How to Build a Home Gym

It’s been a couple of months since I set out to build my own home gym. Most of the work belonged to my husband who spent countless hours finishing the space in our basement, drywalling, painting and installing the floor. I focused on the components of the gym, including the equipment I wanted and how I wanted to lay it out. Now, it’s a reality and I am sharing it with you in case you can take some tips from my own experience.

How to Add Cardio to Your Resistance Training Program

Despite popular belief the best way to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight is NOT endless cardio. Resistance training is the end all be all for that. But, that being said, does cardio harm your muscle gains? Not exactly and it depends! Here’s a basic explanation. When you do nothing but cardio, your bodyContinue reading “How to Add Cardio to Your Resistance Training Program”

A Trainer is Born

When I was 9 or 10, I was addicted to Mousercise on the Disney Channel. This lady with a headband, leotard, and leg warmers, led us through the classic 1980s aerobics every morning at 6:30 a.m. and I never missed it. It was just me in my PJs in the family room following along withContinue reading “A Trainer is Born”

Pushing Through Setbacks on Your Fitness Journey

This pandemic has rocked everyone’s world, particularly fitness enthusiasts who had to adapt to closing gyms, limited equipment, increased stress, new work schedules, and shortages of different foods. Now that we appear to be on the other side of it, bodybuilding competitions have resumed, gyms have reopened, and it’s time for all of us toContinue reading “Pushing Through Setbacks on Your Fitness Journey”

Personal Training

Specializing in plans for hard gainers*, my certified personal training services emphasize resistance training to build muscle while maintaining a healthy muscle to fat ratio. Access to a gym is required for my plans, as well as a few extra pieces of equipment, depending on the training program.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following questions are commons ones I have received from clients and prospective clients. I will add to this page as questions come in.   Cardio   Q. Do you include cardio in your workout programs? A. It depends. Overall, resistance training is superior to cardio for muscle building and fat burning. Recent studies have provenContinue reading “Frequently Asked Questions”

A Weekend to Remember

Taking a pause on fitness-related content to share a story with you all – a story about perseverance, grit, hard work, and overcoming obstacles. And, truly, this should inspire all of you who are attempting to meet health and fitness goals. It’s a long game and it takes dedication and commitment, no matter what.  FaithfulContinue reading “A Weekend to Remember”