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March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Squat Prep

I like squats because they work my entire body. However, sometimes when I do them, they just don’t feel as good as I know they can. Here are 4 exercises that I’ve sequenced (in a specific order) to make my squats feel better. They help me engage the right muscles, ultimately making me stronger and allowing me to get into the


March 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

My Four Favorite Smart Strength Exercises To Build A Better Booty

These days there are all sorts of “squat challenges” and high repetition bodyweight programming promising to “tone and sculpt” DAT ASS, the badonkadonk, booty, junk in the trunk, tukus.. whatever you want to call it .  Don’t believe everything you hear. Many of these ads and challenges aren’t based on FACTS. Not


February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can I benefit from hiring a personal trainer?

Truth is I think that anyone and EVERYONE can benefit from having some sort of exercise guidance in their life no matter how large or small.     In case you have been living under a rock these past few years  ONLINE and SMALL GROUP TRAINING have taken center stage for two major reasons.  They are affordable and personalized.    Major


June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Smarter Training for Longevity

When will this be the “IN” thing?With Crossfit, Spartan Races and Tough Mudders all the rage;what total body crushing, leave you breathless phenomenon will come next?I have nothing against any of these I just need those of you partaking in them to understand the importance of RECOVERY.I GUARANTEE that RECOVERY is the MOST UNDERUSED


April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

HOW TO TGU LIKE A BOSS

-guest post written for Chad Smith and Juggernaut Training Systems! The Turkish Get Up is by far the most intricate of all the kettlebell lifts. Many will argue that it is the most complex lift around, seeing as it requires the entire body to work together in order to complete. It also happens to be my favorite.  Whether you are a newbie


July 20, 2012 | 1 Comments

Easy Ways to Increase Shoulder Mobility

Recently did a video for an old friend who is having some issues with limited shoulder mobility.  He is an avid CrossFitter and he has finally realized that his shoulders are holding him back. For anyone who knows me you KNOW my worst fear is speaking in front of the camera.  I coach and cue and speak all day long but not in front of a camera


June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Using Strength Training to Support your Yoga Practice and Vice Versa Part 1

People usually stick to what they are comfortable and good at.  I mean if you have a few hours a week to workout you are going to do what you enjoy…right? Yes of course it is FAR better than doing nothing at all, but what you like isn’t always what you need. OR what is good best for your body J Take for example an already super bendy


May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Goals… Who needs em anyway?!?!

Apparently, I do. If in not getting ready for a certification, training for a competition, or prepping for a photo shoot, I’ve got limited motivation. Sure I get in and train but I feel my drive lacking.  Do I need a lifting partner? Do I need camaraderie? What is going to keeping me pushing, hold me accountable and most of all get me FIRED


January 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

AHHH the pelvis…to TILT or not to TILT

I want to spin off of an article I recently read.  The following topic is something I encounter weekly if not daily, now that I run my business out of a yoga studio. The issue of a neutral pelvic tilt…what is it? A natural neutral pelvis supports a small arch in the low back so that your body is able to support and connect your upper body and


June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Assessing vs Assuming

from my years of training experience I can say with 100% certainty that the old adage is true and that the later does indeed make an ASS out of YOU and YOUR CLIENT. This isn’t what you want as a trainer or a client.Am I correct? The Functional Movement Screen is the greatest tool you can have in your arsenal as a fitness professional.When I screen