Category Archives: fitness

Trainers: Good or Bad?

So how the heck are you supposed to know if they are good or not? Are they a good Trainer if they have a good body? Not necessarily as that can be chalked up to great genetics. What about if … Continue reading

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Glycemic Tips & Tidbits

Glycemic Tips & Tidbits Here’s some interesting information about carbohydrates and their Glycemic index. Hydration and heat raise food’s Glycemic Indexes. Carrots, for example, have a 20 GI when raw. The moment they are boiled, their GI rises to 50 … Continue reading

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Food: Good vs Evil

Food: Good vs Evil Recently, in response to a comment I made about the calories in fruit juice, a new client said to me that fruit juice is “evil.” I am a philosopher at heart. So “evil” means something quite … Continue reading

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Dear Women: Lift more!

Dear Women: Lift more! You may burn more calories during your 1-hour cardio class than you would lifting weights for an hour, but a study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that women who did weight … Continue reading

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Prepping for Competition

Choosing A Show The first step in preparing for a show is to choose an organization and a division in which to compete. We’re assuming the second has been done, as this article is geared towards figure competitors. There are … Continue reading

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Girls can’t do that!

Girls can’t do that! I have been a personal trainer for a crazy amount of years. I started in a time when most women didn’t go to the gyms. They followed their videos in the comfort of their living rooms … Continue reading

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Avocado Potato Salad

Avocado Potato Salad (8 servings) Ingredients: 4 cups Red garden mini potatoes, chopped 2 Avocados, ripe 2 TBS Olive Oil 2 TBSP Lime juice 1/4 TSP sea salt 1/4 TSP Cayenne pepper 1/4 CUP Green onions, chopped 1 CUP Cucumber, … Continue reading

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