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Do’s and Dont’s

There are of course “Do’s and Dont’s” in fitness. There are also the “Hell No’s” and the “What the Hell Are You Doing’s”. But does that mean fitness is one size fits all? Hell no. Yes, there are guidelines, but realistically there are so many variables involved to be able to say one methodology is … Continue reading

The Perks of Personal Attention

Anyone who knows me or has followed my nonsensical babbling on here knows a few key pieces of info about me: 1. Some of my favorite time is the time I spend in the gym 2. I am a certified personal trainer 3. I am only human With all of the above in mind, I … Continue reading

When it Matters Most

Yesterday was nothing shy of a miserable day. It was raining all day. Work seemed to drag on and my daily afternoon nap didn’t seemed to help any. Still I had high hope that a workout would brighten my day. I decided to go to CrossFit. My shoulders have been in a lot of pain, … Continue reading

Om Nom Nom

Workout, workout, workout. Yes, gym time and cardio time are key when training for a competition. The time you spend reflects 100% in the development of your physique and overall strength and conditioning. But it’s not all about the gym. Diet, diet, diet. There is NO substitute for eating a clean, concise diet during your … Continue reading

Active Recovery

We often forget that letting our bodies recover is just as important as working up a sweat in the gym. I just started CrossFit this month at CrossFit Strong Island in Merrick, NY. While I don’t 100% agree with the overall philosophy, I have definitely missed the group workout environment. Having everyone else suffer just … Continue reading

A week away from normalcy

I had the pleasure of spending this past week with my friend Stephanie while she was in New York for business. I bunked with Steph at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. While it was wonderful to spend so much time with a dear friend, it definitely threw my training for a loop. We went … Continue reading

New Kicks

No show prep season is complete with out a brand new pair of gym shoes! I snuck over to Foot Locker on my lunch break today and picked up a sweet pair of Asics Gel-Fuji Racer sneakers that I’m so anxious to try out I’m actually wearing them at work! As you can probably imagine, … Continue reading

Switching it up

Variety. While its not something I’m a huge fan of when it comes to my food, I am a huge supporter of switching up my workouts! I will forever have my favorite exercises that I love to hate (burpees, dumbbell push-up rows, Kettlebell swings, any form of cardio), but I do like to challenge myself … Continue reading

20 Weeks and Counting

Yesterday was the start of my 20 week Figure training period, so I can hop on stage at the end of September for the INBF Natural Mania – WNBF Pro-Qualifier. This year I’m hoping to win my pro card. 20 weeks is a bit longer than the typical training period, but I’m hoping that slow … Continue reading

Putting Things in Perspective

My Figure coach the great Terry Stokes shared a post yesterday about one of his national competitors that just had a show this past weekend titled “Shut up… Become a Champion”. What a wake up call! It definitely made me realize a few things. I attacked this process with a different mindset the first time … Continue reading