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Keeping it Simple 101

There really aren’t that many “rules” when it comes to fat loss, building muscle, and living a fit and happy lifestyle. It’s basic math and common sense. You don’t need to go low-carb, gluten-free, eat two cups of kale and acai berries every day or increase your heart rate to its max rate during every…

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So You’re Ready to Track Your Calories. Now What?

A Guide to Documenting Your Food and Drink How many calories should you be eating in order to achieve your desired physique? It all depends on you, specifically, your goals, gender, age, weight, height and activity level. These are all bits of information you will plug into any number of online calorie calculators to find…

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Moderation = Bull

Elise Miller of Performance Fitness LLC dishes up some TOUGH LOVE, and it’s exactly what we (all) need to hear. Listen up! Give it up—“Everything in Moderation” is NOT an Effective Weight Loss Method Are you trying to reach your fat loss goal by the maxim, “Everything in moderation?” If so, I’ll bet you a…

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Are You Cheating Yourself?

Are You Cheating Yourself? —Elise Miller If you indulge in cheat meals, you might just be cheating yourself out of achieving your body composition goals. In fact, if I had my way, you’d have to fulfill certain criteria before you were permitted to use cheat meals as a diet tool. These criteria would include: Tracking…

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What is the Easiest, Most Important Diet Change You Can Make?

Performance Fitness trainer and nutrition expert, Elise Miller, shares her experiences and excellent ideas for how you, too, can successfully reach your health and fitness goals. Check it out! What is the Easiest, Most Important Diet Change You Can Make?  – Elise A. Miller If I had to give you just one tip to help…

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Hey SMARTy Pants!

I know that many of you want to lose weight, and that’s a fantastic goal to have. The trouble with it is that sometimes it can be a drag. Maybe the numbers on the scale or tape measure aren’t moving as fast as you’d like. Your workout or diet might feel like a slog with…

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May/June Challenge Workout

Here’s a challenge to help you gauge your improvement over the next couple of months. I borrowed this challenge from Forest Vance, of Forest Vance Training. He also produced a How To video that you may find helpful. During Challenge Round 1, you will do the workout as described below in class or in your…

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10 Tips to Help You Rock Those Skinny Jeans

Whether or not you’ve signed on for the Skinny Jeans Challenge, here are 10 tips—some that might surprise you—to help you reach your fitness goals. Surf the web. Do before-and-after pictures motivate you? Do you love to watch people sweat during workout videos? Or do segments from sports competitions ignite a fire in you? If…

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20 cool ideas to boost your long-term success!

It can be hard to stay the course when you’ve been at it a while. Take a gander at these 20 ideas to renew your commitment and spike your progress. Have more ideas? Add them to the list in the comments section! Track your food (and mood) for two weeks on myfitnesspal. Pick a badass…

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