Relax: Preventing Burnout and Managing Fatigue

So, you’ve learned to foster a positive stress mindset and to not rely on control strategies & avoidance techniques to cope with your stress. So what’s the point of “relaxation” and “stress reduction” techniques? Imagine having total energy and vitality. What could you do? How would you act? Having the physical and mental energy andContinue reading “Relax: Preventing Burnout and Managing Fatigue”

Don’t let stress & busyness stop you from reaching your goals. Do this instead.

Imagine this: You are super excited and motivated to get started on your New Year’s resolution of getting stronger and putting on some muscle. You know that doing this will help you better be able to perform your work, as well as be able to enjoy more of the recreational activities that you love toContinue reading “Don’t let stress & busyness stop you from reaching your goals. Do this instead.”

Let’s Build a Ship

The seas of personal training can be treacherous. The winds of exercise and diet fads blow fiercely. Instead of being at the mercy of the wind…why not harness the power of controlling your own ship? Are you ready to build your own ship? Most programs tell you which tactics to follow to reach a short-termContinue reading “Let’s Build a Ship”

The Inner Teacher

In ancient Greek philosophy, Socrates believed that at the core of each individual is what is described as the inner teacher, which was believed to be an all-knowing and all-understanding element. Socrates further taught that individuals could learn to harness the wisdom of the inner teacher. Socrates recognized that perceptions and understanding are transitory andContinue reading “The Inner Teacher”

Your inner voice or your inner elephant?: all about motivation

Prepare to dive deep into the inner workings of your mind, uncovering the secrets behind why you can’t get yourself to eat your veggies and why you’d rather watch the last 3 episodes of The Mandalorian instead of building lean muscle at the gym. With every action we take there is some benefit we seekContinue reading “Your inner voice or your inner elephant?: all about motivation”

Setting the course: all about goal-setting

Seneca, an ancient philosopher, once said, “If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” Consider this dialogue between another great philosopher, Cheshire Cat, and a girl named Alice (from the film Alice in Wonderland): Alice: (As she approaches a fork in the road, she sees Cheshire Cat in aContinue reading “Setting the course: all about goal-setting”

Kiss the Cook: How to individualize anything

The world of health and fitness can, at times, become confusing and overwhelming. It seems as though there are a thousand different philosophies, all claiming to achieve the same goal, and all of them pulling for your attention. To make it worse, the “evidence” shows that most of them work (most of the time). SoContinue reading “Kiss the Cook: How to individualize anything”

The Easiest (& Healthiest) Yogurt Bowl Ever

When it comes to food, most of us want things that are quick, easy, and good. It’s programmed into our human coding: we want the things that are going to expend the least amount of energy, yet yield the greatest reward. No wonder fast food chains do so well… But quick, easy, and good doesn’tContinue reading “The Easiest (& Healthiest) Yogurt Bowl Ever”

Spring forward

With daylight saving time rapidly approaching, it is important to consider how daylight saving time might affect your heart. A case study performed by The National Geographic reported the following: “More than a billion people around the world observe the springtime ritual of setting their clocks ahead by one hour to switch to daylight savingContinue reading “Spring forward”

Mgood Mbody Smoothie

Mornings can be hectic. Perhaps you are a trained athlete heading out for a morning run. Or maybe you are an everyday athlete rushing off to work. Any way you look at it, what would be better than starting off your day with a powerhouse punch of nutrients? Kickstart your day with this healthy andContinue reading “Mgood Mbody Smoothie”