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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


April 27, 2011 | 1 Comments

My Butt is Big

Now.A year and a half ago, not so much.Along with a bigger butt came bigger legs and a bigger back.  A more muscular me.Some LOVE it, some don’t.I myself struggled to accept the new body I created by training for figure competitions.  The muscle that you work so hard to put on by training like a madwoman for months and months doesn’t


September 10, 2010 | 4 Comments

Scapular tracking for shoulder health and symmetry

In the sport of Figure, symmetry is EVERYTHING! Being lean brings out imbalances EVEN MORE because there is no fat to cover em up come stage time! When I first began posing practice for figure the winging in my right scapula was BLATANTLY OBVIOUS.  Posing coaches will tell me to lean to the side or contort myself into some crazy position that