Principle of Progression

One of the general principles of exercise is the principle of progression.  I would like to address why this principle is important, especially to those of you who are exercising without guidance from a professional.   ACE explains the principle of progression: “as the body adapts to the exercise program you must… Read More

Is Certification Important?

I have been a Certified Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer for 21 years.  Certification is important to me.  I feel that maintaining my Certification shows that I am striving to be professional and current.  Recently, I read another Fitness Coach’s comments about why he chose not to maintain Certification… Read More

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover

I train a variety of people.  I have very fit individuals who have awesome bodies.  I have overweight clients who are working toward the goal of losing weight.  I have teenagers getting in better shape to master their sport.  I have stressed out Moms looking for an outlet and a… Read More

Excitement is contagious (and needed for your workout)

I met with a new client today.  I left feeling upbeat and excited for our first session.  She was so excited to begin and her excitement was contagious.  It got me thinking about how great our workouts could be if we just showed up with that much enthusiasm each time…. Read More

How I Became a Runner

     I hate cardio.  Treadmills, EFX machines, and Steppers are torture machines to me.  Give me a dumbbell and let me lift it up and put it down.  But, a well rounded, fit individual must incorporate cardio, resistance training, flexibility and balance into their workout.  So how did I,… Read More

Tell Me What To Eat

I get asked this all the time, “Will you tell me what to eat?” Yes, I will tell you what to eat, but the truth is, you don’t want to hear it. You are going to crinkle your face, and tell me you don’t like “that”, or you can’t do… Read More

One pound is hard to lose!

     One pound.  Have you ever stopped to think about it?  One pound is equal to 3500 calories.  Want to lose one pound?  You have to somehow have a negative of 3500 calories in your “calories spent” tank.  Losing one pound in a week should be easy, right?  Sure!… Read More


Welcome to The Training Toole’s blog!  I decided that I needed to start blogging to share some of the many encounters I have with people trying to change their lives.  Every day I train people and try to help them reach their health and fitness goals.  It’s a project for… Read More