I don't write workout programs for clients, but I do help them write their own. We discuss mobility testing and training, cardiovascular activity, resistance training styles and the importance of creating diversity in their workout to see results they want, but also to have ensure that they're enjoying their workouts. I suggest changing up your … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Supersets
Raise your hand if you've ever seen a Got Milk? ad. A lot of you should be nodding or raising your hands, and if you're not - I feel really old. The Got Milk Campaign was started in 1993 for the California Milk Processor Board. The ads not only had celebrities donning milk mustaches, but … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Calcium – it’s not just found in dairy
Ladies – can you pin point specific phases in your menstrual cycle by your symptoms? I know, it’s not exactly dinner talk, but I’m being serious. Do you have any varying level of these symptoms? - Fatigue - Cramping - Bloating - Breast tenderness - Fluctuations in body temperature - Energy - Hunger - Moodiness … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Does your menstrual cycle impact your strength?
I'm sure many of you have been told that stretching and warming up as well as cooling down are an important part of your workout. Have any of you ever really thought about why or if there are better ways to warm up and stretch? Would you laugh if you learned that you may want … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Does stretching make an impact?
I can’t have wine. I can’t have beer. I can’t go out. I’ve heard this from a few clients. I’ve read it and heard it from a few people online. When I started, it’s something that I said myself. It’s possible to still have a beer or a glass of wine and lose weight and … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Alcohol
When I started competing I thought I had to eat every few hours. This was something that I had read about, but more importantly (at the time) it was something that I saw over and over again in practice online. For me, every few hours meant every three hours. I was on a cycle of … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Snacking intentionally
One of my clients and I were talking about oats the other day. She said she had to eat steel cut oats, and I asked, “why do they HAVE to be steel cut?” She said well they’re healthier for you. I told her that wasn’t necessarily true. So, let’s talk oats – what’s the difference … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Steel Cut Oats v. Rolled Oats
In part 1 we discussed how there are two categories of vitamins: fat soluble and water soluble. We dove into fat soluble vitamins in part 1. We talked about what they are, where they come from and what can happen if you get too much or don't get enough. This post is about water soluble … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Vitamins Part 2
When you hear the word supplements what do you think of first? Do you think of fish oil? Do you think of a multi-vitamin? Do think of protein powder? Do you think of steroids? For the beginning few months of last year when I went back to school, I worked at Vitamin Shoppe. This gave … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Vitamins Part 1
We've talked about fats and carbohydrates (part 1 and part 2) already, but what about protein? Like the other macronutrients, protein can be misunderstood. Like dietary fat, I've heard from people including trainers that protein can make you fat if you consume too much. Let's be clear - too many calories can lead to fat … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Protein and Amino Acids