Working out doesn’t have to be complicated

Ah, the new year is upon us, which means the gym is flooded with new year’s resolution people. Most regular gym goers hate this time of year because the gyms are crowded, but know it will be short-lived. I get inspired by more people trying to become healthier. One of the main reasons I think…

Trainers are salespeople

I’m not anti-trainer, I do think they can help you on your path to health, but it’s important to realize that at most gyms they are employed as salespeople, not as trainers. If you’ve ever been around a corporate gym franchise, trainers come and go like crazy; my coworker is on her fourth trainer in…

(says my body this morning)

WHY are we up at 5 am? We’re supposed to get up at 6 am! I want coffee. Tell the Executive Assistant at work no more early morning meetings. The gym is less packed at this time, but I want to go an hour later. Wait, we’re doing weights this morning? Are you crazy? We did…

12 ways your life changes when you become fit

1. You may not realize what you look like I went from a size 10 to a size 0-2. But when I still look in the mirror, I see a size 10. It’s amazing the tricks your mind can play on you. I’ve known other women that have had this issue as well. It’s a challenge for…

16.6% body fat

I was at our local gym and one of the trainers had set up a table to measure your body fat for free. Obviously, I know the gig well, he will measure your body fat and then guilt you into realizing you need him. But, since I don’t have a way to measure at home,…

Hilarious people-watching at the gym

Sometimes it’s just fun to watch human behavior. I’ve seen this scene play out time and time again. I’ve seen a gender switch of this too, but that’s for another day. The scene: Beautiful athletic woman and a man that is semi-athletic. He’s come to the gym with her to impress her. They are doing…