The Mind is Stronger Than You Think.

Being a personal trainer has given me a new perspective on life, and here’s why. I had always had the perspective that you can do anything you put your mind to; my grandpa had instilled this within me as a young boy. And time after time, I think back to that when I go...

Balance Encourages Balance!

I talk about balance a lot. Heck, it is this gym’s entire philosophy to be balanced emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. But breaking it down even further into physical fitness—there are so many aspects of this. What makes physical fitness? I’m...

Workouts Not Working Out?

We’re 2 months down in the New Year!  How’s the workouts going?  While our gym is doing a Better Body Challenge (our version of The Biggest Loser), I’m hearing some frustrations from time to time from individuals who I know are working out super intense and claiming...

How Fitness Increased My Self-Esteem

We’ve all read or heard that regular exercise makes you happier.  Exercising releases chemicals called endorphins triggering a positive feeling in your body while also decreasing the feeling of pain.  It would make sense that because of this “positive feeling”,...

Flexibility For Your Health

In the last article, I discussed the 5 components of fitness, flexibility being one of them.  Time and time again I hear, “I know I need to stretch”, “I really should try yoga”.  Well, saying it or thinking it is not going to benefit you!  What will it take to get you...

The Struggle Is Real

Now that the new year has begun, we are well into working on our resolutions or goals.  It’s our chance to start all over again, clean slate!  However, for some of us, that clean slate has happened again and again and again to no avail.  I think back through all the...

Fitness Before the New Year? YES!

This year I resolve to….. It’s almost the New Year and you’re gearing up for your resolutions to start.  Time to promise that from January 2nd on you will begin an exercise and diet program, you will only have one cheat meal and one rest day a week.  You’re going to...