Balanced Athlete

Crawl, walk and run: Conditioning your body for summer

It’s been a long, hellacious winter. I’d venture to say that a fair amount of people have forgotten about their New Year’s fitness resolutions, and have been hibernating indoors. But before you know it, it will be bathing suit season and you’ll wish you’d started doing something sooner about getting back into shape. Summer bodies [...]

Too bloated to work out?

People sometimes tell me that they feel too sluggish or bloated to exercise. They are physically uncomfortable! It’s not something they want to announce to the world, but they are constipated. Typical causes of digestive problems include: • A poor diet. Living on low-fiber processed foods, hidden sugars and lots of grains will bind you [...]

Are your mind and body really in synch?

Most of us are so busy that even when we take “me” time, it’s hard for us to clear our minds. It’s easy for me to pick out the people at the gym who are zoning out and probably thinking about a dozen things other than their workouts. Here are a few tricks to help [...]

To become a balanced athlete, start by looking in the mirror

There’s a good reason why quality fitness centers have so many mirrors. They aren’t there to remind you of how much weight you still need to lose. They are there to help you become more balanced. This month, I’m conducting several training sessions on the balanced athlete. I developed this training, which is a blend [...]

The best New Year’s resolution advice you’ll ever receive

If you’re a regular gym goer, you know that gyms get crowded in January then attendance dies off in February. It’s the phenomenon of failed resolution. People have a tough time maintaining that feeling of excitement they felt when they first made the commitment. They start strong after the new year but within a few [...]