Healthy Snacking Made Easy

  Snacks have become their very own food group.  I believe that snacks are so popular and normal these days because of the dependence that so many people have on carbohydrates due to the overwhelming amount of grains and sugars in the Standard American Diet (SAD).  Simply put, the more starches and sugars you eat, […]

Client Spotlight: Meet Mark

When was the last time you were inspired? I hope it was just this morning but I can say that these days, it’s harder to find than my heart says that it should be. You can’t find it on tv much, definitely not on the news or social media, but what about in an email? […]

Tips to eat clean and healthy with a meal plan

I hate the word diet.  It represents deprivation to me.  Let’s break the common misconceptions when it comes to diet. Sometimes, people tend to skip their meals with the thought that they are going to maintain their diet.  It’s important to understand that you don’t have to restrict yourself from eating delicious, healthy meals in […]

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 […]

How to Plan Meals in a Time Crunch

Life is no longer linear or simple. Whoever you are, whatever role you play, if you ever have to feed yourself or someone else for any stretch of time, whether that’s for a month, a week, or even a day, you may spend an inordinate amount of time deciding what to make. The task seems […]

Monica’s Back to School Health Tips for 2017

It’s time to 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 clothes, supplies, backpacks, lunchboxes and things […]

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 […]

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 […]