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  • So how is the workout motivation going?
    Feb 12, 2020 8:00 am

    So how is the workout motivation going?

    We are now in February and commitment may be dwindling. However, if you are sticking to your fitness regime, congratulations!

    Almost 40 per cent of people who start fitness and diet routines give up within the first seven days.

    The...

  • It’s not clever to comment about people’s appearance
    Jan 29, 2020 8:00 am

    It’s not clever to comment about people’s appearance

    A client just back from vacation was at a grocery store where the cashier commented on her size. “Wow, what happened to you? You put on weight!”

    This week, I had a comment directed at me: “You’ve been eating well! You sure look good in...

  • How to keep to your new year’s resolutions
    Jan 15, 2020 8:00 am

    How to keep to your new year’s resolutions

    Let’s see if we can stop the cycle of deciding to make change and then not following through this year.

    Did you make a new year’s resolution?

    How’s it going so far? Did you make any last year?

    Did you keep them or were they...

  • Learn to love your body
    Dec 18, 2019 8:00 am

    Learn to love your body

    After having my company Christmas party on Saturday and seeing all the beautiful bodies of all shapes and sizes, I wanted to talk a little bit about “body positivity”.

    This is the season where feelings of negativity appear because the...

  • Staying healthy throughout the holidays
    Dec 4, 2019 8:00 am

    Staying healthy throughout the holidays

    How was your Thanksgiving?

    Was it a Thanksgiving Day or a week’s worth of indulgence?

    We are now in the busiest month of the year, where food and drink can become our focus.

    Sure, it can lead to weight gain but we must think...

  • Don’t believe the hype: personal trainer myths
    Nov 20, 2019 8:00 am

    Don’t believe the hype: personal trainer myths

    When someone mentions a personal trainer, what comes to mind?

    Do you automatically think of some immortal being sculpted with six-pack abs who sips green shakes every morning?

    Or a drill sergeant who barks orders in order to get you...

  • Feeling down? Hit the reset button
    Nov 6, 2019 8:00 am

    Feeling down? Hit the reset button

    The last two weeks I was bombarded with some social negativity. It wasn’t from a source that was close to me, however, it did affect my mental state while dealing with it.

    This led me to start thinking about all social interaction and how...

  • Tips to get your child to be more active
    Oct 16, 2019 8:00 am

    Tips to get your child to be more active

    Last weekend I participated in the International Day of the Girl celebrations at National Stadium, and built an obstacle course for the children to complete.

    One little girl said, “Can I walk? Because running is a bit like a...

  • What’s the right fuel before you exercise?
    Oct 2, 2019 8:00 am

    What’s the right fuel before you exercise?

    Everyone knows you need energy to exercise, but how do we get that energy?

    We have to make sure we have eaten adequately before any workout and be sure to refuel afterwards.

    Food & fitness

    The amount...

  • Staying fit and healthy is all about balance
    Sep 18, 2019 8:00 am

    Staying fit and healthy is all about balance

    I’ve been talking to my clients this week about the summertime and how all of the vacations and events have us all feeling a little fluffy.

    In Bermuda most social events, especially in the summer are full of food and drinks. We are...

  • Don’t just focus on your weight
    Aug 14, 2019 7:59 am

    Don’t just focus on your weight

    Cup Match is over and everyone is feeling their blows! Honestly, it’s one of my most favourite holidays! Four days filled with excitement, delicious fish and chips, drinks and camaraderie! I’m sure now that it’s all over and it’s back to the real...

  • Make adjustments to exercise in the heat
    Jul 24, 2019 8:00 am

    Make adjustments to exercise in the heat

    So it’s summer, which means it’s hot, humid and muggy — it’s all I hear all day.

    This is the season when many people lose their motivation to exercise because it feels so much harder. And for those who stick with it, walking and running...

  • Let the music play!
    Jul 10, 2019 8:00 am

    Let the music play!

    When I start my workout I love to listen to music; I actually find it challenging to exercise without it.

    According to research, listening to music can distract us from our bodily awareness making workouts seem a bit more manageable.

  • Building endurance will give you more energy
    Jun 19, 2019 8:00 am

    Building endurance will give you more energy

    Have you ever felt winded climbing stairs or walking up a hill? You are not alone.

    Building endurance should be a big part of every fitness routine. Doing so increases the amount of oxygen in the body, which boosts your ability to perform...

  • Keep on moving: make exercise a regular part of your day
    May 22, 2019 8:00 am

    Keep on moving: make exercise a regular part of your day

    My son, Alex, just returned from college and is actively involved in rugby and the training it involves.

    My daughter, Zavia, is also heavily involved in our local rugby programme. However, what if your child has not found a sport that they...

  • A workout buddy will help you keep on track
    May 8, 2019 8:00 am

    A workout buddy will help you keep on track

    It’s May! We’ve reached that time of year where, especially if you’ve slacked off with your exercise, we’re all rushing to get fit before Bermuda Day.

    We all know the benefits of keeping fit but that doesn’t mean you’re always motivated to...

  • Handy tips to avoid being a dirtbag
    Apr 24, 2019 8:00 am

    Handy tips to avoid being a dirtbag

    Did you know that there’s something that ladies carry daily that may be more contaminated with bacteria than a toilet seat?

    Researchers swabbed ladies’ handbags and found that their handles were the dirtiest part.

    As for the items in...

  • Read the labels – it will make you rethink your choices
    Mar 27, 2019 8:00 am

    Read the labels – it will make you rethink your choices

    Once we decide to lose weight, many of us head to the grocery store looking for items labelled low-fat, light, diet or fat-free.

    We all know that a high-fat diet can lead to weight gain, however it takes more than just eating low-fat foods...

  • The difference between activity and exercise
    Mar 6, 2019 8:00 am

    The difference between activity and exercise

    I hear people say all the time, “I took the stairs today” or, “Whew that hill was steep. I got my exercise in today”.

    This made me wonder if most of us know the difference between exercise and physical activity.

    Physical activity...

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