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Strength Training: The New Cardio Webinar

Strength Training…it’s what the doctor is ordering. When you hear the words “strength” and “training”, we’re right there with you.  Cue up the images of overtly muscular dudes lifting heavy weights in the free weight section of the gym, intimidating their fellow patrons. Here’s the good news, strength training exceeds far beyond that imagery.  In […]

Train Your REAL Core to Banish Lower Back Pain

We’ve all had it happen at some point in our lives. You move a weird way, you sneeze, you sleep in the wrong position, you bend over to pick something up or put on your sock and WHACK – you hurt your back!    No injury seems as debilitating as an injury to the back. […]

A NEAT Way to Improve Your Health

We often think that to improve your health through movement you need to sweat it out in the gym. But what if I told this wasn’t necessarily true? What if you can do something much more profound for your health that involves movement and it has nothing to do with exercise, the gym, or feeling […]

5 Tips to Stay Healthy & Fit in the “Sandwich Generation”

helping a middle aged woman stay healthy and fit

Even the words Sandwich Generation make it sound daunting to stay healthy and fit. It’s as if we’re carrying around a sandwich in our pockets all the time, tempting us with high calorie bread, bacon, and mayo! If only it were that simple. If only we could just throw out the sandwich and leave our […]

Using Values and Goals Setting to make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Summary Video:   Full Blog Below: I could certainly start this article by referencing all the data on how ineffective New Year’s resolutions are, but that wouldn’t be constructive, and I don’t believe it’s true. I actually think there’s something powerful about starting anew during a New Year. So rather than bash New Year’s resolutions, […]

How to Maximize the Benefits of Weight Loss Medication with Exercise

The GLP-1 and GIP weight loss medications have simply upended the medical community’s perspective on, and treatment of, individuals who are overweight or obese.  To some, these medications might sound “too good to be true.” Others view them as the answer to their prayers. Still others view them as a shortcut or a quick fix. Many […]

Strength Training: The New Cardio Revolution

For years, cardiovascular fitness was considered the epitome of what it meant to be healthy. Someone who could walk – or run – for miles was someone with a strong heart and lungs. That strong heart and lungs would help that person live a long and healthy life. “The heart is the most important muscle […]

5 Benefits Of Resistance Training This Fall

As the refreshing chill of autumn ushers in a landscape painted with vibrant hues of red, orange, and yellow, it’s the perfect reminder to rejuvenate and revitalize our fitness routines. And what better way to embrace this season of transformation than with resistance training? It’s about more than just building muscle—it’s about establishing a foundation […]

4 Steps to Build a Positive Fitness Culture


Once a week, I’ll visit my favorite coffee shop here in Ann Arbor, MI. A little place known as Zingerman’s, maybe you’ve heard of them? The amount of love that goes into sourcing the coffee beans, to roasting and finally packaging is a thing of beauty.  As I walk in to grab my cup of […]

Fasting & Fitness: What the Science Says

The practice of fasting has been around for centuries. Legend has it that the famous Greek physician Hippocrates recommended fasting as early as the 5th century BCE, for treating various medical issues. Since then, fasting has been used in both religious and health contexts. More recently, the concept of intermittent fasting has been touted, by […]

Accountability is Calling: Five Ways Fitness Coaches Keep You on Track

A man enjoying his workout and smiling while performing resistance band rows

Five Ways Fitness Coaches Keep You on Track Most people know they should exercise more. In fact, most people even have a basic idea of what they should be doing for exercise. The challenge is less knowing what to do, and more doing what we already know. This knowing-doing gap can be closed off by […]

How the Fitness Industry Failed The Majority of Americans

How the Fitness Industry has Failed If you’re reading this, there is a good chance that the fitness industry has failed you. I can make this statement with a great deal of confidence given that less than 20% of Americans go to gyms and fitness centers. Some in the fitness industry might find this statistic […]