Don’t Bend and Snap: 3 Reasons Your Lower Back Hurts when Exercising

When’s the last time you’ve experienced low back pain? Today? Yesterday? 60 seconds ago? We get it. It happens. The good thing is, you’re not alone. It’s been estimated roughly 80% of Americans experience some form of low back pain in their lifetime. That’s 8 out of 10 people. Thought you were in the coolContinue reading “Don’t Bend and Snap: 3 Reasons Your Lower Back Hurts when Exercising”

Breaking Fads: 6 Ways to Sort Fitness Fad from Fitness Fact

“A new diet has just emerged!” “Get a flat stomach without strenuous exercise!” “Greasy, highly-saturated fat bacon will now make you lose weight!” “See how Scarlett Johansson got in her best shape for The Avengers in 30 days!” False advertising and exaggerated claims plague our news feed and creep into our subconscious every single day.Continue reading “Breaking Fads: 6 Ways to Sort Fitness Fad from Fitness Fact”

Crunches Won’t Cut It: Truly Strengthen Your Core

There was a time in the early 2000s, as a 16-year-old kid, when I was getting in shape for the first time of my life. It was two years since I had taken my first steps to transforming from the chubby little video gamer I had always identified myself to be. I was thrilled toContinue reading “Crunches Won’t Cut It: Truly Strengthen Your Core”

The Problem with Physical Therapy

I’ve had this topic in mind for a while now and just now have the opportunity to discuss it. Most of us have been to physical therapy at least once or know or someone that has been through physical therapy. Whether for a shoulder injury, knee issue, hip problem, etc., we’ve all been there. YouContinue reading “The Problem with Physical Therapy”

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

There are many reasons why you might not be losing weight. Weight loss occurs when we are burning more calories than we consume through a combination of both food intake and exercise. If either of these components is lacking, weight loss can slow down. With so much information out there, it can be hard toContinue reading “Why You’re Not Losing Weight”

Prioritize Strength Training for Your Fat Loss Goals

Over the past several years, I have worked with primarily female clients. Most of the time they come to me after seeing little to no results from their current exercise routine. Their goals typically include getting “toned”, building muscle, or looking better. After inquiring about what they are currently doing, most women will say theyContinue reading “Prioritize Strength Training for Your Fat Loss Goals”

Intuitive Eating: Part III

A little while ago, I started a blog series about Intuitive Eating, a book written by Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole. This book literally changed my life and changed my outlook on food, health, and self-love. If you would like to revisit two of my previous posts on intuitive eating, you can find them here andContinue reading “Intuitive Eating: Part III”

Have Shoulder Pain? Read this.

Shoulder injuries are pretty common. From torn rotator cuffs to torn labrums and SLAP tears, there are lots of way to mess up your shoulder. Most people think that they “tweaked” their shoulder and then went to the doctor. The surprising thing however is that most shoulder injuries can be easily prevented with proper exerciseContinue reading “Have Shoulder Pain? Read this.”

The Four Steps to Building Muscle

One the great things that has happened in the past decade is that weightlifting has become a lot more commonplace for both men and women. Women in particular are becoming a lot more confident in lifting weights thanks to social media efforts. The one problem I find with this weightlifting movement however is that probablyContinue reading “The Four Steps to Building Muscle”

Glute Training: The Basics

In today’s post, I will touch on the basics behind how to train your glutes effectively. I will discuss why we must train our glutes, basic anatomy, and demonstrate and describe 5 basic exercises you can do to strengthen all parts of the glutes for optimal development and strength. The research I’ve included on thisContinue reading “Glute Training: The Basics”