Holy Eating: A Personal Trainer’s Guide to Eating Gracefully during the Holidays

hol-i-day /’hälǝ,dā/ 1: holy day 2: a day on which one is exempt from work; specifically: a day marked by a general suspension of work in commemoration of an event. Webster’s Dictionary Online Definition #2 is very functional. It describes from a practical point of view what a “holiday” is. Definition #1, however, is the […]

5 Reasons to Stand Up for your Health

If I could instill one and only one habit in my clients, it would be to spend less time sitting. Sitting for long-hours is arguably as dangerous to the body as smoking cigarettes. Here are but a few of the reasons why:   #1 Sitting too much causes depression. This Huffington Post article examines a […]

102 Holistic Nutrition Recipes, 3 Eating Rules and 1 Great Blogger

This blog entry is about Andrew Wilder, (not to be confused with the heavily-bearded alternative medicine guru Andrew Weil).  Andrew Wilder runs the healthy eating blog ‘Eating Rules’. In my profession as a personal trainer I have learned to be a sceptic. The fitness and food industries are so riddled with commercial interests that my default […]

HIIT Training is a HIIT

Do you need to workout at a gym to get results or can you do it at home? Can the latest piece of workout equipment be a high-speed internet connection instead of a $1000 machine? Can in-person access to a qualified personal trainer cost less than the typical $75-$100 per workout? Do you really need […]

Why beauty just won’t sit still.

Do you want to look good?  Sure you do.   This is a basic human desire.   Clients often come to work with me simply because they want to look good. But what looks good to you?  Is it this?     by  ZUPAMODOLLZ   Look closely.   This is actually a doll.   A perfect example […]

Weight Training for Cyclists

My family has more cyclists per capita than anyone in Minnesota.  I have more uncles, aunts and cousins who are cycling enthusiasts than I can count on both hands.   So I thought I’d kick off the ‘weight-training’ category of this blog with a little advice on weight training for cyclists. Why Bother?   As with […]