March 28, 2016

"Body Shaming is defined as inappropriate negative statements and attitudes towards another persons weight or size."

 

There are two sides to the spectrum of being overweight in reference to how people are viewed by society and also by their own reflection. There are those who feel unattractive and would like to get healthier and those who feel beautiful but sometimes have to deal with "Body Shaming". There are also those who feel that BIG IS BEAUTIFUL and there are others who express concern because of serious medical conditions that are often the result of obesity. So what is the median? What is right?

 

I can't say what is right but I can state my opinion.

 

Being a professional in the health and fitness industry I have seen first hand how being overweight or obese can cause medical issues such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint pain and so much more. On the other hand, being a person who has studied the affects of media on personal appearance, dealt with...

December 8, 2015

As a fitness instructor I cannot begin to tell you how many hours of my life have been spent in the gym. So as we step into a another year I thought it would be fun to explore the most common rants about gym life. For someone who is just beginning their fitness journey this can give you some insight on what to expect and for those who are all too familiar with what occurs at the gym this can give us some insight on how to improve our gym etiquette.

 

I recently took a pole and after much feedback I compiled a list of the Top 5 Gym Rants:

 

5. LOUD GRUNTS

“I once heard a guy weight lifting and he was grunting quite loud and saying the name Ashley over and over again… weird”

The sounds oh the sounds… as much as people can’t stand the groans of adult men and women on the workout floor… the truth is that it is the bodies natural reaction when exerting energy. So unfortunately my only suggestion for this is to keep your volume high on your headphones.

 

4. FLATULENCE

“I don't know what it is, but as...

December 8, 2015

 

It has been said when starting something new one of the hardest things is just to take the first step. The idea and concept of change can often be so overwhelming that the action never follows. Well, I am here to give you what I call the Baby Steps into a Healthier Lifestyle.

 

Having a healthy lifestyle can encompass many things including exercise, weights training, getting rid of bad habits, and our topic of today… your diet aka what you consume on the daily basis.

Changing what you eat (what you enjoy) can be very challenging! Trust me I KNOW! I love food and I love going out to eat. But the goal here is how to make small changes that can help jumpstart your healthy journey.

 

Baby Steps: Come you can do it! Just one little step!

 

1. Have a glass of water first thing in the morning.

Drink it before you have your coffee or eat breakfast. 

Some people do not like drinking water so getting it out of the way early is a good way to get started.

 

2. Start using less sugar and salt to season your...

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