The season of facing my fears 

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It started innocently enough, and on a whim. It was one of those beautiful September mornings, and I had time for a short run. As I started out on my usual route, I had an idea: it was time to face my fears and go down Tobacco Road. About a year ago, I was bitten by a Pitbull on this …

The next generation of fit moms

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When you’re training someone or hanging around waiting for boot camp to start, there’s always time to talk. And when I’m freshly caffeinated (hellllloooo, Starbucks VIA packets), I tend to want to gab. Once of my favorite things about being a trainer is getting to know people really well one-on-one. I find people’s stories about their lives completely fascinating and …

Think you’re not still athletic? Think again.

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​“I used to be so athletic in my younger days! I wish I could be like that again.” “Ugh, I’m so out of shape.” “I don’t think I’ll ever get back to what I was able to do back then.” Guys, this is nonsense. It breaks my heart every time I hear it. And for some reason, I’ve been hearing these …

In the company of strong women         

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I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely find it harder to make new friends when you’re over 40, but this year has been the exception. Since January, I’ve had the honor and privilege of spending a lot of time with some amazing women. The women of boot camp come in before the sun is up, often still yawning. Despite the …

Got goals? I sure do.

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Summer is going by FAST! When it’s time to break out the shorts at the end of the spring, I usually start thinking about a summer fitness goal. Typically the goal is one of two varieties: a number on the scale or a road race. Often, it’s both. This summer, I decided to do neither. Instead, I did these two …

Do what you can, where you can

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I don’t know about you guys, but my summer has been crazy so far. A good crazy, however, with more boot camps and personal training clients (hooray!) but it’s been a challenge to figure out where to fit in my own workouts, especially when the kids are with me. When I can’t get to the gym (or when I’m an …