4 More Reasons You Should Strength Train

Happy Sunday readers! This week has been crazy busy and next week will be just the same. In the past, blogging has been sacrificed for a little extra downtime. However, I promised you guys a post every Sunday and I’m holding true to my promise! Don’t get me wrong, I love sharing everything I know about health and fitness with all of you. I just have a tendency to seek balance and today all I wanted to do was get a workout in, veg out, let go of my responsibilities, and just have a little fun. Well, so far so good! I got an awesome treadmill interval run and an upper body HIIT workout in this morning. Then R and I Read More




Very Berry Cherry Chia Pudding Recipe

If you’re an on-the-go person like me, you know having convenient and easy-to-prepare snacks are a must. As I mentioned in My Day of Eating post, I believe the key to long-term weight management is never letting myself get overly hungry. This means lots of healthy, smaller, yet filling meals throughout the day to keep my blood sugar and sweet cravings in check. Healthy fats, fiber, and protein are the super stars of my meals. I have a major sweet tooth so I love finding ways to incorporate healthy indulgences into my day to keep me feeling satisfied both physically and mentally. One of my favorite snacks is chia pudding. Chia pudding flavor options are pretty limitless. I’ve experimented with Read More




5 Things Your Trainer May Not Be Telling You: Part I

Hello readers! I have been enjoying a weekend home in the Bay Area celebrating my brother’s birthday, my grandpa’s 95th birthday, belated Mother’s Day celebrations, and lots of delicious salads, sweaty workouts, and moderate runs! Unfortunately, I haven’t been taking pictures. I just completely forget. I get so caught up in enjoying what I’m doing that my camera is the last thing on my mind. Now that I’m a ‘blogger’ I know I need start making it more of a habit. I did get pictures of my delicious Whole Foods and Pacific Catch salads though! haha As most of you already know, I’m a Monterey, CA based certified personal trainer. I appreciate that my title comes with a lot of responsibility. My clients come to me trusting Read More




What I Ate Today & Low-Carb, Refined Sugar-Free Protein Blueberry Muffins

Wow! It has been way too long since I’ve written a blog post. As my clientele and class schedule have grown, my schedule has expanded quickly, and in turn I have neglected to post. Well, I’m breaking the silence! I keep getting a lot of the same questions from clients and group exercise students and I want to make sure I have a place to direct anyone with these same burning health and fitness questions. So, here it goes! Look out for a new blog post every Sunday going forward. Likewise, I want to write about health and fitness topics that all of you want to read so I always urge you to leave comments about any other questions you Read More