Let’s Get Personal: My Struggle with Chronic Illness as a Personal Trainer

It's time to talk about obstacles. Everybody has them. Yes, even that person who seems to have everything together and is constantly posting perfectly posed photos of their life online followed by some inspirational words and a quick "#blessed". (Although, can I have some of whatever they've been drinking?). Knowing that this is true, why … Continue reading Let’s Get Personal: My Struggle with Chronic Illness as a Personal Trainer

Scales Suck: Why This Trainer Rarely Weighs In and Why You Probably Shouldn’t Either

Picture this: You've been working out consistently, eating pretty well and feeling good about your progress and how your body looks. You decide to put that confidence to the test and step on the scale, only to be devastated by the number you see. Two minutes ago you were feeling great, but now your day … Continue reading Scales Suck: Why This Trainer Rarely Weighs In and Why You Probably Shouldn’t Either

Grocery Stores are Trying to Trick You: How to Beat Them at Their Own Game

  I don't think it would be a surprise to anyone to hear that I love exercise and think that it is a crucial part of any healthy lifestyle, but there is one thing that is even more important than breaking a sweat and that's what you eat. Diet is EVERYTHING when it comes to … Continue reading Grocery Stores are Trying to Trick You: How to Beat Them at Their Own Game

Stop Thinking and Start Thriving With These Four Solutions To Gym Anxiety

The gym may be my second home now, but before I really started working out consistently (and even for a while after I did) the gym was a terrifying place. I was convinced that everyone else would be in perfect shape, would know I was a fraud with no idea what I was doing, and … Continue reading Stop Thinking and Start Thriving With These Four Solutions To Gym Anxiety