Why You Shouldn’t Count Calories I admit, I’ve totally changed my tune on the topic of calorie counting over the past few years.  Back up to a few years ago and I would advise my clients that the best way to lose weight is to count calories, every day, all day.  And while I agree…

Motivation vs. Commitment Being a fitness professional I often hear people I meet and clients talking about how they “need to feel motivated in order to workout.”  On the flip side, I hear fitness professionals and exercise enthusiasts say, “I’m going to crush it today”, “nothing is going to stop me from greatness” or “I’m going…

How to Age Without Gaining Weight It’s a common misconception that gaining weight with age is inevitable. The reality is that even though it’s common in our society to see people increase in size as they age, weight gain can not only be prevented but also avoided with the passing years. To better understand this position,…

Fitness Myth #7 There’s a Quick Fix for Everything! Welcome to Week 7 and our final week in “Debunking Fitness Myths.”  Last week we covered “No Pain, No Gain” where we debunked the idea that if you’re not maximally uncomfortable throughout your workout, you won’t experience any gains.  Continuing with fitness myths, this week we…

Fitness Myth #6 No Pain, No Gain! Welcome to Week 6 in “Debunking Fitness Myths.”  Last week we covered “If You Exercise You Can Eat Whatever You Want” where we debunked the idea that as long as you exercise, you can truly eat whatever you please!  Continuing with fitness myths, this week we will debunk…

Fitness Myth #5 If You Exercise, You Can Eat Whatever You Want Welcome to Week 5 in “Debunking Fitness Myths.”  Last week we covered “Muscle Weighs More Than Fat” where we debunked the idea that muscle is heavier than fat.  Continuing with fitness myths, this week we will debunk the common belief that if you exercise,…

Fitness Myth #4 Muscle Weighs More Than Fat Welcome to Week 4 in “Debunking Fitness Myths.”  Last week we covered “Women Who Lift Weights Will Bulk” where we debunked the idea that if you’re a woman and you lift weights, especially heavy weights, you will become bulky.  Continuing with fitness myths, this week we will…

Fitness Myth #3 Women Who Lift Weights Will Bulk Welcome to Week 3 in “Debunking Fitness Myths.”  Last week we covered “Fat Can be Spot Reduced” where we debunked the idea that you can train one specific area of the body and result in a loss of body fat in that specific area.  Continuing with…

Fitness Myth #2 Fat Can Be Spot Reduced Welcome to Week 2 in “Debunking Fitness Myths.”  Last week we covered “Cardio is King” where we debunked the idea that cardio is the only way to lose weight and we also discussed the importance of weight training.  This week we will debunk the belief that fat…

Fitness Myth #1 Cardio is King One of the most common fitness myths out there is “cardio is king.”  Many people are led to believe that the only way to lose weight is to do cardio and to do a ton of it.  Before you jump to conclusion, cardio absolutely has its place in working…


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