Good Fats and Bad Fats: Everything You Need to Know

Good Fats and Bad Fats: Everything You Need to Know

You've probably heard this for years - "Your body needs fat." It's true. Another truth you've probably heard as well is "The fats you eat isn't the same as the fat on your body." That's true, too! Whether you love fat or you hate it, this article will give you all you...
What’s Your Workout Type?

What’s Your Workout Type?

We take care of our bodies. We take care of our health. These are utterly important to our overall wellbeing! That said, every once in a while it’s ok not to take ourselves too seriously and have some fun with this thing called “fitness.” Where do you see your workout...
Calorie Crazy vs Calorie Conscious?

Calorie Crazy vs Calorie Conscious?

Several years ago I trained a great client who  showed up for every session with a calorie-counting heart rate monitor ready to go. I also had another client around that same time who would show up shortly after breakfast worried about the 200 calories she just...
Food: not the only culprit of weight gain

Food: not the only culprit of weight gain

Wait a minute...food is not the only culprit of weight gain? How can that be? Isn't the holy grail of metabolism 'calories in, calories out?' It's true that if you eat too much there is a very good chance that you'll start putting on the pounds. It's also reasonable...
The Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

The Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

Summer is just a couple weeks away. Fruit salads and grilled veggies will be pushed into high gear. I always encourage people to try to shop organic when it comes to produce. Aside from a higher nutrient value in organically-produced produce, organic fruits and...
Stephanie Howell: How I lost 145 pounds

Stephanie Howell: How I lost 145 pounds

Losing weight was never really difficult for Stephanie Howell. She simply wouldn't eat. Yet this former native of southern Illinois moved to Chicago in 2006 weighing 315 pounds. Five years later, Stephanie is a transformed and committed woman with a svelte 170 pound...