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Worried About Holiday Eating? Let’s Talk…

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a happy day, spent with family and or friends, where we come together and ENJOY our favorite holiday foods. It should NOT be a day where we demonize food, or feel like we need to EARN food, or work off food. Don’t get me started on those posts about “ItContinue reading “Worried About Holiday Eating? Let’s Talk…”

How to Progress at Lifting Weights (Yes, You Need to do This)

Why does someone need to progress at lifting weights? Can’t I just “mix it up” and confuse my muscles every single day with something completely different? Sure, but it will take longer to improve specific, foundational movements that are imperative to building muscle. But why does that matter? Because muscle is great, and it keepsContinue reading “How to Progress at Lifting Weights (Yes, You Need to do This)”

When It Comes To Workouts, Stop Chasing a Feeling

  I, and many others in the industry have said it before, ANYONE can make you super sweaty and feel like puking during a workout. It’s really not hard. Run 50 sprints, do 100 burpees then jump up and down on a box 50 times (PLEASE DONT ACTUALLY DO THIS) – and you will probablyContinue reading “When It Comes To Workouts, Stop Chasing a Feeling”

How To Survive The Perils of Thanksgiving Without Completely Blowing Your Health and Destroying Your Body

  How about that for a title? Now that I got your attention, forget that title immediately. Truth is, one day – in this case being Thanksgiving – should not be looked at as a peril, or a day that will completely ruin your hard work and everything you have done up to that point.Continue reading “How To Survive The Perils of Thanksgiving Without Completely Blowing Your Health and Destroying Your Body”

Year After Year…Why Do We Still Use This Excuse?

  “Well, it’s almost Halloween, and that means bring on the Holiday weight gain!” Especially in colder climates like Wisconsin, it is almost an expected occurrence that we must give up our efforts and give in to the weight gain blunders of the holiday and cold season. Come January 1, we then seek out theContinue reading “Year After Year…Why Do We Still Use This Excuse?”

Add Tons of Flavor, and NO Calories With These Seasoning Combos

Plain chicken breast, steamed broccoli, and brown rice…aka “The Bodybuilder Diet” Eating healthy doesn’t have to be this boring and bland. Food is supposed to be enjoyable, pleasurable, and believe it or not, it’s easier to eat when it tastes good. The following blends of herbs, spices, and other flavor boosters will give your chicken,Continue reading “Add Tons of Flavor, and NO Calories With These Seasoning Combos”

The Best Smoothies I’ve Ever Had (#3 Is Too Good To Be “Healthy”)

  In a perfect world, we would all get 100% of our protein from grass fed, free range, pure organic, GMO free, happy as a clam animals. Let’s be honest, this isn’t a perfect world. Still, I always prefer that my clients get as close to 100% of their daily protein goal from real foodContinue reading “The Best Smoothies I’ve Ever Had (#3 Is Too Good To Be “Healthy”)”

10 Weeks Until Summer: Week 10 – Now What?

  Summer is officially here. Did you make a change to get ready? Or are you stuck where you started? Either way, you should evaluate your last 10 weeks, see what went well, and what you can work on. Always be assessing, instead of guilting or mindlessly celebrating. Did you get in better shape? ConquerContinue reading “10 Weeks Until Summer: Week 10 – Now What?”

Make the Most Out of the Least Healthy Options

  Starting off, I know this post might ruffle some feathers because I still will be talking about eating processed and fast food. By no way do I think any of these foods are the best choice to be eating; however, we have ALL had that day where all our plans go bad and we endContinue reading “Make the Most Out of the Least Healthy Options”

10 Weeks Until Summer: Week 8 Workout

  No equipment? No problem and NO EXCUSES! Try this circuit on a nice day outside. All you need is 50-100 yards of straight away grass or asphalt to run on. Bodyweight Squats x 20 Push Ups x As Many GOOD reps as possible Mt. Climbers x 20/leg Non-Alternating Reverse Lunges x 15/leg Plank ShoulderContinue reading “10 Weeks Until Summer: Week 8 Workout”

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