5 ways you might be talking yourself out a healthier lifestyle - my Savage take

5 ways you might be talking yourself out a healthier lifestyle - my Savage take

As a health coach and personal trainer, I hear a LOT of excuses. And that’s fine! People always apologize for having an excuse but I see my job as that of someone who is there to hear you out and help you puzzle through it so we can find a solution that FEELS good.

Picking the Diet Plan that's Right for You!

Picking the Diet Plan that's Right for You!

And how do I know all this, you might be asking? Well, it’s part experience working with a huge variety of people and personalities and finding successful approaches for each of them, it’s also part research and reading late into the night about this stuff (Im a huge nerd about healthy living!) and it’s part based on my own experience as I struggled through years of disordered eating and body image issues.

Your Workouts MayBe Doing More Harm Than Good!

Your Workouts MayBe Doing More Harm Than Good!

As I’ve now been working with clients for over a decade to help them achieve their goals, I have come to see a lot of ways people are sabotaging their healthy living efforts through their approach to working out. I can tell within minutes of meeting a new client if they will be successful or if they will get stuck trying to climb over the barrier their attitude toward workouts has created for them.

What are S.Well Points?

What are S.Well Points?

S.WELL POINTS are a way to track all the little ways you can make a difference in your health every day. These are to remind you that healthy living doesn’t have to be a huge adjustment or major change to your lifestyle. There are plenty of ways you can have a healthy day even if you have an ice cream cone or skip your workout! Learn more about them and download the app here!

To The Mom on Her Phone At The Playground

To The Mom on Her Phone At The Playground

We have enough mom guilt these days. Let’s take a shift and look at the world a bit differently. What if you didn’t judge and, instead, you imagined a world where the guy riding your bumper on the freeway is really in a rush to see the birth of his baby, or the rude person at the store just got the worst news of her life and is having to navigate chores and deal with trauma at the same time, or that mom who is looking at her phone is…actually an awesome mom. Try it out! It makes the world feel so much better! Check out this post I wrote for the Mid Peninsula City Moms Blog!

Savage Tips for a Savage Race Training (Walking or Running!)

Savage Tips for a Savage Race Training (Walking or Running!)

Whether you are a runner or just looking to get more active, signing up for a race is a great way to kickstart a more active lifestyle. Giving yourself a goal and something to focus your efforts toward gives a ton of extra accountability and inspiration to your fitness routine.

If you're not a runner and have no desire to become one, many races love to have walkers but even then, there is often a minimum mile pace around 15min/mi which means you need to step up your stepping and make even your walking movement as efficient as possible.

Better Than a Basket of Kittens - Tips for Managing Stress (and your waistline) Through the Holidays

Better Than a Basket of Kittens - Tips for Managing Stress (and your waistline) Through the Holidays

The holidays are awesome. And LOOOOOOONG. But also awesome! And stressful…

Here are my best tips for helping you stay calm and present through the holidays and keep that waistline in check (without asking you to cut the booze - I mean, I wouldn’t even dare - although that would help - just sayin’).