Staying in Your Own Lane: Nutritional Tips for Coaching Clients

As fitness professionals, it’s crucial to recognize our limits and responsibilities in providing nutritional advice. Acquiring nutrition coaching certification enhances expertise and ensures safe, effective guidance. Legal considerations and ethical practices must govern our actions, especially since guidelines can vary by state and certifying body. Personal trainers can educate on basic nutrition, offer general meal planning guidance, support behavior changes, and should collaborate with registered dietitians for specialized dietary needs. This maintains client safety and compliance.

Do I Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight?

In January, many people begin adopting healthy behaviors and one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is eating better. Likely, this comes as a result of a desire to lose weight. Part of a weight loss program is going to be a healthy diet. But do you really have… Read More

How to Fuel Your Body Before and After a Workout

“You are what you eat” has always applied to staying healthy, but does that also apply to exercise performance?  Fueling your body for your workouts is important to ensure that you are able to perform at your very best. It also helps with recovery from the toll the body takes… Read More

Fall Into Healthy Habits

As we prepare to say goodbye to summer and hello to pumpkin spice flavored fall, now is a great time to practice healthy habits and try out delicious, comforting foods. If you are a pumpkin spice fan, like me, it’s easy to skip the sugar laden drinks and baked goods… Read More

Stress and How Your Body Reacts

We’re heading into a busy time of year with school starting, new schedules and football season! You may be feeling some pressure with all of the change.  And maybe you think you should just toughen up and push through it.  Guess what?!  You can’t do it!  That’s because stress isn’t… Read More

10 Rules of Gym Etiquette

As we enter the New Year, many new people will be going to the gym. That’s great! If you are a newbie, I’m excited for you to start your journey! Be careful and make sure to check out my tips on starting out in this blog post. All of us… Read More

Physical Activity Guidelines

Did you know that there are guidelines for how much physical activity you should do? According to the CDC, for the year of 2016, 51.7% of adults met the Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic physical activity. Of those half, only 21.7% met the guidelines for muscle strengthening. These are the… Read More

How To Increase Energy

Do you feel exhausted and run down? I find that this has become a common feeling for many people in today’s world. We push and run and pack our schedules too full. At the end of the day, we are left with nothing. If you find that you are looking… Read More

Emotional Eating and a Hurricane

We just went through a major hurricane in Florida and it created anxiety and stress for a week before it hit.  We knew it was coming, we knew it was going to be bad, and we had to prepare.  As stores closed for days, gas and water were gone, we… Read More

My ACL Journey

On January 28, 2017, I tore my right ACL while snow skiing.  I was in Ellicottville, New York, my second day on the slopes.  I did take a beginner class the day before and had done fairly well.  I was in a beginner class the second day, but I was… Read More