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3 Reasons to Say Yes to Dark Chocolate

The holiday season is almost upon us and if you are dreading all of the candy and goodies that accompany them, here’s one less thing to fret over – Dark Chocolate. According to studies, Dark Chocolate actually offers a variety of health benefits in addition to its signature delicious taste. Now, I’m not saying go […]

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4 Kick-Butt Glute Workouts to Tone your Tushy

Who doesn’t want a strong butt? The glutes help you run better, jump stronger, and a toned glute has a certain aesthetic appeal. Your Butt is made up of 3 main Gluteal muscles; the gluteus maximus muscle, gluteus medius muscle and gluteus minimus muscle. Achieving that perfect beach booty is a struggle for many, but […]

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Easing the hangover.

As we approach the end of summer, we come in to a time of exciting community BBQs and tons of fun end-of-summer events. The question that plagues many is, how to have fun and prevent the dreaded hangover. For those that have ever over indulged in alcoholic beverages, the feeling can be terrible with symptoms […]

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Top 5 Picks for Local, Seasonal Produce

The summer is ripe with an amazing assortment of in-season fruits and veggies. This is my favorite time of year, not only because the weather is beautiful, but because the Farmer’s Markets are in full swing overflowing with an abundance of my favorite seasonal vegetables. fruits, and herbs. As a nutritionist and personal trainer, the […]

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Surfing: 4 lower body stretches to improve your carve

As a trainer, I’ve worked with quite a wide array of athletes from professional football players, triathletes, endurance racers, youth athletes, and of course, surfers. As a surfer myself, I know the toll it can take on the entire body if I am not careful. The key is to not to overlook soft tissue, knee, […]

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Hydration: 4 Important things to know.

We all know that staying hydrated is super important. We’ve heard it time and time again. But, according to Medical Daily, 75% of Americans are living in a chronic state of dehydration. So, while we know that we need to be getting 10 cups of water a day, as recommended by The Institute of Medicine, […]

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7 Reasons to try an Acupuncture Purification Program

It’s Summer! Time to purify the body. Hippocrates once said, “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” 1. Purification Cleanses: What is purification? Purification (also known as detoxification or cleansing) is the process of removing the natural toxins in the body. The liver, digestive tract, kidneys, […]

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