“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

Product Review – OhYeah! ONE Protein Bar

Protein bars are an easy way to curb hunger or get supplemental protein after a good workout.  This is especially true if you are a mom like me, who manages to pack nutritious lunches for three kids every day but can't seem to remember to pack a single post-workout snack for herself! Trolling the nutrition … Continue reading Product Review – OhYeah! ONE Protein Bar

If You’re Not Doing THIS Exercise, You’re Wrong

That got your attention, didn't it?  But, though there's really no wrong exercises (well, except this one:) there are definitely right exercises.  The right exercises, with the right loads and the right frequency, will get you to your goals.   Here's a few things you should consider when choosing the right exercises and the right training … Continue reading If You’re Not Doing THIS Exercise, You’re Wrong

Has exercise taken over your life?

Sometimes it feels like our lives revolve around fitness - spending hours at the gym and contemplating every bite we eat to either improve or maintain our fitness.  How much is too much? Are we dedicated or obsessed? If you think you are spending an excessive amount of time in the gym, it might be … Continue reading Has exercise taken over your life?