Working out does not always need to be in a boring gym environment. Sometimes you need to change it up, especially if you want to do something with friends and family. Charlotte has a lot of things to offer. Maybe it is time to apply...

The paleo diet is an often discussed diet with clients and outside of the studio. Trial research has been looking quite favorable on the "paleo diet". A recent study is looking at the effects of the diet on people with metabolic syndrome. For those who don't know...

It is getting hot in Charlotte. 85-91° F in mid-May. It is absolutely amazing. As usual people, complain about the weather, like we always do. It is too hot, too cold, too humid, too dry, it rains, it storms. Despite of all the complaining we usually still...

Are the minimalist shoes really dead? A couple of years ago the craze started to become more and more mainstream with the Vibram Fivefingers. More and more people were wearing those funky little shoes with their 5 toes. Other brands like Merrell, Adidas, Nike, etc....

Summer is approaching quickly and with it the sought after goal to look great in a bathing suit or bikini. Maybe you just want to be healthier than you are now. This Summer's Fitness Challenge is designed to gradually increase your workout regimen and improve...

Outcome Based Goals Behavior goals are typically better than outcome based goals. The reasons for that are simple. You can develop new habits and you are mostly in charge of your actions. Outcome based goals especially when it comes to big goals like losing 30 lbs...

Occasionally we face a client who is pretty skinny and still wants to lose weight. Often they just talk about a couple of pounds, not more. So why is it, that I feel the need to write about it? That is simple: These people, might have a...

We are asked many times how long a workout should take. The answer is not that simple. Sure, there is the optimum length but even that depends on the person's fitness level, age, and willingness to commit time. Research indicates that it is better for people...

This blog is kind of a rant. It is a rant against being self-righteous. We need to pull back because here are some of the things we say to others and most [caption id="attachment_2242" align="alignright" width="300"] Habit Changes take time and will include setbacks[/caption] importantly to ourselves: "You just...

We all have had longer breaks from exercise. Sometimes we just got too busy at work, with our family, other times it might have been an injury. If you have been out of training for longer than 3 weeks you should follow a couple of...

A recent study surveyed the effects of i-pads on sleep. The last time I mentioned the problem of light pollution was in my blog about sleep not too long ago. The study I am mentioning today had participants read for 4 hours prior to going to bed. Half...