Hi! Are you sick of not getting results? This might be a new way to look at it: Practice with a purpose. We need to practice with a purpose. By practice, I mean take action. The actual actions we take each day determine what our lives look like. By practicing… [Read More]
Motivation: Monster or Meh?
We made it! We got through a very busy holiday in one piece! Do you need to focus or did you handle the holiday in stride? Are you tired? That’s perfectly normal. We typically cram a lot of activity into a short time frame. So, it’s okay to be a little tired today. So…motivation. … [Read More]
Has Perimenopause or Menopause Made Interrupted Your Life? Read This:
Hey Ladies! Do you suffer from perimenopause or post menopausal symptoms? Hot Flashes Night Sweats Mood Swings Belly Fat Headaches Fatigue Irritability Insominia Weight Gain Slow Metabolism Low Sex Drive Loss of Muscle Tone It’s me, Tami, and I hope you are doing great today! I have been very interested in how perimenopause and menopause affect… [Read More]
5 Fresh New Ideas For Better Results!
You know the saying we have all heard for the last 20 years, “move more eat less”. This has been the mantra we hear over and over when we have questions about how to go about losing body fat. The thing is, it’s not that easy. That saying oversimplifies all the components that go… [Read More]
Time To Take Action!
I work every day on getting the word out about fitness and health. Why? Because I know how good I feel. I see how good my people feel…and I care about your health, happiness and fitness. I can recite once again all the benefits being fit and healthy will provide to you: better energy, lose… [Read More]
6 Week Fit Body Challenge!
Hey Peeps! The holidays are upon us and let’s actually lose weight this time! We are starting our 6 Week Fit Body Challenge on Monday, November 12, 2018! I will conduct the “before” weigh in, measurements, body fat calculation and pics on Sunday, November 11th. I will provide you with all the tools you need… [Read More]
Pizza Made Clean
Hi Friends! Pizza gets a really bad rap; people will automatically include pizza when discussing foods we have to avoid if we are trying to lose a little body fat. Let me dispel that thought right now!!! Yes, pizza can be a food that will derail our efforts; but if we substitute just a couple… [Read More]
Imagine How Great This Feels!!!
Congratulations to Rich! He has lost almost 100 pounds in Train Like A Trooper Boot Camp. Here is the proof: Rich walked into our Boot Camp in January 2013. He weighed 350 pounds; give or take a few. He was about 60 years old and had not worked out in decades. He was taking medications… [Read More]
When Is It Okay NOT To Workout?
Here I am a personal trainer and we are talking about when NOT to workout. Really? Yep. I talk a lot to my members about listening to their bodies and being in tune with it. We have been trained to overlook our aches and pains and injuries. After all, we have a lot to do… [Read More]
Are You a Flexitarian?
Author and Registered Dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner says that eating primarily a vegetarian diet is a smart way to cut calories. As a matter of fact, a recent study showed that vegetarians tend to weigh less than meat-eaters. But, not everyone is willing to become 100% vegetarian. So, for these people, a new term has… [Read More]
How Are You Doing On Your New Years Resolutions?
Hi Everyone! I hope you are doing great! We are a little over one month into the new year…how are you progressing on your New Years Resolutions? Or New Years Revolution, as I like to call it. Here’s what typically happens: We are flush with excitement when the New Year rolls around. We make some… [Read More]
Three Words for the New Year…
I love the New Year. It’s such a wonderful time of celebration and hope. I have fallen prey to making complicated New Year resolutions just like everyone else. You know the ones, “I want to lose weight”, “I want to save more money”, “This year I will be a better person”, “I promise that… [Read More]
Day 18 of Our 21 Day Fat Meltdown!
On November 4th, 22 of my members and I started our 21 Day Fat Meltdown Program. We are already in our 18th day. The results have been nothing short of incredible! The average expected weight loss was 7 – 10 pounds with 10 pounds being on the very optimistic end of things. Well, we… [Read More]
Update On Our 21 Day Fat Meltdown Journey!
Today marks the halfway point of this most wonderful journey! 10 days ago 22 of my peeps and I embarked on a journey together. I have done nutritional cleanses a couple times in the past with pretty good results. But, I was convinced I could get even better results. So, a couple months ago I… [Read More]
21 Day Fat Meltdown
So, today 22 of my members and I embarked on a journey to cleanse our bodies and reset our nutritional path. We will train together for 6 days a week for the next three weeks. A result of this short, but intense path will be a loss of 8 – 10 pounds, a couple… [Read More]
I Can EAT! :)
Yes, I am a personal trainer. Yes, I own my own fitness business. And, yes, I do look the part. But, it doesn’t come easy. I train hard. Harder than most. I try to “wrangle” in my eating. I eat clean most of the time. But, I’m human…I have cravings just like everyone else. Cravings… [Read More]
Can You Be Happy and Fat?
When I was in college I had a friend who was about 70 pounds overweight. While, I was always on some kind of fat diet to lose 5 or 10 pounds, she never really watched her weight. One time I asked her why. She replied, “Because I’m happy just the way I am.” I… [Read More]
Don’t you love it when you do something for yourself, knowingly or unknowingly, that you “high five” yourself for later? You know what I mean; like when you buckle down and do your taxes in February (instead of waiting until the last minute) and you get your refund early. Or you actually file away all… [Read More]
Reconnect With Your Body
Exercise is a wonderful gift on so many levels: weight loss, boost in confidence, increases strength, speeds up metabolism, and the list goes on and on. One of the unexpected benefits is the chance to reconnect with your body. When our bodies change via exercise we start to pay attention again….what I mean is we… [Read More]
Where Will You Be In April?
You’ve seen this happen every year: The gyms are filled to the brim with people at the beginning of the New Year. By late February and early March, they are all gone once again. Don’t worry, they’ll be back next year….. Why does this happen? Year after year after year. My theory is people start… [Read More]
New Session of Boot Camp
Train Like A Trooper Boot Camp started back training outside after a long cold winter. Our new session started on Monday, May 21st with over 60 boot campers! Each new session brings with it a combination of dedicated hardcore “Troopers”; those who have been training with me for a while and the “New Recruits”; people… [Read More]
Exercise is a Necessity
Our bodies are made so beautifully and complete. What have we done to our bodies with soda, fat-laden food, and a sedentary lifestyle? So often I hear people offer me a litany of reasons (read: excuses) why they can’t or shouldn’t exercise. How about this? “I’m too old.” Studies have clearly shown that men and… [Read More]
Fit, Fierce and Female….so, what exactly does that mean? Well, it means that women can and should be fit and confident. Not fierce in the aggressive sense, rather, fierce in the “we should be reckoned with” sense. Fierce in a beautiful solid way. Fierce in the way we live and love. Passionate. Fiery. Strong. Whether it’s in… [Read More]