Category: Aging and Activity

  • Good Friends = Good Health

    There is nothing more invigorating or gratifying than a great conversation with great friends. As I get older, I find that I love those friends that have willingly turned over the “age-fight” in exchange for embracing change, and the unpredictability of what’s next. After more than 20 years in the fitness industry, I have encountered…

  • Find Your Passion, It Just May Surprise You!

    During this past year, I’ve had some pretty major changes in my life. After 20 years of owning my own personal training studio, I sold it.  I said, “good-bye” to some amazing clients and walked out of the studio and in to a new life. My youngest child will be a senior in college this…

  • Dissecting Diets

      I admit, my first attempt at weight loss as an overweight teen was a diet. In fact, it was Weight Watchers.  However, back in 1978, WW was significantly different. It really wasn’t a “diet” like we know today, it was an education in healthy eating, a healthy diet. For the first time in years,…

  • It’s March, Do You Know Where Your Resolutions Are?

    Well, it’s March 1st. New Year’s resolutions have been shelved as guilt settles in to each sedentary day. We’re reminded of our lost commitments as weight loss programs dominate advertising space on television, magazines and in our head. It’s the time of year when we wished we had held tight to our resolutions, but as…

  • Living in a Judgement Free Zone

        I was all ready to post a blog I wrote regarding the hoopla surrounding Demi Moore. Sad situation, but fortunately, she has the  means to get the best resources to help her get her life together. I opted not to post the blog because after a meeting I attended today, I realized that…

  • My Letter to Paula Deen

    Dear Paula, First of all, thanks for your years of smiles and serious comfort food. Thank you for your inspirational journey that got you where you are today. As a celebrity chef, you’re up there with Chef Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, and the other chefs who cook to entertain and teach us how make great…

  • Weight, We’ve Got It All Wrong!

    I’ve spent the last 25 years of my life working to inspire people to get healthy through exercise and sound nutrition. However, the challenge with my job is that not everyone wants to get healthy as much as they want to lose weight. Over the years, we have put such emphasis on weight loss that…

  • A Personal Trainer’s 2012 Wish List

    As the new year approaches,  gyms start gearing up for the onslaught of seasonal exercisers, while diet programs click their heels in glee, the money season is upon them, CHA-CHING! They are grateful for the over-imbibing, procrastinating, excuse-making, will-powerless customer. Magazines hope for record breaking sales as the latest fad diet or successful weight loss…

  • Taking the Time to Be Healthy

    “The reality is this, if you focus on living a healthier lifestyle, the weight will be where it needs to be. In fact, my clients that focus on changing their lifestyle, are the most successful at achieving a healthy weight that is lasting.”

  • What Dictates Relevance?

    “Today’s hot commodity can be found on tomorrow’s sale rack. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my significance or importance being defined by Hollywood trends, and they are. The lines between reality and Hollywood have become blurred thanks to reality shows, everyone thinks they’re a Hollywood star.”