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”

training vs straining and why motivation don’t mean jack shit

Any SHITTY trainer can kill you for money. I am not THAT shitty trainer. I give you what your body NEEDS, not necessarily what you THINK you need. I always strive for a happy balance between the two, but I am the EXPERT and the one in tuned with your BODY in a way thatContinue reading “training vs straining and why motivation don’t mean jack shit”

will eating fat make me fat?

Are you afraid of fats? If so, you’re not alone. Fat has been vilified in America since the low fat diet craze in the 90’s. Remember Snackwell products? Or the flood of any fat free, low fat dessert treat on store shelves? I do. I was an avid Snackwell eater, despite all the GI distressContinue reading “will eating fat make me fat?”

4 steps to hack your habit

THE FIX FOR CRAVINGS! Dr. Jade Teta and Dr. Keoni Teta have released a great book, Lose Weight Now! I’ve listed their recommended steps to hack a habit you are trying to change. These steps helped me curb my late night TV watching which created one too many glasses of wine! Be sure to watchContinue reading “4 steps to hack your habit”

fat loss myths revealed

When you join my 6 week lean muscle building program #LevelUp, you’ll receive weekly, juicy content all things fitness and food related. Here’s a sneak peak of the very things we will cover together so that YOU can become your OWN BODY DETECTIVE. Diets make you believe that you are ONE SIZE FITS ALL. WTF?!Continue reading “fat loss myths revealed”

how strength training saved me from a life of starvation

In 1997, I was young and heartbroken. I literally weighed my worth with well, my scale weight. I joined Jenny Craig because I believed if I was skinny, I would be lovable. In 7 months, I lost 45 pounds and I was skinny, but I was miserable. I was losing hair. My period stopped. IContinue reading “how strength training saved me from a life of starvation”

are you a woman over 30 years old? you need to hear this!

My female clients come to train with me and are surprised when I include a good amount of strength training into their programs. They are usually shocked and fearful of lifting weights because they do not want to look like those female bodybuilders. Usually women enter the gym and head straight to the treadmill orContinue reading “are you a woman over 30 years old? you need to hear this!”

pb-nan-pro muffins for yo mama

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins 1 ripe banana 2 Tbsp. Peanut butter 1/4 cup rolled oats 1 whole egg 1/2 cup egg whites 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 1 tsp. Baking powder 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract 2 Tbsp. Chia or flax seeds (can omit) Mix ingredients together and bake at 350 F degrees in muffinContinue reading “pb-nan-pro muffins for yo mama”

up your veggie game, even if u don’t like em!

Vegetables are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. We’re here to help you get a great start to your week with tips on how to eat more vegetables. Vary Your Veggies Try them both raw and cooked. Vegetables like carrots, celery, and peppers can offer different flavors and textures depending onContinue reading “up your veggie game, even if u don’t like em!”

i’ve failed way more than i’ve succeeded

I’ve heard it so many times. Like a plea for help from women struggling with their thoughts, conscious and unconscious thoughts that sometimes lead them to their wins and sometimes leads them to their self loathing and misery. People says it’s easy – just change your thoughts. And yeah, if it were that easy. ButContinue reading “i’ve failed way more than i’ve succeeded”