One of the Five Factors of Health that we talk about is Mindset. Mindset is the established set of attitudes held by someone. Focusing on mindset can really help you feel better and be healthier overall. With exercise, there is the mind-muscle connection, which is the basic idea that just thinking about how your are […]

Meal Prep Tips

One of the best ways to eat healthy and save time is to prep as much food as possible in advance. This means chopping vegetables, cooking grains, and perhaps even portioning out meals ahead of time. It may seem like a lot of work upfront, but it will pay off in the long run. When […]


How many of you woke up tired today? SLEEP. It’s suuuuch a hot topic. Feeling your best can be a difficult task, but it’s even harder when you’re not getting enough sleep. Believe it or not, your bedtime habits can also affect your ability to shed pounds. Let’s discuss the importance of sleep for health […]

Begin with the End in Mind

What are your fitness goals? Are you looking to be a competitive athlete? While that is awesome and amazing, it is often not the goal of most people at a gym. Most people are looking for longevity: having good health as they age and being able to run around with their grandchildren. I bring this […]

Top 10 Gifts For Fitness Enthusiasts

It’s the holiday season and shopping is on the mind! We’ve come up with the Top 10 gifts for any fitness enthusiast. Get yourself shopping, or forward the list to someone who may be shopping for you! Swag from their favorite brand – gym goers love repping their favorite fitness brand! T-shirts, tanks, a nice […]

Attitude of Gratitude

As the holiday of thankfulness has just passed, I am brought back to thinking of gratitude. There is so much to be thankful for! As hard as life may get, there can always be a bright spot.  Here are some ideas to focus on gratitude: Start a gratitude journal. It can be any blank notebook. […]

The Five Factors of Health

Ben Bergeron has often talked about the five factors of health: how we eat, sleep, train, think and connect. Often in the fitness world, many are focused solely on the way we train. Sometimes, how we eat is mentioned as well. All of the 5 factors are important in optimizing our health and happiness. These […]


Cooking your own food is one of the best ways to eat healthy. Restaurant food often has hidden sugar or sodium. It’s important to know what you are putting into your body. My mantra for cooking is: be prepared! I like to look through my cookbooks or blogs and choose recipes for the week as […]

Prioritizing Health

“It’s the holiday season.” “My child’s birthday is this week.” “Work has been really crazy.” In life, there will always be something. There’s always an excuse for having “no time.” In order to have long term health, you need to make fitness and healthy eating a priority in your life.  Some suggestions that help: Create […]

The Benefits of Exercise for our Youth

There are so many benefits of regular exercise for kids & teens! Regular physical activity can help young people improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, and control weight, just like it can in adults. Starting young can help create a healthy lifestyle that can last. Being active can reduce symptoms of anxiety or […]