The incredible, edible egg

Keeping with the protein-themed blogs, let's chat about eggs. Eggs can be a part of a healthy diet.  "Choose a variety of nutrient-dense protein foods, such as beans and peas, eggs, fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1%) dairy products, lean meats and poultry, seafood, soy products, and unsalted nuts and seeds." - US Department of Agriculture. … Continue reading The incredible, edible egg

Good Sources of Protein

In my last post, I wrote that for weight loss, it's recommended that we attempt to consume about 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight.  That would mean that a 120  pound person would be consuming 120 grams of protein.  That's A LOT of protein and can be very challenging to do.  Instead … Continue reading Good Sources of Protein

It’s Time to Eat Healthy (again!), Part 2

  In my last post, I gave a few tips to getting back your healthy diet.  Namely: eat a diet of minimally processed foods close to nature, predominantly plants choose a variety of nutrient-dense foods across and within all food groups in recommended amounts cut back on added sugar And, most importantly: Gather the facts … Continue reading It’s Time to Eat Healthy (again!), Part 2

It’s Time to Eat Healthy (Again!), Part 1

Sometimes when we experience major changes or stressful events in our life, it seems the first thing to go is healthy eating. We ditch the habits we've carefully cultivated, the ones that keep our bodies healthy, promote longevity and give us the energy to do what we want to do in life.  We instead turn … Continue reading It’s Time to Eat Healthy (Again!), Part 1

“I Love Working Out Now” – DeShaun Takes Charge

One of my main joys in life is helping women develop the confidence to take control of their fitness - it seems that my goal is to put myself out of a job!  Almost two years ago DeShaun started the GetStrong! program and the changes she's made in her life and her health are such … Continue reading “I Love Working Out Now” – DeShaun Takes Charge

Healthy Weight Loss Questions Answered, Part 1

At least once a day, someone approaches me at the gym and asks me a question about weight loss.  Many people exercise for the purpose of losing weight, but thankfully they also realize that nutrition plays a large role in whether they are successful at weight loss or not.  It is the nutrition part that … Continue reading Healthy Weight Loss Questions Answered, Part 1

Strength for Life: Nancy in Cambodia

"I had the strength and endurance to keep up with the teens." Every day I get to see women getting stronger.  For many of them, why they strength train comes down to feeling better and being able to do the things they want to do.  Read Nancy's story:   "I’m 52 years old, and I … Continue reading Strength for Life: Nancy in Cambodia

GetStrong! Online is here

The programming you love, delivered to you weekly! We've developed quite a community with our GetStrong classes! We've worked every muscle and used every piece of equipment in the gym.   We have champion weight-hoarders and posers. And a whole bunch of women who appreciate the power of a barbell! I will miss the fun … Continue reading GetStrong! Online is here

How to hit the moon while aiming for the stars

Have you done it yet?  You know what I'm talking about.  It's January 2st.  Time for the "new year, new you" resolutions.               You know the ones.  The list usually starts with going to the gym every day. Followed by eating healthier. And of course we're going to drink … Continue reading How to hit the moon while aiming for the stars