Sweating with Soul

Has your workout lost some of its passion… have you lost some of your fire? You might be separating your body from your soul. When it comes to fitness, if your routine is just about sets and reps, you can get lost in an emotionless routine and will find it harder to stay fit because you will just be sweating… [...]

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Where There’s Pain, There’s Gain

As a fitness professional and athlete, one of the most difficult things I’ve had to go through was an injury that required surgery…and a lot more. Injuries can occur from a sudden instance or from something repeated over time. Injuries don’t just hurt you physically; the mental and emotional stress, and even financial burden, can [...]

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Eating Healthy At All Costs

  Healthy Food at All Costs It’s time to put up or shut up. But that doesn’t mean you have to go for broke eating healthy. The myth that eating health is too costly is just that: a myth. Here’s the truth behind the lies about healthy eating and what it will cost you. When it comes to eating healthy… decision [...]

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Why a Fitness Funk is Contagious

Something I’ve been experiencing more in my life is how the people I surround myself with have such an impact on my energy. I always say energy is contagious, so I decided to expand on that thought. You are a product of your environment. What you and the people around you do affects you in ways [...]

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Kaizen: A Force To Be Reckoned With

Kaizen symbolizes success as a series of steady, consistent, and sustained steps toward a common goal. It’s about the smallest of contributions adding up to big change and focuses on the importance of the individual as an integral part of moving a country and business forward. When applied to your journey towards a healthier, more fit you, consider the little things you can do that, with time and consistency, add up to success in creating a life-long commitment. To claim the victory over bad eating habits, inactivity, and stress, you’ll have to take deliberate, yet small and steady steps toward the goal. Unleash the power of Kaizen to get past your obstacles.

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Fitness Mistakes Too Many Women Make

Many women are finding the time and energy to workout more, which is good news for the health and fitness industry for sure. But as more women pack their gym bags or take their fitness outside, a lot of misconceptions exist on exactly how to stay fit. Here I breakdown some common mistakes many of the women I worked with over the years make, as they try to get in shape and stay healthy.

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Aspire to Inspire

#Aspire2Inspire

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America’s Weight Obsession Hits a New Low

Was I the only one shaking my head as the media shamed James Gandolfini for his weight and eating habits? Not 24 hours after his death, in between reports of celebrities talking about what a great friend, parent, and actor he was, the non-stop coverage of his weight started and it didn’t slow down. Just hours after he was confirmed dead, a legendary journalist was talking about him not being “one to push back from the table.” This coming from someone who had his first heart attack at 53, just two years beyond the massive heart attack that took Gandolfini, 51, to the grave. So what gives? Why has the media gone “mean girl” on a Hollywood star? Apparently his weight was bigger than his career.

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resource Natural Spring Water Launch Event

I know I’ve been telling you all to walk your talk to achieve physical well-being, mental clarity and emotional empowerment, so I thought it would be appropriate to share a positive experience I had last week walking the talk.  I was invited to not only support resource Natural Spring Water – a new bottled water [...]

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Body Image Issues: Solving Them One Mirror at a Time

It’s one thing to want to look better naked, it’s another thing to be comfortable naked. It may seem as though the two are independent, but they are interrelated. The destination to looking better can only be reached by a bridge built with confidence that you can actually do it. That means being comfortable naked may have to come first. But when your looks don’t align with how you want to look, how do you get your mind to accept the change that you need to happen to look better? Researchers call it self-efficacy, I call it willpower. To do all that you have to do to get the body you want, you have to visualize yourself at your destination. So how do you get the willpower to win the weight loss battle? Get yourself A mirror. In fact, you need three. As you build the muscle of your willpower, reflect on your attitude, action, and accountability.

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