10 “healthy” foods that are not so healthy!

My retired father recently visited for a month. Despite being a little older, he is quite active. Up until a knee injury a year ago, he was at the gym several times a week. You would think someone that fit would also be mindful of what they were eating. I was partially right. He thought … Continue reading 10 “healthy” foods that are not so healthy!

13 ideas to get you motivated to stay fit

I was recently joking around with one of my clients about how cool it would be if diet and exercise only involved waving a magic wand...<sigh>. Without that magic wand, staying in shape is HARD. Unless you are one of those rare individuals who truly love the sweat and tears (and yes, sometimes even blood) … Continue reading 13 ideas to get you motivated to stay fit

A couple announcements coming soon

Hey, everyone! I've been so busy with clients, my Couch to 5K program, speaking with civic groups and still trying to be a mom to four daughters, it feels like I haven't had time to get my head above water. However, with the holidays rapidly approaching, I'm getting ready to announce a couple of very … Continue reading A couple announcements coming soon

Substitute of the week – Mustard vs. Mayo

Mustard is a far better choice than mayonnaise. On top of its minimal calories, only 5-10 calories per tablespoon depending on the type of mustard, it is also low in sugar and contains virtually no fat. Mayonnaise is typically 70-80% fat, including bad for you artery clogging saturated fat. A typical tablespoon of mayo contains … Continue reading Substitute of the week – Mustard vs. Mayo

Substitute of the Week – Greek yogurt vs. sour cream

Much like fashion, new diet “fads” are continually changing and morphing.  What doesn’t change, however, is the basics. In dieting terms, this means if your goal is to lose weight, you need to lower your caloric intake and burn more calories. Put even more simply: move more and eat less. With a limited number of … Continue reading Substitute of the Week – Greek yogurt vs. sour cream

It’s not about the exercise, it’s about accountability

I recently had a chance to speak with some people at a networking event about what I do as a personal trainer. Most understand that I help customize a workout routine to help achieve a person's goals -- whether it's weight loss, muscle build, core strengthening, cardio improvement or combinations of everything. Yet, in the age … Continue reading It’s not about the exercise, it’s about accountability

Can you avoid the Freshman 15?

College is stress. It’s a world of, “do your work”, “study for that test”, “earn some cash” and to top it all off, “don’t fail.” With the constant pressures of school and classes, exercising tends to take a back seat. While many older students have found balance between class, work, exercise and socializing, freshmen going … Continue reading Can you avoid the Freshman 15?

There’s a reason it’s called ‘personal’ trainer

My husband and I were chatting not long after the NW Georgia Women's Expo and we both noted how many people came up to my my booth asking if I was associated with a gym? In nearly every case, when I said I worked privately in either my home or would come to them, there … Continue reading There’s a reason it’s called ‘personal’ trainer

What are you doing today?

Everyone I meet is busy. It's one of the automatic replies that comes from so many. "How are you doing?" "BUSY!" With all we have on our plates, finding the time to stay fit and healthy becomes a huge challenge. Now, while I will argue that when you sign-up to have a personal trainer, it's … Continue reading What are you doing today?

The start of my Couch to 5K is here!

Today marks the opening week for my 9-week, Couch to 5K program and I am ready to kick this off. If you haven't had a chance to email (or snail mail) your registration, don't worry! You can print out a registration form and just show up tonight at Dellinger Park by 5:30PM for today's first … Continue reading The start of my Couch to 5K is here!