What an honor to have been asked to write this piece for Athletic Business in conjunction with the American Council on Exercise. Adding a health coach to your fitness professional staff may just be the boost your business needs. Find out why! Is Health Coaching the Missing Link in Your Fitness Business?
A long-time friend of mine, Sarah (we’ve known each other for the better part of – what – 30 years – shoot – now I’ve dated us!), posted an article on Facebook that highlighted the damaging impact of pre-judging a situation based on what we see rather than seeking to understand. This article included a picture of a mom sitting in an airport terminal with her infant child laying on a blanket on the floor Read more…
Hello, faithful blog followers! I hope you’re enjoying this summer day! I wanted to take a minute to provide you with a resource if you are looking for information on the quality of different fitness trackers.
There are a ton of quality as well as questionable fitness products on the market today. And, it gets tricky and time-consuming to research all the
various pros and cons of each individual product. A reader recently sent me this resource: Reviews.com.
Hello, loyal readers and friends! Please join my colleague, Bev Hosford, and me on our new Facebook Live show starting Wednesday, July 12th at 11:30 a.m. (MST). We are excited about this endeavor! During the show, we will be discussing various topics related to health and fitness, personal training, professional development and much more. We are also there to help others troubleshoot their obstacles and answer your burning questions. The show will air weekly on Read more…
As any professional tends to do, I reflect…almost too much…on the past and examine what went well, what didn’t quite work out, and what I learned from said experience. I jokingly tell my students, if I was paid on the number of errors I made, I could retire by age 40. (more…)
Stress is one of the most pervasive afflictions in today’s world. It often begins as a little “thing” and snowballs into a chronic condition – if we don’t find healthy and natural ways to diminish the daily drain.
Stress – Stop Feeding the Gremlin
A misconception about stress is that it relates to a person’s occupation. While it’s true, occupational stress is a hazard to health, but stress isn’t limited to a workspace nor does it discriminate against certain people. In short, stress affects everyone – we just respond to what stresses us in different ways. The key to combatting this gremlin is to starve it – not feed it.
Days get crazy – even if we start them with the best of intentions and a “plan” to attack the to-do list. Trust me, I get it. I have roughly 10-12 articles due a month for various organizations and sometimes I even need to remind myself to get up every 90 minutes and move. Given that 2/3 of the country struggles suffers from poor health, we can safely assume that same 2/3 struggle with daily movement. Below are the tactics I employ throughout my day (following my morning workout) to keep the blood flowing freely and the calories burning. (more…)
Rest and Relaxation at Home
Some days are harder than others, would you agree? All of us balance a million different tasks and responsibilities and we can’t always afford the time or the money to treat ourselves to a relaxing day spa experience.
As you all know, I’m an advocate for living a balanced life – not just in a
physical and nutritional sense – but in a mental and emotional sense. To do this takes a conscious commitment to integrating those “for me mini-moments” in the day. Why not, in addition to taking a few minutes to be active, take 10-minute spa breaks? Doing so will help you hit the reset button and attack the nex task with vigor, energy, and an enhanced cognitive focus. (more…)