Complete Proteins For Vegetarians/Vegans

Vegetarians and vegans sometimes struggle to balance their protein intake. [More]

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Combating Osteoporosis

How can someone know if they are at risk of developing osteoporosis? [More]

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A Happy, Healthy Valentine's Day

Find the perfect gift for your health-conscious Valentine! [More]

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Fitness For A Busy Schedule

Sometimes, it’s tough to find time to workout… [More]

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Kobe, Cameron, and Me

Last month I celebrated my 50th birthday.  I am thrilled to have reached this milestone and to still be physically able to do anything I want. Of course, I attribute much of this to my lifelong commitment to exercise and general wellness.  However, as we age, our bodies change and things that were good for us “yesterday” might not be as good, or effective for us “today”.  I am constantly evaluating what is currently best for my clients and myself.  I have been in the fitness industry for 29 years in many capacities, but always in group fitness.  You name a fitness format/trend and I have either seen it, done it, taught it and have the leg warmers to show for it! 7 years ago, I became a certified personal trainer and added that to my coaching and training responsibilities.  As our industry has evolved, we continue to discover what is s... [More]

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Complex Calves

Is it just me or does anyone else having a hard time getting their calves to grow? For the longest time I saw no results in my calves. I tried working them out every day, twice a day, every other day, on leg day. I tried everything possible, so I thought.  I finally started researching how to get results. The biggest shocker for me was that calves are NOT to be trained on legs day. You should do them first on an upper body day. Calves, like triceps, are very dense muscle and they are best trained when supersetting. You'll target the two muscles that make up the calf: The gastrocnemius muscle, which gives the calf its rounded shape and the soleus, which is the flatter, longer muscle running underneath the gastrocnemius and lower down your leg.  Standing motions that raise your body up with toes will work the gastrocnemius (round muscle). Seated calf raises will work your soleus ... [More]

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A Juice Cleanse: Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

As with every “cool,” new fitness or diet trend, advertisers and marketers do a great job making their idea sound like the perfect solution to all your problems! Juice cleanses have been no different. [More]

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Benefits Of Good Posture

Sitting up straight may save more than your lower back! [More]

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Exercise Outside More Often

Exercise Outside More Often   Every January 1st we promise ourselves that we’re going to be more physically active and that we’ll either begin attending that place we pay every month called “The Gym”, or that we’ll search long and far for a new, innovative at home exercise regime that will make us ripped and tone in just 10 minutes! Stop, stop, please, stop associating the generation of your physical health with something that exists only in a building somewhere (a gym) or a novel concept that you just haven’t figured out or haven’t bought into yet. Remember, you are an animal (literally, not figuratively...maybe figuratively...I don’t know you) and originally your species was cool with being outside all the time, walking, running, picking things up, putting things down and sweating. When did we decide that the only place we could exer... [More]

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Dark Meat vs. White Meat

What if you didn’t have to feel guilty about always reaching for the dark meat? [More]

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