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Ten of the MOST Over-Rated Exercises and What to do Instead

You only have so much time each week to get in the gym and train, so the last thing you want to do is waste your time or worse - get injured! The exercises I have chosen below are my chosen most over-rated moves for the average person. Not pro-athletes or bodybuilders or powerlifters. I… Continue reading Ten of the MOST Over-Rated Exercises and What to do Instead

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Three Reasons I Don’t Care About Having a “Thigh Gap” and a List of my Favorite Leg and Glute Exercises

I am so glad we are at a place in society where being strong and fit is seen as superior to being skinny and underweight. While there is nothing wrong with being naturally skinny, in my opinion you will enjoy a much healthier life if you focus on gaining some muscle mass and being fit… Continue reading Three Reasons I Don’t Care About Having a “Thigh Gap” and a List of my Favorite Leg and Glute Exercises

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6 Strength Training Benefits Not Related to Appearance

While strength training obviously improves your overall body composition and skeletal muscle mass, the health benefits of lifting weights go far beyond appearance alone. In this Saturday blog post I am going to discuss the benefits to strength training regularly - HINT: it's not what you think! Strength training increases your mental toughness. Each time… Continue reading 6 Strength Training Benefits Not Related to Appearance

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Tips to Increase Your Daily Protein Intake to Help You Lose Weight or Maintain Healthy Weight

One of the biggest and most important tips I tell my clients and anyone who wants to lose weight is to track and increase their protein amounts each day. Protein is so important for weight loss and sustaining a healthy body weight because it is imperative for building muscle mass, dropping fat, and it's very… Continue reading Tips to Increase Your Daily Protein Intake to Help You Lose Weight or Maintain Healthy Weight

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What is the ideal training schedule and how frequently should you train your muscles?

If you are wanting to know how much you should train your muscles, you have come to the right place! Some people are guilty of training too little while others potentially do too much, and if your goal is a more "toned" body (which means more muscle), then you want to be sure you are… Continue reading What is the ideal training schedule and how frequently should you train your muscles?

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5 Things You Probably Don’t Clean as Often As You Should

Water bottle It is crazy to think that some people go weeks or even a month or more before they consider washing their water bottle that they drink out of each day -- do you know how much bacteria is living inside and outside that bottle? So much! In case you have not thought about… Continue reading 5 Things You Probably Don’t Clean as Often As You Should

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New Year New You? My Top Tips for Winning the Day

The new year is always a good time to set goals and try to be a better YOU. Sometimes it can be overwhelming when it comes to figuring out where to start, so I am going to share my top tips to help you win your day and weeks! Schedule your day top-to-bottom This is… Continue reading New Year New You? My Top Tips for Winning the Day

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2022 Recap and 2023 Goals

Happy New Year everyone! I always love a new year and the freshness of January. Putting away all the Christmas decorations, cleaning the house, purging old stuff/things I don't want and preparing for a fresh start mentally and physically. Setting goals. Getting rid of habits or things or people who no longer serve me. Who… Continue reading 2022 Recap and 2023 Goals

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Why I chose to stop drinking…basically all alcohol

We have been trained to tolerate and to accept drinking as the norm. Commercials, tv shows and movies all portray getting drunk and having hangovers and having a drink every single day as normal and even "healthy". Red wine gives us "healthy doses" of resveratrol - all things I used to (and wanted to) believe… Continue reading Why I chose to stop drinking…basically all alcohol

Mindset, Uncategorized, Workouts

Scoliosis: Exercises to do and not to do (through my own trial and error)

I was diagnosed with lumbar scoliosis in 7th grade, around 28 degree curvature. I did ballet all growing up so ballet helped keep me strong to a degree as well as flexible. Now I am approaching 35 years old and have been weight training for over ten years and want to share what I have… Continue reading Scoliosis: Exercises to do and not to do (through my own trial and error)