15 years ago, for no good reason, I handed off all my clients in DC and moved to LA. After I ran out of savings, I scrambled to get a job as a personal trainer at Spectrum Sports Clubs. Driving to my very first day I got my first flat tire ever, and I had…

Chicken salad is a Southern staple. Try this recipe for a simple twist on a classic favorite.  Did you know chicken salad recipes can be found in early 19th century Southern cookbooks, including Sarah Rutledge’s “The Carolina Housewife?! Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded 1 avocado 2 tbsp mayo or Greek yogurt 1-2…

🗣 Q: So, a girlfriend and I are talking about our Aug birthdays, where we are/wanna be weight wise/healthy eating blah blah blah. Carbs came up. If one is counting carbs, what’s more important? The total carbs or net carbs (which I think is total minus fiber?) ?   A: First of all, thank you very…

​​How does someone hear 🍔 “hamburger please [in French]” and bring you a plate of very rare ground beef without a bun, pickles or ketchup. Yuck! As I (11 year old Josef)  pretended to eat my first lunch of the trip I thought, “maybe this is how the French are so thin. French food in…

Are you into bright, fresh lunches? Then this recipe is for you! This bowl is packed with a simple herby dressing with protein packed chicken and quinoa. Don’t like quinoa? Switch it out for other grains like brown rice, orzo, couscous, or faro! Don’t be nervous to add a starch, just make sure it’s an appropriate…

When I was learning how to drive my parents only had stick shifts because a manual transmission used to be cheaper, and my parents were DC public school teachers. They let me take my driving test on a borrowed automatic, but driving anywhere meant tackling the stick shift. One time I was really excited because…

Road trips 🚙 can be powerful bonding experiences for families, friends and couples. However, since we end up sitting for days on end and living on fast food, they can also contribute to weight gain, back pain, and more without these 7 simple strategies:   1. Treat vacation like, well vacation: vacations are a change…

Summer can be hard on your figure. Join in for the extra accountability you need to either gain nothing or lose something over the summer. No one wants to feel like they HAVE to wear a flow-y dress…. We have spots for 40 women to ride this wave! Challenge starts Monday June 4-August 11. 😎…

Hot dogs 🌭 are an American summer staple.  Try this super simple and delicious summer recipe which is easy to cook up quickly at any BBQ and sure to be a hit.  You can also grab your favorite vegetables – think onions, peppers, zucchini, even Brussels sprouts – and put them on there too. Enjoy! Ingredients:…

“Time is the enemy of fitness.” -Thomas Plummer  Because we usually have only 2-4 hours per week for training, it’s very important we invest that time wisely. With smart choices, you can get great results in a realistic amount of time. We’ll get to the specifics of that shortly. However, since our advice might seem…

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