Body Judgement

Body Judgement

Body judgement drives me insane. And my industry contributes to it: implying that you are just more willpower away from the body transformation of your dreams (you’re not) choosing instructors based on their frame size Cueing subtle but real messages that your...
Why I can’t tell you what to do in a fitness class

Why I can’t tell you what to do in a fitness class

I can’t tell you what to do in a fitness class because your boney structure is fully unique to you. Just as your facial features are not quite like anybody else’s, and sometimes dramatically different than anybody else’s, your bones are your own. The...
You cannot change your body shape

You cannot change your body shape

You cannot change your body shape. You cannot change your body shape. You cannot change your body shape. You CAN get stronger. You CAN get leaner. You CAN (probably) get more “flexible” You can feel more confidence in your clothing. But you aren’t...
You don’t need a gym

You don’t need a gym

You don’t need a gym. You need an active lifestyle. An active lifestyle means you can do the things you want to do with your time, you can fulfill your dreams and you can enjoy meaningful experiences. If pain, injuries or dysfunction are present in your day to...
Why you might want to prioritize your social life over the gym

Why you might want to prioritize your social life over the gym

If you are exercising and eating well in order to live a longer life, you might want to swap out the time you spend on at least one workout to make time for social connection. In the largest study of its kind, lead researcher Dr Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Professor of...
Why it’s ok to do yoga in front of the tv…

Why it’s ok to do yoga in front of the tv…

Temptation bundling is so much better than willpower! I was cited as an expert in this Weight Watchers article on what it is and why you need to harness its power to meet your goals. “[Temptation bundling] is more effective than willpower,” Isaman says. “I have...
Someone got grumpy with me the other day

Someone got grumpy with me the other day

Someone got grumpy with me the other day because they didn’t feel like I explained the “value” of cardio in my blog post. Value as in the value of “building stamina”. Sigh. Ok, so here’s the real deal on what I was saying. If you...
If only you could go back and live in your former body…!

If only you could go back and live in your former body…!

I often remark after 3-6 weeks of working with a client: “wow, if only you could go back and live in your the body the day you came in to see me…!” Most of them laugh, because they wouldn’t do it, even if they could. But I personally wish I...
Why do we need to “work out” for 60 minutes anyway…?

Why do we need to “work out” for 60 minutes anyway…?

Last year, I had time to sit and chat one-on-one with one of my teachers, because I felt like I was overdoing it during teacher training. We did lengthy sessions each day and at some point, it wasn’t impacting me positively. I reported to this teacher that I did...