Posts tagged Workout Tips
12 Hacks to Help You Stick to Your Workouts

Sticking to a consistent gym routine can seem about as mystical as unicorns and comfortable bras. There are periods when finding the time and motivation to work out feels easy, but then there are others where it feels impossible.

What gives?

Well let’s first acknowledge why it’s hard to stick to in the first place.

Your job.

Taking care of kids and family.

No energy because of a long day at work.

You don't know what to do at the gym and can never make a class.

It's uncomfortable, especially at first (being sore sucks, let's be real).

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Healthy is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

I learned this lesson the hard way. Every time I'd discover a new philosophy, I'd buy all the books and read all the blogs, and drastically change my life accordingly.  

(Just ask my mom, she always had to text me before visits home to find out what my latest and greatest dietary restrictions were.) 

It was a great way to experiment, but it was also an exhausting cycle of strict adherence for a period of time, followed by a major crash, followed by hating myself and feeling guilty for being "strong enough" to stay on course. Then I'd search for the next diet to try. 

Surely it was the diets fault, right? 

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How to Select the Right Weight at the Gym

Have you ever cut out a magazine workout, finally remembered to put it in your gym bag, and then once you got to the weight rack you decided to give up on it because the article only tells you what exercises to do, and not what weight you should select as well? 

(Or was this just me?)

I (obviously) wasn't always a trainer, and was definitely a typical girl who only ever used 10 pound dumbbells for sets of 10 on every exercise. It honestly never even occurred to me that I should (or could) use anything heavier. 

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6 Truths That Will Help You Feel Less Self Conscious at the Gym

Starting a new gym can take you right back to 5th grade on the first day of school. Your palms get a little sweaty walking in, you hope that your new yoga pants will make you look cool and legit, and when you get to the locker room you pray you aren't accidentally stealing that super fit girls favorite locker. 

(Favorite lockers are definitely a weird unspoken gym thing. I've seen some ridiculously petty arguments between grown women in towels fighting over "their" space. It's nuts.)  

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It's OK to Take a Break

As a fitness professional, I'm always looking for ways new ways to encourage, inspire and help initiate action for my clients. Because let's be honest, motivation is fleeting, crazy schedules get in the way of workouts, and cooking a healthy dinner after a long day is sometimes almost unbearable to even think about.

But the fitness industry can sometimes take "fitspo" a little too far. And I'm not talking about the pictures of girls in thongs "working out" at the dumbbell rack (those are just obnoxious...), I'm talking about a much sneakier culprit lurking in your social media feed... the well-intended motivational meme.

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What are BCAAs?

Ever see people at the gym with some kool aid looking drink in their shaker bottle and wonder what the heck it is? Or do you see people on Instagram posting selflie's with their BCAA's and wonder if it's just an attempt to look cool or more "hardcore"? (I've admittedly passed judgement before really knowing much about them). I can't vouch for every shaker bottle's

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Sometimes Working Out Sucks

I know, I know, I'm a Personal Trainer. I'm supposed to be the fitness champion, the one with an iron will who never misses a workout, the one who sleeps in Nikes and yoga pants and can't wait to wake up and crush weights... Well, sorry to disappoint, but that is not ALWAYS me. To be clear, I'm definitely all about that fitness life, so much so that I've made it my career, but real

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