Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis Theme

1-677-124-44227

184 MAIN COLLINS STREET WEST VICTORIA 8007

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM
Etiam ultricies nisi vel augue. Curabitur ullamcorper ultricies
Top
 
Personal Trainer

Blog

In 2nd Grade I Weighed 225 lbs…

In life, it often seems more comfortable to try to avoid difficult situations. And here's the thing, we all know that difficult situations will come up. It's a part of life that is inevitable. And we have a choice, we can either take on the difficult situation or we can avoid it and flee from it. It should go without saying that avoiding or fleeing a difficult situation is rarely the right thing to do. I was a prime example of this in regards to my weight. You see, in 2nd grade I was 225 lbs, then I quite getting on...

8 Strategies To Avoid Weight Gain Over The Holidays

Today I will get straight to the point. Here are 8 ways to maintain or even lose weight over the Holidays. Don't miss workouts. This is the easiest way to maintain your current weight. I don't care what anybody else says. If you're consistently showing up and working hard you'll burn an extra for 300 to 400 calories per hour, if not more, I'm being conservative. Plus, the chances are you're going to overeat, what better way to burn off some of those extra calories by performing a hard workout. Keep a food log. Yes, I love keeping a food...

Tired? Suffering From Adrenal Fatigue? My Top 5 Tips To Overcome!

To treat adrenal fatigue you need to focus on making changes to your diet and lifestyle. If you just have minor adrenal fatigue you can likely fix the problem merely by focusing on your diet and lifestyle. You can expect to feel better in about six to nine months. However, if you suffer from moderate to severe adrenal fatigue it can take anywhere from 12 to 24 months, sometimes longer. A great resource can be found at drjockers.com, on this link it lists 25 ways you can combat adrenal fatigue. I suggest you check it out. I'm just going to...

ARE YOU ALWAYS TIRED?

Are you always tired? You could be part of the estimated 80% who suffer from adrenal fatigue! This last week, I was especially tired. I doubt it was adrenal fatigue ;-), pretty sure it was just the time change. Regardless, experts believe that about 80% of the western world will be affected by adrenal fatigue at some point in their life. That means the chances are pretty high, you, at one time will suffer from it...

Eat MORE To Lose MORE Challenge!

This weeks challenge is all about making you eat more to lose more. Are you in? I want you to eat two to three cups of vegetables at every meal. For those who want concrete measurements you're looking at 300 grams or at least 10 ounces of vegetables per meal. And before you freak out and think, “Oh my word, I can only eat so many salads and stir-frys.” there are numerous ways to eat vegetables (Like Cauliflower Pizza as seen in the pic, check it out www.just4youmeals.com) You can roast them, you can simmer them and put them in soups, you...

Best At Home Exercise To Target The Booty!

Today I will introduce you to the simplest move you can perform at home to tone and shape your booty. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you Hip Bridges. I wish I could say Hip Bridges were my favorite exercise, but the truth be known I'm a dude and most dudes aren't super interested in toning and shaping their booty. At least for the most part. However, most of the ladies that I train are super interested in getting a tighter tummy while at the same time getting a better booty. Hip Bridges specifically target your bum e.i your glutes. Generally,...

I Am Overcoming My Procrastination…I bought a Crossbow ;-)

Well, I followed my own advice… I thought about hunting and how much I used to enjoy it, plus Axel is talking about it all the time… So I counted 5-4-3-2-1 and….bought a crossbow and a hunting license lol. I took action even though my brain was telling me not to….”You don’t have the time. There is no where to go. Axel is just going to be noising.” As I counted down instead of dwelling on those issues I thought about how thrilled Axel is going to be even if we are just walking in the woods “hunting!” How about you? Are you...

Allison Quick Success Story

This weeks client success story is about a new comer named Allison. Allison sought me out because she was sick of feeling heavy, tired, and bloated. Allison knows what to do, when she had a training partner she got into really good shape and was eating really well. However, once her friend stopped, Allison ended up stopping too. It is hard to stay motivated by yourself when no one is keeping you accountable. Allison recognized this fact and sought me out. After learning about her past and accessing her movements I recommended she see me once a week. I would also...

Limit These 10 Common Foods To Lose Some Weight.

