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...



NEW BLOG SERIES – Holiday Stress

“So much to do and not enough time to do it.” “I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day.” You’ve all heard of and probably even spoken these statements before.  What is it about the holidays that intensifies these and other stress-related feelings?  That’s easy….  Shopping...



Healthy “Cross-Addictions” to Food

In the first two installments (Part 1 & Part 2) of this 3-part blog series, I discussed the dangers of developing cross-addiction by substituting food with other substances like drugs and alcohol, and possible predictors of cross-addictions in patients who undergo bariatric surgery. While the risk of cross-addiction is...



Exercise – YES YOU CAN! Part III

Welcome to part three; last month I focused on months four – six and ramping up your movement and play time!  We now continue… Disclaimer: Before starting any exercise program, please consult with your healthcare provider. Months Seven – Nine (and beyond) - First thing to do is figure out...



Exercise – YES YOU CAN! Part II

Welcome to part two; last month I focused on your homecoming from surgery and the start of this new incredible life journey.  We now continue… Disclaimer: Before starting any exercise program, please consult with your healthcare provider.   Months Four – Six: First thing to do is figure out...



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