Category Archives: Personal Training

The Importance of Core Strength Exercises

Almost everyone at some point in his or her life experiences back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, which is the most common cause … Continue reading

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Maximizing Energy Expenditure During Workouts

As a trainer, I watch people work out on a regular basis at the gym. Many of them follow the same exact workout routine each time. I give credit to these people for working out and being consistent. I know, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Appropriate Footwear

As shock absorbers, your feet are subjected to nearly one million pounds of pressure during one hour of strenuous exercise. Proper footwear is important to cushion these loads. Carefully choosing the right fit and style of exercise shoe can prevent injury that … Continue reading

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Winning not Whining: Doing What You Can to Train Around the Pain

If you’re a regular at the gym, chances are you’ve felt aches and pains that come with working out.  The challenge comes from knowing the difference between the regular pain that comes from working the muscles that haven’t been worked in … Continue reading

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Giving the Gift of Health for the Holidays

It’s a busy time of year.  We’re all running around, decking the halls, going from holiday party to holiday party and trying to get all of our shopping done.  This year, why not make things a little easier in the gift giving department … Continue reading

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Cardio with a Purpose

Don’t waste your time!  Isn’t the number one excuse for skipping the gym is your hectic life? So make the most of your cardiovascular exercises. Cardio is exercise that elevates your heart rate for an extended period of time, engages the … Continue reading

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Spot Training…Fact or Fiction?

I cannot tell you how often people ask me what exercises they can do to lose fat from specific areas of their body, e.g. their stomach, inner thigh, the back, etc. The truth is one cannot control where one loses fat. And … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Pack Your Lunch

1.       Control – Who doesn’t want more control over their life? When you pack your own lunch, you control, when you eat, where you eat, what you eat and how much you eat. 2.       Cost – The cost of eating out has … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Personal Trainer

For many people, obtaining a healthy lifestyle is not something they can do on their own.  Most of us lack the necessary background and training to understand our different body types and what will work best for us.  In these … Continue reading

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Pit Crew? Fit Crew!

As you probably know, a pit stop is when a racing car stops during a race for refueling, new tires, repairs, mechanical adjustments, a driver change, or any combination of the above.  Even though the drivers are top professionals and … Continue reading

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