How a Woman with a Rotator Cuff Tear Got into the Best Shape of Her Life

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Meet Cindy Sue. Cindy goes to the gym and decides she wants to work her pecs. She’s 64, she’s seen people use that one chest press machine, and knows it works the chest because it a sticker says “chest press” in small writing on the machine. Cindy sits down on the machine, sets a weight she thinks she can do, …

Who Do You Need to Become?

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How many times have you told yourself, “I’m gonna lose 20 pounds and fit into a dress I used to love to wear? or “I’m going to become a gym-a-holic and finally get fit!”?   Many of us have goals for ourselves we’d like to accomplish for our health. Some goals are lofty and life-changing while others might be small. …

The Lost Art of Weight Maintenance and Setting Realistic Health Goals

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These days it’s hard to find nearly anyone who isn’t on some type of diet trying to lose X amount of weight. Instagram has become a haven for fitness fanatics and weight loss journey-ers alike. Magazines and media constantly promote weight loss products, services, and diets that fuel consumers urge to lose weight. The problem is, we never really hear …

The Problem with Physical Therapy

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I’ve had this topic in mind for a while now and just now have the opportunity to discuss it. Most of us have been to physical therapy at least once or know or someone that has been through physical therapy. Whether for a shoulder injury, knee issue, hip problem, etc., we’ve all been there. You get hurt, you go to …

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

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There are many reasons why you might not be losing weight. Weight loss occurs when we are burning more calories than we consume through a combination of both food intake and exercise. If either of these components is lacking, weight loss can slow down. With so much information out there, it can be hard to determine how many calories you …

Prioritize Strength Training for Your Fat Loss Goals

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Over the past several years, I have worked with primarily female clients. Most of the time they come to me after seeing little to no results from their current exercise routine. Their goals typically include getting “toned”, building muscle, or looking better. After inquiring about what they are currently doing, most women will say they are just doing cardio 5x/week …

Intuitive Eating: Part III

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A little while ago, I started a blog series about Intuitive Eating, a book written by Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole. This book literally changed my life and changed my outlook on food, health, and self-love. If you would like to revisit two of my previous posts on intuitive eating, you can find them here and here! Looking back, Intuitive Eating …

Have Shoulder Pain? Read this.

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Shoulder injuries are pretty common. From torn rotator cuffs to torn labrums and SLAP tears, there are lots of way to mess up your shoulder. Most people think that they “tweaked” their shoulder and then went to the doctor. The surprising thing however is that most shoulder injuries can be easily prevented with proper exercise technique and programming. Today’s post …

The Four Steps to Building Muscle

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One the great things that has happened in the past decade is that weightlifting has become a lot more commonplace for both men and women. Women in particular are becoming a lot more confident in lifting weights thanks to social media efforts. The one problem I find with this weightlifting movement however is that probably 90% of gym lifters do …

My Story & the Lack of Authenticity in the Fitness Industry

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I first got heavily interested in weightlifting back in college for the sole purpose of attaining the “perfect physique.” I watched probably hundreds of Youtube videos on a myriad of different exercises just so I could feel more confident going to the gym alone and navigating the men-dominated weight room. I would practice exercises at home and even film myself …