Posts in category "Athletic Training"

Personal Trainers: How Do I Choose The Right One?

Personal Trainers: How Do I Choose The Right One?
Many people are under the assumption that one personal trainer is like the next, but I can assure you that this is far from the truth.  Personal trainers should never be viewed as a one size fits all mold.  They come in all shapes, sizes, sexes, experience levels, specialties, and personality types.  All too often... Read more »

Must Haves For Home Fitness

Must Haves For Home Fitness
A lot of people think that in order to exercise at home they need to get some big, fancy, home strength training system.  Or, some big, clunky, piece of home cardio equipment.  That is NOT the case, though!  In fact, I would try to talk you out of spending hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on... Read more »

Are Minimalist Shoes Safe?

Are Minimalist Shoes Safe?
This week I feature a guest blogger who is much more renown on the subject of footwear than myself, as she is a Podiatrist, after all.  I asked her about shoes and fitness, and she shared with me her thoughts on “minimalist” shoes.  I have personally tried to wear minimalist shoes, myself, in the past. ... Read more »
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Hey, Ladies, Worried About Bulk? Time For Some Myth Busters!

Hey, Ladies, Worried About Bulk? Time For Some Myth Busters!
It’s time to put down the baby rattles (what I like to call those puny little weights) and actually challenge your body.  Worried about bulk!?  Worry not!  I can tell you that I constantly challenge myself to lift heavier, and the heavier I am lifting, the more definition and shape my body is getting.  I... Read more »

Do You Track Your Workouts For Results? Stop Wasting Your Time...

… and by “stop wasting your time,” I mean that you are wasting your time if you aren’t tracking your progress and results. All too often I see people going to a gym, or doing a home workout, and just throwing their bodies around not really knowing what they did, what weight they were really... Read more »

6 Moves to Get a Better Butt

Hi-ho, I’m back!  After a crazy busy summer, I’ve made it my MISSION to be back and offer lots of great fitness tips and advice to help you through these gloomy months of winter (when, lets face it, how often do you really want to drive or walk to the gym?)! Are you like me... Read more »
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Kia Kaha. Be Strong. Lessons I Learned That Can Be Applied For Success!

Kia Kaha.  Be Strong. Lessons I Learned That Can Be Applied For Success!
This past weekend I attended the certification for Body Pump.  I’ve gone through plenty of certifications, but I think this one is actually the hardest one I’ve ever done… for a number of reasons.  However, I learned and re-learned quite a few lessons and I want to take a moment to share my experience with... Read more »

Les Mills Is Here to PUMP *clap* You Up!!!

Les Mills Is Here to PUMP *clap* You Up!!!
I couldn’t resist the urge to make an ol’ reference to Hanz & Franz (old SNL sketch, if you are unawares)… In all seriousness.  I’m sure that many people have heard of Les Mills, if not, then now’s the time to learn!  To just steal a simple biography from Wikipedia, “Leslie (‘Les’) Roy Mills (born... Read more »

Find Your Fitness Role Model, Part 2

Find Your Fitness Role Model, Part 2
This week has really been focused on inspiration… finding those qualities that inspire you to be better, and finding the role models who inspire you to be better.  I’m continuing by sharing another one of my fitness role models with you all, in hopes that she may inspire some of you too. One of my... Read more »
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TOP FITNESS PICKS For Your 2012 Home Fitness Resolutions!

There are so many ways to lose weight and get in shape out there that it’s hard to know where to start!  Magazines, DVDs from the store or online, fitness workouts on your “on demand,” apps for your Smart Phone… the list could go on.  So, to help you on your journey, I’m listing my... Read more »