Weekend recap: Fit Foodie 5K San Diego

The alarm hummed softly at 6:15 am, nudging me out of bed and into my running shoes. It was Saturday – my only day off – and instead of sleeping in, I was fumbling underneath the covers wishing I hadn’t signed up for another race. After wrestling with the snooze button a few times, I finally jumped (read: dragged myself) out of …

A Newbie’s Guide To Crushing It At the Gym

The gym can be a scary beast if you’re new to exercise or coming back to the gym after a long hiatus. The foolish man dives right in without a program, without guidance and just ‘wings it.’ Know what happens to that person? Injuries, boredom, plateaus and failure. If you’re a gym and strength training newbie, just follow my guide …

How Trainers Stay Motivated To Exercise

When people learn someone is a trainer or group fitness instructor, the reaction is usually something along the lines of ‘Whoa! Must be great to workout for a living!’ Ah, yes, if only that’s really what we did all day. The truth is that personal trainers and coaches don’t workout all day, and we have to keep ourselves motivated to …