Friday, April 12, 2013


I love teaching Body Pump.

This morning a class participant had that 'ah-ha' moment where my instructions made sense and she was able to feel the correct muscles working!  I love that.  Another member learned if she pulled her shoulder blades together during the deadrow then her neck wouldn't tense.  Such simple tweaks can make all the difference!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Train to be Awesome....

Nia Shanks is one of my favorite on-line trainers.  She gives no nonsense advice and is on a mission to get women to stop focusing on the scale and lift heavy weight!

Here is a recent article.  Let's stop exercising/training to make a certain weight or waist size....let's train to be AWESOME!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spot training....

I have been getting a lot of questions lately about 'spot training'...

"What exercises can I do to get rid of _____?"

Unfortunately there isn't one exercise that will take away the fat around our mid-section or get rid of the  flaps surrounding our triceps or the fat on your upper thighs.  Spot training is a myth.

There are so many factors that play into the equation....genetics being one.  We all carry fat in different areas and when we gain a few pounds its happy place is different for each person.

Another factor is what we are eating.  A solid eating plan contributes to about 80% of fat loss.  This might be discouraging to some because they may 'exercise so they can eat what they want'.  This is fine and dandy if you just love exercise and want to be stronger.  BUT if you want to lose fat and get muscle definition you will need to clean up your eating.

Read this article for other tips for fat loss....