I am practically a sloth… Source Sure, I work out most days of the week, whether it’s running, lifting, or doing a bodyweight circuit workout… I move. Many of us do. But that’s only an hour, or 4% of our day. And to be honest, sometimes it’s not even for that long. What am I […]

Tracking, it’s one of those things we all know we should do but that we don’t. I can tell clients till I am blue in the face to track every bite they eat, that this is the most important step to begin the journey to accomplish their goals. I can tell them that, but only […]

With that, happy Sunday! I hope you’ve had a great weekend. On Friday, Dan and I packed up my car and headed 2 hours north to Columbia, SC for an early morning race. Saturday we had plans to run the Mountain In The Middle 12K. Normally, I would just drive up the morning of, but […]

Another week is almost behind us. It’s be a whirlwind type of week for me and I am quite ecstatic to move on. Wednesday we placed my grandmother in hospice. While we’ve known for sometime that this day would come, it never gets easy. Time with family and allowing emotions to run freely has been […]

Hello friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful day. Unfortunately, I am going through some family events at the moment, so I can’t say it’s wonderful (which is the reason for a late posting). I will however say I am grateful to have this place to come to and disconnect. I am also grateful for […]

We’re half way through the month of January! Can you believe it? That means that the percentage of people that started the year gun ho to lose weight has already dropped significantly. That means that percentage of people that started the year gun ho to change any goal has already plummeted. But for the sake […]

*This is the final post regarding my recent nutritional changes. After this, there will be no more labels. Labels.  It’s a strange thing really. Growing up, I wanted to break free of labels. To be my own person. I think every teenager and young adult agrees. Of course we want to be accepted, but we […]

Yup, if you’re looking for tips on how to do step-ups or box jumps, you won’t find them here. There are plenty of other fitness videos and blog posts showcasing those two moves. I want to go a step beyond those. What you’ll find here, today, is something a bit more “fun”! And challenging! This […]

“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius   I’ve had some discussions lately about periodization models, and about what models I think are most effective and, more to the point, why (seemingly, at least) I don’t follow any periodization model at all in my own workouts.  Even […]

Happy Sunday! This morning started a bit earlier than normal.  I tried a new yoga class at my favorite studio, Yoga House Of Charleston. PowerHouse Conditioning was a blast! It wasn’t yoga in the traditional sense but was a combination of intense strength training, movement, and flexibility. It reminded me a lot of boot camp, […]

Yesterday morning I did something I haven’t done in over 5 weeks. Speed work at the track! Katie and I took a hiatus from track workouts about two weeks out from Kiawah’s Half Marathon. With my foot recovering and with the holidays neither of us were able to make track training happen. And boy could […]

Two is better than one. Sure, there are times when you want to be all by your lonesome but for the most part, humans, by nature, are social creatures. When it comes to working out it’s the same. Studies show that working out with a partner is more beneficial because it not only holds you […]

“Deep breath. You’re almost done! Force a long, slow breath. There is no reason to stop, if you do, you know you will wish that you hadn’t. It’s harder to get going again if you stop. Just push to the end.” That’s the conversation that goes on in my head when I am working out. […]

Wow, what a week this is going to be! I can’t express how blessed I feel to do what I do! Yesterday was filled with anxiety… like the first day of school anxiety. No matter how many clients I’ve trained or how many boot camps I’ve run, I still get butterflies in my belly when […]

Happy Monday! It’s official: The holidays are over. Back to normal scheduling! While normally I am not a huge fan of Mondays, today is different. Today is the start of our very own fitness studio. I’ll try to take some pictures this week to show. The first class kicks off at 6:00am. Not thrilled about […]