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Category: Wellness Refocused Education

Wellness Refocused Education: Protein for Non-Athletes versus Athletes + Ideas

Raise your hand if you’ve ever seen someone or you yourself have ever consumed a protein shake post-workout as fast as possible like your life depended on it? All of our hands should be up. Or at least most of us. This was something I truly believed seven years ago when I first got started […]

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How to make your own meal plan + standard recommendations

I’m going to start by saying that I don’t think everyone needs to have a meal plan, but I think it also depends on what you’re goals are and what fits your life. If you’re busy, having a loose plan can help you save time, which can decrease stress and help ensure that you are […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Calories Out

I wish there was a hard and fast definition for weight loss and fat loss – I think we too often use them interchangeably and, in some cases, I find myself doing the same because it can be hard for some to understand there’s a difference. Looking around for language, it’s clear than many experts […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Weight versus Body Fat and other health status tools

When talk about getting healthy, many of us immediately think about our weight as being the ultimate tool for measuring. This is how society discusses health, but it’s really about the act of gravity and there are many other more important numbers we could examine. Weight on Mars: 51.83 pounds Weight on Earth: 137 pounds […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Supersets

I don’t usually outright 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 […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Calcium – it’s not just found in dairy

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 […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Does your menstrual cycle impact your strength?

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 […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Does stretching make an impact?

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 […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Alcohol

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 […]