Should I Hire A Personal Trainer?

Finding the answer may seem daunting but it shouldn’t. The question “Should I hire a personal trainer?” is easy to answer. You want to get in shape. You want to lose weight. You want to tone up. So you start looking at options. Apps & Videos On one end of[…]

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Should You Use Ice or Heat For Injury

One of the most frequently asked questions of doctors, trainers, and coaches is whether you should use ice or heat for injury. R – RestI –   IceC – CompressE – Elevate This was common practice for decades in school gyms, professional sports, and everywhere in between. However, through research studies,[…]

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Are You Too Old?

Aging. As we enter our 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond, we inevitably notice changes in our bodies. Are you too old to want to slow down these changes? It is often true we still think of ourselves as teenagers or remember what we could physically do in our 20s, yet[…]

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Are These Dangerous Exercises?

I recently read an article where the author posted a few photos taken in a gym and asked “Are these dangerous exercises?” What amazes me is that this article and others like it are not just written by random bloggers who are self-proclaimed fitness experts, but are also published on[…]

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How to Choose a Personal Trainer

You’ve decided you want to change your body for the better but you aren’t sure how to choose a personal trainer. Follow these steps and you will find the one for you. Credentials. There are probably hundreds of personal training certifications available, but only a few are reputable with top[…]

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Weight Loss Goal

In today’s society, having a weight loss goal seems to be the norm instead of the exception. Whether it be 5 lbs. or 50 lbs., most people say they know what to do yet in reality they don’t because they are unable to maintain the changes they make. This is[…]

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No Pain No Gain

Prospective clients often ask me if my philosophy when designing workout programs is “no pain no gain.” They go on to explain that other trainers they worked with in the past seemed to revel in it, trying to create the most grueling workouts to make them suffer. I explain that[…]

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Bad fitness tips include No Pain No Gain

Lower Back Pain

Did you know that 80% of adults suffer from lower back pain? It can be caused by a strain, structural problems like a damaged vertebrae or sciatica, arthritis, osteoporosis, sleep disorders, a bad mattress, even bending or turning awkwardly. Once it happens, at best we are in a lot of[…]

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Alone Time For Moms in Cincinnati

I recently spent time with a childhood friend and we held a conversation about alone time for moms that I think will resonate with many people. My friend is a daughter, a wife, a mom of 5 kids aged 18 and younger, works full-time, and assists her husband in running[…]

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