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”
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”
The leg and glute muscles are the largest muscles in our body and are critically important to our overall movement and strength. There are so many muscles making up the lower body complex that it can be challenging to hit them all. A new leg/glute program by Shawna Moran (@trainforlife_fitness) aims to grow your legsContinue reading “How do you grow your legs and glutes?”
My workout routine always contains a focus on my gluteal muscles. As a hard gainer my whole life, I never had much of a booty but let me tell you, it makes all the difference in the world. And it’s not just how you fill out your jeans, strong glute muscles help you live aContinue reading “4 Glute Exercises to Target that Booty”
Now that I’ve achieved my NASM-CPT my blog is taking on a new tone — fitness and nutrition, with a wine twist every once in a while.
It’s approximately six months into the year and while we are inundated with talk of New Year’s Resolutions around the first of the year, one rarely hears about the six-month checkpoint! As I reset myself for the second half of 2019, I want to share with you some of the reasons why I love the “second New Year.”
My fitness challenge is nearing the end. I’m reflecting back on the journey and looking forward to the final results.
I love to lift. Nearly every day, the first thing I do when I wake up – 5 a.m. on weekdays – is head to the gym. Currently that health club is Athletic Apex – New York, located in DestiNY USA in Syracuse, New York. This place is amazing but part of its draw is the specially-trained personal trainers it has on staff.
The start of a new year means rededicating yourself to whatever dreams, goals and objectives you want to achieve. For me, a new year happens twice annually – fall, when school is back in session, and Jan. 1. This year, my New Year’s resolution is to attempt to establish realistic goals that I can reach over the course of the entire year, or at least that is my overarching commitment to myself.