do ALL OF THIS: EatContinue reading “fat loss isn’t what you think”

3 reasons you are burning less calories than you think!

Tracking calories, feeling good, but not seeing any fat loss? The problem could be that you’re burning a lot less calories than you think. Here are the 3 most common mistakes I hear clients make when they think they’re doing everything right, but not losing as many pounds as they’d like. And be sure to watch my videoContinue reading “3 reasons you are burning less calories than you think!”