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How Do I Get a Flat Stomach?

How Do I Get a Flat Stomach?

How Do I Get a Flat Stomach? To get a flat stomach is elusive for many. While there are people out there claiming it’s as easy as taking this magic powder or doing this one ab exercise - unfortunately this isn’t the case.  Short of surgery (and even surgery has its...

Will My Muscles Get Too Big If I Start Lifting Weights?

Will My Muscles Get Too Big If I Start Lifting Weights?

Will My Muscles Get Too Big If I Start Lifting Weights? A common question when it comes to lifting weights is “will my muscles get too big if I start lifting weights?”  Genetics It's not a yes, or a no, it's really a maybe. There are a variety of factors that will...

Three Reasons for Lower Back Pain & How to Fix It

Three Reasons for Lower Back Pain & How to Fix It

What Causes Lower Back Pain General low back pain is usually caused by one of three reasons. The first reason is a muscle imbalance. For example, a lot of people go to the gym and they want that six pack or that flat stomach. So they do crunches or sit ups and they're...

How To Avoid Getting Injured When Starting An Exercise Program

How To Avoid Getting Injured When Starting An Exercise Program

How To Avoid Getting Injured One of the most common concerns with fitness is starting an exercise program and avoiding getting injured. I hear from people they have experienced a variety of issues when beginning a routine; from my elbow hurts to a strained muscle it’s...

Target Heart Rate and Cardio Guidelines: What You Need to Know!

Target Heart Rate and Cardio Guidelines: What You Need to Know!

What is Target Heart Rate? I often get asked, what is target heart rate and how do I know how hard I should be exercising? Let’s start with a target heart rate. Target heart rate is the amount of times your heart should beat during cardiovascular exercise. To...

Three Common Mistakes When Starting An Exercise Program

Three Common Mistakes When Starting An Exercise Program

What are the top three common exercise mistakes when starting an exercise program? It’s quite common to fall victim to mistakes when starting an exercise program. Avoiding these pitfalls will help us prevent injuries, get results faster, and increase our chances of...

How To Maximize Fat Loss

How To Maximize Fat Loss

The number one question that I get as a personal trainer: what's the best way to lose fat?  First and most important thing is not how much exercise you're doing, but what your nutrition is like. Nutrition is the most important factor on a weight loss strategy....