motivation versus discipline?

Last week I ran an #instagram poll asking people whether they believed motivation or discipline played a bigger role in adherence to a wellness / fitness / nutrition program...DRUM ROLL please... discipline won with a 91% vs. 9% tally. I USED to believe that motivation was the most important thing when adhering to a wellness … Continue reading motivation versus discipline?

non scale victories

My 50-year old client did a 3 week check in. The scale didn't budge but the inches sure did! You see, there is much more to long term wellness than that fickle number on the scale. After all, your value as a person, your experiences, success and the vibe you bring to the world can't … Continue reading non scale victories

people say the darndest things

Recently at a professional meet up, I was in group of other Personal Trainers. As we "broke the ice" a woman in our group gave us her "bio." She specializes in the geriatric population; trains her clients out of her home; used to race a lot of marathons and triathlons, and now just runs for … Continue reading people say the darndest things

your vibe attracts your vibe

Over the years, my fitness business started shifting toward more mindset, less fat loss. Other coaches will tell you 10 pounds in 10 days is doable. Other trainers will say if you want it bad enough & work hard enough, you’ll be worthy. It’s not in my integrity, for what I teach-no drastic or extreme … Continue reading your vibe attracts your vibe

it's never the right time

This past weekend, I was excited to attend the Brookbush Institute Human Movement Science Corrective Exercise Lab; 16 hours of education built around assessment, mobility and integration of common dysfunction patterns we see in most clients across the board. 2020 has been filled with much of this - taking risks with exciting and yes, scary … Continue reading it's never the right time

ask a trainer – tight back & shoulders

Ask a Trainer Tuesday!  Q: My upper back and shoulders feel SO TIGHT. What can I do, Lee-Ann? A: Release, Mobilize and Lengthen!  STAY TUNED for my mini band circuit video that will cover this 3-step process: Release, Mobilize and Lengthen!  Will you try this? If so, the first one to send me a short … Continue reading ask a trainer – tight back & shoulders

how much protein do I need?

Today in @24cycle class, I was asked from @basqueinhi about his protein intake requirements. AH! If I had a dollar for every time I’m asked that! Protein - the most common under eaten macronutrient! So, just how much do you need? Well, if you’ve got goals, there is a method to it; but, it’s pretty … Continue reading how much protein do I need?

my insecurity – imposter syndrome

It took me over 10 years and a vicious irritable bowel disease to arrive at my current spot, and why understanding and mastering my mindset has been so important to me over the last several years so I thought I would give you a glimpse into my own history of struggle. When I first set … Continue reading my insecurity – imposter syndrome

can i strength train with a sore stomach?

CAN I LIFT weights with a sore stomach? 🤔 CAN I EXERCISE with GI issues? 😳 CAN I STRENGTH TRAIN with an Ostomy? 🙋🏽‍♀️ YES YES YES! December 7th this year will mark 5 years of living with an Ostomy and ZERO ❌ Ulcerative Colitis issues. I spent most of my adult life struggling with GI dysfunction. Despite that, exercise … Continue reading can i strength train with a sore stomach?

a boxing match – my ulcerative colitis story part 2

It was the first time I had to fill so many prescriptions at once. It was the first time, I had to take anything more than a birth control pill (30 plus pills to be exact). It was my first pharmaceutical cocktail and you know what? That shit worked like a CHAMP! *Prednisone - made … Continue reading a boxing match – my ulcerative colitis story part 2