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Fail to Plan…Plan to Fail

Almost daily, someone asks me the age-old question, “How do I lose weight?” Or, sometimes it comes in the form “How do I lose fat and gain lean muscles to look ‘toned’?” I usually reply with the same answers but it’s honestly very different from…

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Every.Damn.Day.

Number one piece of advice I can give you…EVERY DAMN DAY. As a trainer, as a coach, as a human, it’s the best advice I could ever give someone. You want to lose weight? You have to move more & eat better EVERY DAMN DAY!…

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Strength In Numbers

This week my focus has been on the word & meaning of strength. Strength means so many things to so many people. For instance, to a woman, being strong may mean having the strength to pass up the brownies that your co-worker brought in to…

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Have Your Cake And Eat It Too…Or I Like To Phrase It As “Have Your Cake But Don’t Eat Two.”

Where did this phrase ever come about?? What in the world does it mean?? To me, it means whatever you’re going to indulge in, do it but don’t overdo it. So many of us get caught up in this all-or-nothing, balls-to-the-wall, drop-everything approach to exercise…

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2017…Delete What Doesn’t Serve You

When setting “New Year” goals some of us choose to add more things into our life…such as “drink more water,” “workout more,” “spend more time calling friends and family,” etc. etc. But what about deleting things from our life?? I’m speaking literally and figuratively. Literally…

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Flat Belly, Lean Legs, Firm Butt, BLAH BLAH BLAH

What’s going on with the fitness industry now days?? I cannot tell you how many emails I get every day with the subject line “Click here for flat abs,” “Sign up now to get your best body ever,” “Lose 10 pounds in one week,” etc….

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New Year, New Goals (I A.M. Possible)

New Year, New Goals (I A.M. Possible) How is it already January 2017?? Where did 2016 go?? If you’re like me, you’re thinking “There’s so many things I wanted to do and accomplish in 2016 but ran out of time.” With a new year comes new goals…

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Power + Roga = P.R.

Strength Training And Yoga During Your Run Training Will Get You To Your P.R. It’s been said time and time again that strength will make you a stronger runner and yoga will make you a less injury prone runner, but who actually listens to that…

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Friends Who Run Together Succeed Together

Group Running Is The Key To Success “Sweet baby Jesus, I’m so thankful for her” -Shalane Flanagan Ever since running track in high school, I stepped away from group training. I put in countless solo miles and pushed my self to my limits…or what I…

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