I Am Lost and Don’t Know What Exercise to Do! What Type of Exercise is Best for Me?

I sit down to talk to a prospective client. “What are your goals?”, I ask. “I just want to lose weight”, they say. “Why?”, I clap back. “I’ve always been overweight and I hate exercise.” They say. It’s a common obstacle. And every single day, someone will tell me how much they hate something, don’tContinue reading “I Am Lost and Don’t Know What Exercise to Do! What Type of Exercise is Best for Me?”

Heart Rate Response: Conditioning vs. Illness

Hey all! AWESOME DATA on a followup to a post I made a couple of weeks ago. The preceding graphs are tracking resting heart rate. The picture on the left is my own heart rate in the last month. Last weekend, I came down with a non-covid illness. Though not drastic, there is a definiteContinue reading “Heart Rate Response: Conditioning vs. Illness”

Covid and your gym!

Hey! It seems like everybody is ready to get back to normal life, whatever that new normal will look like. Let me preface with a word of caution – everyone is free to make their own choices, and I hope you make the choice that is safe for you – and all the people youContinue reading “Covid and your gym!”

The Big Picture

Hey all! Sup? Six pack abs. Toned, lean arms. Peachy booty. We see it everyday. From the Insta feeds. The Tiktoks. The Facebook stories. It’s in our hive mind, it invades our visual and tactile space. Every time you open an app and check on your friends, there it is. And you start to feelContinue reading “The Big Picture”

Heart Rate Lessons from my Fitbit

If you’re anything like me, you’re an exercise nerd who cares about how their body functions. You worry about things like Resting heart rate, blood pressure, VO2max and even sleep quantity. Each has an impact on the way you move and feel throughout the day. If you’re nothing like me, Congratulations! You’re pretty normal. I’mContinue reading “Heart Rate Lessons from my Fitbit”

Goal Setting: Differentiating Failure from Absence

Hey! Sup? Let’s talk about falling flat on your face. Take a second and think about a time you when you failed.┬áIt sucks to look back. It takes over your brain. It reminds you of your inadequacy and disappointment. There’s a deeper hurt that is only felt because you STILL wish you had accomplished theContinue reading “Goal Setting: Differentiating Failure from Absence”

Park Workout 101

In this time of social distancing, the hard part is finding time and space to break free from our little bubbles. Waking up this morning, I rolled out of bed angst-y, angry and a grump to the Nth degree (just ask Heather). Bout time to get out, shepherd some strength and HIIT something to calmContinue reading “Park Workout 101”

Is Carbonated Water Bad for You?

Hey! I was chatting with a client the other day and he had a question that made me say ‘Hmm’. He asked the question in the title of the post. As with every other answer I ever give, I want to be confident in saying Yay or Nay. On this one I more concerned withContinue reading “Is Carbonated Water Bad for You?”

Improving Your Nutrition: Part 1 – Energy Balance

Energy Balance Whether you are in the middle of deciding to increase mass or drop bodyweight, the very first and most important step in achieving a healthy nutritional balance is figuring out how much energy your body needs. The most simple form of measurement is keeping track of the amount of food you eat. YouContinue reading “Improving Your Nutrition: Part 1 – Energy Balance”

Getting Fit 101: Measurements Worth Tracking

The last couple of weeks I have been riddled with ideas, thoughts and new ways of thinking. I’ve compiled a small group of testers to track a few measureable data points each day, week and month. The intention of the data is to keep track of your health and see how you progress with aContinue reading “Getting Fit 101: Measurements Worth Tracking”