Workout of My Week Vol. #006 – Get Stable

Fitness does not need to be complicated but it does need to challenge you.  That is unless your Heart Rate Variability is telling you that today needs to be a recovery day or a you-can-workout-but-dial-down-your-intensity type of day.  My body is going through some weird stuff lately, I’m detoxing (still), not thrilled with the weather […]

Client Spotlight: Meet Zack

Considering that we are fresh off of the NCAA tourney, I thought this would be the perfect week to share Zack’s story with you.  His particular story is uniquely special.  Zack was referred to me through the encouragement of his super spectacular mom April whom I was already working with when I met Zack.  We’d known each […]

Workout of My Week Vol.#005 – True Stretch Baby!

A few months ago. I joined my local Planet Fitness because I wanted a little variety to my workouts and access to a few pieces of equipment that I don’t and won’t put into my home gym.  One thing I LOVE about my PF location is that it has one of my favorite pieces of […]

Workout of My Week Vol. #004 – Tabata Time

  It’s Tabata time! This week I completed a pretty tough workout I had to share with you. I wasn’t quite sure I would finish it (considering there were 3 separate Tabata’s in the workout) with gusto as I hadn’t been sleeping too well due to travel and other stuff lately. I was a bit […]

Monica’s Back to School Health Tips

BTS!  Yes it’s that time of year again where we start prepping for the kids to go back to school and the return to ‘normalcy’ after what was likely a rip-roaring summer for many of you. This time of year there is a lot thrown at you as the consumer to buy back to school […]

The truth about detoxing – 4 biggest myths debunked

Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, detoxing has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox,” so you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains?   The truth is, a detox doesn’t have to involve any of the […]

Rockin’ Resources & My Top Heart Healthy Tips

As a health coach I want nothing more than to provide you with the tools and information that you need so that you can effectively be responsible for your own health.  With the emphasis on heart health plastered everywhere you look this month of February, of course I had to get in on it.  But […]

Workout of My Week Vol. #001 – Santa’s Eight Tiny Reindeer Plyometric Workout

Every year my Personal Training clients get to experience different forms of holiday inspired workouts, so join in with us for Santa’s Eight Tiny Reindeer Plyometric Workout!   Plyometrics are jumping exercises.  They increase your metabolism, strengthen your cardiovascular system, boost the number of calories you burn and stimulate your neurological system more than repetitive […]

Fitness Tip: Roll Out

When I first start working with a fitness or personal training client, usually the first thing that we do is go through a Functional Movement Assessment.  In this session, I look at how the client is moving and how they are not and/or cannot. I generally avoid words like all or never but in this case, I prescribe […]

2015 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

It’s 12 days until Christmas!  Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone in your life that wants to be healthier? Or how about a gift to inspire someone you love to start living healthier? Here is my list of several different gift ideas to help you with your shopping this year and to […]