Spring season is here! (Fingers crossed that it starts to feel like spring too!) Now is about the time when the excitement of a New Year’s Resolution has long worn off, but the reality of warmer weather, different activities, and less clothes is starting to sink in. With that, comes a second wave of “I’ve … More Springtime Goals
Don’t belong to a gym? Stuck at home because of bad weather? Missing your session because of sick kids? Not ready to workout in public yet? Just want a little extra movement in your day? Doing a quick and simple routine at home is a great way to either get started, stay on track, or … More Home-based Workout
We’ve all been there. Fully focused on our goal, hitting the gym every day, turning down drinks, eating only what’s on our diet plan, staying strong and busting our butt. Except the weight loss stopped, or the strength gain stalled, or what used to be easy, isn’t anymore. But everything has been done perfectly! So … More Why did my progress stop?
I know we’ve all seen the videos and articles about these simple ways to improve your nutrition and how to eat better and meal prep. We watch this 2-minute clip of people busting out recipes for those after school snacks that require baking fruit for 4 hours and then rolling into a strip. Now, I … More 5 Simple (Real Life) Nutrition Hacks
At this point, the year is 1/12th over, and you’ve had an entire month to get yourself situated … More February Check-in!
We all know that sleep is important and that it is good for us. What might not be so clear, is what exactly it is important for (other than to help us not be tired), how much to get, and how to get better at it. Most adults need about 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and yet, many do not get that much. … More What’s the deal with Sleep?
In general… NO. Calorie counting does not work. Why?? Calories are hard to measure, and nutrition labels can be up to 20% off (as permitted by the FDA). That means your 100 calorie snack pack could really be up to 120 calories, or even as low as 80. And while that doesn’t seem like a … More Calorie Counting…Does it work?
Training with injuries and/or limitations can be challenging and frustrating. When Karen went to have surgery on her hand, she asked if we would still be able to do training and at least for lower body. The answer, of course, was yes! We were able to keep pressure off her hand, but still, complete a full … More Training with Injuries
So this evening will be the first Cardio Conditioning Class at Gerardi Strength. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time now, and I’m finally putting it all together. The class is 45 minutes, of constant movement. It’s a small group session, focused on keeping your heart rate elevated. The small … More Cardio Conditioning Class
Most people who go to the gym on their own develop a routine. Don’t get me wrong, a routine is great, especially when it keeps any gym goer consistent. The problem arises when that routine is never challenged, or changed at all. Doing the same exercises, sets, reps, and weights, week after week will eventually … More Avoid plateaus, change it up!