Tag Archives: Physical exercise

Weight Loss Wednesday: Forever Fitness

For those of you frustrated because the weight isn’t coming off fast enough for you, let me remind you why we work out. Yes, dozens of people begin exercise regimens with a goal of knockin’ em dead at their high […]

Motivational Monday: New Clothes, New Shoes, New MOXIE

I don’t know if it’s the rain, the cold, or the depressing state of the economy but last week was a tough one to get through–at least during my own workouts. Sometimes we need something tangible, something  colorful, something new […]

Workout Wednesday: Falling Off The Workout Wagon

Daylight Savings made you lose a whole hour sleep. It’s pitch black outside at six AM. It’s raining here in California and your body is still recuperating from a winter cold. I’ll bet the last thing you want to do is workout. We all go through the […]

Workout Wednesday: 10 Reasons to Lift Weights For Life–Especially Women

But I’m afraid of getting big manly muscles… We hear this fear all of the time so I will quickly assure you–especially you women–that you must adhere to a very particular repetition and load scheme to achieve hypertrophy (big manly […]

Workout Wednesday: How to Know if Your Trainer is Competent

You just hired a personal trainer. How do you know if they have a clue what they’re doing? Unless you are very knowledgeable in a particular field, it’s hard to recognize the phonies from the real deal. If you answer […]

Workout Wednesday: Achieve Failure

Growing up, we all learn to understand failure as an intrinsically negative concept–an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful–lack of success. In fitness, failure is something we strive for. In fitness, failing means exiting the comfort zone, taking a risk, letting experience teach you a […]

Workout Wednesday: 5 Ways to Reduce Post-Workout Soreness

Nobody likes to be sore after a workout. Although soreness cannot be completely eliminated, it can be controlled. Proper post-workout recovery protocols will also allow your body to recover more quickly and respond better to your workouts. Muscles grow and become […]

Motivational Monday: Trainer Confession

My name is Samantha and I have a confession to make. I’m a personal trainer and I struggle with weight loss, exercise, nutrition, and motivation just like you. Trainers are human beings who face the same obstacles with health issues. […]

Workout Wednesday: Help! I’m injured And I Can’t Workout!

How many times do we hear this? “Help! I’m injured so I can’t workout.” Despite the injury, we can usually figure out ways to train around the injury. First things first: A doctor must diagnose and cure the injury–not the […]

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