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  • 6 Meal Replacements Shakes Reviewed

    Last week we talked about meal replacements. This week we’ll dive in a little deeper as I review my 4 favorite meal replacement shakes and 2 honorable mentions that are worth trying as well. Honorable Mentions

  • Why Meal Replacements Bring Out Your Best

    Most of us have minimal time to prepare nutritious, quality meals that give us sustained energy throughout the day. So with this in mind, we can all rely on a couple of nutrient dense, meal replacement shakes, daily to provide us ; 1. a good portion of clean protein (15-20 grms) 2. essential vitamins & […]

  • 5 Minute Yoga Sequence for Tech Neck

    Do you ever get a stiff back and “tech neck” while sitting at your desk? Try this 5 minute yoga sequence to stretch out, re-energize and increase flexibility! 1) Upward Salute & Chest opener – Hold for 8 breaths     2) Lateral Lunge For opening hips, hamstrings & ankles – Hold for 5 breaths, […]

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    Best 5 Habits For Your Health This Autumn

    Autumn is a time of change & transition from the heat of summer to the cold & darker days of winter. With a little preparation, we can adjust to this change more easily, remain healthier & have plentiful amounts of energy to get us through those shorter, colder days when winter arrives. Here are my […]

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    For Balance & Stability, Look at Da Feet !!

    In our society we have a HUGE amount of shoes, sandals & sports specific attire (skates,cleats, etc), to choose from. They all are suppose to support & protect our feet. But one GLARING issue that we all seem to overlook is the health of “da feet & toes” that we put into our wide variety […]

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    Teen Sports Performance, Who’s Benefiting?

    Sports performance is a huge field that is continually expanding in information, techniques, nutrition & recovery. If this is the case, than why are we still allowing teens to be trained by inexperienced high school coaches ? As a certified strength coach/specialist, I am asked frequently why some teen athletes perform at a level that seems years […]

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    12 Ways to a Happier, Healthier Holiday Season

    We all know that this time of year can be very tough on our physical well being. Follow these 12 simple steps for a less stress holiday season. You’ll make better decisions & prevent the dreaded NEW YEAR’s resolution that typically lasts 1-4 weeks. 1. Plan on being outside more on sunny days. This helps […]

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    How to Prevent Injuries in Youth and Teen Volleyball

    As a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), I have been noticing a huge increase in non-contact injuries among high school volleyball players. My daughter has been on a club team for 3 years & played 2 years of high school ball, and during each season there has been numerous injuries to ankles, knees & […]

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    Sport X-Training & Between Season Conditioning Programs

    Many young athletes are currently training for one or more sports. In season, off season & between season terms are used alot but for most of us(including coaches & trainers) they can be very confusing. What needs to be emphasized ? Do we do bodyweight or free weight training ? Push harder or taper off […]

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    Personal Training, In Home or Onsite

    Personal & Small Group Training One on one training and small group training are two of the services that I have been providing clients for over 20 years. I absolutely love working with clients of all ages & backgrounds, in these two settings, because it allows me to be very creative, specific and to communicate […]

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    Sports X-Training, Recovery & Preconditioning For a Successful Season

    Today’s athletes push themselves harder, get less rest and sometimes do not have a complete knowledge on how to x-train themselves effectively during their off-season. These factors add up to nagging injuries, diminished performance, frustration & longer term health issues. Student athletes also have the added stress of classes, keeping up good grades & even […]