do women need to take workout supplements


Do Women Need to Take Workout Supplements?

Figuring out the “right” way to eat and exercise for your personal goals can feel daunting. The Health and Fitness Industry is kind of like a Gossip Magazine. Sweeping conclusions are publicized without legit scientific research and there’s always new trendy miracle supplements, diets, or workouts that claim to be better than the last. When searching for answers, it’s easy to get sucked into a tunnel of try this and don’t do that. How confusing! I get it. Even as a personal trainer, I too can get sucked into the latest fitness trends. This is why it’s so important to find influencers you trust! I hope to be one of them for you :). Fortunately, that doesn’t mean there’s no sound information Read More

Protein Bars- The Good, The Bad, and the Tasty


Protein Bars – The Good, The Bad, & The Tasty

I remember biting into my first protein bar. It was chocolaty, sugary, and… What’s that?? “Healthy?!” I was hooked. Okay, so maybe I don’t remember the exact first time, but I do remember having a major teenage addiction to the convenience of grabbing a sweet Balance or Clif bar when hunger stroke. What I didn’t realize was, although it was healthier than reaching for a candy bar, it was by no means a viable meal replacement. Okay, so here’s the scoop. There is a time and place for protein or energy bars and there’s also certain criteria for finding one beneficial for your goals. I’m breaking down the good, the bad, and the tasty for picking the best protein bars. Read More




Post Workout Meals – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Let’s talk about food, baby. Specifically, what you’re eating (or not eating) after your workout. Getting your butt into the gym or into a class is just half of the equation to fitness. How you’re fueling and, more importantly, recovering from your workout can either hinder or help your results. Your post workout meal can seriously make or break the muscle you build and fat you burn. And, let me assure you, not all post-workout fuel is created equal! Not to worry. I’m here to answer all your questions about what to eat after a workout. Ladies (and gents), food is not the enemy. The goal is not to see how long you can go without eating before you want Read More




I’m answering all your questions about my supplements!

*All of the brands featured have not sponsored this post. These are my opinions, alone. I have not received payment of any form to feature these products on my page. What supplements do you take? It seems to be one of the most popular questions I get asked as a personal trainer. I think a lot of people think that there must be some magical combination of over the counter remedies that will create instant results. Well, let me be the one to tell you. Unfortunately, there is not special potion to weight loss, muscle gain, increased energy, better sleep, or whatever your health concerns may be. However, I do believe that some supplements AID these results in addition to a Read More