• Fitness,  Health

    Life after Covid Hit the World

    Life is busy. Ask anyone how they are, and they will most likely say, “I’m great but very busy.” On our planet of more than 7.5 billion people, so many things to do, places to be, and people to see. Two months ago, my life “was” no different. I have two teens, three adult children, a husband, an engineering career, and a growing health and fitness business. I say “was” because once the Covid pandemic hit our world, most everything changed. The gym I worked at closed, I was sent home from work with several family members sick (not Covid, but we didn’t know at the time) and I moved…

  • Aging,  Fitness,  Weights

    What Is Right for You?

    The other day I was talking to several peers, most in their 50’s and 60’s, many of which have some sort of joint or back issue. After the birth of my twins, I found my lower back in quite an altered state, my abdomen muscles non-existent and even severed from the large size of the babies (14 lb total, 5 weeks early) and my sleep being affected by my constant back pain. Another issue might be a knee blowout my friend’s had a number of years ago and are now feeling scar tissue act up when they move. In addition, they may have had a fall which required a hip…

  • Aging,  Health

    Aging Gracefully

    As a Civil Engineer, I have worked on many types of projects; site plans for homes, roadway projects, and large grading projects to name a few. One thing all of these projects have in common is the success of the project is largely dependent on the foundation and strength of the soil that it is built on. One could build a beautiful home and watch it fall if the foundation hasn’t been properly prepared and designed. Similarly in our bodies, building a good foundation is imperative when we think about aging gracefully. Recently I told one of my clients that I was fighting the aging process with everything I had.…

  • Fitness

    Roadblocks

    Your driving to your favorite place to visit and as you pull in you realize you can’t get in the driveway because there is a roadblock or barricade keeping from your destination.  You try a different route, but no success. So, you give up and go back home. Starting a workout routine can be similar to the above hypothetical example. We have all been there, maybe the desire to shed a few holiday calories, get rid of pesky back pain, or even follow the “doctor’s” orders.  Whatever the reason, we find many excuses as to what our road block is to getting off the couch and moving our bodies. Here…

  • Cardio,  Fitness

    Making It Count

    What do you do? Where have you been? Where are you going? Who are you? I’m sure you’ve been asked these invasive questions.  I know I have wanted to fabricate answers to a few of the questions, feeling like I don’t measure up to the interviewee. As a teen, I wanted to major in music. My father dissuaded me in that direction saying that it didn’t really pay well. So, I decided to major in Engineering, which would pay well and be challenging.  When I told my father, he doubted my ability to complete the program. Instead of changing my plan again, I drew a line in the sand and…

  • Fitness,  Health

    Getting Past the Mind

    As I work with clients, I am astounded and inspired by the commitment and tenacity that many have, to keep on working to achieve their goals.  Not all of us have that drive and desire to work out, go to the gym, or take an exercise class. I decided to do a little research on the psychology of working out and creating the habit of keeping healthy movement a priority. Studies show that over 60 percent of American adults don’t get the recommended amount of physical activity and over 25 percent of adults are not active at all. LINK There are many reasons why people aren’t moving. I discussed a…