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Do you ever walk into the gym feeling unsure and self conscious, so you just hop on the treadmill to avoid any possible embarrassment?
Do you feel like when you workout you're just spinning your wheels, not getting the results you're looking for?
Do you wish you knew how to optimize your sweat sessions to get the most burn for your buck without injuring yourself?
In today's episode I'm going to help you gain more understanding of the different types of workouts to choose from, their benefits, and...
If you struggle staying motivated to workout regularly, I totally understand. Even as a personal trainer I struggle with this from time to time. But while we tend to preoccupy ourselves with finding motivation hacks, rarely do we take the time to figure out how we're sabotaging our motivation to begin with.
1. You're pigeonholing what it means to 'workout'.
If you say you don't like working out, chances are you have a very narrow perspective on what working out is. Getting your exercise in doesn't mean you have...
"You're already fit, you're already a trainer, so why in the world are you taking on a new fitness challenge?"
I'm going to be totally honest with you, while my exterior may look fit, my health is not where I want it to be right now. As some of you already know, I've been dealing with hair loss, my acne started to come back, and while I'm always consistent with leading an active lifestyle, it's been a long time since I have truly challenged myself in the gym the way I could and should.
In this week's episode, I was super excited to sit down with DivaDance North Dallas studio owner, Natalia Maravi. Listen in to hear her inspiring story of going from a newbie dancer at 26 years old, to dance fitness instructor, to studio owner in just a matter of years.
Her story is not that of an overnight success, or of privilege, or of certainty in her path. No, hers is a story demonstrating the power of baby steps, listening to your intuition, and stepping into the unknown to unleash a career...
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Hey friend, so I'm aware, as of late, I've been heavy into personal development, productivity, and business development for newbie entrepreneurs.
However, I want you to know I have not left my fitness folks behind. Which is why I'm doing a special series of fitness blogs.
I'm calling it, The 5 Days of Fitness. (I love alliterations, don't you?)
So, for the next few posts I'll be answering some...
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I'm going to be real with you... personal trainer or not, I am NOT a morning workout person.
If I had to choose between waking up 20 minutes early to do a 20 minute workout, or doing a 90 minute workout after 12 pm... 90 minutes would win every time.
Nonetheless, my interest has been peaked lately. Over the years, I've heard more and more, just how beneficial it is to move your body first thing upon waking.
Being a bit of a...
"I always have this poochy belly..."
"I hate my thick thighs..."
"By butt is too big..."
"I wish my arms looked more defined..."
We all have that one area of our body that drives us nuts and, of course, it always seems like the most stubborn body part to tone, tighten, or taunt into submission.
Why? Why is there such a thing as a "trouble zone?" And is there anything to be done about it?
Well, while there are a million DVD's and workout programs out there titled things like Chiseled Abs, Thigh Slimmer, and Burn Off That...
If you have joined in on any workout regimen in the last couple of years, chances are good you've come across the term "HIIT training" or "High Intensity Interval Training."
This type of training pairs short bouts of extremely high intensity cardio moves (think sprinting at 90% of your max effort) with slightly longer bouts of active recovery (like walking at a slow to moderate pace).
This style of training has been touted for it's ability to burn tons of calories in a short amount of time, speed weight loss, improve longevity,...
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So you're doing it; you're in the gym consistently, you're committed to your weight loss goals, you're finally in the swing of a regular workout routine, and you had some great initial success, but now... nothing. The scale isn't dropping, you're getting frustrated, and you don't know how to break through.
So here's the thing about trainers... while we may be self proclaimed gym rats, and it may seem like we love working out like other people love tropical vacations, we do have days where we just do not want to go to the gym. We have the same excuses everyone else does: we're too busy, too tired, too stressed.
For those days, this is the single best trick I have for getting my butt to the gym and getting my workout in. I have a full body routine that takes me 10 minutes to do (download here), and on days where I can not imagine slaving away...