Axel and I went “hunting” :-) So, the other day I was eating dinner and watching a show on Netflix’s called, “Meat Eater.” Basically, this guy named Steven Rinella goes around and hunts animals and then cooks them. I haven’t hunted in about 10 years, not since I left Montana, and watching this show reminds me of some great times. Any way, as I am eating my dinner, my son Axel (5 years old) whispers… “Dad, why are they whispering?”. I look at him like, “What are you talking about?” and I then realized he is talking about the show. So, I...

Walt Disney, “All our dreams can come true if have we the courage to pursue them.”

This weekend I was asked to write a letter to one of my old students back when I was a PE teacher. She is joining a sorority and part of the ceremony involves her getting letters from past teachers, mentors, etc… I figured if it was good enough for this sweet young lady it would be good enough for you as well ;-). First a quote from Walt Disney, “All our dreams can come true if have we the courage to pursue them.” I'm not a huge fan of the idea of believing it and achieving it. But I am a fan...

Do You Want To Actually Lose Weight on Thanksgiving?

In the very near future people all over America will be sitting down to celebrate Thanksgiving. Feasting together just might be the oldest form of human celebration. Sitting around a table and eating, hanging out with family and friends is great. However, if we are not careful it is easy to over do a good thing.  If you don't believe me, look at what Dr. Cedric Bryant ACE chief exercise physiologist discovered. “A 160 lb. person would have to run at a moderate pace for four hours, swim for five hours or walk 30 miles to burn off a 3,000-calorie Thanksgiving...

Troi’s Success Story!

This week has been a whirlwind so I will try and keep this short. Our client success story of the week will be about Troi (I love the name and the way it is spelled). Troi has been training with me since February bless her heart ;-). Troi has been through 3.5 training programs with me. To say she is dedicated is a HUGE understatement! Troi hated the idea of exercising, but she wanted to lose weight for her upcoming marriage. Plus, Troi was realistic, she started training for her wedding day almost a year in advance, which is really smart! Troi...

Will I Really Lose Weight If I Take The Stairs?

In a world where everyone is super busy Colin Boreham, professor of at the University College Dublin Institute for Sports and Health states, “ stair climbing is one of the few everyday activities at a moderate to high intensity that one can do surreptitiously without having to change, you don’t need special equipment or look foolish.” In short, yes, taking the stairs can help you lose weight. The benefits are numerous. It’s time efficient. You can do it in 10 minutes sometimes less. It's convenient. You can spread it out throughout your day and you can do it in small...

Are you crazy busy today and didn’t have time to pack a healthy meal…now what!?

I will give you four tips, but first a story, ever since the hurricanes stormed through, my son Axel (5 years old), has become obsessed with trees falling down. Every day he asks to watch, “trees falling down” on youtube. He has consistently watched the same 5 videos for weeks now, he is officially addicted, he is super consistent and never misses a day lol and can even quote what is said and what is going to happen. Which might not be so good...

Three-Step Strategy To Overcome Your Food Addiction And Get Into Smaller Jeans.

As promised the second part to, “Why saying, ‘No’ to chocolate cookies is so hard.” I will just get to the point today ;-). There is a three-step strategy to overcome your food addiction and get into the smaller jeans.  Stop.  Stopping isn't magical, it's not pretty, but it is simple. You must stop consuming the foods that are impeding you from getting what you really want. Basically, this means you need to stop eating whatever food you're addicted to, such as chocolate chip cookies, pizza, ice cream, etc. I mention these because they hit pretty close to home. This...

Tasmin’s Success Story, from 29.6% body fat to 23.4%

Today’s client success story is all about Tasmin ;-)! Tasmin sought me out because she wanted to lose some weight and tone up. Tasmin was fairly active but had some habits that were not helping her lose weight (lots of snacking) and she wasn’t doing any strength training, which makes toning up pretty difficult. When I first met with Tasmin she said she did not want to log calories, which makes losing weight hard, it's like trying to play darts with your eyes closed, hard and dangerous lol. I expressed my concerns and said that was fine we could try the...

6 Tips To Make Eating Healthy A Little Easier…Like My 3 Year Old

I am still trying to catch up after being on vacation last week so I am going to give you six tips that will make eating healthy a little bit easier. But first a funny story about planning brought to you by my 3 year old daughter Kenna. Kenna goes to preschool and she has designated backpack that she only takes to school and back. Well last Friday Kenna got all of her plastic toys and stuffed them in her “home” backpack, the one she can can play with and destroy. No harm, no foul...