What School and Gym Owners Have in Common

*Let me forewarn you, this is a rant. It is a topic near and dear to my heart and I am, indeed, venting. After a decade of teaching (high school, middle school, and some elementary), owning and operating my own preschool through high school, and running a personal training business,…

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Staying Fit Through Pregnancy, Part (6) : Staying Fit after Birth

Healthy Active Moms Have Healthy Active Kids (who apparently like to smile)! My kids do smile a lot, for we are always exposing them to new adventures….but it doesn’t take a lot of effort to get kiddos to smile, especially when you are physically capable of doing things with them…

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Staying Fit Through Pregnancy, Part (5) Five: DIET – What to Eat!

I’m Not Fat, I’m Pregnant! Unfortunately, more and more pregnant women are having to say this since nearly half of women of childbearing age are overweight or obese…thus making it more difficult to spot the baby bump.  However,  as I have discussed in my prior posts here and here, a great workout…

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Staying Fit Through Pregnancy, Part (4) Four: DIET- Fetal Programming (for healthy kid eaters)

“My Kids Just Refuse to Eat Healthy Foods.” You may have heard this uttered in desperation by many mothers.  Thankfully, I have never had to say it, and hopefully after reading this, you won’t either.  In my last post, we learned that what you eat can affect your child’s metabolic…

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Staying Fit Through Pregnancy, Part (2) Two:  EXERCISE – Your Complete Guide on How to Exercise While Pregnant

How to Exercise When Pregnant From part one in my healthy pregnancy series, we now know that exercise will help benefit mother (and baby) when pregnant, but how do we do it? Here are some basic guidelines to get you started! Mothers with any of the following conditions should be evaluated…

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Staying Fit Through Pregnancy, Part (1) One:  EXERCISE During Pregnancy

Staying Active and Fit While Pregnant Will Make You (and Your Child) More Athletic, Healthy, and Smart. Ah you’re pregnant (or wanting to become pregnant, or know someone who is) and worried about fitness and diet (as most mothers are). Today, an increasing number of females are active (recreationally and/or competitively),…

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Coffee, Drink Yourself Skinny

Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee has never tasted so good! It just keeps getting better and better the more I read about it.     I have ALWAYS drunk coffee. There is not a time when I can remember not liking it.  As a kid, I enjoyed stealing sips from my parents. In college,…

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50 LBS LOST in ONLY 2 MONTHS!

AMAZING BEFORE AND AFTER! Alec,  21-years-old,  had been stout his whole life despite being athletic and playing football. After graduating from high school and wanting to fulfill his dream of joining the military, he walked into his local army recruiting office and was rejected (based on military weight requirements).  Never realizing…

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Eat Carbs at Night To Shed Fat and Build Muscle

Implementing Carb Back-Loading for the Paleo Diet “Carbs make me fat. End of story,” uttered one of my best friends in relief as I explained the benefits of an ancestral-type diet, which eliminates processed carbs like: breads, pastas, crackers, cookies, sugar, etc…   However, what she didn’t know is that it’s…

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