Monthly Archives: April 2014

My coconut oil trick :)

Coconut oil is great for many things like cooking (especially foods that need a higher heat since it starts as a solid), washing your face, moisturizing, a hair mask and supposedly as a deodorant (not sure about how that works).  …


Perfection isn’t the goal!

Eating clean and/or organic, reducing chemicals in your environment and body, and trying more holistic approaches to good health don’t have to be all or nothing ventures. The goal is improvement and consistency, not perfection! Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection, Mark Twain

When it comes to eating


Think personal training is expensive?

Think personal training is too expensive? Let’s talk about that for a minute.

Maybe you’re in good shape with great cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides, etc., and you’re not on your way to diabetes like the approximately 50 million Americans around …


Something is better than nothing…

Why do you think you’re not motivated to work out?  Are you perhaps aiming too high and setting yourself up for disappointment?  I don’t know if this is you, but I know a lot of people tell themselves that they’re …


Paleo Man cracks me up!


As always, I’m here to pass along some information I think is helpful (or in this case funny as well). The first is a link to an article in Huffington Post that I actually laughed out loud at.  You



Since I’m a personal trainer and very focused on nutrition these days, you probably assume that I’ve always been a healthy eater and maintained a healthy weight.  That’s not the case.

I was raised by parents who were 40 years …


Before it’s too late….

The best friend of someone I know collapsed recently with a heart attack. He died on the way to the hospital. He was 44, married and had two teenage kids. He was also very overweight, with a poor diet and


Try something new!

Ever try chia seed pudding? It’s better than it sounds *:P tongue.  Chia seeds are loaded with Omega 3s which help reduce inflammation in the body.  They also have fiber and some protein.  You can find them in lots of stores

Why cool down? Because not doing so could kill you!

Cooling down is very important when you exercise.  Let’s start at the beginning though and talk about why warming up is also important.  The physiological reason to warm up is to assist your circulatory system in pumping oxygen-rich blood to …

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