Hot soup to take the chill out!

I just made this soup yesterday and was amazed at how simple and quick it was to make! At the same time is was healthy, filling and filled with daily vitamins. So here is the list of ingredients: 2 OZ of small shaped pasta (I bought something that looked...
Running up that Hill

Running up that Hill

Some of you may have considered running for the first time in 2010! I know the idea may feel exciting yet daunting, especially as you hear people talk about running 3, 5, 10 miles, not to mention those signing up for a marathon! But you don’t have to think that...
Machines vs. Dumbbells: what should I do?

Machines vs. Dumbbells: what should I do?

I often hear from my clients that they are not sure when to use dumbbells (free weights) and when to use machines. Is one method of training better? More efficient? Easier? Safer? Well, one method of training is not “better” – it is just different...
3500 calories make a difference!

3500 calories make a difference!

Did you know that a 3500-calorie intake or expenditure leads to 1lb of weight gain or weight loss? This means that you can healthily lose 1 lb. per week by just cutting down or burning off 500 more calories per day  (500 X 7=3500). Conversely, if your food intake...
A new year – a fresh new start

A new year – a fresh new start

Many people make resolutions to workout more as of the new year. However, what seems like a great idea often does not come to be a practical solution. Here are a few tips to keep you motivated and successful. Set realistic goals. Choose a time of day to workout that...