Improving athletic performance is a specific art that is designed to improve weaknesses and to teach how to activate muscles for power, strength, endurance and agility. Everyone is different, every sport is different. Just because a professional athlete does a certain workout, does not mean you should do it too. As humans, we are all…

Do you feel as if your young athlete is not improving? Do they seem to be tired or sore days after practices or games? Parents do their absolute best to keep up with their young athlete’s daily schedule. They are practicing, taking lessons, and competing two to six days a week.  They play multiple sports…

“Why am I not losing weight when I am working hard and eating right?” As a professional trainer, I hear this question all the time. Many people want the quick fix to weight and body fat loss. They have this crazy desire to lose a ton of weight and/or body fat in a short time….

Why should you lift heavy at the gym? Everybody these days wants to lose weight, burn body fat, and/or build muscle. How does one go about it this exactly? Most of the time, people struggle to shed weight or burn body fat because they forget to adjust their diet. People think they can give half effort and…

When you are at the gym, what question do you think gets asked frequently?  How much do you bench press?  Let’s face it, bench press can be a big ego booster for some. What is holding people back is that they do not know how to do it properly.  Knowing the right positioning, what muscle…

“At this point, my blood type is pumpkin spice” The days are getting cooler and leaves are falling, but perhaps the best telltale sign that autumn is here is one we are all too familiar with: the scent of pumpkin spice! These days, almost every food item has a pumpkin flavor added to it: pumpkin spice…

Who wants to be the big time athlete in their sport? How are you going to get to the top? In today’s athletic world, some youth athletes are beginning to lift weights. The dedication and the seriousness that I see from 8-18-year-olds is amazing. I am lucky enough to have hard working athletes who buy…

It is that time to talk about those so-called “healthy foods” that you think are great for weight loss when they are actually quite the opposite. First of all, just because it says low calorie, low sugar and fat do not mean it is good for you.  This is what advertising companies want you to…

Are you not losing weight?  Have you just about given up trying to lose weight?  All I have to say is hold on Debbie downer! Let me help! Nobody said weight loss was easy! It is these bad habits that are very common that make life difficult when it should not be. The 1st step…

Are you having trouble finding the energy to work out in the morning? Is coffee not working for you anymore? I never thought I could survive a day without coffee.  If you are like me, you can get immune to caffeine pretty fast.   As a personal trainer, I am up at the crack of…