The One Thing No One Tells You About Fat Loss
A lot of people want to lose weight. Our society, unfortunately, pushes this idea that fat is bad and that the heavier you are, the more unhealthy you are. Although this is not necessarily the truth, health CAN look different at every size, still, many people do want to lose fat. And there's nothing wrong with that. Ultimately it is each perosn's decision to make whether they want to lose weight or not, gain strength or not, or whatever goals a person can have. No matter WHAT your goals are, it's important to ask yourself WHY you want that goal in the first place. WHY is this goal important to you? How will your life be better after achieving this goal? What will this goal allow you to achieve in your life? The clearer you are on this WHY, the easier it will be to get there.Read full story
Performers: Your Body is Your Instrument
If you've been following along with me for awhile, you know I primarly work with Actors, Singers, and Dancers as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. I started my journey heavily invested in the musical theatre career. I moved to NYC to get my Bachelor's degree in Musial Theatre Performance. But when I suddenly found myself debilitated from a lower back injury, I started researching health and wellness programs. I was determined to heal myself and get back to the stage. In the process I discovered that there isn't currently much emphasis on strength and conditioning, or even nutrition programs (besides starving yourself to fit the ballet image or beating yourself down for six pack abs that felt required for Broadway).Read full story
Stretch Smarter, Not Longer
I hear two things when it comes to people's stretching routine:. 1. either they are actually taking the time to stretch, spending hours dedicated to their flexibilty through a yoga class, pre or post workout only to see the slowest progress ever or no progress at all.Read full story
You Can be Body Positive and Still Want to Lose Weight
You Can be Body Positive and Still Want to Lose Weight. You Can be Body Positive and Still Want to Lose Weight. The Health At Every Size Movement or HAES, started in the 1960s and is an ever evolving movement that addresses prejudices against weight or fatness. It holds the idea that health is not determined by a person's weight or body size, but rather by their overall physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It promotes the idea that everyone, regardless of their body size, should be treated with respect and dignity, and that weight stigma and discrimination can cause harm to both physical and mental health. It promotes body and weight neutrality, discouraging the goals of weight loss and focusing on other health factors instead. It also includes body positivity, you are allowed to love your body exactly where it's at, regardless of weight or body size.Read full story
Actors You Can't Out Perform A.I.
Actors You Can't Out Perform A.I. As SAG-AFTRA and WGA strike in an effort to protect their jobs from AI, Netflix and other big names stand their ground on AI usage. The actors and writers unions of the entertainment industry are striking to prevent media from using artificial intelligence to save money and time on hiring real people to do the work.Read full story
Group Fitness Classes In NYC
Group fitness classes have sky rocketed in the last 10 years, especially in big cities like New York. The cult following of Soul Cycle created a wave of fun, sweaty, and reminiscent of an underground club rather than a workout that leaves members feeling hooked and craving more.Read full story
Lose Weight and Keep It Off
So you want to lose weight? And you feel like you've tried everything. Every diet, every workout, every trending weight loss technique. You've even started working with a personal trainer and a nutritionist. It's been several months and yet, nothing's happening yet. The scale remains stagnant.Read full story
Is there such thing as a BAD exercise?
"Don't put your knees over your toes, you'll hurt your knees?" "There's no point in burpees, there's so many better exercises." "You shouldn't kip when doing a pull up."Read full story
Can You Build Muscle By Just Eating Protein?
Building muscle and reducing fat are common goals amongst the general population seeking fitness goals. Having a higher muscle mass percentage is beneficial in so many ways including our health. The more muscle you have, the more efficient your body is at burning fat and the faster your metabolism is.Read full story
Reduce Injury from the Bottom, Up!
How? By focusing on your foot flexibility and mobility. A lot of us deal with pain from previous injuries or the daily constraints of life. What we don't realize is that our daily habits, systems, and routines may be contributing to these pains. Some of those habits happen to be how we take care of our feet. Think about it, our feet are supporting our body weight all day long and more often than not, we don't take care of or appreciate our feet for all that they do!Read full story
Tight Hips? Try this!
In today's day and age, a lot of people suffer from tight hips. There are several reasons why people may have tight hip flexors, including prolonged sitting, and lack of physical activity. Additionally, genetics and individual anatomy may also play a role. In modern society we are sitting more and moving less so it makes sense why so many people come to me complaining about tight hips and lower back pain.Read full story
Does Cardio Ruin Muscle Gains?
I’ve spent most of my career promoting weight training, or at least resistance training of some sort. Why? First of all, I enjoy it myself. This is the first form of exercise where I could actually sustain and maintain a routine. I didn't feel like dying after! Plus, damn did I look good.Read full story
Foods to Avoid for Fat Loss
Foods to avoid for fat loss. Summer is quickly approaching and with that lots of people are looking to get in shape and feel good in their beach bikini body. Often times that means people are looking to lose fat.Read full story
Is 10 min of Exercise Enough?
This seems to be a common question I'm asked when people are embarking on a new exercise journey. It seems that people want the maximum results without any of the hard work. In today's day and age, everyone is busy. We're hustling to work, trying to make time for our kids, our partner, and our friends. Not to mention making time for any hobbies or fun extra activity that we enjoy such as reading a book, going to the movies, or a night out on the town.Read full story
How Many Calories Does Someone Need a Day?
The number of calories a person needs per day depends on various factors like age, sex, weight, height, and activity level. On average, an adult male needs around 2,500 calories per day, while an adult female needs around 2,000 calories per day. However, these recommendations are mostly just blanketed recommendations and the exact number of calories a person should consume daily based on their individual needs.Read full story
Popular Celebrity Diets
Diets become popular for various reasons, including the desire to lose weight, improve health, or address specific health concerns. But some diets gain popularity due to celebrity endorsements, media coverage, or social media influence. These days it feels like there's always something new popping up as the best way to get results fast.Read full story
Is Intermittent Fasting Safe for Women?
Intermittent fasting has been shown to have numerous health benefits, including weight loss, improved insulin sensitivity, reduced inflammation, boosts in cognitive function, and delayed aging. Some popular approaches to intermittent fasting include the 16/8 method, where you fast for 16 hours and eat within an 8-hour window, and the 5:2 method, where you eat normally for 5 days and restrict calories to 500-600 for 2 days. This lifestyle is quickly becoming popular because of the many benefits, but is it safe for women?Read full story
Oscar Worthy Celebrity Workouts
Which Workouts Do the Most Famous Actors Do and Do They Work?. It's no secret that Hollywood is shallow. We've come a long way but there is something to be said about looking the part. Not only is it important to "look the part" regardless if that "part" happens to be active or fit or even overweight (Brendan Fraser's Oscar Winning, The Whale), but unfortunately Hollywood prioritizes a certain look. This ideal body image trickles down into everyday society and shapes the way we see ourselves or the way we may want to look.Read full story
Injury Prevention 101
Injury Prevention 101. What is the first step to injury prevention?. Unfortunately, a lot of clients come to me AFTER they have already experienced injury with the hopes to prevent injury in the future. It's not the sexiest thing to train solely with injury prevention in mind, especially if we've never experienced injury yet to begin with.Read full story
Heart Rate Training Zones: When to Train in Each
What's the most optimal way to challenge our cardiovascular system? Heart rate training zones. Or at least that's what everyone is saying these days. Many popular studio and group fitness classes base their entire business model on heart rate zones, and how maintaining a certain zone is how you get the best workout of all time. I've even had clients obsess over this heart rate training, feeling like a failure if their heart rate isn't in the specific zone they think it should be in.Read full story