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
Author: Trainer Kelly
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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)
End of 2022: Updates, Review, and Looking into 2023
It has been a number of weeks since my hip labrum update post so it's time to do another. We are beginning the third week of November (somehow!? time is flying) and basically my hip is doing great! I feel like I have regained most of my mobility and range of motion (we are talking… Continue reading End of 2022: Updates, Review, and Looking into 2023
MACROS 101: How I Calculate Macros for Clients and Myself for a Tight, Fit Body!
So, you are new to this weight-lifting, weight-loss or muscle-gain program and I get how confusing it can be when it comes to HOW MUCH and WHAT to eat. You can't just eat whatever you want and train because you are not going to get the results you so badly want. DIET AND NUTRITION are… Continue reading MACROS 101: How I Calculate Macros for Clients and Myself for a Tight, Fit Body!