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portion control

How much is too much? Portion Control 101

“I know what I should be eating, but how much should I be eating?” “Is it possible to eat too much of the good stuff?” These are some of the most common questions when it comes to health and nutrition. It can be easy to go overboard, even when we are talking about nutritious foods, which is why it’s good…

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Breakfast

Is breakfast really “king”?

You’ve heard it before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But is it really? While eating consistent, healthy meals throughout the day is key, what you choose to eat (or not eat) at the start of your day plays a huge role in overall health and well-being. Here are four reasons to fit in a healthful meal…

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A mother and her daughter are flexing their muscles outside at the park after a workout.

Start ‘Em Young!

“Do as I say, not as I do.” Have you ever said those words to your kids, or heard them from your parents? Kids see everything and want to do everything you do… well until they are about 16 ;). Watching is how we all learn and grow. Growing up, Mom worked out to The Firm tapes and I always…

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Intervals

Fall in Love with Intervals

There are lots of reasons why I love intervals. Intervals aren’t just for running. In fact, you can train intervals using body weight, stairs, cycling and rowing. Some of the reasons I love interval training are below, plus a few ideas for workouts that can be done within 15-20 minutes. You could use this as a full workout for the…

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Beast Mode

Beast Mode: You INSPIRE Me!

Working out is hard. There are times it can be daunting, times it’s just not fun, and times when there seems to be no motivation in sight. I’ve been watching a small training group for the past two years, the Beast Mode Squad, led by personal trainer Mike Gallo from RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club. Not only have they inspired me…

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Blog Awesome

I Think You’re Awesome

I wasn’t feeling it. I was having one of those low energy days, where it felt like nothing was getting accomplished. My day was kind of running me instead of me running my day. I made the decision that night to get up early and get a lift in before I started the next new day. I still wasn’t into…

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Booty Camp

There are several things I love about my job and one of my favorites is that at every MVP club across Michigan and Florida I have really great friends and co-workers. Andrea Scott (MVP Athletic Club, Crahen Sales & Fitness Manager) and I have been buddies since 2009 when we both were working at MVP Sportsplex as personal trainers. Since the…

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Diary of a Figure Competitor

I’ve always envied people who compete in figure competitions. Actually, maybe “envy” isn’t the right word. It’s more like “respect,” because I know the kind of self-discipline and determination it takes to tackle one fitness goal, and I feel like a competition is more like 100 fitness goals all rolled into one. I got a chance to spend some time…

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Push-Up Rotate

Take Your Workout With You!

If your excuse for not working out is that you are on the road and travel too much, I don’t want to hear about it. No more excuses, just do it! (I stole that line from Nike. I didn’t want you to think I came up with it on my own). Here is my go-to workout when I’m on the…

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