Monthly Archives: January 2014

Just How Many Calories Do You Need?

  Unfortunately, many of us struggle to achieve healthful eating habits. We may lack knowledge about what we should eat, much less why should eat it. So here’s a post on the basic nutrition information I always go over with clients before starting an exercise program.   Calories There are three main processes that cause […]

Setting Helpful Health Goals

When it comes to health, one of the most powerful things a person can do is write down their goals. One of the first things personal trainers are taught is to help clients develop SMART Goals around their fitness. I encourage people to set their sights on quantitative changes in their daily behaviors rather than […]

Besides Fat Loss and Muscle Gain, Why Should You Exercise?

When asked, most people would cite two primary reasons for exercise: 1) to lose weight, and 2) to get stronger. It’s true, exercise can help you do both of those things (although, when it comes to weight loss, diet can be a much more powerful variable – see my posts on that here and here). […]