Jillian Michaels Just Kicked My Butt in Chicago… Then I Disagreed with Her!

This weekend, 7 trainers from the Transformation Center went to MidwestMania, a large fitness conference in Chicago, designed to help us become better trainers and coaches. (A huge thank to our trainers, Ashton, Joe & Ryan, that stayed behind and kept our classes going!) (From left, back row: Monique, Dustin, Liz, Michelle, Erin; front row: Shelley, Tessa) This was the 4th  year I … [Read more...]

Join the 6 Week Challenge: “I’m entering the best decade of my life!”

I talk to men and women everyday who tell me they wished they lived near Madison so they could participate in our programs. I wish everyone did but knowing that's not possible is what led me to create the 6 Week Challenge. I also get questions about whether it really works. It does! But you don't have to take my word for it, read Kris' story here: I've never been athletic. Phy Ed was the class … [Read more...]

Does it really matter?

Many thoughts crossed my mind as I made the painful 4.5 hour drive from Madison to Minneapolis after hearing the news my mom was on life support after suffering a massive brain aneurysm. One of the questions rolling in my head was, does it really matter? My mom was one of the healthiest people I have ever met.  She ate incredibly well, managed stress better then most, maintained a healthy … [Read more...]

This Short Video Made Me Smile and Cry at the Same Time

I recently attended the Functional Aging Summit in Phoenix Arizona.  Nearly 200 of the top professionals from around the world gathered to discuss training, nutrition, and psychology around helping transform the quality of life for baby boomers and beyond. One of the presenters shared a very short video that had me smiling and crying at the same time; I am not sure if I have ever experienced … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from Fitness Workshop (controversial)

Last weekend, I took several of my trainers to Milwaukee for a fitness conference focused on transforming those from age 55-95 years old. Our instructor was a fitness expert out of Florida, go figure, and we learned so much when it comes to helping people age as awesome as possible. You might not be 55 or older yet, but chances are you have family members who are, and if we are blessed, we all w … [Read more...]

Hello! 3 Healthy Daily Habits You Must Start When You Turn 50!

At the Transformation Center in Madison, McFarland, and Oregon, we help hundreds and hundreds of clients each week improve their mindset, provide them with meal plans and recipes, deliver fun and challenging fat burning workouts and create an environment of positive support and accountability. The average age of our client is between 47-50 years old. This coming Sunday, I am holding another … [Read more...]