Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Morning Boot Camp

For those of you that live in the Concord area and want to get your work outs done early. I will be teaching Boot Camps on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 6:00AM and 7:00AM. Below is the link with all the information. Hope to see you in April.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Exercise Anyone?

Why Do You Exercise? You know if you asked me this questions 25 years ago, I would of lied and said to be healthy. For those of you who don't know me, I was an amateur bodybuilder back in the 1980's. In all honesty I exercised 25 years ago for the look. And I did get the looks, but was I fit?

Hardly anyone exercises for health or to improve functional fitness. As a trainer the main reason that people start with me is weddings, reunions, or just to fit into skinny jeans. How many of you reading this post have started an exercise program to lower cholesterol, reduce your risk of injury or just to feel better?

I to like to work out to change how my body looks. I did enjoy having a fit toned body, but I have changed my training so that I am actually healthy. I use a variety of training protocols including, kettle bells, weights, resistance bands, stability, and have even incorporated some cross fit into my training. What good is looking fit if you can't balance on one foot or have a cholesterol of 300? Looking fit and wearing skinny jeans means must be fit and healthy!

I'd rather see you perform step-ups, one legged squats or swiss ball roll-outs to build functional strength. Next time you decide to start a new exercise program or diet, make it about being healthy.

I will be adding some early morning boot camps starting in April. Bookmark this blog! Updates will be coming soon.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Perfect Sucks!

At age 48, I'm a proud mother of two boys. Married to a great guy and trying my best to keep fit and healthy, while trying to hep others do the same. As most of you know I had great success with the 2010 News Herald Lighten Up Contest.

Well that was nearly 2 years ago. I continue to exercise, run and focus on weight loss. If I have learned one thing, it is that PERFECT SUCKS. Don't strive for it. It does not exist. I have heard Jillian Michaels say it herself. Transformation is not an end result, it's something you do everyday. Setting goals is good but don't see it as an end. Work toward transforming yourself each day in different ways.

I am not striving to be perfect and neither should you. I do try to better myself everyday, if even just a little. Lets keep working together to be stronger, more fit, healthy and happy. I'm here for you and so many of you are here for me as well. On with this journey! Screw Perfect! It's a myth. We are real people and real people work hard, fail, succeed and help each other. Lets do this!

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

What is your FITNESS Goal?

I was thinking the other day about what makes some of my clients successful and others...not so much. For example I have two female clients that I was comparing. Client A is 5'6", 130ish pounds and has 18% body fat. Client B is the same height 5'6", and the same weight 130ish, but has 32% body fat. Trust me when I tell you that client A looks much, much smaller than client B. They look drastically different, even though they are the same height and weight.

My point is that the number on the scale should not be your only fitness goal. Set specific goals! My most successful clients are ones that set fitness goals and not weight loss goals. Women seem to be so wrapped up in the number on the scale.

If you are reading this I would like you to set a fitness goal. It may be to run a 5K, 10K or even just to walk these. It can also be something as small as, 5 boy push-ups, to hold a wall sit for 2 minutes. Find a reasonable goal and work towards accomplishing it! One you have done it, find another goal to work towards. I think you will have more success this way. Write your goal down and post it somewhere you see everyday.

I want all of my clients to set a fitness goal and email it to me, so I can help you with it. What will your fitness goal be?

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Good Sh!t to Get, If Your Working on Getting Fit.

Oprah has her favorite things, so I thought I would share some of mine. Although I can't give any of these things to you, like Oprah does, I can provide you with a link to order for yourself if you want. Check them out!

Words to sweat by (gym towel). These are such a simple concept but I wouldn't of thought of it. They have an entire line of gym towels with cute sayings on them to help motivate and inspire you during your workouts. My favorites: There will be no jiggle in my wiggle and C is for crunches, not cookies.

One mile running apparel. Got to love these shirts! My favorite: Will run for beer!

iPod Nano. You can find the colorful iPod Nano at for less than $120. They are available in different colors. This is a must tool for any type of workout. What's on your ipod?

Air Rope! You can buy these at or power systems. They are a great workout and you don't have to worry about missing, you can never miss or trip with this rope.

Saved my favorite one for last. Yoga mats that can be customized with your own photo. Would be a nice little splurge!Pimp out your own mat at

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