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5 ways to Increase your Metabolism

“Metabolism refers to biochemical processes that occur with any living organism – including humans – to maintain life,” as defined succinctly by Medical News Today. “These biochemical processes allow us to grow, reproduce, repair damage, and respond to our environment.” In layman’s terms, the metabolism makes the body GO. There are many of factors that […]

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The Importance of tracking your heart rate

Most workout enthusiasts and athletes have taken the opportunity to learn what their resting and maximum heart rate is as well as tracking it while they exercise. But is this really essential to working out? Yes and no, it really depends on what one’s fitness goals are. It’s not mandatory, of course, but most trainers […]

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Giving back: Good for your heart & Your Health

Giving and receiving is a major theme this time of year and some of us hesitate to go along with the purchasing and receiving of gifts as it may reflect more on America’s incredible consumerism then the actual giving from the heart. The idea that one needs ‘the next best thing’ to keep up with […]

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Stay Fit During the Fall

Fall is here, the weather is changing and it is getting colder. But, it is still important to keep up your habits of working out especially with all of the delicious holiday food and sweets that are associated with this season. With the excess of indulgent foods, it’s important to include fat burning exercises into […]

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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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