The Prison of Perfection

The Prison of Perfection

Daily we are bombarded with images of “perfection.” Every time we turn on the television, open a magazine, or sign into social media, our eyes cannot help but focus on all the perfect bodies, perfect careers, perfect families, pets, vacations, and airbrushed Kardashians. These images paint a picture of what we’re “supposed” to want, what we…

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My 2016 Permission Slip

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Remember school field trips? The sheer joy and anticipation of spending the day outside the classroom at a play, a museum, or some other historical site? You’d rush home to deliver the all-important permission slip to your parents (and silently pray that they wouldn’t elect to chaperone). As children we’re required to ask for permission…

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10 Ugly Truths About Personal Trainers

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What’s your idea of a “typical” personal trainer? Do you conjure images of a sculpted, statuesque Greek god or goddess with chiseled abs? Or an empty-headed muscle jock scoping out the girls in the gym while their client struggles to complete a set of bench press? Or a drill sergeant screaming in your face a…

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Me Vs. Spartan, Round 2

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Today I officially began training for my first “Summer Fitness Adventure” of 2015: The Spartan Sprint to be held in Breckenridge, Colorado on June 13th, 2015 What’s a “Summer Fitness Adventure” you may ask? Well, I define it as something that’s out of your everyday comfort zone, a skill that you’d like to acquire or…

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My Fitness Journey and the Road to Flexible Dieting

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It seems that some people are born with natural athletic ability. I, however, am not one of those people. Everything I’ve achieved has been earned through dedication, persistence, and sometimes sheer stubbornness. I’ve succeeded, I’ve failed, and  I’ve learned the hard way on many occasions Starting Out I never excelled at school sports. If there…

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In Response to Fit Mom Memes, Fit Shaming, and Women In General

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As I begin this article, I want to state for the record that I am not a mom. However, I am a career fitness professional that trains primarily women and makes it a point to stay on the pulse of what’s happening in the fitness internet universe. And I do not have a six pack. …

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How to Have Your Fittest Year Ever

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Let me ask you a question… How are your New Year’s Resolutions Going? Statistics show that 95% of people have totally abandoned their resolutions by this week. How are you feeling? How’s your motivation? If it’s starting to wane, or you feel like you’re stuck and can’t figure out how to get unstuck, I’ve got…

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Resolutions that WORK: How to Set Goals You Can Actually Achieve

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I resolve to: – Lose weight -Quit smoking – Read more books -Have more fun – Be a better friend Any of these sound familiar? I know we’ve heard it all before. Every January, well-intentioned folks make New Year’s Resolutions, only to abandon them in short order.   In fact, 60% of people who make New Year’s…

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