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December 1, 2017

The pursuit of perfect abs often seems like a lifelong ordeal. So many things — pizza, pasta, and oh yes, pregnancy! — can thwart our dreams of a toned tummy. But aside from J-Lo-level #bodygoals, there are other reasons to focus on strengthening your core.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), creating a strong core can help prevent...

December 1, 2017

Netflix has become as popular as kombucha, vegetarian options, and rescue dogs. Binge-racing entire seasons have made it socially acceptable to say things like “I’m going to pass on going out tonight — I want to stay in and watch the rest of ‘Stranger Things.’”

With riveting shows like “Riverdale” and “Black Mirror,” why would you need to go anywhere o...

December 1, 2017

Any kind of exercise is good for you, but working out in groups may give you a little extra boost.

Do you like to hit the gym, road, or trail by yourself?

Or do you thrive in a crowded group fitness class with everyone breathing, moving, and toning in sync?

No matter what kind of exercise you gravitate toward, there’s no downside to staying physically active — es...

November 1, 2017

The popularity of CrossFit has been on a steady rise over the last decade. As more and more people learn about the benefits of the fitness program, the more and more we see functional fitness included into regular gym/fitness regimes.

I have been a fitness trainer for a long time, and I have seen many trends come and go. But I can tell you with confident that Cr...

November 1, 2017

If something is too damn complicated, good freaking luck following it consistently.

This ESPECIALLY rings true for nutrition. 

For any nutrition plan to work, you HAVE to be consistent. That means doing the things you’re supposed to do MOST of the time, like 80-90%. But if something is way too complicated either because the plan OR methods are or YOU’RE actu...

November 1, 2017

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes - Healthy Thanksgiving Sides

Squash Casserole "Steamer"

6 yellow squash
1 large yellow onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
6 branches fresh thyme
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
6 oz shredded Monterrey Jack and cheddar mix

Preheat oven to 350...

October 1, 2017

It is amazing how time flies. It is hard for me to believe we are already through the first week of August. Summer is just about over. Believe me, I am not wishing it away. Autumn is my favorite time of year. Fires, Cocktails, Football,  and hooded sweatshirts. Summer is my second favorite time. We have not gotten to the beach once and we do need to fix that, q...

October 1, 2017


You run and run and run, but you don't shed a pound. What gives? It's one of the most common pain points for people who exercise. All of that effort and so little reward, but why is that?

Simple: Cardio often isn't the fastest way to lose weight, and it's certainly not the only way. There is a solution, though, which will allow you to spend less time in...

October 1, 2017

Start your season (or every morning) off right with these Pumpkin Protein Doughnuts! Just as good as the “real thing” and PACKED with fiber!

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 Large Egg

  • 3 Large Egg Whites

  • 1/4 Cup (61g) Pure Pumpkin

  • 3 Teaspoons (12g) Light Brown Sugar

  • 1 Scoop (30g) Vanilla Protein Powder

  • 6 Tablespoons (45g) Coconut Flour (or Oat/Al...

September 1, 2017

No training program is complete without some squat variation. While articles abound about which variation is best, the reality is that the benefits of each are dependent upon who is doing the squatting. There are great results to be had from all the squat variations. Whether you have a barbell behind your neck or in front, or no barbell at all, isn’t really the...

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