It’s That Time…Again

   Yes…spring is in the air.   And even though the Windy City hasn’t felt its consistency, we’re hoping the snow & ice have departed. First, I apologize to my followers.  While my excuse doesn’t excuse me, I’ve been taking classes to better prepare me for what I’ve chosen to do.  That is–full-time nurse personal training consultant.  It’s a…

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Easy does it…

   Flexibility.  Most of us possess some, but would like more.  Women especially, usually desire the long, lean lines associated with nimble limbs.  However, even if you are an elite bodybuilder, flexibility is still key.  Why?  Many reasons–however I will stick to just one; for now. RANGE OF MOTION Range of motion (ROM) is something…

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What works–keeping it real

  As a trainer and nurse, my focus is what works for those who lead real day-to-day lives.  My encounters range from those dealing with acute to chronic pain, as well as those in the midst of transition.  It can be one perceived as upward or downward; incline to decline.  Yes, perception in my view is…

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Fast or fed? That is the question….

 There seems to be some controversy regarding working out on an empty stomach.  Ok, some is an understatement; make that “lively debate.” For me, I’m not surprised by the question.  Yet I am surprised at the amount of vehement indignation leveled on both sides.  I did manage to find a few articles which consider the pros & cons…

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Do I really need a personal trainer?

    This post originated in April of this year.  However, I think it is an appropriate follow-up to my last entry. DO I REALLY NEED A PERSONAL TRAINER? The short answer may be a “no.”  But, you may want to check out a few guidelines on my ABOUT page, to see if you really do. A…

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