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Is Counting Calories Really Necessary?

Is Counting Calories Really Necessary?

It’s a common question for dieters: do I really have to count calories? As a personal trainer who counsels clients on nutrition, I feel that obsessing over numbers isn’t healthy. Knowing how your body feels, on the other hand, is. We̵ ...
Exercise on Vacation: Skip It or Stay Active?

Exercise on Vacation: Skip It or Stay Active?

You hit the gym daily, skipped scrumptious desserts and splurged on a few new outfits to look your best for vacation. Now that you’ve arrived at your destination, should you relax and let loose or stick with the routine that helped turn you int ...
Post-Workout Tips from a Personal Trainer

Post-Workout Tips from a Personal Trainer

Post-workout nutrition is arguably the most important meal of the day. The quality and timing of your post-workout nutrition can make or break your performance and recovery. In the last segment of Pre- and Post-Workout Nutrition, we discussed how to ...
5 Exercises for Balance Ball Newbies

5 Exercises for Balance Ball Newbies

You notice those big, brightly colored, bouncy-looking balls every time you’re at the gym””but what on Earth are you supposed to do with them? Stop staring and go grab one! Balance balls, also known as stability balls, are easier to use t ...
Get Lifting, Ladies!

Get Lifting, Ladies!

If you’ve shied away from strength training because you think it’s going to blow up your arms, making you look like a cartoon-character bodybuilder, you’re not alone. Many women avoid using weights because they don’t want to g ...
Get Your Rear in Gear!

Get Your Rear in Gear!

Whether you’re sporting shorts, a bikini or a pair of skinny jeans, you want your backside to look its best. One of the most common questions trainers hear from women is, “How can I firm and tone my tush?” While guys typically have ...
Want to Lose Weight? Get Organized!

Want to Lose Weight? Get Organized!

If you’re trying to lose weight, you might be familiar with this nagging thought: “I just don’t have time.” Starting a new fitness program can be a big lifestyle change, and it often requires hard work. But having a plan, inc ...