Mini Turkey Meat Loafs

Here’s a new take on some of Mom’s home cooking! These meat loafs are portioned out and leaner than using ground beef. They have a little kick too with all the spices! If you don’t like a little heat, you can change the recipe a little. –          2 lbs of ground turkey breast –          2Continue reading “Mini Turkey Meat Loafs”

Why Runners Should Strength Train

When I ask people about their workouts, I often hear “Oh I run to strengthen my legs”, and it makes me cringe. Nothing is wrong with running; you just are not maximizing your results if that is all you do. Here are the top 5 reasons why runners should do resistance training: Strength training willContinue reading “Why Runners Should Strength Train”

Control of Your Blood Sugar = Success

Watching your blood sugar and carbohydrate intake is not just for those who are diabetic or have metabolic syndrome. If you are trying to lose weight or body fat, you are not going to have success until you monitor what is in your diet. After you eat a meal, your body has a hormone calledContinue reading “Control of Your Blood Sugar = Success”

Running Shoes or Training Shoes?

Having trained hundreds of people in my career as a trainer, I have seen a lot of different shoes on my clients’ feet. The goofiest shoes I saw were by a certain company claiming to “help tone your calves and glutes” by simply walking in them. That statement was then retracted and the company hadContinue reading “Running Shoes or Training Shoes?”

How to Improve your Basal Metabolic Rate

I just wanted to share with you the known variables to influence your basal metabolic rate according to the American Council on Exercise. Genetics. Some people have a naturally high metabolism and others have naturally slow metabolisms. Gender. Men have more testosterone and usually more lean muscle mass and less fat mass than women soContinue reading “How to Improve your Basal Metabolic Rate”

Easy Guide to Nutrition

Plan ahead! When you don’t have anything prepared or you’re on the go, convenience is going to mater more than what you eat. That’s why fast food is never going away. If you are on the go, pack a lunch or know of some restaurants that you can get a balanced, nutrient dense, low calorieContinue reading “Easy Guide to Nutrition”

Why Your Workout at the Gym Won’t Get You the Results You Desire

Traditional “split routines” are commonly used by body builders and football players who are trying to gain lean muscle mass. Many repetitions and exercises are used on a particular muscle group during the workout. An example would be devoting an entire exercise session to just legs or chest and triceps. I’ll let you guys inContinue reading “Why Your Workout at the Gym Won’t Get You the Results You Desire”