Fitness Magic? Not Here.

In the 15 years that I have been a Personal Trainer, I can’t tell you how many times clients have mistaken me for a magician.  A fitness magician!   I’ve spoken to many trainers, and the one thing we can all agree on, is some of our clients think we have the power to magically make … Continued

Hot Valentines Fitness Gifts

Its coming up again… the dreaded mushy Valentines…what to get your wife/husband/partner that has it all?  Well, if they are into fitness (and who isn’t???) you can’t go wrong with these top picks. We used to always advocate giving a few months of membership at your local gym (MV Fitness!), or a few sessions with a Personal … Continued

Mind Tricks To Change Your Eating Habits

There are so many messages out there that subconsciously encourage us to eat more, or eat foods we know better than to be shoving down our pie holes.  Think about that commercial where friends are having a really good time eating delivery pizza- they all look fit and healthy and super happy.  Or the one … Continued

Tired? Here’s How to Energize Your Body Naturally

Being tired in the summer feels leagues different than it does in any other season. The sun is shining! The sky is blue! The temperature is warm and inviting! And there’s tons to do outside. Sounds amazing, right? When you’re ready to seize the day and your body and mind are sharp, yes. When you’re … Continued

Strengthen Your Motivation Muscle

Ask thirty people what the hardest thing about working out is, and you won’t hear anything about a 300lb bench press, monster deadlift, or a tractor tire flip.  What you are going to hear every time is something about motivation:  How hard it is to actually get to the gym.  How hard it is to … Continued

Goal: Fat Loss (Not Weight Loss!)

Weight loss and fat loss are two terms that seem like they could be used interchangeably. In fact, these terms often are. However, they both refer to very different concepts that are important to understand so that you can have a clear picture of what your fitness goals actually are. By not understading the difference, … Continued

Goal Setting Savvy

Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. The very action of setting goals focuses your efforts and helps you get organized so that you make the most out of your resources, including time and finances. It can be daunting to get started, but if you have a vision of the big picture, then … Continued

Priorit “I” ze

Who among us has children, a spouse, a job, friends, family, laundry, home repair, a stack of mail, an ignored sick relative plus a nagging extra 10lbs to lose?  Maybe a combo of just a few of these, maybe all and more….the fact is, we all have many factors pulling on our time, but the … Continued

Flex It

More and more people are starting to understand the importance of flexibility training.  Great posture and stress reduction are just two of the benefits you will notice if you include stretching in your fitness routine.   We all know that good flexibility is important, but improving your flexibility is like having the intention to eat … Continued