Category: Fitness

  • Like Tiny Spiders Cut Off From Their Web

    The email from my massage therapist was brief. Their two woman massage clinic would be closing for two weeks during the Covid-19 outbreak. Massage, she pointed out, wasn’t compatible with “social distancing.” I can imagine them thinking as they made this decision “two weeks? four? two months?” because who can tell when, if ever, their […]

  • Moving On: Age, Limitations, and Expectations

    “Hey, guess what I was able to do today?” Julie (not her real name) smiled, the corners of her eyes crinkling, newly cut blonde bob falling softly around her face. I had met Julie for the first time just over a year ago when she and her husband asked to work with me based on […]

  • Back Up. Back Away.

    I gained 12 pounds in the last 9 months. Not an admission many personal trainers are willing to make. And I could give you reasons like crazy: depression, loss of a beloved pet, winter, health. None of the reasons are important when it comes down to the grit of looking at the scale climb by […]

  • Journaling Health

    We all hear it. Everyone wanting to lose weight or gain weight or eat more healthily hears it. Food Log. Right out of the gate, before you even put that first day to a new, better you on the calendar, you hear it. You have to keep a food log. Of the 3 habits people […]

  • Certified Medical Exercise Specialist

    I now have certification as an ACE-CMES. You may not have heard of this before so I’ll try to explain briefly how it differs from being a certified personal trainer. Even with the specialty certifications I had before–orthopedic exercise and senior fitness–I was able to work with adults who were mostly healthy without long term […]

  • Colder…Getting Colder

      Even in Wisconsin, it’s been a lovely fall. As I’m writing, it’s about 60 degrees–at a time of year we wouldn’t be surprised to have snow on the ground. But it will get colder and I’m going to be back to my old rant at my clients–and reminding myself–wear your scarf, put on that […]

  • Different People; Different Styles; Different Ways To Your Best Self

    Are you wondering what concierge-style health and fitness means for you? First, it means you will never be treated as part of a category but as an individual with completely personal goals, needs and abilities. A twenty year old with balance and gait constraints shouldn’t be given the same exercises as a 55 year old […]

  • Missing a piece of the fitness puzzle?

    Sure, I know. It’s summer. You’re taking walks every day; going to the pool with the kids and grandkids. Terrific! But that means you’re only doing one piece of the fitness program. Fitting in a yoga class here and there? Again, terrific. But that still leaves out a couple pieces. You’re hitting the ‘cardio’ with […]

  • Summer Spots Open

    With clients off on vacay, I’ve got spots open for new clients. It’s a great time to make that commitment to a healthier lifestyle, better eating, and a stronger body. And there are so many options: In-person training at studio melt at 202 State St or at your home or workplace gym Skype sessions if […]