Finding that Magic Pill for weight loss

On the hunt for that Magic Pill I think most of us have been there: putting our hopes in a “magic pill” or plan to lose weight fast. I’ve done it. Most of my clients have done it. You can read about it all the time in magazines and online articles. I’ve certainly done my own searching for the holy grail …

The #1 reason a client succeeds

If you ask me the #1 reason why some of my clients reach their goals and others don’t, for me it all comes down to consistency. Time and time again I see that successful clients are: Consistent with their workouts. Consistent with eating moderately. Consistent with rest and recovery. If a client can be consistent on their own, without me …

Making the case to exercise less

The number one thing I hear from clients is that they don’t have enough time to work out. It goes something like this: “If only I had more time to work out I’d look like that (pointing to someone they think is ideally thin, toned, muscular or whatever they think they are not). As a personal trainer and yoga teacher, this …

5 steps to make a BAS (Big A*s Salad)

If you would happen to join me on almost any given weekday for lunch, this is more or less what we would eat: A huge bowl of chopped greens and veggies topped with a generous serving of protein and fat (AVOCADO!), a bit of something starchy, a sprinkle of something crunchy and a liberal pour of EVOO along with a …

Good morning sunshine! My 4 go-to breakfasts right now

Confession: mornings have always been a bit rough for me. Unfortunately those who know me well can probably attest to this (not something I am proud of!). It’s just that I prefer the first hour of my day to be completely to myself as I slowly transition into the day. As I’ve matured and become a bit more self-aware, I’ve …

4 efficient workouts I am loving right now

I imagine that, like me, your time is in high demand these days. Although I don’t like being busy, what I do love about having a lot on my plate is how it forces me to get creative and to really practice how to optimize my productivity. One key thing I’ve learned recently about optimizing productivity is the importance of focused work …

Warm up with me! 4 minute dynamic warm up video

This 4 minute warm up incorporates a variety of dynamic movements to warm up the whole body and get it ready for more intense exercise. Did you know that static stretching before you workout can actually impair your performance and put you at risk for injury? That’s because long, static stretches (like yoga postures such as lunges, dancer, etc.) will …