Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Are you an individual looking to lose weight, relieve stress, improve your energy level or become pain free?  Are you an athlete looking to get stronger and faster, become more explosive or maximize your full potential?

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Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Are you an individual looking to lose weight, relieve stress, improve your energy level or become pain free?  Are you looking to lose weight, relieve stress or improve your energy level but need the additional support of your friends?

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Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Are you an individual looking to lose weight, relieve stress, improve your energy level or become pain free?  Are you an athlete looking to get stronger and faster, become more explosive or maximize your full potential?

Who are you?

 

Individual   |   Athlete

Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Are you an individual looking to lose weight, relieve stress, improve your energy level or become pain free?  Are you an athlete looking to get stronger and faster, become more explosive or maximize your full potential?

Who are you?

 

Individual   |   Athlete

Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Youth Performance Training: “A Broken System, Breaking Young Athletes” Part 1: How Do I Differentiate

In 2000, I took the steps to become nationally recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  The foundation of what was taught started and ended with 2 main objectives: 1 – increase performance, and 2 – reduce incidence of injury. So why does the rate of […]

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Pressing On

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been a few months since I’ve posted to this blog. This was due to a combination of work getting busier, me getting lazier, and feeling a bit unmotivated. I didn’t want writing this blog to become a burden or just another thing I had to get done. I only […]

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Fit[ish]

You may have seen the word “Fit[ish]” referenced, with a definition of “semi-fit; kind of fit; someone who likes the idea of being fit but equally likes food.” When I first saw this posted on Facebook, I literally laughed out loud because that’s me! I’m a foodie. I love to eat all sorts of foods–healthy, […]

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The Heat is ON!

I had said in my last post that I would write a bit about my nutrition, which I’ll do soon, but I felt that the heat was a more pressing issue at the moment. I love the warm weather that the summer brings because I live in the Chicago suburbs and am cold for about 8 […]

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Make a Plan (& stick to it)

I mentioned in my last blog post that I recently finished my doctorate. It took me 6 long years to get it done, all while balancing working a pretty demanding full-time job and all the other responsibilities that life brings. Scott and I don’t have kids, but many in my program did, and I give […]

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Hard at Work

Last week a client mentioned to me that they had not received an email from us in a LONG time.  I knew it had been a while, but honestly, I kind of lost track of the time.  Turns out it was February! In that email I posted a guest article, How I Quit Weekend Overeating by the […]

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Mahi Mahi Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa

Mahi Mahi Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa

Ingredients: 2 mahi mahi fillets 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 mango, diced 1 avocado, diced 1 tomato, diced 1/4 cup red onion, diced 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped juice of 1 lime 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper salt and pepper 1 leaf of lettuce   Directions: Put mahi mahi in a resealable plastic bag with […]

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Getting Started

A team-building activity at work asked us to disclose an interesting fact about ourselves that others may not know. After thinking for a minute, I said that I’ve been a runner for 22 years. I’m fortunate in that, other than some gray hair, I don’t look my age (at least that’s what others tell me). […]

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Rosemary Sun-Dried Tomato Meatballs

Rosemary Sun-Dried Tomato Meatballs

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef 1 packed cup sun-dried tomatoes, minced 1 medium red onion, minced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (leave the seeds in if you want more heat) 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley 2 teaspoons sea salt 2 […]

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