To Squat or Not? That is the question! exercise Oct 14, 2019

This post is going to talk about why squats may not be the best exercise to get a nice booty. I know what you’re thinking. “Shawna, you’re crazy because squats are one of the best exercises to get a nice derriere.” I’m not going to disagree on that. There are,...

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Do You Get Better Results if Your Gym Outfit is Coordinated? exercise Aug 12, 2019

This post is all about busting the myth that you need to be coordinated to a tee, and looking model perfect to be able to go to the gym to workout. I’ve spent more than 10 years working in gyms and that myth is absolutely not true.

Myth Buster #1

Going into a gym, you may look around and...

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Fact or Fiction- Weight Training Makes You Bulky exercise Jul 15, 2019

This post is going to bust the myth that lifting weights is going to make you bulky. Many people think the only way to work out is to use light weights or do lots of cardio. I’m tired of seeing myths like this out there. There are so many women that think that they can only lift light...

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Don’t HIIT Yourself Into the Ground exercise Jan 07, 2018

There is an increasing trend of doing short, high-intensity workouts. These workouts are referred to as HIIT or high-intensity interval training. It’s a form of anaerobic conditioning (without oxygen) that can deliver faster results than other styles of training. HITT workouts include doing...

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Why 10,000 Steps Doesn’t Work For Weight Loss exercise Nov 11, 2017
There’s a belief that by taking 10,000 steps per day, you’ll lose weight and stay in shape. Taking 10,000 steps per day can get you closer to meeting exercise recommendations. You should get 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity or 75 minutes of high-intensity activity per...
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Improve Your Posture to Prevent Injuries- Part Two exercise Sep 04, 2017
Last week I pointed out how important it is to focus on good posture. How did you do? It’s easy to slip into habits that are harmful over time without realizing it. I’m sure that you found many times when your posture was less than ideal. With intentional focus, you’ve become...
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Improve Your Posture to Prevent Injuries- Part One exercise Aug 27, 2017
I saw what you did. You just stat up and straightened your back. Right? It’s like I’m watching you! That’s because I know how this works. I’ve been down this road myself. It’s super comfortable to prop yourself up on one leg, to cross your legs or to lean...
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8 Essential Components of Fitness that Will Make You Stronger exercise Apr 17, 2017

You understand there are a ton of amazing benefits from exercising, but you may not be sure what exactly you should be doing. There are lots of different types of exercise programs out there, such as fitness classes, weight training, swimming, biking running, yoga, and...

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Why Activity Isn’t The Same As Exercise exercise Feb 13, 2017

There are some days that I literally want to rip my hair out because of what people count as exercise. Walter works from home and would go up and down the stairs three times in the day, counting that as his exercise. He also thought that walking at the grocery store and shoveling his...

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