The Benefits of Flexibility

In the health world, experts seem to emphasize the more active aspects of physical fitness – strength, speed, power – or even the more noticeable elements like muscle size and low percentage of body fat. Sometimes we forget the most essential aspect of fitness that makes all others possible: flexibility or mobility. According to theContinue reading “The Benefits of Flexibility”

The Cost of Beauty: Waist Trainers

Today more than ever, the popularity of waist trainers has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 5 years. Fueled by the influence of certain celebrities, many women are cinching their waists within an inch of their lives in order to achieve that hourglass figure. Yes, waist trainers are a modern-day version of corsetsContinue reading “The Cost of Beauty: Waist Trainers”

Don’t Fall For The Gimmicks

We see these every day in stores and on TV and on the Internet. Pills and creams. Ads for the latest fitness device, program, or apparel. Waist trainers advertised by celebrities with six-pack abs. Copper wraps to ease arthritis pain. Programs that guarantee they will confuse your muscles into chiseled marble. I’ve fallen for someContinue reading “Don’t Fall For The Gimmicks”

Let Me See You Sweat

A frequent conversation I have with friends, loved ones, and clients is about how long it takes to see actually results from training. People, please understand, that no matter what anyone tells you, the science is irrefutable. There are three fundamental laws of physical fitness. The Law of Specificity The first law is the lawContinue reading “Let Me See You Sweat”