Golly gumdrops!

April 6, 2016
Have you ever exerted yourself so hard in the gym you can't even believe how much it took out of you? It doesn't exactly hurt (ok, sometimes it does) but you've...

Santa Fe writing workshop: seats left!

August 5, 2015
Imagine a small group of writers and bloggers walking in the crisp and spicy air of a Santa Fe, New Mexico fall day. We've just spent some "classroom" time talking...

How to choose + work with a personal trainer

April 11, 2014
If you're like me, and I think a lot of people are, you work out in fits and starts. There are times when I'm really into the gym and then, if I fall out of the habit...

Transitioning from corporate to consulting

December 18, 2013
Corporate boom times are long gone—I can’t remember for how long that “downsizing” has been so prevalent but people have been laid off in droves for more than a...

When your trainer is a hottie

November 29, 2013
I have a love-hate relationship with my trainer. Let me start by saying that he's 6'4", weighs about 275 and is perfectly proportioned without being...

Gym shaming: whatever it takes

June 25, 2013
My fitness level is a complete reflection of the fact that I'm retired and lazy.  Carbs are my favorite friends at a meal, especially whole wheat pastas,  and I'll...

S0-good-for-you green drink: YUMMM!

December 26, 2011
Have you overindulged? Or are you trying to eat more healthfully?Trainer Chris talked me into drinking this once a day. He calls it Green Drink. I try not to call it...

30 pushups

February 23, 2011
We Americans are exhorted to Make It Happen.Just Do It. Create Your Life.Blah...blah...blah.It's the American Way.I bought into it, though. All of it.And to a great...

No suhstitute for a trainer who knows his client

August 12, 2010
Yes, this would motivate someone to work out. But my trainer knows what works best with me.Today, part of my circuit training involved standing with feet apart, raising...


October 22, 2009
I've never had any upper body strength, at all. If I fell on the ski slope, getting up was a major ordeal. And I never was able to do a single pushup. And only faked the...

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