I recently stumbled across an IG post that talked about motivation and the intensity of athletes training every day non-stop. At first I thought “I wish I still had that level of determination!” But as I kept reading, I realized this post wasn’t trying to reinforce the idea that athletes are super humans with infinite resources of motivation. What it exposed instead, was how athletes are no different from you and me. They face highs and lows and have doubts and fears just like we do. Even though it might not seem like it, they are human too! The difference is that when they lose their motivation, they know how to push on through, by tapping in to their drive.
Coaching truly is an art-form. It requires a willingness to constantly evolve, adapt and challenge your beliefs. Jason and I were already experienced health & fitness coaches but when we started to focus our attention on the area of nutrition, we recognized that this particular subject required a different approach to that of a physical exercise program.
No one – and I mean NO ONE – leaves their house anymore without their phone. As business owners we knew pretty early on that we needed to get with the times and make our nutrition coaching portable prontissimo! So we’re ecstatic to finally be bringing nutrition coaching within your convenient reach on our completely mobile-friendly online coaching platform. What’s that you say? Tell you more? Gladly!
When people ask us how long we’ve been tracking our food, they are often shocked to learn how long we’ve been doing this. 5 years might seem like a long time to stick to a daily habit but how long have you been brushing your teeth?
In every facet of our lives, careers and health in particular, modern society is always encouraging us to think about the next milestone. Determining how we can progress and grow is what keeps life stimulating and exciting. “When you stop growing, you start dying!” as William S. Burroughs put it.
So you’ve been consistent with your workouts and tried to watch your calories, but you still aren’t seeing results. It seems like you’re doing everything right, so what’s the holdup? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, this used to be us! We were so frustrated putting in so time and effort into our training but not seeing the scale budge or any significant change to our body composition. Why were our muscles hiding under a squishy layer? If you’re working out 5 times a week then you should look and feel good naked right?!
In our Private VIP mentorship group, we often sit with our members and help them with questions and concerns for their clients. In this discussion, Adam has some great questions that we think everyone can benefit from. Maybe you are working with someone similar or maybe you are in a similar situation. We cover much of this in our Certification as well, you can learn more about it here.
I’m sure most of us have experienced the soreness that comes after a good workout. For some of us, getting out of bed after a heavy squat day or having performed “Karen”, can be quite a challenge. But what causes this DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness – after a workout?
The ketogenic diet has been one of the most popular fad diets in recent years. I’m sure you’ve heard many people rave about its weight loss capabilities and positive health benefits. However, it’s just like any other diet. It works well for some people, and not so much for others.
I’m sure most of us have heard the terms “healthy fats” and “bad fats”. After all, they are mentioned pretty often in the fitness industry. But what exactly do these terms mean? Are there really good fats and bad fats? And if so, what are they and how do we avoid them?!