Sticking With Your Aerobic Routine Long-Term

Lets face it, for most of us, it may already be a challenge to have any kind of exercise routine, let alone stick with a consistent workout schedule amidst the demands of life. Between family, work, traveling or vacationing, life can sometimes make it difficult to maintain our ideal...



How to Get Started with Your Aerobic Routine

First of all, give yourself a pat on the back for thinking and moving toward better health by looking for credible information! One of the most challenging parts of exercise is knowing where and how to begin. Fortunately, there is a wealth of information available to you to help...



Why is aerobic activity important in maintaining weight-loss and health?

In my mind, the question should be asked this way; ‘Why ISN’T aerobic activity important?’ The reasons why aerobic exercise matters are too many to list, let alone read in one sitting. Not only is aerobic activity extremely beneficial to the entire metabolic and muscular systems within the body,...



Healthy Expectations

“Magic Pill,” “No Diet and Exercise required,” “Nature’s Secret”….Enough already! There is no magic pill, and nature does not have a secret that it’s keeping from you! Throughout the years, our culture has been conditioned by deceptive advertising to believe that losing large amounts of weight can and should...



5 Tips for Staying on Track

Even the most active individuals go through periods where it’s challenging to get up and moving. Do not panic! Here are 5 tips to stay motivated with your exercise program:  1. Get to know yourself better! I always ask my clients two questions at the beginning of their journey:...



Getting Back on Track

With the spring season quickly approaching, people often want to get back into their exercise routine but aren’t sure where exactly to start. In this blog series, we’ll help you get back into your routine with some great information and tips! Getting back into an exercise routine is challenging....



CrossFit: Know Your Goals and Your Limitations!

CrossFit Inc. claims, “The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind.” Though this statement may be true, a good trainer should still be able to modify or exchange an exercise so it works for the individual’s needs—not just the program. Most of us, no...



CrossFit: Know Your Program, Know Your Trainer!

CrossFit is founded on the beliefs of Greg Glassman. He states, “CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program, but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in… cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy,” . Any sport that does this will...



CrossFit: Is Sport-like Fitness for You?

CrossFit gyms are popping up in major cities all throughout the U.S., increasing the trend toward performance training. Using high-intensity exercises such as plyometrics (jumping and medicine ball throws) and explosive weightlifting techniques (Olympic weightlifting), their goal is to forge fitness into sport. It’s tempting to follow this new...



The Bariatric Surgery Journey: The Beginning

Life is a journey and bariatric surgery is too! We are constantly evolving and re-inventing who we are. As a matter of fact, the name of my practice is the “New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery” because when seen in the pre-operative area so many of my patients volunteered...



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