5 Minute Workout

5 Minute Workout

I just glanced at the front cover of a consumer fitness magazine and the front cover screams: “Five Minute Workout!” Read this article if you Hate to exercise First, let me be clear that I’m no believer in torturing yourself at the gym. But if you...
Exercise made easier

Exercise made easier

Are you flustered or overwhelmed by the idea of “exercise”? My Body Couture only sees private studio clients, so I dialogue with my clients prior to our first session, to see if we are a good fit. Over the years of consultations, one of the top comments...
Fitbit

Fitbit

Warning: I’m about to eat crow. Several years ago, I was outspoken about the Fitbit. As in: not on board. As in: not only didn’t think it was a good idea but actively went on the radio to give reasons why I thought it was a bad idea. Fast forward a few...
New Years Magical Thinking

New Years Magical Thinking

New Years is coming and so is a literal deluge of media around fitness and nutrition. Nothing I say on my little blog is going to stop the avalanche from falling down the mountain, but I need to say it anyway. There is no “2 Minute Booty Workout to Sculpt Your...
Diet wars are a privilege

Diet wars are a privilege

It is the privilege of the overclass to have diet debates. As we sit in our chairs in our warm homes and seasonally-appropriate clothing on our iPhones, any entrance into the oft-furious furious online debates about the relative merits of organic vs non-organic, the...
Lacrosse balls are for lacrosse

Lacrosse balls are for lacrosse

Lacrosse balls and tennis balls are not for bodywork. Lacrosse balls and tennis balls are for lacrosse and tennis. It’s not a branding or sales or marketing exercise. It’s not semantics. Sports balls were made for playing sports. Sports balls are meant to...
Looking for the body weight “happily ever after?”

Looking for the body weight “happily ever after?”

The idea that we are going to engage in a fitness or nutrition program, amend our body and stay that way happily ever after is seductive. And patently untrue. I acknowledge that there ARE people who can do this, and there ARE people who never change body weight or...
My guiding glove

My guiding glove

If you regularly read my blog, you know I’m not a fan of diet or “lifestyle” programs. I’m a fan of reasonable portion sizes that make sense for your activity level and age, plus I’m a fan of sustainability and practicality. It seems so...