Your eyes will not be dry after watching this

Today, I want to introduce you to Mary—a woman who has been a deep inspiration for me. Check out the video below to hear her tell her story in her own words. By deciding to put herself first, and deciding that she was worth the effort, Mary was able to transform her entire life. Years later, she has maintained her progress and is a new person—she is trying new things that were once out … [Read more...]

I am sorry.

This weekend I took 7 of my trainers with me to Chicago for a fitness conference. It was an educational 3 days for personal trainers and group fitness instructors. We learned a lot of hands on skills, along with the latest in exercise science, research, and trends. For me, one big take away from the event was the revelation and understanding that our industry's focus on exercise is flawed and is … [Read more...]

Advice for beginners or those starting out

Yesterday, I did what is pretty much my absolutely favorite thing to do in my career... I met with 31 new clients who are starting a 6 week program we are offering called, Pay to Lose. I will incentivize them by paying them money, depending on how much they lose. I explained to these new clients that I have resisted this pay to lose idea since I first considered it 6 months ago because I am so … [Read more...]

What is Your Normal?

I recently climbed Longs Peak, a 14,250 plus mountain. If you know anything about Longs, you may know it kills more hikers then any other climb in Colorado. Tragically, an 18 year old kid fell off the same cliff I was on only 18 hours earlier. The 15 mile, 5,500 vertical feet climb is listed as a 12-14 hour round trip. I had just gotten off the plane and had not yet acclimated to the altitude, … [Read more...]

Why Friends Sabotage Your Success and What To Do About It

Does it ever feel like every time you gain momentum and start to make progress in a program, some of your friends and family start to sabotage your efforts? You are not alone and this is one of the huge reasons why it can be tough to stick with a program. Here’s how it usually goes. You are doing great. You are in the right mindset now—you believe that change is possible and that you are worth … [Read more...]

Five amazing exercises to tone your butt

My clients are always asking me how to lift and tone their glutes. So today I want to share my five favorite exercises to strengthen and tone your butt and hips. As a bonus, when you work these large muscles, you will build lean muscle mass that will help you increase your metabolism, burn calories and lose weight. If you want a done-for-you set of workouts that are designed to be … [Read more...]

Did you miss it? Webinar replay available now…

Did you miss last week’s webinar, with my top tricks and tips for losing weight and staying in shape for life? It’s not too late. You can watch the recording below, or by clicking here. You'll learn the 4 most important things you can do to lose weight and build toned, lean muscle (without ever looking like the woman below, in the snapshot of the video!) regardless of your age and current … [Read more...]

5 Secrets to Help You Lose 50 Pounds or more (or those last 10 pounds!)

I'm super excited because one of my favorite programs that we offer at the TC, Killer Kurves, is now taking applications for our next 12-week session which starts July 7th! This is the best, most comprehensive program we’ve ever created for helping clients lose significant amounts of weight (50 lbs or more). Right now this program is only being offered locally in Madison, but we have a similar … [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...]

The #1 Rule For A Healthy Family

I recently took a trip to Toronto, and as the flight attendant went through the safety talk, it reminded me of maybe the single most important thing that you can do to ensure your long term success in reaching your goals—whether that is losing weight, feeling better, or setting a good example for your kids. She said “Put on your oxygen mask before helping others…” To me, that means that if you … [Read more...]