Monday, 06 May 2013 14:00
May 19 marks the 1 year anniversary of the opening of my Catalyst 4 Fitness Studio.
If you know me pretty well, you are probably expecting me to reflect over the past year, listing my successes and struggles, the number of people I've worked with, the number of pounds they've lost, the number of inches they've shed, and my goals for the next 1, 3, and 5 years.
Instead, I'm applying the KISS principle.
I offer a sincere thank you to everyone who has given me the opportunity to work with them. I've met some incredible people and forged friendships with many. I'm a better person now because of you. I hope that I have helped you at least as much as you have me. I know I can't be everything to everyone but I will continue to try and be the best that I can.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 18:24
Want to learn the truth about Skinny Cow? Learn it here.
Sunday, 17 March 2013 15:17
Before and After pictures are running rampant on TV, in magazines, newspapers, and online. Are they real?
Well, some are probably real although most of them have an asterisk in really small print that says something to the effect of "* Results not typical."
Weight loss is meaningless if you just gain it back and then some. To see some real life people who are making weight loss progress the smart way and keeping it off by eating the right number of calories to not damage their metabolism but to cause weight loss, and exercising using methods that are proven to promote weight loss , you can read about Julie and Tamara.
Both Julie and Tamara have full-time jobs and other commitments that keep them busy every day of every week. Even so, they were able to easily incorporate my approach into their lives. Contact me to learn more.
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Sunday, 03 March 2013 17:06
Spring Break is here (yay!) and Summer is just around the corner.
Are you ready to wear a bathing suit?
Jump start your weight loss efforts with the 21 Day Beach Body Challenge.
Thursday, 03 January 2013 02:53
Here's the scoop on the Shake Weight by the American Council on Exercise. This is copied and pasted verbatim from their website. ACE is the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with nearly 50,000 certified professionals who hold more than 55,000 ACE certifications.
Manufacturer: Shake Weight
Price Range: $15.95 - $19.95
The Shake Weight®, an “As Seen on TV” product, is marketed as providing “incredible results in just 6 minutes a day,” with just one piece of equipment.
Thursday, 03 January 2013 02:40
A few months ago I was asked about the book Skinny Bitch. I had actually never heard of it. Well, here is a review (copied and pasted verbatim) of it by the American Council on Exercise. ACE is the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with nearly 50,000 certified professionals who hold more than 55,000 ACE certifications.
Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous!
Manufacturer: Running Press Book Publishers
Price Range: $11.16 - $13.95
Read the review here....
Sunday, 09 December 2012 20:46
Myth #432 - Women will get bulky if they lift weights.
Sunday, 02 December 2012 19:05
You know it....even if you don't know the name, you've felt it.
DOMS is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. It usually occurs 24 - 48 hours after you begin a new exercise program, change your exercise routine, or dramatically increase the duration or intensity of your exercise routine. Most times, DOMS begins to lessen after about 96 hours, but it can last several days.
Everyone is susceptible to DOMS. If you are a distance runner and you take a Boot Camp class, or if you are returning to exercise after years of leading a sedentary lifestyle, or if you try a new exercise, or reduce your rest time in between sets, or increase your intensity, you will most probably experience DOMS. You might feel it when you stand up, walk down stairs, or really at any time. There is a difference between pain and soreness though. Pain is bad. This soreness can be good.
What should you do when you experience it?
Well, frankly, nothing is 100% effective but ....
Sunday, 02 December 2012 16:49
I've talked about this before, but it bears repeating.
Imagine yourself in your local grocery, standing in the bread aisle. There must be 40 or more companies, each with 5 or 6 different types of bread. You want a "healthy" bread but you don't know where to begin.
You start reading one package after another after another, until finally, you are exasperated and your head feels like it is going to explode. You push them back on the shelves, grab the Entenmann's donuts behind you, yank the box open, and...