Stop Exercising to Lose Weight

Stop relying on exercise to lose weight. Exercise has a ton of benefits beyond calorie burning including: Reducing the risk of cancer. … Strengthening your bones. … Reducing the risk of other diseases. … Boosting your mood To name just a few! Exercise for FUN & FUNCTION Weight loss is best addressed with modifying nutrition. … Continued

The BEST Transformation

Who doesn’t love a physical transformation? But lasting change comes from mental shifts. Like understanding that small habit changes add up. And that patience & consistency lead to results. Or that ALL foods are fine in moderation. Celebrate those top down mind shift changes because they will lead to lasting physical transformation. Want to shift … Continued

Which Burns Fat Faster? Cardio or Weights?

What’s best for faster fat loss? You’re asking the wrong question. The speed you lose fat is less important than the SUSTAINABILITY of the fat lost. Cardio ‘may’ initially burn more calories but if you want to play the long game where fat loss is concerned, you’ll want to build more muscle. Muscle is metabolically … Continued

Celebrating 60 Years

Aging is a privilege denied to many. With that thought in mind, I celebrate 60 years. I’ve been practicing saying ‘I’m 60’ for a while because only ‘old people’ are in their 60’s. Shouldn’t I have some cooking skillz by now? Apparently some skills will forever be elusive. As per always, I celebrate with movement… … Continued

How to Manage Weight Loss Expectations During Menopause

No one counts this as a big WIN… Did you stay the same weight over covid? Or when you renovated your kitchen? Or when (insert stressful situation here)?… No one counts weight maintenance as a win. But speak to anyone who put on the ‘covid15’ and they would disagree! So instead of beating yourself up … Continued

Best Way to Recover From a Set Back

Recovering from a setback is slow & tedious. Often times it feels like a useless endeavour. But little by little, a little becomes a lot! Don’t discount the small efforts to get yourself back; small efforts ADD UP. For many, workouts drive nutrition – when you’re training, you’re eating more supportively. Making healthy eating choices … Continued

Workout Philosophy for Women 40+

Don’t exercise just to burn calories… Exercise for FUN. Exercise to stay functional as you age… Cuz even the ‘best’ workout won’t help you if you don’t do it. Here’s a fun full body workout. 10 rounds: 20 KB swings (or burpees) 5 pull ups (modify if needed or do any sort of rowing movement) … Continued

How to Workout Around Injury

Injured? Me too. The good news is that there’s almost always something you can do to work around it. The worst thing you can do is just sit on the couch. You’ll feel better with some movement, and it can even speed up healing. Stay positive and patient. Keep your workout habit. Move the injured … Continued

Unusual Way To Get Motivated?

One of the best ways to make a dramatic improvement in your body and your fitness level is to take a hard look at where you currently stand. If you’re not happy, the key to your success is to be deeply disturbed with your current shape. Why are you still living life in your “before” … Continued

Why You Need to Walk ‘Right’!

Lacing up to go for a walk? Here’s why you need to address any injury that affects your walking or gait right away. Walking is one of THE most repetitive movements we do. Let’s say you do a moderate 5K steps per day. That’s 35k steps per week & almost 2 million steps per year. … Continued