5 Ways to Measure Body Composition

What’s the Best Way to Measure Body Composition? Are you overweight, skinny-fat or just curious about your lean body mass percentage? In physical fitness, body composition is used to describe the percentages of fat, bone, water, and muscle in human bodies. Because muscular tissue takes up less space in our body than fat tissue, our…

High Intensity Interval Training: It’s Not a Fad

If you’re anything like me you don’t like spending hours in the gym. You go in, work, then leave. But in this case the work isn’t time consuming. People think you have to lift for long hours to see results. If you’re trying to make serious gains and change your physique like a bodybuilder then…

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Nutrition Plan

  When it comes to nutrition it is safe to say there are hundreds of different fad diets that are claiming big results in less time. Some of the latest fads include Paleo, Ketogenic Diet, The Whole 30, Atkins (is still holding strong), No Fat, No Carb, Low Carb, Cabbage Soup, I can go on… With…

My Early Sessions

The first thing I do when I wake up at 3:40 a.m. is put on my workout gear. I work 14 miles north of the city of Chicago and take public transportation to work. Lucky for me I work at a gym and since I start work at 6 a.m. I get there early to…

It’s All Mental

Today I started thinking about a comment a member said to me last week. “You’ve got it so easy, you already look amazing.” Although she didn’t intend to make me feel I’d been slapped in the face I still felt the heat on my cheek lingering. Does she honestly believe ‘this’ is easy? Sorry sister,…

Gluten Free: Fad, or for Real??

This week I am going to talk to you about gluten and living a gluten free lifestyle. I’m going to introduce the basics of a gluten-free diet and introduce you to foods that are nutritious and better for you than gluten filled foods. First, let’s go over what gluten actually is. I’m sure you’ve heard…

Resilience

Resilience is bouncing back or adapting from difficult experiences. While Resilience can be learned and developed it takes action and self awareness to build it up. So, this is what I know… A lot of us set goals and many times we fail to follow through due to some unexpected event that steers us off…

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Need some expert fitness advice? If you are looking to get into shape for the New Year and not sure who to turn to you can click on my button above to ask for my expert advice on fitness and nutrition. With InstantGo you can text a question or make a phone call to speak…

Body Empowerment

Ask for my professional advice today!  Body empowerment is loving yourself as you are with the understanding that you are capable of creating a better version of yourself with the right resources to guide you. It amazes me when I meet clients for a consultation and when I ask them why they are here the…

MACROS: Are They Worth Counting?

For more than 10 years I have created individual meal plans for people with different fitness and body goals.  As a nutritionist I believe eating healthy whole foods in the right amounts allow you to have enough energy to perform daily tasks and reach your fitness goals.  Meal plans are great because it takes all…