TransformAging | An online fitness and health webinar for midlife women

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  I want to continue to age well. To look good, feel great and to be able to keep doing all of my favourite activities for a long time to come. Don't you? Doesn't everybody? The thing is, when it comes to aging well, you need a … {keep reading...}

10 ways to measure progress other than the bathroom scale

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Ask a room full of 40 and 50 year-old women what their number one health and fitness goal is and you're bound to hear 'lose weight' more than a few times. Given that weight loss requires a multi-pronged approach (strength training, cardio, … {keep reading...}

Training for the status quo | fitness after 40

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A couple of weeks ago a fellow gym-goer asked me what I was training for. She'd noticed that I lift heavy, 3-4 days each week and that I'd been consistently upping my weights, in particular on my rows (not stalker-ish; she's quite interested in … {keep reading...}

6 tips to build your confidence in the gym

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Many of the women I teach and train confess to being more than a tad uncomfortable in the gym. Particularly when working out by themselves. Some common responses to my query as to what, in particular, makes them feel uncomfortable? I don’t … {keep reading...}

Overcoming obstacles to exercise and healthy eating

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One of the favorite topics of discussion in my online women's fitness training group is obstacles to exercise and healthy eating. It seems like one of us is always struggling with making healthy choices in the face of circumstances, seemingly out of … {keep reading...}

Motivating fitness mentors for over-40 females

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Last weekend I did a 'cleanse'. Not the type of cleanse you're probably thinking (if you know me at all, you'll know that 'detoxes' and food 'cleanses' are not exactly my thing ;-) ). A social media cleanse. As a fitness professional, … {keep reading...}

3 weeks to new fitness and nutrition habits | The 21-Day ‘Re’-Bootcamp

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We all start new exercise programs with the highest of hopes. Hopes that this time we'll actually enjoy working out. Hopes that nothing will 'come up' and get in the way of our workouts. Hopes that that old college injury won't flare up again. Hopes … {keep reading...}

Calories burned during exercise | should you include them when you track food?

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Whenever I start working with a new client whose primary goal is weight loss, I assign her the task of food tracking. Before I can suggest changes to her diet, I need to know what she’s currently eating.   Most of my clients use online … {keep reading...}

Food tracking tips | lose weight without losing your mind

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Let’s be honest, food tracking is a chore.   Weighing, measuring and documenting everything you put in your mouth isn’t any fun. It’s tedious and time-consuming. It tethers you to your phone or computer and can trigger anxiety and … {keep reading...}