I know it’s been awhile, but, I am not going to talk about how busy I have been or come up with a million excuses as to why my blogs have been on hiatus. The fact is I took an unplanned break. I needed to regroup and rethink the quality of the content I am sharing with you. I started to feel a little inauthentic. Not that I don’t stand behind the things I have written. I just started to feel like I was working to pump out quantity and I think the quality took a hit. That’s not how I want to treat you guys. You are smart. You are here because you are looking for something different. I feel like I’ve probably been holding back on who I am and how I roll while trying to keep it more professional. I am a work in progress just like everyone else and on the top of my list this year is to give you content that is me. It’s how I live, how I have become the coach I am today, mistakes I have made (so you don’t have to), fun that Christine and I have with RachelFit stuff, my own struggles that in sharing will help you with yours, and anything else that comes up that I think will benefit you.Read more
Seems like there has been a lot of talk in my circles lately about pre and post workout fueling. There’s a lot of debate about what’s best especially pre and post running. I’m going to give you my quick protocol that I follow. I am not going to throw out a bunch of scientific facts or direct you to a bunch of studies. You can find that stuff on your own. I am going to give you the guidance I give my clients and what I follow myself. I guess there is a 15 year study behind my method, because in the years I have been working with clients, this is what has seemed to work the best.Read more
It’s a question that anyone who has had any interest in fitness, at any point in their lives, has asked themselves. Whether you are a runner and experience pain or you are not yet a runner, but are considering taking it up, you have probably wondered if it is good for you. You may have even Googled to find out whether or not it’s something you should do. You probably found information and opinions that strongly support either side. I think it’s ludicrous to say whether it is good or bad for the majority of people in one article. I don’t know you, your motivations or your body mechanics. So, before you read any further, I should tell you that this article isn’t going to delve into your body type and why you should or should not run. I am a runner and I love it deep down to my core. I am also a trainer with an education in physical therapy who knows the physical detriments of running first hand. Still, I am not going to try and talk you into or out of running. I just want to give you some things to think about when you are pondering the question “Should I run?”Read more
Sitting at a desk all day can create bad posture and poor movement quality which can put a damper on your weekend warrior activities. It’s important to do something to counteract the process. Try these simple exercises daily. It just may save your posture and prevent injuries.
Do you have a bucket list? If not, do you already do things on a regular basis that encourage growth, happiness and challenge? It doesn’t really matter if you keep a list in your head or maybe you have an app for that, however you do it, I think it’s important to live outside your comfort zone regularly. What’s the quote? Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.Read more