Sports Drinks – Are they worth drinking?

Growing up, I remember seeing Gatorade commercials everywhere! It seemed to be the drink of elite professional athletes. I never paid much attention as to what was in them until I was older and studying Kinesiology in school. Typically these drinks have sugar, electrolytes, and vitamins. The purpose of these drinks is to keep you … Read more

Changing Workout Variables

When it comes to training, there are many variables we can play around with. Some of these include number of reps, amount of time, load, complexity, and load. Typically in a workout, you only want to change one variable at a time. You want your body to adapt to the variable and not overload it … Read more

Importance of a De-Load Week

With my Strongfirst certification and training over, I am now getting back into training with other equipment like barbells and dumbbells and cardio like hiking. Generally when it comes to training, I create training programs with cycles that last 4 – 6 weeks. After the cycle is over, I have a de-load week. I’m still … Read more

What I Eat In A Day

Lately I’ve had many of my clients ask me what I eat. It varies from day to day, but I generally have the same staple items in a week. I like sharing meal ideas with my clients and showing them they don’t need drastic changes to their eating habits to get results. Even with my … Read more

How I Balance My Training Program

When it came to preparing for my Strongfirst certification, my friends Courtney, Taylor, and I followed the Strongfirst level 2 prep guide on their website coupled with my low intensity steady state cardio and high intensity interval training days for my cut.  This training program involves a lot of overhead movements/vertical pushes. My shoulders have … Read more

Weekly Inspiration

As the month goes on, each week has gradually gotten busier for me. It’s great, and I love what I do, whether it’s training clients, working on projects, or my own personal training. Lately, I have noticed I do have my days where I’m lacking inspiration. Here are a few of my favorite things that … Read more

What I’ve Learned From Cutting

I have nearly a week before I leave for Chicago and attend the kettlebell level 2 workshop from Strongfirst! For those of you who don’t know, one of the requirements is to be able to clean and press for one rep on one arm. I decided to cut to 112 lb so I can clean … Read more

How To Make Most Of Your Workout

When it comes to working out, we all want our workouts to be effective and efficient. Here are some tips to make the most out of your workout: Remove any distractions – Stop texting and scrolling through social media; I’m guilty of this too and doing this only takes away time from you and your … Read more

First Quarter Recap

It’s already April?! My mind is blown thinking about how we’re already 4 months into 2021, and the first quarter of this year is officially done! Reflecting back on the past few months, I’ve set myself up for more success in this next quarter. I have my Strongfirst kettlebell level 2 certification this weekend! I’ve … Read more

Connecting With My Culture Through Cooking

During quarantine, I have spent more of my time cooking than I ever did before! I’ve always been more enthusiastic about eating than cooking frankly. When I realized I had this extra time to delve into hobbies and passions, I decided to get into cooking. Before, I would mainly cook basic healthy meal preps like … Read more