January 13, 2019

Exercise has proven benefits for improving physical health.  But what about mental health?  Research has shown that active people are nearly 45% less likely to have depressive symptoms than inactive people.  

While exercisers report fewer mental health problem...

January 6, 2019

Happy day, everyone! It's really been nice outside but I'm looking forward to getting some freshie snow soon! Fingers crossed for this week!!  :)


Classes have been pretty full and I'm looking forward to seeing some faces this week that I miss!  If you can't make it to...

December 30, 2018

Go ahead and make it! Make that resolution. I know that it's cliche to do so but now is the perfect time to resolve to do something that you want to do. It's a good turning point, an end marker, and a milestone that you can embrace. The holidays are almost over and it'...

December 23, 2018

Hello to all of you, my fitness family!  

As your Personal Trainer, I ask you to keep on moving this week.  Find ways to get in some sweaty exercise whenever you can.  Get outside, run and jump and play and move, with the people you love!  

As your Health Coach...

December 16, 2018

Hey Team!  I hope that your weekend has been great and that you've accomplished all that you needed to get done.  Today I learned the new PiYo and it's a good one!  Our Sweaty Selfie Challenge has been successful this week....lots of pics coming in of our motivated smi...

December 9, 2018

Hey Team!  I think about my whole physical wellness in five parts - movement, nutrition, sleep, water, and alcohol.  I also live by the 85/15 rule.  I make healthy and super solid choices most of the time.  Now, 3 of the 5 parts, I can say that I'm even better than the...

December 2, 2018

Happy Saturday, SoulShiners!! Last year (or maybe it was 2 years ago??) we did a wee challenge called the Sweaty Selfie Challenge.  Well, I'm thinking that because it's the first of the month, it's December, and it's the month of parties and booze and cookies, we shoul...

November 25, 2018

Hello to all of you lovely people!!  I hope that this past week has been great - that you remembered to move your body and drink a ton of water. I'm psyched to be back into the swing of things with you this week and I hope that you're feeling motivated today to attack...

November 18, 2018

Yo yo!!  Did you know that sleep helps regulate appetite? People who are sleep-deprived produce more ghrelin, a hormone that increases feelings of hunger, and less leptin, a hormone that lets you know that you're full.  Also, when you're tired, you crave a quick hit of...

November 11, 2018

Life is a balancing act!! Each day we try to balance work with play, and our home lives with our careers. The body is busy balancing as well…energy! Energy intake and energy output influences energy stores, such as body fat and lean body mass.

Energy balance = Calories...

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