A New Year Means Trying New Things….Orangetheory Fitness ROCKS!

I’ve never been the early adopter. After some time, finally Orangetheory Fitness became accessible to me. With 2 studios opening in Reno (only a hop skip and a jump from Truckee), I was finally able to take this workout for a test drive. What I discovered was so much more than just a workout. First […]

BOSU Education – Why It’s Important to be OFFICIAL!

I’m often asked …”why should I get BOSU Certified or attend a BOSU workshop when I can learn exercises on YouTube?”….here is the best answer. This is an article I recently wrote for BOSU Education. Read it and you decide! Did you learn to drive a car by watching YouTube videos of people driving? http://www.bosu.com/blog/bosu-education-vs-bosu-best-practice/

21 Day Fix…Day 18

Well it’s almost over…but I can’t say that I feel any sense of relief or that anything for me will change dramatically once we are officially past 21 days. My workout routine didn’t really have to change much.   I have the DVD’s but will probably give most of them away because I’m feeling fairly […]

21-Day Fix Day 7 – It’s working and I know why!

First…I have to explain my reasons for not liking the majority of the workout DVDs that come with this program.   For me, it’s personal.  I need someone (not on TV) to yell at me…motivate me…inspire me…and coach me.  I’m just that way.  Never under value having a personal trainer, instructor, or coach to guide […]

21-Day Fix Day 5 The Ups/The Downs

Day 5 Report – read it and weep…the upside vs. the downside to the 21-Day Fix… THE UPSIDE: Great Coaching PLUS Portion Control and Habit Change! My coach is an athlete and clearly understand what athletes need to function well. She’s the highlight of this experience. She’s been there, done that, and her love of […]

The Power of Mushrooms!

Did you know that mushrooms just might be the perfect food? I’ve been searching for that perfect food..you know..the one that tastes great, fills you up, and has real health benefits…. TADA!! Mushrooms are hearty and filling. Preliminary research suggests increasing intake of low-energy-density foods (meaning few calories given the volume of food), specifically mushrooms, […]

Blueberry Soup – Bam…What?

Yes, you heard it right..Blueberry Soup. It’s incredible and perfect for those of us with a sweet tooth and are looking for a wonderful low-calorie, yet filling fruit option. 1/2 cup frozen unsweetened pineapple juice – do not dilute (this is the sugar part so be careful) 1/2 cup water 1 tspn fresh lemon juice […]

Jet Fuel Salad Dressing

I understand that in the essence of saving time, many people prefer to buy pre-made salad dressing…however..what’s in it? Better question..what shouldn’t be in it? It’s too easy to make your own. I usually double the recipe and store it in a jar to use later in the week. The beauty of this dressing is […]

Tiny Containers…Big Problem 21-Day Fix Day 2

So Here it is…day 2 of the 21-Day Fix. Have you seen these? Now, I totally get it…we’re shooting for “portion control” and of course ultimately to change a bad habit of over-eating the wrong foods. Why oh why would they limit your green container? The green container is for non-starchy veggies….YAY! We all know […]

So many cleanses…which one is the best one?

I am often asked about nutrition and while I believe this is out of my personal scope of practice, the truth is that I have over 20 hours of nutrition study. Unfortunately this is more than most physicians get while in school. I have always believed in whole real food. I also believe in a […]