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3 things you need and didn’t know it

The main reason you exercise is to improve - to improve the way you look, feel and move. Whether you’re playing sport or just wanting to lose a few pounds, these reasons hold true.

The following areas of your body are extremely important and are often neglected in you training routine. They are (in no particular order):

  1. Core strength
  2. Upper back strength
  3. Grip strength

I’ve …

Right on cue…………………….

You know the voice inside your head, the one that’s telling you to eat that second slice of pie. Yes, that one. What if I told you, you can use that to help you train safer and get stronger.

Don’t believe me? Then read on.

Before a client is about to lift, I give them two verbal cues to drill into their …

What does that mean?

Have you ever read a fitness article and been completely stumped? All that exercise terminology zooming over the top of your head can be a confusing experience. I’ve been there.

Before I was a fitness professional, certain exercise terms bewildered me. It was like the writer was speaking a totally different language. If it wasn’t for the pictures and videos, I’d …

“Fitness Doesn’t Happen by Being Passive”

Susan Fink has always been passionate about fitness. She is a Los Angeles native, mother of four, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, indoor cycling instructor, and marathon runner.  As a personal trainer Susan works with her clients both at their homes and in her own purpose-built studio. She also worked for nine years as a personal trainer and group fitness …

Take Permission to Rest and Reflect Over the Holidays

During the holiday seasons we often become busier. This time of year is filled with lots of opportunities for seeing and being with family and friends, but with that comes the possibility of cost to our current set schedules or routines. Specifically, the increase in time we spend with friends and family can affect the time we dedicate to our …

Who Needs a Foam Roller?

Foam rolling, also known as self-myofascial release, is a popular way of relaxing your muscles and releasing tension. It works by applying pressure to your body’s fascia, which is a system of connective tissue that runs throughout your body supporting your internal structures. When fascia loses it’s pliability, it can become tight and restricted. This can happen through sudden impact …

No space, no time, no problem

Life is complicated, but your exercise shouldn’t be. I’m a big believer in keeping it simple.

Now, the holiday season is upon us and it’s time for shopping, parties, family, work and somewhere way, way down the list is exercise. Exercise usually gets pushed aside this time of year or really anytime your schedule gets out of control.

But it shouldn’t. …

How we feel about ourselves comes from what we think, no matter how great of shape we’re in.

Ali McWilliams is an Entrepreneur, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Life Coach, Consultant, Mentor, Speaker and NBC Fitness Expert.  With almost 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Ali’s passion continues to grow as she works to speak truth, light, strength, and positivity into women’s lives, helping them be their best selves!

Her ‘soul’s’ …

Building a Strong Physical Foundation

Balance and stability, when engaging in activities of daily living, are two primary ingredients needed for anyone to gain the confidence necessary to function effectively.  Keep in mind that we live in a three dimensional world.  Our bodies are designed in a kinetic chain capable of functioning in multiple planes simultaneously.

Through proper movement techniques, you have a greater chance of …

It isn’t just about getting people to move; it is about teaching them the “why we do this”

As a wife, mother and veteran fitness professional, Becci understands the unique demands that modern day women face. Becci's individualized and holistic approach to fitness leaves her clients feeling empowered preparing them physically, mentally, and emotionally for life's challenges.

Becci regularly teaches fitness classes and conducts private and semi-private training sessions in Southern California. She currently teaches at Pepperdine University in …

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