6 Tips For Increasing Your Daily Energy (Do these now!)

I am writing this to you on Sunday evening, having thought back on the past 48 hours and how much I have packed into life. I realized I don’t think I could have done this when I was 21. Now at 31, I have WAY more energy then I did at 21. I will try to not bore you with my entire weekend details but here are a couple highlights with a few pics. Friday night we celebrated, with over 60 kids a … [Read more...]

Why running sucks… and causes you to gain fat

Have you ever gone to a “big box” healthclub or gym? They are filled with treadmills and cardio machines. And you see infomercials and ads for ellipticals and treadmills, to help you lose weight. You see skinny people running, and it seems like what you need to do to drop a few pounds. But I have news for you. Running, while not a bad thing, is not a good way to lose weight. In fact, if you r … [Read more...]

How many burpees does it take to burn off a piece of cheesecake?

What feeling do you get when you hear or read the word burpee? If you are like most of my clients, just the mere mention of a burpee likely fills you with dread because you know just how tiring and challenging burpees can be. One of my clients shared the following chart with me. … [Read more...]

Fed Up!

I hope you've had a great week and are enjoying the start of June! You may have heard of the documentary that recently played in theaters called Fed Up. In the past few weeks, 50 clients of my clients have gone to see this film. This was the best documentary I have ever seen on the obesity epidemic. Yes, even better then Food Inc. The main focus of the movie is the fact that sugar and processed … [Read more...]

5 Exercises You Can Do To Burn Fat This Summer

Finding fun and new exercises that will burn fat can be challenging. I want to take the guess work out of that for you by sharing a video that I filmed awhile back on CBS with Mary, one of my clients. Pay attention especially to the first exercise, I think it will make you laugh. These exercises can be done indoors or outside, so you can get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Since this a … [Read more...]

Avoid This One Thing If You Want To Live Longer (and lose more weight)

More than any other time in history, we humans spend a lot of time sitting. We sit when we drive. We sit when we work. We sit when we watch TV, surf the web, and text or play games on our phones. Numerous studies have come out recently that have found excessive sitting has become a risk factor for heart disease, obesity, diabetes, etc. About 4 years ago, I noticed a big shift in my … [Read more...]

How Healthy of a Lifestyle Are You Living? Take This Test

There is a test I like to give people to help them discover just how healthy of a lifestyle they are really living. I call it the vacation test. The type of vacations you enjoy taking are often telling of the type of person you are. Do you plan and search out fun, physical activities to do, or do you prefer to sit and relax waiting only to enjoy your next meal and drink? On our private FB page … [Read more...]

What does eating processed food and inactivity costing you?

It is so easy to live in denial about the costs of inactivity and poor nutrition. We can justify to ourselves that healthy food costs us more, or we don't have time to exercise. If we only had a magic ball to show us the extremely small little decreases our body experiences each day when we make these poor choices, that in reality it costs us SO much more. Check out these commercials about … [Read more...]

Pinks Workout Routine (Grammys)

Did you watch the Grammy awards last night? I only flipped by it to see Pink have an incredible performance (youtube it). Many of my clients went to see her recently in Milwaukee and confirmed what everyone saw last night. Pink's body is insanely strong, toned, and athletic. As someone who has trained thousands of moms, I am always curious to find out what others have done to bounce back after h … [Read more...]

Why Women Should Weight Train

I receive quite a few emails from my subscribers asking fitness and nutrition questions.  One common question is related to women being afraid to resistance train because they believe they are going to bulk up! I think this stems from the periodic viral emails that go around showing women who look like men.  These bulky woman have been taking steroids!! One specific question I received was, "I h … [Read more...]