Preventing Shoulder Injuries during Air Travel

Shoulder health & luggage. Chances are, you haven’t given a second thought to your shoulder health when it comes to preparing to travel. But you really should. I’ve seen too many shoulder injuries and discomfort from clients who have gone through years of business trips. Here’s why air travel is a likely culprit for many…

The Smart & Fit Air Travel Series

I work with a lot of clients who travel for work. Over the years, I’ve heard all their complaints about how their body feels after those flights and hotel stays. I’ve seen the repetitive use injuries, listened to stories about the GI discomfort, jet-lag, dehydration, swollen feet, lower back pain, unhealthy meals, ┬álack of sleep……

Nutrition Framework for Life

This is a general nutrition framework that I send to all my clients who want to talk nutrition with me. My goal is to provide an outline and some concepts to ensure that we are starting on the same page. A framework to live by for a balanced diet and a healthy relationship with food…

Why I’m not doing Unprocessed October

Processed Pumpkins It’s October. This means my life is filled with all things autumn-y and pumpkin-y. Pumpkin. There’s something about it. The seasonality is definitely a big draw. Absence makes the heart grow fonder That is how I feel about pumpkin. It’s not quite the same for tomatoes, corn, watermelon, all those signature summer foods….

Forget Willpower. Improve Your Ability to Delay Gratification

Forget willpower. As I said in my previous post, I hate that word. So, to get it out of your and my vocabulary, I’ve Command F searched for “willpower” through this entire post and replaced it with “self-control” where possible. You’re welcome. Because self-control and delayed gratification is where it’s at. Delayed gratification is the…

The Perfect Balance. No, it’s a Balance of Chaos.

Hey! It’s been a long time (shouldn’t a left you, without a dope beat to step to… so here’s some Aaliyah for you). Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Anyway, I’ve been on vacation, visiting the exotic land of California, relaxing in the suburbs of Ohio, then back to the beautiful chaos of NYC. And now, here…

No More Food Guilt

Food guilt is certainly not a part of a healthy relationship with food. Let’s talk about what food guilt is. I’ve listed below some food guilt that I’ve felt a lot in the past few years. As I’ve been working on establishing a healthy relationship with food, I have been able to stop or diminish…

A Healthy Relationship with Food

A healthy relationship with food. Sounds nice, right? Easy enough. Just educate yourself on what is healthy and start eating that way. Hahaha. No… If only it were that simple. Sadly, many of us are at war with food and our bodies in a nasty, obsessive, destructive way. Most of us have an unhealthy relationship…

Muscle Soreness

A lot of people who come to me are new to strength training and working out in general. I love channeling my passion for fitness to serve as a role model and present a positive fitness experience for people. That’s the main reason I got into personal training in the first place. Strength training is…