What, exactly, do I do?

What, exactly, do I do?

I get asked by someone, in some form, every day what I do. What I do better than anyone else is Body Sustainability. I help you help yourself from breaking down. And if you are broken down, I’m like a mechanic that fixes you up, hands you a greasy cloth and...
Why I don’t want to hear about your perfect diet

Why I don’t want to hear about your perfect diet

Sometimes it feels like my part time job is arguing with my girlfriend about nutrition.  My friend and I went to Health Coaching school together, and much as I love her, I get insanely rage-filled when we discuss dietary theories and practices. We both went to the...
Help yourself

Help yourself

Professional help is just that — help. There’s no instructor, trainer, chiropractor, acupuncturist, osteopath, naturopath, MD, (you get my drift) in the world that can help you when you won’t help yourself. It’s rare (but it happens) that...
Pay your teachers

Pay your teachers

The fitness industry “business model” is broken. We don’t pay our teachers a living wage. Who then can’t afford to keep teaching. So teachers: (A) burn out (B) do this part time, which doesn’t generate the highest quality professionals in ANY profession (C) start...
How come we are customizing coffee but not fitness?

How come we are customizing coffee but not fitness?

We think nothing of going into our local coffee shop and getting what we want. Yet when it comes to exercise, we want to do precisely what the instructor does, and be exactly like the friend who came to class with us. So our $4 coffee should be customized just for us,...
But, teacher, I didn’t have time…

But, teacher, I didn’t have time…

I inevitably get at least one “I didn’t have time” text when I check in on clients to see if they are doing their homework. So let’s talk about that, shall we? If you found time to eat, sleep, and be hygienic, you have time to maintain your body. What you might not...
Why I walked out of a pilates class this week

Why I walked out of a pilates class this week

3/4 of the way through a “chain-ized” pilates class this week, I snuck on my sweater and left the studio. I initially felt guilty, but the reason I left was born out of anger and frustration at the fitness industry and how we are collectively misleading and misguiding...
Fast Food Debate

Fast Food Debate

I had a debate with a friend this morning after I sent her an article where I recommended healthier fast food choices. She didn’t think I should be recommending fast food at all because the oil in the beans at Taco Bell isn’t “clean”. She had, instead, tips about how...

I’m proud of myself

There’s few issues that I have spoken about to the press that bring me as much personal pride as this one. I often feel like I’m standing alone in the “fitness” industry. And part of standing alone means speaking out about the lies we collectively tell consumers in...