Support and Comfort Equal Confidence in the Gym: The Sports Bra

You’ve invested in great shoes, sweats, socks and several sweet tops—your gym gear is dialed in. Forgetting something? Are you supporting the girls as much as you should? Having fun in the gym is a function of how comfortable you are so we asked a local expert for some more detailed info about sports bras. Here’s what Holly at NE Portland’s The Pencil Test shared with us. read more...

Gearing Up: Shoes and The Girls

Most of us feel better and more confident when we are dressed for the occasion, be it for a fishing trip or a company happy hour. Gearing up for the gym is no different. In fact, if you're looking to boost your confidence in a gym setting, wearing the right clothes can be an easy, rewarding and fun place to start, regardless of your current shape. Honor your inner athlete by dressing the part: You'll feel better, more confident and can leave your coat in the locker. read more...

Overcome Limiting Beliefs and Get the Body You Deserve

Have you ever been afraid to try something—working out in a gym, for example—because of what other people in the gym might think of you? Do you stop yourself from doing something (read: exercising) because you're afraid you won't get it right the first time? Do you compare yourself to others and figure you'll never be able to be that weight, wear those clothes, do that exercise, be that fit, so why bother? Wouldn't it be great to overcome those tendencies and fears and go after what you really want? read more...

Why Aren’t You Going to the Gym?

Do you think going to the gym is fun? If you're like many of my clients, fun is not a concept they associate with exercising in a gym—at all. Here’s why: I'm ashamed of my current shape—I need to get in shape before I go to the gym, I don't know what to wear, what to do, where to begin, I feel like everyone is looking at me—everyone else is in shape, I hate to sweat, I feel intimidated by the equipment, the members, the trainers, I had a bad experience (in PE, at the last gym, during a previous class). Sound familiar? Why would you go to a gym if one of the above sentiments resonates with you—let alone even think of it as being fun? read more...

Planning Your Fitness Makeover 

Whether you want to fit back into the great wardrobe you have hanging in your closet, summit a mountain or simply make it to the top of the stairs without being winded, it sounds like you’re ready for a Fitness Makeover. And I can help you try a different approach to fitness and weight loss—one that's Fun, Sustainable and Delivers Results. read more...