5 Simple Tips to Shift Your Habits

Many of the choices we make every day are not decisions but rather a habit. Whether we know it or not, our brain creates a cycle of cue, routine, and reward — different cues are embedded into our daily routines and trigger a response without us having to even think about the choice. Charles Duhigg, the author […]

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I Need a Personal Trainer, but I Can’t Afford One

Deciding on change requires commitment. Setting new fitness goals and following through require effort. With or without a personal trainer, an individual needs to assess his or her mental state of preparedness. The beginning stages of change involve contemplation. When you move beyond contemplation, you’re ready to prepare, then act. Know your motivation for doing […]

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Stay on Track and Finish!

Our team recently discussed the book Finish by John Acuff. Here are two scenarios you’re likely to face once you’ve gotten a project started — especially if you’re a perfectionist: What happens when your habit or schedule gets disrupted? What happens when your streak ends? Perfectionist Lie #1: “Quit if it’s not perfect.” What happens when you’ve set […]

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What is the daily life of a personal trainer like?

Have you ever wondered what a personal trainer does on an average day? Some personal trainers like to keep things laid back and only work in the local gym, but for the majority of trainers who own their own business, they are constantly on the move. In fact, their daily schedule may surprise you! Waking […]

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10 Essential Leadership Skills

In a recent team meeting, we discussed this insanely helpful article from the team at Groove. In it, they survey all the interviews they’ve conducted with company founders with an eye to answering the question, “What helps successful people win?” That got us thinking! What would we consider essential leadership skills? #1 – Know Yourself […]

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4 Tips for Foolproof Lifestyle Changes

Sitting in the middle of muckety muck: That’s how it feels when you’re struggling to eat a healthier diet. You can see your diet weaknesses and may even know how to fix them, but you can never move forward. Why is it so […]

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Is Training for Aesthetics a “Good” Goal?

Lately I’ve noticed that while it seems ok for guys to work towards bigger biceps and quads, if a woman train for aesthetics it’s a “slippery slope” of self-loathing and failure. I  call this training-for-aesthetics shaming, which raises the […]

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