4 Steps to Learn Anything New

Read the story on Medium too! This is the follow up to yesterday's post about finding your "why". You've found your why and you've started reading all these workouts and how to eat. You're so motivated, but you're left feeling less than empowered because okay how do I use this information to get fit? Feels … Continue reading 4 Steps to Learn Anything New

Start with “Why?”

They say summer bodies are made in the winter, and that's cool. But healthy bodies are made year-round which is more important. I realized this morning that for all the articles I've been writing lately, I haven't written about getting started on your fitness journey or critical first steps. I wrote about SMART goals, getting … Continue reading Start with “Why?”

Hydrate, Don’t Die-Drate!

With the weather heating up and people looking to stay healthier, drinking water is a great place to start. Learn about how much water you should be drinking, how to stay hydrated, and prevent a heat-related emergency if one occurs.

For Grads and Professionals: Your Health and Fitness Benefits Your Career!

If you would like the extended version of this post, head over to Medium and read this for free! One of the questions that is on our lifestyle evaluation at Gold's is "Do you think a regular fitness routine will benefit your job?" Over 75% of the people that I have done consultations with answered … Continue reading For Grads and Professionals: Your Health and Fitness Benefits Your Career!

Gym Alternatives: When it’s too Nice Outside or You just Don’t Wanna

Woo Hoo! We're finally in Spring! The weather has been beautiful here in Harrisburg. The Harrisburg Senators kicked off their season last week (I have a soft spot for baseball thanks to Little League), the grass is turning green again, and I can hear the birds in the morning. I've been appreciating the sunshine more, … Continue reading Gym Alternatives: When it’s too Nice Outside or You just Don’t Wanna

The Dreaded Calorie Counting Only Takes 15 Minutes

Looking for a science-backed method to achieving your fitness and health goals? Three studies have debunked the how successful food tracking is, how long it actually takes, and how to control your cravings (and they don't cost you anything but your discipline and a little extra time.

Accessory Work? Again, Coach?

Ahh accessory work, or, as I like to call it, bitch work. The seemingly useless or downright gross movements that the coach or trainer prescribes in your workout that you scratch your head and think, "Why do I have to do this?" I thought the same thing because the coach never explained its purpose and … Continue reading Accessory Work? Again, Coach?

Eating Healthy is SOO EXPENSIVE: 7 Ways to Eat without Breaking the Bank

An excuse I hear all the time from people that tell me they want to eat better is "eating healthy is so expensive and I can't afford it". Okay, what? My fridge is stocked with blueberries, avocados, strawberries, meat, yogurt, and a few extra snacks on $50 per week. I promise, you can afford to … Continue reading Eating Healthy is SOO EXPENSIVE: 7 Ways to Eat without Breaking the Bank

Sleep in for Bigger Health Benefits (but not too much!)

Sitting here in my underwear on a sunny, early Saturday morning in Camp Hill, PA, I've been thinking about my recent sleep patterns and how inconsistent they've been. I'm getting enough hours of sleep (usually 9 when I'm training) but it's the consistency of time I go to bed and wake up that is killing … Continue reading Sleep in for Bigger Health Benefits (but not too much!)

Step Off the Treadmill. Now.

I see you. Yeah, you. Eyeing the treadmill disdainfully because you don't know what else to do in the gym or you think that running like a hamster is going to get you faster results. Wrong. Once you step off that treadmill, that calorie burn is done. 300 calories is all you're going to burn. … Continue reading Step Off the Treadmill. Now.