One Simple Trick To Invite More Adventure Into Your Life

Reading Time: 5 minutes We are facing an epidemic. It affects a larger proportion of the population than most people realize and can be detrimental to the well-being and functioning of any adult who suffers from it. This epidemic is a lack in fulfillment within our lives.  We can easily differentiate people by whether or not they are fulfilled…

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Need to power through a workout? Crank up the tunes.

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re having trouble getting yourself to the gym to workout, or find yourself getting really bored while you exercise, then putting together an awesome playlist of your favorite music can help. Listening to music while exercising has been shown to improve exercise performance and adherence. [1,2] This performance-enhancing effect is likely caused by a…

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Quit Overeating By Defining Your Happiness

Reading Time: 10 minutes What is the secret to combatting emotional eating and the shortcomings of willpower? Start by defining who you want to be.

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[Audio] Why You’re Hardwired To Avoid Change – And How To Fix It.

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Change is the only constant.” – Heraclitus Have you ever realized how hard it is to make better food choices and adopt a regular exercise routine? You aren’t alone. In order to effectively grow and reach your goals, you will have to adopt behaviors and do things you don’t normally do—much of which will be…

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Why Your Biggest Fear Is Meaningless

Reading Time: 3 minutes I recently came across a video on Facebook of a woman singing on America’s Got Talent. If that were the end of the story, you’d be pretty pissed off that you wasted a few seconds of your life reading such a useless statement. Hang with me. This woman, Mandy Harvey, is deaf. Yes, as in…

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[Podcast] Increase Motivation and Adherence With Morning Workouts

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was stuck in the car on the way to Toronto this past weekend, and with no service on my phone I thought what better way to spend my time then record some new content! Let me start by saying that any time you can complete your workouts is going to be beneficial. If you…

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[Podcast] The Biggest Excuse Holding You Back From Living The Life Of Your Dreams

Reading Time: < 1 minute As a trainer, I hear this excuse all the time. Heck, I’ve even caught myself using this excuse a time or two. Undoubtedly, overcoming this one obstacle will put you in the better position to achieve all of your goals in life. Tune in as I discuss why, “I don’t have enough time,” is merely…

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[Podcast] The Most Important Skill You Need To Be Successful

Reading Time: < 1 minute I call it my “pseudo podcast,” another medium of providing you all with some great content. My hope for this project is to discuss mindset- and motivation-related topics in a very real, raw, and authentic manner. Tune in as I discuss the most important skill you need to possess, in order to be successful in…

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6 Ways You Are Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Workouts

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’ve been struggling to see results from your fitness program, it could be a consequence of a series of common mistakes that many beginners make when participating in an exercise program. Here are six ways you might be unknowingly sabotaging your workouts:   Not getting enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep is one of…

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Fitness Secrets Revealed: Why Is Fitness Easier For Some Than Others?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Why does fitness seem to be easier for some than others? Find out the truth in this article!

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Is Fitness Making You Selfish?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever struggled to stick with your fitness/healthy eating routine because of pressure from friends or family members? Perhaps family was visiting and you spent all of your time with them. Maybe you were at a friend’s house and felt rude if you would’ve chosen to eat something other than what was being prepared…

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Benefits of Strength Training for Women

Reading Time: 4 minutes It is quite often that I meet with new female clients who express hesitation to begin a strength training routine, especially one that includes lifting heavy weights. Partially, this is a result of the commonly spread myth that lifting weights will make women “bulky” or “manly-looking.” Other times it is more out of a fear of…

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How To Properly Set Fitness Goals For Maximum Success

Reading Time: 6 minutes Having goals is of utmost importance in fitness. It’s hard work to maintain a good fitness level, and even harder to improve once you’ve lost it. Having a clear finish line can help to keep things in perspective when the going gets tough. Additionally, intention naturally precedes behavior, meaning that before we can hope to…

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“I Think I Can, I Think I Can”: The Ongoing Conversation In Your Head

Reading Time: 3 minutes We all participate in an ongoing conversation in our heads. The content of this “self-talk” can make a difference in the behavior and effort level we put forward. Anytime you’ve talked yourself out of, or justified your decision to indulge in, eating a tempting food that went against your fitness goals, you were participating in…

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How NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” Got It Wrong: Why Successful Weight Loss Is Within Your Control

Reading Time: 9 minutes One study suggests that long-term weight loss might not be possible. But, are they sharing the whole story?

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