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
Category: Fitness Thoughts
A place for Susan’s thoughts on current trends in health and fitness as well as her musings on being a personal trainer.
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!
Sign-up now for my Couch to 5K class
With the days getting longer and spring in the air, I decided to bring a new offering to my lineup of services. I am taking sign-ups now for a Couch to 5K class that will last 9 weeks and end with everyone entering into a 5K race. I will work with each person to make sure … Continue reading Sign-up now for my Couch to 5K class
Exercise can help alleviate depression
My husband often tells me I think too much. Unfortunately, it’s not always in a good way. I would find myself lying awake at night thinking about all the things I could have done differently, should have done differently or didn’t do at all. I would think about whether or not I was a good … Continue reading Exercise can help alleviate depression